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Greg Ballantyne
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  • Westminster, MD
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Robert Williamson replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"one of each.."
Mar 28
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"....then there's the "opposite" effect of different tone woods.  LOL.  What I mean is, sometimes, two totally different guitars, made of different woods, bracing, shape etc, can end up sounding almost the same. In the last…"
Mar 28
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think the body difference is why I need to back to the shop and play all the different Taylor's with ovangkol that they have. It is very hard to separate the influence of the body from the tonewood, and perhaps bracing as well. But I think…"
Mar 27
Robert Williamson replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"It's nice to have a choice or sometimes too much choice. I tried to make sure my Flock is varied in tone AND feel. The two closed in shape,the Martin and the NE MK have very different tones. Not only do you become sensitive to the tone of the…"
Mar 27
Robert Williamson replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"As you know I have a Maple/Spruce NE. I loved the bring sound of th eMaple/Spruce comb but I wanted another warmer guitar with the same Mini-jumbo shape. I tried BOTH the Natural Cherry/Cedar and the Wild Cherry/Spruce MJ NE's. Neither sang for…"
Mar 27
Derick Chatfield replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Greg Taylor are great guitars. This is just my take, it's nice to have two or more guitars, because if you keep playing the same guitar for quite a while, you get used to the sound/Tone,  then when you have a change of guitar, it makes…"
Mar 27
Robert Williamson replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
".. and so many varieties of Canadian Cherry layered hardwoods Canadian Cherry (older models) Wild Cherry Heart of  Wild Cherry (Selected for pattern) Natural Cherry Then there are the stains. these are my names based on colour : Mahogany…"
Mar 27
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Tonewoods in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Not to through a wrench into the discussion before it even gets started, but something not enough people consider is the bracing.  How it's sized, shaped, positioned and what wood it's made of make a much ( arguably ) greater…"
Mar 27
Greg Ballantyne added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Tonewoods

I strayed from the flock a few months ago and bought a Taylor 418e. The Taylor has a spruce top, with ovangkol back & sides. I am really finding the ovangkol to be a great tonewood, with a unique sound that only partly aligns with the comparisons to rosewood I've read about. The Taylor is also making me re-evaluate or rethink tonewoods in my Seagull guitars. I enjoy having a couple of guitars at hand when playing, and in the past would switch between my Maritime, spruce and mahogany, and my…See More
Mar 27
Greg Ballantyne replied to Diamond Dave's discussion Does Godin view laminates differently? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I agree that the cherry laminate is an excellent tonewood. Since replying to this discussion a couple of years ago I now own an NE, and have been thinking about starting a discussion on the topic of tone woods comparing the Seagull cherry laminates…"
Mar 27
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Huh.... Traded in the Seagulls for a couple of mini Martins"
Mar 6
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Show your Squabbles! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert, I've only got two right now - the first picture. The second picture is a Seagull I gave to my brother a few months ago, so I think I've got a case for claiming that it's still "in the family"....."
Mar 6
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Guys.... check this out. Not only are the 10 year old twins quite good, It looks like they are playing Seagulls..... www.viralvo.com/girls-guitars/ It isn't showing as a link, you'll have to do a little typing"
Mar 6
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion Nut width ... how big a factor in chosing your guitars?? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"natural elements has a cedar top 1.8" nut dread - at keast I goit that combo a couple of years ago when I git mine. I sure love the guitar - special voice, great player"
Feb 8
Greg Ballantyne replied to Jud Hair's discussion Nut width ... how big a factor in chosing your guitars?? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"As some of you all know, I recently bought a new guitar - a Taylor this time. Its a Grand Orchestra body, nut width 1.75". I am also one for whom the 1.8" nut on the Seagulls is a significant plus. The Taylor, although sporting a slightly…"
Feb 8
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion S8 Hardshell Case in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Damn......Robert, if I end up with an S8 I'm going to have to ask if take commissions....."
Feb 1

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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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