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Greg Ballantyne
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  • Westminster, MD
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Ian Miller replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Great news! Good luck, sounds like a NGD coming up!"
21 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I just replied to an email from the shop in town - I had sent one to them over the weekend inquiring into their Seagull inventory. The reply states that they just received a big shipment from Seagull, and indeed they have a Coastline Grand. They are…"
22 hours ago
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Just thought I'd pipe in and give a +1 on the nylon string guitar as well.  I wouldn't even worry about the thinner nut width if she has fairly large hands.  La Patrie has some beautiful and affordable ones from Godin."
22 hours ago
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion What's your turnaround like in your axe army and for what reasons? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I play those two mainly. I think I'm keeping the Aria around for nostalgic reasons, a lot of years, places, people, and experiences with that guitar. Next I'm thinking about an Irish Bouzouki of all things.... to be reported on later...."
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Alexander Six's discussion Purchasing My First Seagull ~ Help Requested! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
" The string spacing could be exactly the same, and your hand nuscle memory could still be off if you're used to a different neck profile. Grasping a smaller neck will put your hand and fingers into a slightly different position, so the…"
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion What's your turnaround like in your axe army and for what reasons? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My turnaround is fairly slow, I keep 'em a long time - except for the first one:  Yamaha FG150, 1976 to 1982  Aria LW-20, 1980 to present  Washburn WD10S12, 1990 to 2010  Seagull Maritime HG dread, 2010 to…"
yesterday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think I like the finish on the coastline top better also, but I've just been looking at websites. I called my mom the other day to discuss options, and she said she wants a guitar and directed me to go and get one. I think she must be feeling…"
Jul 22
Greg Ballantyne replied to Diamond Dave's discussion I'm out! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Keep hanging around here Dave, that way the day that you again become a Godin owner will get here faster. In the meantime we'll welcome you just the same."
Jul 21
DJ replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Greg, Have you thought about a 3/4 guitar? Like a little Martin or a baby Taylor. Just an idea. They are small and easy to hold and yet have have good acoustics and playability and don't cost a mint. How about a small electric piano. Like a…"
Jul 21
R Hill replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion The Mandolin Bug is Biting This Year in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Greg, I went through the same process you are going through about a year ago.  I settled on a Kentucky KM-150, with which I am very pleased.  You might consider that model along with the others you are looking at. The KM-150 is an…"
Jul 21
Ron Khoo replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have a Entourage Rustic Dread and a Coastline Folk.  The Folk has better finish while the Rustic has a stained top, probably because the wood would not look good without the dark stain to hide imperfections.  The tones are different but…"
Jul 20
Joe Brancato replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That's what great about music....you're never too old to learn something new....or just enjoy the beauty of music. I too have to vote for a nylon string guitar.....maybe a small bodied A&L.....a fairly small investment. I would…"
Jul 18
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Actually I've been thinking that those Grands have a narrower nut, and wishing they were wider. My mom is a big boned woman, with large hands. There might have been a time or two when as a youngster I wished they were…"
Jul 18
Jud Hair replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here's an alternative ... Consider a baritone uke tuned to DGBE ... nylon strings with simpler 4-string "guitar" chords.  This is how I learned all those years ago. Kudos to your Mom for having the "get-up-and-go" to…"
Jul 18
Dan Halbert replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Re holding a dulcimer: it's traditionally on your lap, but it can slide around or tip. I use a strap around my waist. But you can also use a low table. And here's a thread talking about stands, lap boards, and using a medical walker as a…"
Jul 18
Elton Bloye replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"+1 on the nylon string with narrower nut width. Very good thinking. "
Jul 18

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?
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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