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Questions about re-subscribing to AG mag, AG "university", etc
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I was a subscriber to the magazine for many years.  Then I let it lapse recently, as I felt it wasn't worth the $40 for renewal.  I am an intermediate hobbyist with a broad range of guitars (Martin,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Zagerman Jul 23, 2012.

 

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Dan Halbert replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Acoustic Guitar Magazine just posted a short video review on YouTube, which discusses the sound difference between the mahogany and spruce models and also has examples of both being played: "
yesterday
Šandor Gion replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Could you please help me  to choose between Seagull Merlin Mahogany  vs Spruce top? Mahogany is  very interesting for small instruments,but  Seagull canadian spruce is excellent wood. Anybody tried both?"
yesterday
Dan Halbert replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"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…"
Sep 18
Greg Ballantyne replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I guess I'm slightly mystified by the reason for that. Seems to be different than the reasons for 12 string guitar or mandolin stringing."
Sep 18
Dan Halbert replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Right. The two closely-spaced strings are tuned to the same pitch."
Sep 17
Greg Ballantyne replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
" Looking at those Merlin pictures I noticed the string spacing for the first time (I think). I am not at all familiar with the dulcimer, and I'm guessing the Merlin is played as though it is a three stringed instrument?"
Sep 17
FloridaGull replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
Sep 16
FloridaGull replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
Sep 16
Sharon Peterson replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Found a spruce model at the local GC a couple of months ago.  Picked out a tune on it right away.  It's a fun instrument, but I think a true mountain dulcimer would be more interesting/useful to me (haven't seen any in a shop, so…"
Sep 16
Dan Halbert replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I haven't tried one, but it's tuned like a mountain dulcimer, DAdd. I found this on the Seagull website: http://www.seagullguitars.com/seagull_merlin_handbook.pdf I have a mountain dulcimer. The main issue I see with the Merlin is that the…"
Sep 15
Martin van Dooremalen replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I don't have one either but I stopped into a nearby Long & McQuade for some lunch time stress relief and saw both the ones pictured above. I picked one up and plucked at it but since I don't know what they're supposed to…"
Sep 15
Derick Chatfield replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi GaliGull No not got a Merlin, they look fun, would like to try one. Have enough of a problem with me standard guitars. Are you thinking of getting one."
Sep 15
FloridaGull replied to CaliGull's discussion The Merlin. Anyone got one? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"What does "not playing enough to keep" mean, precisely?  I might have to sell some of mine...  ;-) They all get played...not each one every day, though...I want to know the "rule", so the Guitar Police don't come…"
Sep 15
CaliGull added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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The Merlin. Anyone got one?

So I have been out of the loop here for some time, what with having sold my second S6 and my folk cedar (not playing enough to keep).  I must admit I have fallen for my La Patrie Concert and have been focusing on classical for the past several months.  So it was a great surprise when I received a Godin email newsletter this morning and learned of the Merlin instrument which, after doing a Google search, has been out and available for some time.  I watched some You Tubes and it looks like an…See More
Sep 15
Šandor Gion replied to CaliGull's discussion Anyone ever sell a 'gull and buy another one like it later? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Beautiful words,John..."
Apr 20
John Zemler replied to CaliGull's discussion Anyone ever sell a 'gull and buy another one like it later? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Remember the song by Stevie Nicks which had the line ..."like a one-winged dove..."? Maybe having a Norman is like a one-winged gull? That said, it'd be cool to own and play a Norman. Semper Pax, John"
Apr 20

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
7-10 years, 10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Travel guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D18V, Yamaha Fg150, Seagull S6, Martin D28, Martin 000-15M, Seagull Cedar Folk, Taylor GS Mini Mahogany, Martin GPCPA4R, Squier Classic Vibe 50s Strat, Fender Mustang II, Fishman Loudbox Mini, Roland Mobile Cube.
What type of music do you like to play?
Blues, classic rock, folk, bluegrass, old time, pop
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 11:36am on August 13, 2012, Evan Vyvyan Hodge said…

Thank you! I have been fortunate over the years to own two Seagull parlours, different top woods; an S6 folk; a Simon&Patrick 12-string, and a 6-string all Maple Seagull dreadnought with a pickup. The little ones are the best guitars I ever played. They were older models, one in the humble range, the other an Artist model. To be honest, not that much difference in their sound, both full and carrying, incredible fingerstyle.

They have a voice like nothing else, and over time just become more expressive. Tuned open, another planet of sounds is there to explore. I think those two inspired more growth in my playing skill and level of music theory than any other instrument. I know you won't be dissappointed. They travel easily, on foot or by conveyance. Use a hardcase though. Best wishes, CaliGull. Let me know the music you are playing.

At 5:39pm on March 31, 2012, John Culver said…

I am soooo stoked to get my Seagull...I've been back and forth tryin' to decide between the S6 Original QI, or the Coastline Cedar GT QI...I think it'll be the latter....bur either way, they're both GREAT guitars from what I hear, and the research I've done!

At 5:31am on March 31, 2012, John Culver said…

I haven't ordered it as of yet...but...that's where I'm gettin' it from....I hear great things about Geartree....

At 5:44am on March 7, 2012, Antonio Eduardo Rosa said…

Hi,

Thanks very much for the add!

It's really a great guitar, the Taylor 314CE.

I'm always surprised on out it responds to any style I try to play on it. Very balanced sound.

Do you still own it?

Antonio

 

At 6:05am on March 1, 2012, Jud Hair said…

Welcome to the Seagull group!!  Thanks for joining.  Happy to have you with us!

 
 
 

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