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Greg Ballantyne
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Greg Ballantyne replied to Nicolas Celle's discussion I'm selling my Seagull Excursion natural folk Isys+ - $289 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"And also sorry if I sound opinionated - I'm the sort of fool who is addicted to the big box sound, I have nothing but dreads and jumbo bodies......"
22 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Nicolas Celle's discussion I'm selling my Seagull Excursion natural folk Isys+ - $289 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
" I'll have to say, the sound of the grand body is quite different from the folk body. My sister in law bought an Excursion grand, based on my suggestion that a Seagull would be the best value for the dollar. Her Excursion was the first one…"
22 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion Want to Trade My Maritime SWS Rosewood Q1 for S6+ some cash in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm not your man Jack, but I can say that I really enjoy having both a spruce top Maritime and a cedar top Seagull. In my case, a Natural Elements, which also has laminate cherry back and sides. It might be worth considering simply adding the…"
22 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sorry for my sad spelling...."
Oct 13
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Maybe shudda went to "Down by the River"......then "Powderfinger".........followed by "Don't Let It Bring You Down"....... a Neil Yound set"
Oct 13
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"And now I must go and pick up a Seagull and play......came to the right place for a little inspiration"
Sep 30
Greg Ballantyne replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Removable clear pickguards in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Tony, the Taylor removeable pickguard is different from other pickguards. It is a much thinner material that clings on with static cling almost like a disposable dish covering wrap. I don't believe there is any actual adhesive involved. It…"
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
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
Greg Ballantyne replied to Peter Pauer's discussion Removable clear pickguards in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I tried one and did not like it. I was trying to protect a cedar top, not so kuch from the pick, but more from where my "anchor finger" was beginning go wear on the cedar. I ended up using clear pickguard material with adhesive from…"
Sep 17
Greg Ballantyne replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Done it again. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I started buying strings online - reduces the likelyhood of the same happening again. Somehow I get drawn into the shop in town from time to time anyway. I believe there is some kind of phenomenon at work that defies simple explanation. The last…"
Sep 14
Greg Ballantyne replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion Done it again. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Derick  I don't have the all mahogany Maritime either, but I had a similar thing happen about 4 years ago - I went to town for new strings, plkayed a Maritime HG spruce top guitar, and came home with the new strings that were strung on the…"
Sep 14
Greg Ballantyne replied to Ron's discussion entourage or coastline slim models in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Some people prefer to use the strap without a heel pin...... I always play standing, no heel pins"
Sep 6
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Took a Seagull NE cedar top dread out to the Appalacian mts. over the last few days, some of us had rented a house on the shore of Deep Creek Lake (MD) where the weather was mainly wet, with the exception of one fine afternoon..... some ofthe…"
Sep 3
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think there is more to it than just string spacing. Width of neck outside the strings, depth of neck section, etc...... all affect the position of the hand, and the way the fingers are set on the strings. A larger neck, even with the same string…"
Aug 31
Greg Ballantyne replied to Mick Jones's discussion Seagull v Lowden in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That Lowden picture makes me think about a walnut & spruce mini jumbo Seagull I played about a month ago in the shop in town. Of course, picture from one side only...... but I really liked the walnur & spruce Seagull"
Aug 28

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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?
More than 30 years
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.
Seagull Maritime SWS HG spruce & mahogany dred
Seagull Natural Elements cedar & cherry dred
Aria six string spruce top dred - old Japanese acoustic flat top guitar from 30 years ago
Large selection of harmonicas
What type of music do you like to play?
Variety of rock, acoustic rock, folk
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 3:53pm on December 11, 2013, FloridaGull said…

What kind of Aria is it?  I had an LW-15 - nice, but I think it had a 1 5/8" nut!  Ouch (compared to the Seagull)

 
 
 

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