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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: 422
Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

Three Gulls Roasting by an open fire ....

Discussion Forum

Seagull shopping 41 Replies

So, I've been out of the nest for a while. Back to solicit opinions from the old crew here. I'm taking a friend shopping for his first acoustic in 25 years, just back into learning to play. He had a…Continue

Started by Craig MC. Last reply by Craig MC 12 hours ago.

Walnut Excursion Mini Jumbo $220.18 right now. 35 Replies

Heads up deal alert: Seagull Excursion Walnut Mini Jumbo Guitar $220.18 at …Continue

Started by NCgull. Last reply by Robert Williamson yesterday.

Changing Bridge Pins 44 Replies

I'm sure this topic has been covered before, but...I've just changed out the standard plastic/tusq bridge pins in my Studio for ebony pins, interested to see whether that made a significant…Continue

Started by Stephen Leigh. Last reply by Neil yesterday.

High Tension Strings 6 Replies

Today I restrung my daughter's Yamaha C20 Classical (which is mostly played by me as my couch guitar, as she has taken more to the visual arts).The guy at the shop said I should try some "high…Continue

Started by Elton Bloye. Last reply by Elton Bloye on Thursday.

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Comment by FloridaGull on October 23, 2014 at 9:42pm

2 videos my wife took on her smartphone of me playing and Walden bird "dancing"...

Enjoy - and pardon the parakeets! :-)

Comment by Rex Edmonds on October 23, 2014 at 6:34pm
Nut width is one thing. String spacing is another. I do wish manufacters would list the string spacing at the nut along with the 12th fret and at the bridge.
Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on October 22, 2014 at 12:40pm

Their thinking seems to be a little outside the box so to speak.

While the other mfgr's seem to make nut widths 1-11/16" (1.68") and 1-3/4"  (1.75"), Godin went with slightly larger 1-23/32" (1.72") and 1-13/16" (1.8") nut widths. Even their 12's are 1.9" (1-15/16") while most other mfg's seems to be 1.875" (1-7/8").

And only (some) Seagull's get the 1.8" nut; A&L and S&P all get the 1.72" nut (according to their respective spec pages, Norman's doesn't specify). It's almost as if Seagull has taken a page from the Martin & Taylor playbook making the wider nut only available on upper end models. Not sure if the thinking is that new players would prefer a narrower width and more experienced players looking to upgrade may prefer a wider nut.

But then again, I'm not sitting behind a desk in La Patrie, QC so this is all coming from my imagination.

Comment by Jud Hair on October 22, 2014 at 8:32am

It would be interesting to have some insight into how Godin makes decisions about what models to produce or not. Of course, all manufacturers have these decisions to make, but Godin seems to be a bit more arbitrary and capricious in their methodology.  For instance, the Maritime SWS Rosewood with the 1.72 inch nut, and no 1.8 inch option ... how did they arrive at that decision? 

Comment by Elton Bloye on October 22, 2014 at 1:42am

I like the Showcase Folk Rosewood.

I would still love to see them make a Seagull Artist Folk Rosewood with 1.8 nut neck. (Think I say this in every post - LOL!) - Come on Robert Godin - You can do it!

Comment by Jud Hair on October 19, 2014 at 9:30am

Hi Gulls ... just FYI ... if you want to go back and find an old discussion topic, click on "View All" ... at the bottom of the Discussion Forum" area up above under the photo of my three Gulls.

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on October 18, 2014 at 11:07am

Tony - that is actually a Seagull Maritime SWS Mahogany HG Q1 (I took it down to play a bit on it), and just below it the same without the Q1. There were no S&P all mahogany guitars, but they had the Woodland Pro Folk and Parlor models both spruce and sunburst in another area.

I was really surprised to so many Godin 12 strings in stock too: 1 each of A&L 12's with and w/o electronics, 1 each of S&P Woodland 12's with and w/o electronics, 1 each of Seagull Excursion Walnut 12's with and w/o electronics and 1 each of Seagull S12 with and w/o electronics.

Comment by Tony K. on October 17, 2014 at 10:50pm

Martin, if I'm not mistaken, in the 1rst pic on the top row towards the back, I "think" I see a Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany.  Do yourself a favor and do NOT play that guitar....because if you do, you will fall in love and want to buy it immediately!  lol.  Happened to me recently and I'm still in love with the thing, the novelty has not worn off.  BE-a-YU-tiful guitar.  8-D  Probably the best sounding folk size guitar Godin makes imho and I've played them all.  :guitar:

Comment by michael schwartz on October 17, 2014 at 2:28pm

Martin...that's the biggest flock of Gulls I've seen(even in a foto)!!

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on October 17, 2014 at 1:53pm

I went to my favourite guitar store during lunch and while I went there to just browse and get some stress relief from a hectic morning at work it looks like I hit the jackpot!!!

Looks like they had recently received a shipment from Godin as I counted 89 Godin products in the acoustic room, dwarfing the Taylor, Martin and Gibson offering. Every guitar in those pictures is a Godin product with a few more in other corners. Lots of various Seagulls (no Artist series), S&P, A&L and even La Patrie and a Multiac. And to put the proverbial icing on the cake I was the only one in there until a few minutes before I had to leave. The time went by awfully fast but at least I feel better sitting behind my desk this afternoon.

I may have to go back next week during a lunch hour again.......


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