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"Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)

By far the most active brand-dedicated group in the AGM online community!!  For those who own, play and love their Seagull Guitars ... (or any other Godin acoustic) wonderful, top-quality instruments made in Canada, Seagulls (as well as Godin, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie, La Patrie, and Richmond) are ideal choices for anyone who wants a first-rate guitar for a reasonable investment.

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WE GULLS DO LOVE TO TALK! 

Click HERE to see ALL past discussions by members of "Seagull Spoken Here" ... don't hesitate to add a comment to any topic, new or old!

To start your own discussion topic, click HERE

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Check them all out at: Website Links for Godin Companies

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 VIDEO SECTION: The really good stuff!!

Check out the newest VIDEO on Seagull! Click here:  New Seagull Video

Learn how Seagulls are made from start to finish!  Fascinating and educational!  Click here: Seagull Factory Tour

Robert Godin explains why your Seagull acoustic actually gets better the more you play it!  Science explained in layman's terms!  Click here for The Robert' Report'

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Got a question about Seagulls or other Godins?  E-mail Customer Service at: info@seagullguitars.com  They will usually get back to you within 48 hours!

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 Try this link to compare and contrast all the different current Seagull models quickly and easily: The Entire Seagull Model Line-up

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To post a Youtube video on this site: While viewing the Youtube, click on "share", then click on "embed" ... next right click on the "embed code" and click "copy" to save it.  Go to the third icon on the light blue banner in the reply box called "Media" and paste the embed code there.  Click "save" then click "add reply"

 

 

Location: Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina
Members: 370
Latest Activity: 39 minutes ago

Three Gulls Roasting by an open fire ....

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Comment by michael schwartz on February 26, 2012 at 11:08am

Jud:

That's what happened with me and the Maritime Gloss 12!!! I had my eye on it before I played the S12, and kept going back to it until it "followed" me home last week. A nice, bright sound; not like the cedar/cherry combo on the S12. Now my local shop can get a new Gull for his store.

Comment by Jud Hair on February 26, 2012 at 9:51am

Update:  Did not end up trading my 2011 S-6 for the little use Coastline Parlor as possibility I had mentioned Friday.  The shop owner was hot to make the trade and the idea seemed reasonable to me on the surface, but once I got the diminutive parlor in my hands, I just couldn't do it.  This flirtation has to stop.  I'm not a parlor guitar kinda guy.  I'm ready to face the facts.  I have a bunch of dreadnoughts for a reason, LOL.  GAS for parlors effectively squelched ... time to move on.  The shop DID have a nice "new, but been around for a while" Seagull 12-string on the wall for only $465 ... hmmm.

Comment by Kirk Mathew Gatzka on February 24, 2012 at 2:21pm

Craig,

Thanks for the advice! I do want "safe" to keep my guitar for as long as I can have it! I always wipe off the fretboard, strings and neck after I play with a soft cloth, strings last a bit longer that way and it gets rid of any grime from playing.

Kirk

Comment by Craig MC on February 24, 2012 at 2:03pm

Kirk, the fretboard conditioning question will get you a LOT of opinions. I use Dunlop 02 deep conditioner a couple times a year (on the bridge, too). Never use anything on the body that has wax as it will gradually build up. Just a soft cloth is really all you need, but if there is grime or fingerprints, try one of the guitar polishes by Dunlop or Martin. Probably overpriced for what you get, but they are safe for guitar bodies.

Comment by Kirk Mathew Gatzka on February 24, 2012 at 1:42pm

Michael,

This guitar has aged really well! It sounds great to my ear anyway! I keep it in the case when I am not playing it. I think it aged so good because of all my playing it. My own tunes as well as cover of others tunes. Playing a Seagull makes it a better guitar for certain.

Kirk

Comment by Kirk Mathew Gatzka on February 24, 2012 at 1:36pm

Jud,

I can see the difference! Interesting! I do remember it when my family gave it to me and the first time I held it and played it! We have it on video! They really surprised me!

It's a great memory to be sure!

I was wondering what type of oil to use on it the next time I change the strings [it needs new ones right now]. Does anyone have an idea of what I should use? Both for the body and the fretboard. It's been a while. I have used only a light olive oil on it quite a while ago. Someone's suggestion.

Kirk

Comment by michael schwartz on February 24, 2012 at 1:32pm

Kirk: I have aged Cedar envy now!! I can't wait for my 3 week old S12 to mellow into that color! I bet it sounds GREAT too! I thought about leaving it in the Sunlight to speed the aging process, but was told not too.

Comment by Jud Hair on February 24, 2012 at 12:53pm

@ Kirk Mathew Gatska ... click HERE to see what your Seagull 12-string looked like brand new.  You can certainly tell that your cedar top has aged, because the top on yours is basically the same shade as the rosewood bridge, while the brand new cedar top was much lighter than the bridge!

Comment by Jud Hair on February 24, 2012 at 11:57am

Got an appointment this evening to talk to the shop owner about a straight up even trade ... My 2011 S-6 Original for his older Coastline Grand ...

Although I've played the A&L Ami several times, I haven't played a Seagull Grand and I've only seen this particular one hanging on his wall.

In the end, I may not even want to do it, but if the little guitar has good action, I'll probably pull the trigger, although I think he's getting the better end of the deal.

The Grand is on the wall at $199 and has a visible ding on the lower bout while my newer S-6 is pretty clean.  I think he can ask and get $250 (at least) for my guitar.

Nothing wrong with the S-6 ... If it was my only guitar, I'd be really happy with it for a long time. 

But, I'm just sort of chomping at the bit for a smaller guitar to go with the Seagull Artist Mosaic and the Martin dreads I have.  For the past few months, the S-6 has been getting neglected ... :-(

Comment by Jud Hair on February 24, 2012 at 11:35am

I did see it and remember thinking ... okay, that's a tasty way to describe what appears to be basically the old Coastline Burst finish!  Some minor alteration in the hues ... cool way to market it.

 
 
 

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