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


"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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Location: Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina
Members: 383
Latest Activity: 8 minutes ago

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Discussion Forum

Swannanoa Gathering Diary 1 Reply

Hello fellow Gulls ...As I reported last week, I am currently enjoying the "Swannanoa Gathering" ... a big (300+ students)…Continue

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by FloridaGull 8 minutes ago.

Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? 14 Replies

 My mother, a long time piano teacher, is suddenly interested in learning to play guitar. She wants me to find her a guitar, and get her going. There are many who think going in that learning the…Continue

Started by Greg Ballantyne. Last reply by Ian Miller 13 hours ago.

What's your turnaround like in your axe army and for what reasons? 13 Replies

I was curious about this because of yet "another" recent purchase and my reason for it.  lol.In the last 5 years, the turn around in my little axe army has been (for me anyways) kinda huge.  I think…Continue

Started by Tony K.. Last reply by Martin van Dooremalen yesterday.

Purchasing My First Seagull ~ Help Requested! 27 Replies

Well, first and foremost I want to say hello! I'm new here (although I've been reading around quite a bit of late), and I have to say I'm excited to become a part of this incredible community!But on…Continue

Tags: QII, Mosaic, Studio, Help, Artist

Started by Alexander Six. Last reply by Martin van Dooremalen yesterday.

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Comment by Craig MC on August 19, 2013 at 7:51pm

my Larrivée cost $40 to ship via UPS, well packed in a sturdy hardshell case inside a cardboard box.

Comment by FloridaGull on August 19, 2013 at 10:16am

I actually saw one once that had a shipping charge of $109 - I e-mailed them and said "$109 shipping?  Good Luck selling it..."  I don't believe they got a bid... ;-)

I think up to $25 or so is reasonable - the 2 I've won so far were $12 and $11 shipping - and no, I didn't bother insuring any of them...

Some of the Goodwill sellers use "dimensional weight" from UPS or Fed Ex - those are the killer rates.  Others will say 8 pounds, others will say "flat shipping charge of $25".  As long as you don't need it next-day-air, you just have to look for the realistic shipping rates...

Comment by Ron Khoo on August 19, 2013 at 9:48am

The guitar must be packed in lead shoes.

Comment by Fern on August 19, 2013 at 9:37am

Dave said: "The 49 lb.shipping weight is a killer in the price."

I agree...that's pretty ridiculous!

Comment by Dave Fengler on August 19, 2013 at 8:08am

The 49 lb shipping weight is a killer in the price.

Comment by Dave Fengler on August 19, 2013 at 8:06am

The FG-160 is the dreadnaught, FG-150 is the folk size body.  They were both made approx. 1969 to 1973.

Comment by FloridaGull on August 19, 2013 at 7:12am

What's the difference between the FG-150 and the FG-160?

That should be 1970, shouldn't it?

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This one, unfortunately, has $55 shipping... :-(

Comment by FloridaGull on August 19, 2013 at 7:08am

Dave - every one of the auctions has a contact e-mail where you can ask more questions.  Some of the sellers seem to actually have someone who knows guitars to post and describe, and you'll occasionally see action specs listed.  If you find something with $25 or less shipping, it can be a good deal.

Sometimes the seller doesn't give a model number in the heading - just says "Yamaha guitar" - the really nice 1978 G-55-1 I won from Goodwill was like that -  I got it for $45 plus $12 shipping - sold it for $90...

Comment by Fern on August 19, 2013 at 4:23am

My interest in playing was revived after signing up for an adult ed guitar class last Fall. We were more than halfway through when I decided to have the strings changed. 

The guitar-playing employees at the music store (after admiring the "awesome vintage Yamaha") offered to lower the action for a modest additional fee. I didn't know enough at the time to ask the right questions, but I am guessing they didn't reset the neck for $20.  There may be room for more adjustments later.

My F160 has a bright tone-compared to the deeper, brooding G3000.  Both sustain and are easily heard without much effort.


Comment by CaliGull on August 18, 2013 at 11:09pm
I have a '71 FG-150 Red Label. Sounds nearly as good as my Martins believe it or not. If you buy one be prepared for a neck reset.

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