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Greg Ballantyne
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  • Westminster, MD
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Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Rosettes in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"While on this subject.... Check the book match joint on the back of the guitar. My Maritime has the same design herringbone inlay up the joint, while myNE and Coastline Folk simply have a glued joint. Again, no sound implications....."
12 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion "Skinny Dip Road" a new original song ! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud - the song has possibilities I believe. Makes me want to tell you all a story about Mariotsville quarry....the chording combination sounds great on an acoustic - I'm a little uncertain about how much a larger instrument group or larger…"
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Merlin Ponder's discussion Those "Pressure Tested" tops... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I can't say that I ever looked - but I'm thinking that in the process of making someting from precision cut to fit pieces of wood, there may be a number of marks made along the way that don't survive all the sanding or other finishing…"
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Life with the Seagull folks in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've been playing a Coastline S6 Cedar Folk for a while now - I'm a dread man, and its taken some getting used to. I started out thinking the neck couldn't be 1.8", but turned out it is. It has grown on me over the last couple of…"
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Rosettes in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"But the truth is, a Seagull with an applique rosette can still be a very sweet sounding guitar. I should know, two of mine (out of three) have decals, and still sound great."
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Rosettes in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Its easy to tell the difference if you have one next to the other - the inlay has visual depth and richness, while the applique is flat and an obvious surface treatment"
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Rosettes in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm in Virginia today - the Coastline Folk is like the NE, applied rather than inlaid"
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Rosettes in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My Maritime (2009) and Natural Elements (2012) at first glance appear to have the same rosette. But you don't have to look very mkuch closer to see that the Maritime has inlay, wood and plastic? abalone? can't say, but the NE has a decal…"
Tuesday
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thanks Robert - good information in there. More than I got yesterday...."
Apr 11
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This guy was suprised to see me - I went to him 5 years ago when symptoms first appeared. Went back yesterday looking for information about progression and prognosis, and was basically told that there was no way to intelligently look into the…"
Apr 11
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion How often do you change your strings ? What drives you decision ? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Tony - I like changing strings, maybe thats one reason I do it often. I like the oportunity to look closely at all the parts and such, and rub the oils & polish and all that. Gives me a chance for routine close inspection.  I'll have…"
Apr 11
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert - I just trimmed my toenails yesterday with a palm sander..... wanted them to be in better shape for the podiatrist appt. yesterday - yep, for nueropathy of the feet....I watch real close, and of course its a palm sander. Don't believe…"
Apr 11
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion How often do you change your strings ? What drives you decision ? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I am now playing 3 guitars regularly, recently increased from 2. I use uncoated strings, and when playing 2 guitars routiñely was changing the strings on both once a month. The reason I've moved to 3 guitars routinely played is due to a…"
Apr 10
Greg Ballantyne replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion Do you have a day job, but check in on the AGC group(s) you belong to during work hours? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm still working - and busy enough that I don't have much time at all left over. I enjoy what I do, and it requires a high level of engagement. However, this page is always open on my tablet so when that tablet is on this page is open.…"
Apr 7
Greg Ballantyne replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Strap pin issue in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The position of the screw doesn't look right. All the forces acting on the strap are placing the screw into a searing stress, and it failed. The screw should hold the pin in, and that should be its sole duty. That only puts a tensile stress on…"
Apr 5
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Can We STAND Another String Discussion? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm three weeks into my first set of EB ABs, and beginning to wonder......they seem to be losing lower end, and always sound slightly out of tune, no matter how I try to remedy that....... I think that the complaint characterized by the…"
Apr 3

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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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