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Greg Ballantyne
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Greg Ballantyne replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion I'm No Luthier But.... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good to hear this was successful Alan. It sounds like the sort of thing I need to do with two guitars. I went so far as to get a couple of Erlewine DVD's on guitar set-up, but since August have yet to watch them or try any of it. I really need…"
Sunday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion The Frustrated Gull squawking his concerns ... opinions/comments welcome in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice looking guitar, Jud. Keep us posted as the two of you get to know one another....."
Sunday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Fred Parczewski's discussion Strings and Things... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Always lots of different answers to the strings question. I have tried some different strings, but always come back to D'Addario EJ16. Not long lasting strings by any means, unless you hardly ever play the guitar. I play mine, and end up…"
Sunday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion The Frustrated Gull squawking his concerns ... opinions/comments welcome in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"One reason I really like the shop in town (Coffey music, Westminster MD) where I go when I have GAS. They have ordered guitars singly, just because I thought I wanted one, without payment. Bob Coffey says, "If it turns out you don't want…"
Dec 5
Greg Ballantyne replied to barry's discussion natural elements in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"When you think about it, there isn't anything made that one day won't be made. So everything is limited edition......"
Dec 2
Greg Ballantyne replied to Craig B's discussion Where does your Seagull nest while you are changing strings? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I always just sit in a recliner with the guitar across my lap and change the strings. It always seems a little awkward, like there should be a better way of doing it, but never enough to motivate change. I'm changing strings about once a month…"
Dec 1
Greg Ballantyne replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion I think I’m becoming a Seagull 1.8” nut width snob and the beginnings of GAS….. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Its not just the string spacing, its also the neck profile. Exact same spacing but different profile still will have an "off" feel. Hand position (from neck profile) may be more significant than string spacing. I've noticed the same…"
Nov 26
Greg Ballantyne replied to Stephen Leigh's discussion Taking Acoustic Guitar on Plane in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I took a guitar on a flight, about 32 years ago, I think it was 1982...... took it carry on. The flight attendant put it in a closet near the door. It of course didn't fit in the overhead..... I didn't do anything special, just picked it…"
Nov 24
Jud Hair replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Cool ... !"
Nov 19
Dave Fengler replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"AWESOME!!!  "
Nov 19
michael schwartz replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Speaking of autographed books, I just got my Martin Masterpieces(which I bought from Amazon), back after it was signed by both Dick Boak and CFMartin IV !!! They weren't in the day we went to the factory, and the folks there volunteered to have…"
Nov 19
Dave Fengler replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Excellent!  Now all I have to do is get the book.  I want to get the new Martin guitar book too.  The prices of stuff at the Martin company store were nearly double of what you'd pay through Amazon.  Maybe I'll order…"
Nov 19
Jud Hair replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Just tell him you bought the book and he will send you a hand written note and signature on a custom "Kalamazoo Gals" sticker you apply to the fly leaf on your book."
Nov 19
Dave Fengler replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"How did you get it signed?"
Nov 19
Jud Hair replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I do have an autographed copy of "Kalamazoo Gals" ... great read, and John Thomas seems to be a very nice fellow."
Nov 19
Dave Fengler replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The author of Kalamazoo Gals is a law teacher at Yale University in the same town I work.  I've conversed a few times with him through email.  I follow him on Facebook.  Jud I hope you do also, he's visited some great places…"
Nov 19

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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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