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Dan Halbert replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Guitar Setup Tools in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"There are also metal action gauges for sale on eBay, at a lower price than StewMac's."
Apr 14
Dan Halbert replied to Jud Hair's discussion Do you suffer from "Stage Fright" ? Here's a great little 2-minute video for you ... enjoy! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That was fantastic! Thanks for finding this. You might post this again over in "PLAY" on the AGF. (BTW, it's more like 7 minutes.)"
Mar 16
Dan Halbert replied to Gary Welch's discussion DIY in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You might find this lengthy guide to setups to be helpful: http://charlestauber.com/luthier/Resources_files/BasicGuitarSetup101-March2013.pdf. The author is a regular in the "Build and Repair" section of http://acousticguitarforum.com. I…"
Feb 21
Dan Halbert replied to Dan Halbert's discussion 1.72" neck string spacing? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Great, thank you. So the 1.4" string spacing is only a tiny bit greater than the 1.375 of the Yamaha 1-11/16" neck. So it's the typical string spacing of of a 1-11/16", but with a bit more room on the edges of the neck, the same…"
Feb 1
David Burch replied to Dan Halbert's discussion 1.72" neck string spacing? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I found the digital caliper -- in inches, the S&P nut width is 1.715", E-to-e 1.397", Seagull is 1.81"/1.507"."
Feb 1
David Burch replied to Dan Halbert's discussion 1.72" neck string spacing? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My Simon & Patrick has a 43.5mm nut, and the E-to-e spacing runs 35.5mm. Using a cheap metric ruler and weak, old eyes."
Jan 31
Dan Halbert added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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1.72" neck string spacing?

Over on AGF I asked if someone could measure some string spacings on Seagull and Yamaha guitars. We know that the string spacing on a 1.8" neck Seagull is 1.5" E-to-e. This is actually the same spacing as on many or most 1.75" necks.Anyway someone kindly measured the following string spacings at the nut:S6, 1.8" neck (aka 46mm): 1.5"Yamaha LL6 (or LS6 or LJ6), 1.75" neck (aka 44mm): 1…See More
Jan 31
Dan Halbert replied to Steven Donovan's discussion Another attempt to get me a Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Actually pre-2006 (it was sometime in that year) is good, because it's much easier to reset the neck on the bolt-ons. Basically you just need a clothes iron (to loosen the fretboard on the body) and some sandpaper."
Jan 29
Dan Halbert replied to barry's discussion set ups in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That shouldn't make any difference. The string tension far outweighs any effect of gravity, and even if you slacked  the strings, which is not necessary, position wouldn't make any noticeable difference."
Jan 28
Dan Halbert replied to barry's discussion set ups in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Temperature is not going to make as much difference as humidity. Some people have summer and winter saddles. One of my guitars has gotten too dry and the setup sank significantly. I am rehumidifying it."
Jan 28
Dan Halbert replied to Merlin Ponder's discussion Hygrometer testing - no salt calibration, no sling-hygrometer calibration, just grade-school science to the rescue in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks for this. It seems quite straightforward. I would also say that making a homemade sling psychrometer (hygrometer) is not that  difficult. When I was a kid I got a simple kit to make one. I cut a large hole in a piece of shirt …"
Jan 9
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Jan 7
Dan Halbert replied to Diamond Dave's discussion Well, I'm back, or "New Old Used Guitar Day" in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well! Did you pay the asking price?"
Jan 7
Dan Halbert replied to Jud Hair's discussion Slot-Head String Change ... No Problem!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud, where's the newer literature? I find some corrections that the video saying 2-3 is wrong and 1 1/2 is right. See here, for instance:…"
Jan 2
Dan Halbert replied to Paul D'Angona's discussion Greetings from Massachusetts in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Some opinions about luthiers near you, including Berlin and Worcester: http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136590 (I am west of Boston inside 128)"
Dec 14, 2013
Dan Halbert replied to Paul D'Angona's discussion Greetings from Massachusetts in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Paul - Also make sure the guitar is well humidified, especially at this time of year. Keep it in a case with a humidifier, which can just be a soap dish or food container with some holes cut in it and a damp (not dripping) sponge inside. When I…"
Dec 13, 2013

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Less than 1 year
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Yamaha FS700S, JR1
Seagull Deluxe Spruce
Alvarez AP70
What type of music do you like to play?
folk
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