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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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 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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Location: Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina
Members: 370
Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

Three Gulls Roasting by an open fire ....

Discussion Forum

Aluminum....not just for siding and TV-dinners anymore!

Well, I bought a couple of sets of the new Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings after reading the reviews; got the medium-light (12-54) set. Usually play w/ the D'Addario EJ16's on my Maritime MJ,…Continue

Started by Joe Brancato 2 hours ago.

Godin/Seagull policy on selling broken and damaged guitars 32 Replies

Okay ... so color me a bit disenchanted. For several years now, I have been highly critical of online dealers like "Slightly Touched" and "Sounds Cheap" guitars because they listed scratched,…Continue

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by Martin van Dooremalen 7 hours ago.

Lions and Tigers....and Richlite!...Oh My! 8 Replies

As if that discussion about B-stock and C-stock wasn't enough, I inadvertently learned that Godin is using Richlite to replace ebony for the fingerboards on several guitars, such as the ACS. As…Continue

Started by Joe Brancato. Last reply by Marty yesterday.

Anyone ever sell a 'gull and buy another one like it later? 9 Replies

Well I did.  I became 'gull-less for several months, selling off my SWS folk, my cedar folk, and my S6.  Too many guitars, not enough play.  Despite my denial, the S6 was just too unwieldy, as are my…Continue

Started by CaliGull. Last reply by Šandor Gion on Sunday.

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Comment by Robert Williamson 6 hours ago

um just lost another long post..

lets tri 1 a time then

@Steve Godin claimed the Seagull gig bag fi rthe NE AMber Trails Mini-Jumbo

it did not. The Guitar did fit a Voyageur Gold gig -bag.

Comment by Robert Williamson 6 hours ago

@STeve . Godin claimed it does. However when we tried at store with the NE AMber Trails Mini-Jumbo, it  did not fit in a Seagull gigbag.

mini-jumbo does fit in a Voyageur gig-bag

@Floridagull, you do know the GAD series are china made copies of Guild designs?  at least they are 700-800$ and not 4000$ :)

Comment by FloridaGull 7 hours ago

I don't know, but when I bought my Seagull Performer dread I also played 2 Performer Mimi-Jumbos, and the gig bags seemed the same...FWIW...

Comment by Steve Byrne 7 hours ago

Unrelated question. Got a Seagull Rustic Mini Jumbo on order. Will it fit into a Seagull Dread-sized deluxe gig bag? The one with all the padding? Thanks.


Comment by FloridaGull 7 hours ago

Robert - check out this:

An "older" (2005-2011) Guild GAD series Jumbo - the GAD JF30 - these are beautiful instruments - immense bang for the buck... :-)

Perhaps you can find one?  The F212 and 30R I own are great...


Comment by FloridaGull 9 hours ago

Robert - a Breedlove with Myrtlewood...

What is your budget, Robert?  Suggestions would be more accurate if we knew...

Comment by Jud Hair 10 hours ago

This month's AGM has a gear feature on an Ovation with a gorgeous Koa top that has a street price of $500.  Upon reading the article you discover that due to cost issues, the top is (as the write says) "necessarily" a laminate of Koa.  So, in other words, in order to get the look of an exotic wood, Ovation has used a laminate where most makers of $500 guitars use a solid spruce or cedar top.

Comment by Robert Williamson 11 hours ago

@sharon I don't worry about laminate sides and back..

tops must always be solid (except for the special case of matrix laminates used on very high end classical guitars)

I do worry that these incredible cheap guitars form ESP and Ibanez toute exotic wood may just well be mixed wood laminates :( with center layer cheaper woods

another thing about these cheap exotic woods  that make me fear laminate tops is that they LOOK LIKE MACTAC :)

Comment by Elton Bloye 13 hours ago

For a jumbo, go the Maple route on the back and sides. Nothing better than strumming a big fat maple jumbo!  

Comment by Sharon Peterson 14 hours ago

From what I've seen, "Exotic" woods seem always to turn out to be laminates -- which does not automagically make them bad things -- but it is a point worthy of note.


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