"Glad to hear about your comparison, Alan. I've never compared guitars quite that way before, but always loved a J45 and have never played a Recording King. Now I'm on the lookout for that opportunity..... would have loved to have been…"
"Sorry in advance to any Ovation owners, but.... I never heard or played an Ovation that sounded any good unless it was plugged in, and then they only sound a little better..... but never heard them with a sound that justified the price"
"I guess I've never tried extra lights - used to use "bluegrass" guage strings years ago, but now simply use lights (12's). I find changing strings about once a month maintains the "active" sound the bluegrass guage…"
"I've heard the same discussions about glued vs. bolt on necks, but never having had a guitar that required a new or reset neck, and not knowing anyone I've played with extensively have a guitar that developed that problem, I hever really…"
"I've had the strap pull off the end pin on my NE, while holding the guitar by the strap while moving it from the stand to playing position. This is due to both the larger diameter of the end pin with the cord jack, and the strap being in the…"
"That was how I got my first Seagull - traded a Washburn 12 string for it. My wife had bought the Washburn for me about 20 years prior, but it hadn't been played much. Nice enough guitar, but I just always reached for the 6 string. 20 years…"
"So far I always go to the low bidder on Amazon, and get multiple string packs. I'm going through two sets a month, and the low bidder on Amazon for 10 sets of EJ16 is always less than $5 a set anyhow.....I think they're about $4.30 a set."
"For me, small bodies work best when the woods chosen bring out the best bass response. (I am talking OM/000 size or smaller).
I think its why you see so many small bodied guitars with cedar tops - The cedar naturally brings out the lower…"
"Greg, you mentioned the Seagull mini jumbo shape and I think that might be a good direction to go if you want another guitar. Size wise against the dread the MJ is barely a quarter inch wider in the upper and lower bouts and a full inch narrower…"
"The Seagull dread shape does seem petite compared with some other guitars that are considered to be dreadnoughts. My square shoulder Gibson J-50 seems huge compared to the Seagull S6 dread, and that's why the Gibson stays in the case most of…"
Sorry, brain fart on my end.
I get what you're saying about large body guitars. I've only ever had large body guitars but am really interested in giving a smaller body guitar a try. But.....I keep being drawn to the…"
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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