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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: 415
Latest Activity: 6 hours ago

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Discussion Forum

Difference in sound within the same model Seagull 12 Replies

I've had my sites on getting an S6 Original for a long time now and may be getting close. So a couple weeks ago I was in a Guitar Center (about 30 miles away) and played one. Boosted my "gotta get…Continue

Started by Denny Baer. Last reply by Stephen Leigh 6 hours ago.

Why Strings Wear Out. 5 Replies

What is it exactly that causes strings to wear out and start to sound bad? Is it gunk building up in the wound strings or is it the constant tention that they are under? Or is it something else…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile. Last reply by Greg Ballantyne yesterday.

Can We STAND Another String Discussion? 13 Replies

I almost resurrected Alan's string discussion from Jan., but the 5 pages made me think.... but in there somewhere was a recommendation for Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings. I had been thinking…Continue

Started by Greg Ballantyne. Last reply by Derick Chatfield yesterday.

Coated vs Non-coated 36 Replies

Hey allI'm up for some new strings. I'll go the Elixir PB 12 route. But just wondered on the merits of coated vs non coated. Its something I have never really thought about. Any advice on longevity,…Continue

Started by Elton Bloye. Last reply by Alan Cargile on Friday.

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Comment by Jason J. on May 6, 2012 at 8:59pm

Sounds good to be honest, the crack was glued and when I changed the strings I could feel the "stints" or braces gluing it together. I thought the crack would dampen the sound, but it has not at all. It needed new strings, as it sounded flat in the store. This will give the kids a chance to play a non-laminate without me being afraid they will drop one of my guitars. It is already cracked, so I won't feel bad about it getting a scratch or two.

I just read my last post, I am an idiot. It is the low E machine that went out. I fell good about that $15 eBay purchase as an emergency back-up. I also got $100 from GC on trading in a few items I have picked up cheaply.

Comment by FloridaGull on May 6, 2012 at 8:52pm
That's a heck of a "let kids bang around" guitar... :-)
Comment by Ron Khoo on May 6, 2012 at 8:49pm

JJ, how does it sound?  Some cracks do not change sound much.  Sounds like you got a deal as new will cost 3X or more.

Comment by Jason J. on May 6, 2012 at 7:12pm

A good Seagull day! So I bought the cracked Maritime SWS CW SG QI from GC for $198.98 out the door plus a free used gig bag (Great Divide). I went in and did some one on one negotiations. It had another un-separated crack on the side, a small crack near the sound hole and a broken high E tuning machine. The large crack had been repaired and I was told it has been stuck around for a while and no one has been willing to purchase it. I am glad I bought a set of tunning pegs on ebay a few months back. This is my stay at school let kids bang around guitar.

Comment by FloridaGull on May 5, 2012 at 5:15pm
I bought my first guitar in 1980 - couldn't have bought a Seagull without time travel... :-(
Comment by John Culver on May 5, 2012 at 8:07am

...I'm soooo grateful that I found this group!....the rediscovery of the Seagull guitar line!  Wish I had bought one in 1982, when they first appeared, I just wasn't as knowledgable then as I am now!....Thanks to all of you gulls, for the guidance, input, and inspiration!...(having the time of my life!)

Comment by Ron Khoo on May 4, 2012 at 7:32pm

Actually my post was suppose to be in the Sears/Blues thread but I spaced as usual.  I will copy it over there as it is more apt there. No idea how old that Harmony guitar but it will probably need work and money to make it worth playing.  It looked like a laminate top.

Comment by Jud Hair on May 4, 2012 at 7:24pm

@Ron ... If it was USA made, that's aplus.  unfortunaely they are still producing some ulta low-end crap under the Harmony name that is made in China.  I tried to recue oen last year, but it was just so bad that i judgerd it beyond redemption  and sold it at my yard sale for $20 ... The newer Chinese Harmony junk tries to emulate the Martin headstock by saying "Harmony since 1989" or some such nonsense.  These guitars are pure garbage

Comment by Ron Khoo on May 4, 2012 at 5:17pm

I pop in to Sam Ash for a few minutes to check out stuff and saw a used Harmony (USA made) guitar.  It was priced cheap at $65 but the sound was awful and there were dead frets.  I passed although I am thinking of getting a folk size or parlor size guitar as all I have are Dreadnoughts.  That would have been a good bottle neck delta blues guitar.  But I don't know how to play bottle neck slide.  The guitar could have come out of an old Sears catalog.

Comment by Ron Khoo on May 4, 2012 at 5:04pm

That is one pretty bird. How about a back shot where one can see the grain pattern?

 
 
 

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