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Project explores vintage Gibson guitars made by women during World War II
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An interesting article on how women secretly made Gibson guitars during WWII.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Fengler May 10, 2012.

 

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Dave Fengler replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Decisions, decisions. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"1 S&P in, 1 S&P out.   I need to let a few go."
yesterday
Dave Fengler replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats!!  Looks great!!"
yesterday
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"
yesterday
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes, (2) #10-32 x 2-1/4" socket head cap screws through the bridge pin holes. They fit very snuggly. I'm hoping I don't have to replace the bridge plate. Then I'll have to make a tool to remove it."
yesterday
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dave --- not to ask a question with too obvious of an answer, but I presume you were able to bolt your brace together by putting the two bolts through bridge pin holes, right?  And are you using 1/4" or 10-24 (3/16") diameter bolts or…"
yesterday
Dave Fengler replied to Tony K.'s discussion Is Godin hurting themselves? and my new baby in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I got a reply from Michel. Hi Dave,Thanks for your input.As you may have noticed, Godin's website was completely revamped. The new site has been online for a few weeks. The Seagull website is also being revamped and the new version will be…"
yesterday
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The top is thin and will absorb humidity and regain its size.  The fretboard came partially unglued, probably due to a lack of humidity and the string forces.  I've read when a neck shrinks it will not reabsorb enough humidity to…"
yesterday
Tony K. replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ah, ok.  I didn't know it would rise up again a bit when the process is all said and done.  That's very cool how it will retain that arch after so much trauma.  Wood is awesome.  8-)  Re: the neck.  Seeing as…"
yesterday
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've done this before.  It won't stay flat, it'll rise up some when it is fully humidified and the pressure is released.  1/32" to 1/16".  When the top dries out it sinks, rehumidifying it will cause it to…"
Thursday
Tony K. replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Um,... I'm not sure if they've always done it, but Godin "now" makes all their acoustics, including the 12 strings, with slightly arched tops; for strength etc.  If that was always the case, then, um, you may be technically…"
Thursday
Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Another rescue - a Seagull S12+ in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I put holes in the top clamp and made a block out of 3/4" plywood to flatten the top.  Just pushing on it with the top clamp wasn't affecting the bridge area. Here it is screwed together, flattening the top.  I heard a brace…"
Thursday
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I picked up a S12+ a week ago for $25. It has severe lack of humidity damage. I'm working on restoring it. It should be done later summer. There's a thread on it here somewhere."
Tuesday
Dave Fengler replied to Tony K.'s discussion Is Godin hurting themselves? and my new baby in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I sent a link to this thread to Michel Belanger at Godin. http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/SeagullAficionados/forum/topic/show?id=2161554%3ATopic%3A581459&xg_source=msg This is another forum thread about the sad state of…"
Tuesday
Dave Fengler commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I picked up an older style (2002 and before?) Backpacker for $75 on CraigsList today.  The actions is high (9/64" at 12th fret) but I'm going to design and build a fixture to put it in traction and have the neck bent back for a month…"
Sunday
jdjango replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Recording King ROS-16 in the group 12 Fret Guitars
"Good trade.   000 is a great addition to any arsenal...."
May 16
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm working on fixing a Seagull S12+. I had a couple of different Seagull Parlors, they were rather dead sounding, overbraced."
May 16

Profile Information

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?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1977 Yamaha FG-350W
1978 Yamaha FG-770S
2010 Seagull Maritime SWS SG
2010 Seagull Maritime SWS Folk HG
2010 Seagull S6 Original
2004 Seagull S6 Coastline Cedar Folk
2002 Seagull S6+CW
1994 Seagull S6 Original
1998 Yamaha FG-412L (left hand)
2010 Alvarez RD20S12 12 String Acoustic
2010 Walden D710
1999 Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition Blue Quilt Top
1962 Gibson ES-125T
1993 Peavey Predator
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, pop, country
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 6:05pm on March 10, 2015, Terry Angelli said…
For a guy with only 2 - 5 years playing experience you have an impressive list of guitars! I'm jealous since I only have five guitars, but I'm catching up! :)

Thanks for joining the Mentors group and please let me know what I can do for you.
At 12:24pm on September 2, 2014, michael schwartz said…

WHOA!!! for a Guy who has played under 5 years, have one helluva collection going on!!

All the Best to your Wife,

Michael

At 5:27pm on May 16, 2012, John Culver said…

Beautiful guitars!

 
 
 

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