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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!

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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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Location: Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill area of North Carolina
Members: 391
Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

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Discussion Forum

NGD - Godin 5thAvenue Kingpin II 2 Replies

Used to have a Cognac burst Kingpin I which I foolishly sold maybe 6 months ago. Kind of missed it and a used Burgundy Kingpin II popped up on Kijiji. Just reacquainting myself with archtops…Continue

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Taking Acoustic Guitar on Plane 7 Replies

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SURVEY: Why did YOU buy a SEAGULL ?? (or other Godin instrument) 189 Replies

What was it about Seagull/Godin guitar(s) that first spoke to you and convinced you to make the move? For me, it was the way the profile of the neck and the 1.8 inch nut width felt.  For the first…Continue

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My new Simon & Patrick Songsmith 9 Replies

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Comment by Elton Bloye on November 3, 2014 at 8:39pm

No Martin - I never factored in that the electric strings are much thinner than acoustic strings. And since this is a semi-hollow and not a full hollow, it suits electric guitar strings. So I can put on 10's and I can play it fine.  Will take some getting used to though!

Comment by Dave Fengler on November 3, 2014 at 6:30pm

Here's a good deal.  A S6+Folk, I'd guess early 2000's, bolt on neck.  Plus a 200W bass amp, stand and other stuff for $225.  Could possibly get it for less.

http://hartford.craigslist.org/msg/4735312195.html

Have you ever seen a brown Seagull Label?

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on November 3, 2014 at 4:03pm

Congrats Elton! I'll be looking forward to some sound clips of your playing on it.

Any concerns going to a 1.67" nut width compared to the Kingpin's 1.72"?

Comment by Elton Bloye on November 3, 2014 at 12:18pm

Yes, I was thinking of the frets as well.

We have two well known  custom builders, here who have very good reputations. Fairly sure they will have a PLEK machine. If it needs a neck reset, then they are the guys - But the guitar is only 2 years old and so I very much doubt it will need a neck reset. 

Its advertised on Amazon at $1329. I got it for R6500 ($650).

I think it was a good deal ;) 

Comment by FloridaGull on November 3, 2014 at 11:49am

I wish you much luck!  A good setup - perhaps to include fret leveling/polishing - will probably be all it needs.

Does any luthier accessible to you have a PLEK machine?  A run through one of them could do wonders...

http://www.wolfeguitars.com/index2.php#/text_6/2/

Comment by Elton Bloye on November 3, 2014 at 11:24am
Comment by Elton Bloye on November 3, 2014 at 11:23am

NGD!

Some of you might know I was looking for a 5th Ave Kingpin II. Well, I pulled the trigger on something a little different, just because the specs were good and the price was within my means. 

This is the Fret King Elise GG (Gordon Giltrap signature model) - pre-owned model.

Basically an ES335 semi-hollow design, but the chambers are carved out of the solid mahogany - so no laminated wood at all. It has a maple cap which makes it look quite good.

Also what grabbed me was the P90 in the neck and the HB in the bridge, which is a combo I really like - I thought the neck HB was a bit dark for my palette, which is why I wanted the Kingpin II.

But wait, there's more!  It has a piezo pickup that can be blended into the magnetics, so very much a hybrid -  I am pretty sure if I mix in the right blend of piezo and magnetics, I can get some full hollow body P90 tones, not unlike the Kingpin II.  

The guitar is quite similar in features to the Godin LGXT I was ogling over about a year ago - just with a bigger ES335 shape and an F-hole.

Needs a good setup though. Was pre-owned. There is hardly a scratch on it, but  I don't think played very often. I think it was left in an environment with very high moisture, as there was mold on the gig bag that needed to be wiped off.  

The Top E string is quite buzzy in the upper register, so I am really praying its just a setup issue, and not a neck issue. I'll be bleak if it needed a neck reset

Wish me luck! 

Comment by FloridaGull on November 1, 2014 at 11:38am
Just a little something I made up - or I guess "wrote"... ;-)
Comment by michael schwartz on November 1, 2014 at 10:11am

what you were playing would sound good on anything...what is it?

Comment by FloridaGull on November 1, 2014 at 9:06am

It was in the corner on its stand - I guess this was an impromptu comparison of 3 different 6-strings... ;-)

What I was playing sounds nice on them too, though...

 
 
 

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