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Greg Ballantyne
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  • Westminster, MD
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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"
Tuesday
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…"
Tuesday
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
Greg Ballantyne replied to zeontestpilot's discussion Interested in Seagull... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"One comparison between Godin brands is nut width. The Seagull brand has more models with 1.8" nut, and the other Godin brands may be more weighted toward a 1.72" nut. All in all, I believe you'll find that the prevailing opinion here…"
Feb 1
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The S8........For $250 I might try one...... I ought to keep my eye on the price....."
Jan 26
Greg Ballantyne replied to Derick Chatfield's discussion It must be catching. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Indeed, Derick, congrats on the new guitar. I have never held or played one of those Martin Jrs, but I would welcome the opportunity to do so. Lots of GAS getting satisfied around here lately!"
Jan 23
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert - sometimes you just go with it. I was thinking about a mandolin or mandolin like instrument a couple of years ago, but never pulled the trigger. Maybe I chickened out - by thinking that I should work on improving my guitar playing before…"
Jan 23
Robert Williamson replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Straying From the Flock - Taylor 418e in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"One Seagullish thing about the Seagull mandolin.. It has a wider nut than most..."
Jan 20
Tony K. replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Straying From the Flock - Taylor 418e in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My guitar store has 2 of those Seagull mandolins.  I'm no expert on those things, but to my ears, they sound quite nice.  One was in that burnt umber color.  Beautiful and classy lookin' thing. Totally agree though in…"
Jan 19
Robert Williamson replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Straying From the Flock - Taylor 418e in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I agree. The whole of idea with sticking with one brand limits one. One brand cannot meet all your needs. For example; Seagull (even Godin) doesn't make resonators, vintage sized parlours (12" and smaller lower bouts), full sized Jumbos,…"
Jan 19
Ian Miller replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Straying From the Flock - Taylor 418e in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You're not straying, you're just adding another dimension to the musical journey! My (current) inventory includes a beautiful 2010 Maritime Mini Jumbo, a S&P Pro Folk Sunburst Folk, a custom built Webber OO (North Vancouver BC), an…"
Jan 18
Greg Ballantyne replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Straying From the Flock - Taylor 418e in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Actually, I'm forgetting my old Aria that rarely emerges from the case these days. That puts me at a 1:1 ratio."
Jan 18
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion Seagull S6, the legend continues... in umber burst. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I should have also mentioned that guitar looks great. I read the back story below also - you never know what might happen when you go to the music shop...."
Jan 18
Elton Bloye replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Straying From the Flock - Taylor 418e in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats on your purchase Greg. Taylor's are wonderful instruments, and each guitar has its own merits. I'm sure this one will give you hours of enjoyment.  "
Jan 18
Greg Ballantyne replied to Dave P's discussion Taylor 800 series and string gauge in the group Taylor Owners
"I just bought my first Taylor yesterday, a 418e. I noticed it was strung with mediums strings also, but not until today. Mine included a small booklet, "Taylor Guitars String Guide". The only reason it's not a card is pages for…"
Jan 17
Greg Ballantyne replied to Downtown Freddy Brown's discussion Guitar straps and end pin jacks in the group Taylor Owners
"I've noticed this before also - I just use my pocket knife to freehand the strap hole a little larger so that it fits. I keep a sharp knife however, no dull blades in my pocket. Just did this yesterday - for a 418e I picked up in town. Second…"
Jan 17

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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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