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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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Discussion Forum

Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies 10 Replies

Really couldn't resist - a '04 Seagull S6+ Folk, in very nice shape - only visible flaw is a grooved-out section the size of a Loonie (Cdn. $ coin) on the lower bout, where the P.O. removed a…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Blackback Gull 4 hours ago.

Rosettes 30 Replies

Which Seagate models use real inlaid rosettes..or are they all just Painted or Burn Stamped now?Rosette type is not mentioned in most of Seagull specs (Entourage says Burn Stamped)My 98 S6 Cedar, is…Continue

Started by Robert Williamson. Last reply by Robert Williamson on Friday.

A Humidity Question 32 Replies

Do any of you have a set humidity value, high and low, where you just will not get your guitars out of their case. I'm talking mostly solid wood guitars. I guess laminates aren't as susceptible to…Continue

Started by Alan Cargile. Last reply by Stephen Leigh on Wednesday.

Ryman Records - The Story 14 Replies

As mentioned several weeks ago, my wife, Saint that she is, took me down to The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN to record one of my songs. For $25 you get one rehearsal, one live take, and one…Continue

Started by Alan Edmunds. Last reply by Alan Edmunds on Wednesday.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on April 21, 2015 at 5:31am

There are so many things i would have done different in the case design. This a piece of luggage, include some of the features!

As I've mentioned multiple times, a new headstock rest and neck strap (as many soft shell cases have),

and things like:

- zipper lock

- feet on hinge side of case to keep it from getting filthy, some softshell cases has this, and most luggage does.

- extra side pad strips to make up for any looseness

- a hanging hook at top of case as many softshell cases have,

- Godin brands decal for case, I'd sure like to see the Seagull logo on mine.

- handle on case top surface, for pulling out of car trunk (again, as many softshell cases have)

Comment by Jeff T. on April 20, 2015 at 5:16pm

Robert, looking more closely, I agree that the strap should not interfere with the seal. Sometimes I don't do a good job of tucking it in..

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 19, 2015 at 6:02pm

Jeff, I notice my strap fold trick does not work with my new case, the strap has a twist in it so won't fold flat.

The strap is attached to the inside of the canvas cover, I cant see how it would interfere with seal when folded and tucked in between cover and case.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 19, 2015 at 3:16pm

Umm I am positive your case has padding, adjusted to fit the guitar that it came with.  Look closely :) 

/preacher mode on

Tric cases have 2 types of padding.

- pads under guitar body and inside lid, these pads are inserted before velvet lining applied. my 2 Tric cases differ, the 2015 has no pads under guitar, just two inside the lid above body, the 2013 has  pad under lower bout and in lid....and are impossible to photograph with my Nexus 5.

- a padding strip that completely surroundsbody, and a 2ed strip surrounding headstock. These differ depending on TRIC case model. photo above, that is near upper bout closest to player.


My NE Amber Trails Mini-Jumbo flops around in the 2013 Delux case, but is snug in the new 2015 Dlx D/Arch/5th case

My Coastline 12 is snug in the 2015 case that did NOT 'come with it'. I never tried it in 2013 case.

Tric cases that 'come with' a Seagull Artist are attached to that guitar via SKUs etc, so they are very  likely padded to fit that model. When i purchased the Coastline 12 and the case, they cross-checked numbers twice to make sure I wasn't taking the Artist case. :)

/preacher mode off :)

damn i've been going on and on lately, someone please tell me to shut up for a while.

Comment by Jeff T. on April 19, 2015 at 3:16pm

It seems that if I tuck the strap between the case and cover, it interferes with the seal.

Comment by Stephen Leigh on April 19, 2015 at 2:31pm

I should add, per my previous comment, that my Artist Studio fits perfectly snugly in the TRIC case it came with.  No padding needed.  I can't speak to any of the other TRIC cases and their fit for the models for which they're designed.  And certainly if I tried to fit any acoustic model other than a dread in there, it wouldn't work anywhere near as well.

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 19, 2015 at 12:23pm

one thing it really needs is adjustable padding.

I  am pretty sure the nine models with only 2 lengths of case indicate that  the padding pieces are different for each model., both edge and lid pads.

The genesis of my Tric headstock brace was the fact that the 2013 Tric Delux allowed the headstock to move in 3 directions.


Comment by Robert Williamson on April 19, 2015 at 12:08pm

Jeff, I fold it and slip it between case and cover.

re Legth, you may have missed this posted earlier:

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 11:42 AM, wrote:
Ok, so I checked 7 different cases. The strap lenghts vary between 14" and 19", but none were too short to prevent the lid from staying open. The ideal lenght is between 14" and 15". At that lenght, the lid stays open, but not too far so it won't damage the hinges (that was a problem with the older version of the case).


So basically he is saying straps longer than 15" will allow the hinge to be over stressed.

Comment by Jeff T. on April 19, 2015 at 8:36am

Getting the strap to stay out of the way when closing and zipping is sometimes annoying..

Comment by Stephen Leigh on April 19, 2015 at 8:24am

The strap is too long on my TRIC case -- insofar as that, I agree with Robert.  It's an easy fix, though:  shorten it.

Otherwise, though, I think the TRIC case is excellent.  My (rather expensive) Roscoe bass has a case made of the same material with a cloth covering, and over the last decade the case has been stepped on, been dropped out of an equipment van when the back was opened, been tossed about by ungentle hands (not mine, but others...), but the bass inside has been perfectly protected. 

The TRIC case is light, temperature change-resistant, carries and balances well in the hand (and I love the shoulder strap option), and gives the guitar great protection. I'm a fan.


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