"What is the string spacing at the saddle on your 1.8"s vs 1.72's? For instance, what's the distance from the center of the first bridge pin to the center of the last pin, or the center of E to e?
My 20-year-old 1.8 Seagull is…"
"Hi Tony, the reason I said the string spacing is 1.5" is that I've replaced the nut on my old Seagull with a Tusq PQ-1801. The manufacturer (Graphtech) told me that this is the OEM nut they supply to Godin. That nut is spec'd at…"
"When you say it didn't feel right, was that on the fretting hand or the picking hand, or both?
Despite being slightly wider, the 1.8" nuts on Seagulls have the same string spacing as the 1.75" nut Taylors. The spacing is 1.5" E…"
"I don't think it's an objective fact about whether the bone or the Tusq is "better". It depends on your own tastes. The difference may be subtle or non-existent. The only way to tell is to try it.
Keep the same strings, because…"
"I would say don't worry about the strings and just try it. But try recording it (even if just on your phone) before and after the change, because one's memory about these things can be quite subjective.
I have switched to Tusq from micarta…"
"In traditional dulcimer playing, when it's in your lap, you fret the string(s) closest to you as the melody, and the rest are just drones. So if those strings are doubled, you get a louder melody line. Often the fretting is done with a…"
"Re holding a dulcimer: it's traditionally on your lap, but it can slide around or tip. I use a strap around my waist. But you can also use a low table. And here's a thread talking about stands, lap boards, and using a medical walker as a…"
"I'm wondering about a steel-string for someone with perhaps some hand difficulties. Have you put a guitar into her hands and had her strum a few chords?
How about a nylon-string instead? Given her piano background, she might have an easier time…"
"Much as I like the idea, I am not sure a road show would be cost-effective for Godin. Running a road show requires personnel and guitar transportation. The higher end of the price range for Godin guitars is in the lower to middle range for a Taylor…"
"For me, for this particular song, the dreadnoughts have an edge over the Taylor. The bass line is much clearer and constrasting on the Martin and the Seagull. Having said that, I find the mids to be somewhat muddled-sounding on the Martin; the mids…"