"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…"
"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"
"A friend of mine always uses Elixirs on his big Taylor 12 string. There are times he plays the same strings for nearly a year, and the guitar always puts out a lot of sound. I can't really judge if its the guitar or the strings. I can say that…"
"Happens on the unwound strings too - that's where I've noticed it. I've got an old Aria that I put new strings on about a year ago, and I don't play it much at all - I mainly play my Seagulls..... they sit out on stands, while…"
I have a spruce/mahogany Maritime dreadnaught. I love the guitar, and have been playing it four years. Its got great sound and tone top to bottom. However, it does not have the volume of my cedar top Natural Elements dread. That NE puts…"
"They dull over time, but I've never come back to new strings after a long time that had never been played initially. I have seen them over time not only dull but corrode a little also. Likely initial playing/handling gets it started."
I can only add to what you have already discovered, and what others here also have found - that Godin guitars are a lot of guitar for the price. I've had Seagulls for only four years, but have played them along side a number…"
"The words are what started getting away from me - they never get completely away. but far enough away I got tired of interrupting songs long enough to dredge em up. Printed page sure helps em stay in line....."
"Aside from doing setup & maintenance on my own guitars, I think my thoughts about kit assembly or more in depth builds should really wait for retirement. I've already got a long list of unfinished and not started projects, and a pile of…"
"Greg - I am in the same boat as you. I have been doing minor repairs to guitars that are about ready for the backyard fire pit. I am reading "how to" books every night and acquiring some of the tools that I can't make. Building a Stew…"
"The Stew Mac kits are $500 to $600, and as some have observed assembling the kit would also require a substantial tool investment. I've already concluded that the tool investment isn't wise if the intention is to assemble only one kit.…"
"I agree completely. I would want to have a highly experienced guitar builder guiding my every step, helping me to avoid costly, and irreversible mistakes. I also agree, that the finished product even in the best of circumstances is…"
"I'm a wanna be luthier/guitar tech. I've been learning acoustic guitar repair for nearly 2 years, doing more complex things every few months. Refretting and neck resets will probably happen in the next 6 months. I…"
"A luthier and a guitar tech are two different things in my mind.
One builds guitars from the ground up and the other makes relatively simple adjustments to existing guitars to enhance playability and tone, etc.
I think anyone can learn to be a…"
"Joe - Perhaps you should talk trade-in with the people selling the Breedlove to get an idea of fair market value. I got $250 on a trade in for a 12 string Washburn 4 years ago, it had a nice hard case with it but was not a solid wood guitar, and was…"
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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