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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: 385
Latest Activity: 32 minutes ago

Three Gulls Roasting by an open fire ....

Discussion Forum

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Was sure this forum had a search function, darned if I can find it now.What are people using for amplification of acoustic guitar and vocals?Still trying to work up the nerve for small venues only,…Continue

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Seagull v Lowden 32 Replies

Hi groupThis is my first post.....ever! So, just wanted to share my experience with these two guitars.I've had my Seagull S6 for about 20 years and played it just about every day so I think I've…Continue

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Comment by FloridaGull on March 27, 2012 at 8:58am

IMHO, the SG finish is more conducive to tone being generated from less energy input - so, if you are primarily a fingerstylist, you may want to lean toward the SG - if a strummer/flatpicker, IMHO this difference that I perceive playing fingerstyle vanishes, because you are putting in more energy with the pick - YMMV...

The laminate wild cherry, supposedly, gives a tone that is somewhere between mahogany and rosewood - the mahogany will give you a somewhat "warmer" tone.

If budget is truly not an issue, then, unless you want the tone of cedar, an all-solid-wood guitar may be a better investment, especially if you see yourself possibly selling this instrument in the future.

Comment by Ian Miller on March 27, 2012 at 8:40am

Hey John,

All is revealed on the Seagull website, and you can find lots of reviews and demos on YouTube.

Comment by Lennie Schoonover on March 27, 2012 at 8:35am

"lam wild cherry vs. solid mahogany back and sides."

John, remember the sound comes from the top wood and bracing and the sides and back contribute mostly to the looks.

the HG finish is 8 coats, hand sanded nitrocellulos lacquer and polished by a machine.

the SG is thin.  this from the Godin video

Comment by Gary Ellis on March 27, 2012 at 6:26am

I would add, spruce is a little more durable. It's been my experience that the slightest contact will mark a cedar sg top. I am going to the Maritime SWS high gloss for 2 reasons 1. I want a solid wood guitar (I don't know why, I just do) 2. I prefer the high gloss for appearance and durability. 

Comment by FloridaGull on March 27, 2012 at 5:29am
Construction and overall playability, IMHO, will be equivalent. Materials are different - solid cedar top vs. solid spruce top - and lam wild cherry vs. solid mahogany back and sides.
As they will both have the QI, plugged in sound (when adjusted through a good acoustic amp) will be equivalent as well - so the unplugged sound should be your determining factor - and your budget as well. Play both to see which YOU like better - cedar tends to be a bit "warmer", spruce a bit "brighter" - which do YOU prefer?
Comment by FloridaGull on March 26, 2012 at 4:32pm
If you go to my page, and view my photos, you'll see 2 very effective uses for a First Act child guitar - lamp decoration, and wall hanging. See - they're not totally useless...
Comment by Jud Hair on March 26, 2012 at 12:29pm

Just for fun, let me introduce all you Canadians, Midwesterners, Yankees, Floridians, Left-Coasters and various & sundry other Non-Southerners to the one and only Michael Reno Harrell ... one heck of a songwriter and terrifically engaging performer (and ya gotta love the hair!).  This is just a funny little ditty he wrote that encompasses practically every aspect of my own personal up-bringing.  ENJOY!!

Comment by Jud Hair on March 25, 2012 at 7:58pm

Lennie ... I agree.  Sadly, my Artist turned out to be past the age of childbearing and nothing happened while the young S-6 was in the nest.

Comment by Lennie Schoonover on March 25, 2012 at 6:31pm

Jud, that's a better picture !

but seagulls should be in pairs so they don't get lonely...

Comment by Jud Hair on March 25, 2012 at 6:08pm

I like the "Natural Elements" much better on the headstock than on the top myself.  I'd like to see them burn both the Seagull logo and the Natural Elements into the headstock in some aesthetically pleasing combination and leave the top alone.

 
 
 

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