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South American guitars
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I'm planning a trip to Argentina and Brazil next year and am toying with the idea of buying a locally crafted (read: no Martins or Taylors...) parlor or folk sized steel string accoustic while there.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Pratt Mar 9, 2013.

Campfire guitar
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I'm looking for the ultimate campfire/travel guitar, the one that is indestructable,sounds great, and is affordable! Your opinions please!

Started this discussion. Last reply by FloridaGull Aug 26, 2011.

 

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Ian Miller replied to Hoosier Picker's discussion Seagull guitar returns? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Isn't the usual chain of command through the dealer you bought it from? (Assuming you bought it from a dealer...)"
Oct 7
Craig B replied to Ian Miller's discussion "Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan in the group Alternate Tunings
"The last time that I needed to know a tuning, I posted the question in the comments section on youtube. I did receive an answer. You might try that, Ian. And I agree - beautiful tune."
Aug 23
Phil Manuel replied to Ian Miller's discussion "Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan in the group Alternate Tunings
"Oh, very Joni-like but in a good way. She's very talented. Love the tune. Stumped on the tuning."
Aug 23
paul stokes replied to Ian Miller's discussion "Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan in the group Alternate Tunings
"Great tune, but you got me on the tuning??? dadf#bd maybe. "
Aug 23
Ian Miller added a discussion to the group Alternate Tunings
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"Bee Keeper" by Aoife O'Donavan

Hi All!Can anyone figure out the tuning this song is in?This is a fantastic bit of music, reminiscent of some of Joni Mitchell's work.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQZkOKSdjwSee More
Aug 18
Ian Miller replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Wait a go Greg! Do you have a luthier on hand to make a tweak or two at short notice??"
Jul 29
Ian Miller replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Great news! Good luck, sounds like a NGD coming up!"
Jul 28
Ian Miller replied to Diamond Dave's discussion I'm out! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Absolutely!"
Jul 21
Ian Miller replied to Diamond Dave's discussion I'm out! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Dave, yes it's good to branch out and keep things fresh! The important thing is to just keep on making music!"
Jul 21
Ian Miller replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Mom - How about a Coastline Grand? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Yes, I agree,a mountain dulcimer is a pretty cool and easy instrument!"
Jul 17
Ian Miller replied to Mike Howell's discussion love my new s6 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Mike! Glad you are liking your S6! I've never actually tried one but I'm sure all previous posts have been bang on! I currently enjoy the SWS Maritime Mini Jumbo and the S&P Pro Folk Sun Burst from the Godin line and find them very…"
Jul 7
Ian Miller replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion The Mandolin Bug is Biting This Year in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Quite frankly Greg, I wouldn't take seriously anything David Burich has to say, if it sounds good, go for it!"
Jul 7
Ian Miller replied to Kbgummy's discussion Can I put mediums on my Maritime SWS Folk? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I wouldn't go to mediums unless you are consistantly tuned down from standard tuning. Try D'Addario Blue grass  strings maybe...they are medium low, light high and tune down a half step and play around with a capo!"
Jun 17
Ian Miller replied to Šandor Gion's discussion My new Norman B20HG in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Interesting! I didn't know my S&P Pro Folk may have an Adirondack top......"
Jun 14
Ian Miller replied to Kurt Chandler's discussion 12 String Comparison in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"...Way too much information......"
Jun 13
Ian Miller replied to Diane R Nutter's discussion FS: Seagull SWS Mini Jumbo - w/ TRIC case - Like new condition! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good on 'ya Diane! I have the very same guitar (2010) and absolutely love it! The tone is pure and clean! Good luck with your next enterpise!"
May 28

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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?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Seagull SWS Maritime Mini Jumbo
Yamaha classical GC-15D 1972
Simon and Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Sunburst
What type of music do you like to play?
finger style folk, accoustic rock.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 1:52pm on October 31, 2012, Calliope said…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bNhwUMdZOo

does this help you with todo cambia? Cheers, Kai

At 11:21am on December 10, 2011, Cameron Curtis said…

Also, I got the MJ because it felt and sounded like what I wanted to learn/play more fingerstyle with. I've got a lot to learn, but I think the MJ will fit nicely into that style... What do you think? I just noticed that you like to play fingetstyle. How does it compare to other guitars you have/have played for fingerstyle?

-cam

At 11:15am on December 10, 2011, Cameron Curtis said…

well, the Dread has solid Rosewood, and both have different body sizes/finishes,  so tonally they are a bit different. When strumming the rosewood seems resonant heavy to me. Kind of like the bass notes tumble and thunder about as they mix with the highs. But they don't muddy the sound. The rosewood projected more than the mahogany did (both dreadnoughts), and I liked the cheerier, more edged feel of the rosewood model on hand, so that's what I got. The MJ, of course, is mahogany and seems more "resonant" friendly. Sounds don't feel like they are crashing and tumbling about as they mix, but just blending. That edged clarity I like about the rosewood is buffered a little in the MJ's softer mahogany. The MJ is quite balanced however, just as most people report. I wanted a little more bass from it so I put bluegrass strings on it and for me, it sounds just as i'd like. They are pretty different guitars, both with unique and really great sounds to them. On a side note, I played two different SWS rosewood dreads in the shop and even between them, sounds came out differently. So, I guess the old adage that every guitar is different and sounds different, is true. The same models, out of the same wood, won't play the same every time. It's taken me a few weeks to really start to like the sound of the MJ. I got it because I liked some of the sound it had, and I'd read that as it ages, the sound gets better and better. After some adjustments to the action and truss rod, it plays much more easily, and with time I'm starting to think that I'm going to love it, not just like it a lot. Thanks for your response about the tric case. I'm hoping to find something that's nice and hard and offers a soft and snug fit for it. I'm having a tough time of it though. Thanks for reading this novel I wrote. 

  -Cam

At 1:19am on December 10, 2011, Cameron Curtis said…

Hi Ian. What are you using for a case for your MJ? I recently purchased on and the gig bag/case that the store threw in for discount seems overly tight to me on the lower bout, with lots of wiggle room for the upper bout. Plus it doesn't seal well. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks,

-Cameron

At 5:26am on July 19, 2011, Jud Hair said…
Ian ... wow, I dunno.  Spam has not been a problem so far on this site.  Not like some other guitar-related sites I frequent.  It showed up last night when I posted photos of my new Martin.  I'll try to report it to the moderator.
At 6:16am on July 12, 2011, Jud Hair said…
Welcome to the group Ian!!  How do you like your Maritime?  I'm actively looking at Maritimes right now myself because I want a spruce top as an option to my cedar top S-6. 
 
 
 

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