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Greg Ballantyne
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  • Westminster, MD
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Greg Ballantyne replied to GummoJoe's discussion Seagull 224? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I obviously did not grasp the significance of the number 224. That really sounds interesting. "
Friday
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"A friend of mine has an older S6 cutaway, dread of course - I'm not a cutaway guy in any case, but that S6 (I think is 10 or 12 years old) is a sweet sounding guitar. It's the guitar that made me look for and buy a cedar top, a Seagull…"
Friday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Denny Baer's discussion And the winning choice is......!!! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This will be a lone opinion..... keep the strap tied off on the headstock. That's the only way I've played guitars for the last 40 years, plus or minus.....makes you feel a little like a 60'small folk singer"
Friday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Dave Collins's discussion First Seagull in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats Dave on the S6 You'll certainly find yourself in like minded company here, with perhaps the occasional dissenting opinion.... I ran across a Maritime 5 years ago, had never heard of Seagull at the time - now I've got three of…"
Friday
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion The Concert Halls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Gotta go for the sound......if the sound is great then the rest falls into line - looks being low on the list. Sound for the price makes or breaks the deal most of the time. While I say that, I have seen good sound and price combinations I…"
Jun 28
Greg Ballantyne replied to Tony K.'s discussion My new Coastline shipped with Cleartone strings. Do you like them? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Mine did too, as did my NE from three years ago. I was happier with both guitars after getting those Clear tones OFF - although I understand some people like them  Nice looking guitar - much like my Coastline Folk, but mine has no electronics"
Jun 26
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion The Concert Halls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Not sure wood grain appearance/stain qualifies as a specification.... but the perpendicular grain on the outer laminate layer would be something I might not be so forgiving on - but I'D have to see one before saying for certain...."
Jun 26
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion The Concert Halls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think I also like the body shape of the Concert Hall. I may have top look for one in the shop in town......"
Jun 23
Greg Ballantyne replied to Robert Williamson's discussion The Concert Halls in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I like that touch of stain in the grain. Gives the guitar a distinctive look."
Jun 23
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert that was great. I'll have to study those two "applique" rosettes I've got a little more closely...... maybe he meant from here forward  Can't wait to hear about your new Concert Hall"
Jun 10
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I like your 3 bases Robert - my decisions are usually similar. I always have trouble with the second, since I would need to put a strap on the guitar to see it completely through. I did buy one where the first base got covered via a webpage......the…"
May 24
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If I got to eat my words about the pins after trying the snakewoods, you all will be the first to know"
May 23
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Changed strings on two guitars tonight - both Seagulls. Put d'Addario EJ16s on both, officially ending my excursion into EB ABs. Not that the EBs are bad strings, but they're not for me. My Maritime really appreciated the change of…"
May 23
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That walnut mini jumbo was the one I nearly took home last year. The one I played was a very nice sounding and playing guitar. If are serious, playing one will seal the deal. Insread, I got the S6 Coastline Folk, because it was for my mom. Now…"
May 23
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Alright, all this talk about bridge pins has got me looking at some genuine snakewood pins from Stew Mac..... If I order any I'll be sure to let you all know how wrong I was about pins ability to improve tone......."
May 23
Greg Ballantyne commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I doubt pin material has any effect on sound, unless the pin material increases the ability to hold the string correctly. Can't see the pin having vibratory qualities...just anchor the string"
May 22

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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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