" I yaven't seen the new case either. When I last bought a new Seagull (Feb. of this year) I got one of the latching cases with it. I thought it was a "new" case because it had "TRIC" in the meballion instead of the…"
"And about the money - I would never say that something is too much for a beginner. Generally I would say that a beginner should get the best they can. Too many times beginners will get something cheap, and end up not progressing due to the…"
"I currently have two Seagulls, a Maritime dreadnaught and a Natural Elements dreadnaught. The Maritime has a spruce top, and is the HG model (High Gloss). The NE is an SG (semi gloss) model with a cedar top. Like you have noticed, the sound is…"
"I beieve I paid $160 in 1982 for an Aria (still have it) and must have paid something for the Yamaha FG150 (I believe) that I got from a friend prior to the Aria, but that woulkd have been in 1976, don't know what they were new then. But then…"
" Lessons are great, and would likely provide better "hands on" answers to questions such as the one you posted. However I for one have never had a guitar lesson. I did take piano lessons for over ten years, so I started with a strong…"
"Is that a $19.99 guitar? Afriend of mine's wife thought he needed a guitar last Christmas, and bought him a $59.99 guitar. It was quite sad......but it was mostly made of wood... the $19.99 model looks like it has nylon strings and a really…"
"I'm thinking your answer is practice.....sometimes it takes a while. I'm not sure how long you've been at it. I've got large fingers & hands, and really appreciate the wide nut on my Seagulls. I have a friend with hands and…"
"For the wood surface I think the original finish type comes into play. If if has a gloss finish, cleaning the old smoke residue off might be easiest. If it has a semi gloss or otherwise less smooth surface the wood might take up some of whatever…"
"Depending on the nut slots the larger lower strings might "grab" some during tuning, resulting in peg tuning to get the sring high enough, only to have it move higher with no further peg movement - I get that with new strings using light…"
"From the Seagull website the all mahogany dreadnaught is a Maritime SWS HG. All the Maritimes I've seen with electronics have been $800+....... If your memory is correct perhaps you should have plunked down the samolians........
"I think I understand...... I keep fairly busy playing two, and working 50 - 60 hrs a week. I never had the problems with my Seagulls that you've had by the sound of it, both of mine have been winners from the get go. I play them enough to…"
"Thanks for pointing this out Jud. I had not looked at the Seagull website for a few weeks, and change has happened. The Merlin does look intriguing - I'm more familiar with a Mandolin rather than a Dulcimer for a 4 stringed instrument, but with…"
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
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I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar
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