"I must say the look of your Gull-O-Caster is interesting.....sort of like the Gibson (J-45?) used by John Lennon. I recall an article by Dan Erlewine (please forgive any spelling error) in which he showed how a fellow repair tech installed a P-90 in…"
"SEAGULL - S.O.S....I'll be visiting my stepson & his family for the holidays. His little boy has had a serious jump start on the 'terrible twos'. So, my escape plan is to visit a local music store on the premise they have stuff I…"
"Ed Gerhard Holiday Concert.........Saw Ed G. on Friday night in Portsmouth NH. Terrific concert. Ed performs Christmas tunes w/ an emotion and harmonic inventiveness that sets him apart in my opinion. Also he's apparently a John Lennon fan; so…"
"My Maritime is an HG. I believe it has something to do with the way the two guitars compare, but not sure how significant. Other guitar players almost invariably comment on the volume of the NE, and it seems to compare to other guitars, including an…"
"just to throw in my 2 cents..i had the opportunity to test drive at my local store..i tried the Ami and i tried 3 different gulls an entourage grand, a performer folk and an excursion folk and the excursion had amazing tone in light of it being the…"
"Thanks for the feedback. I never fully considered the mahogany vs. rosewood issue, but it certainly makes sense, as does the cedar top option. I really like the whole minijumbo package; too bad Godin doesn't offer a model w/ options.
"The Artist Folk has a similar size and tonewoods (cedar/mahogany) to the Taylor 512c (as played by Dave Matthews from time to time). It will probably sound a little less bright than a Taylor 512, but its a great option for the price. It also…"
"I forget if I've ever asked you this - do you feel that the "larger" sound of the NE has anything to do with the fact that it has the semi-gloss (satin) finish vs. the Maritime's high-gloss finish? Or do you have the…"
" Another thought - this past Feb. I bought the NE, same boby style with different tonewoods. I was experiencing perhaps similar things as you describe, with my Maritime. Playing both guitars side by side has been a plkeasurable and eye opening…"
"Playability could be addressed by getting your guitar looked at for professional adjustment, or a "set up". Sound is another animal, and as I'm sure you're already aware body style and tonewoods have as much or more impact on…"
"Therein is the task when choosing a guitar. Sound, tonal balance are only part of the criteria. Playability, and comfort level in your hands, along with your budget and available funds are important too. I own a Martin HD-28, which is hands down the…"
"My experience has been that all Seagulls with the 1.8 inch nut are basically the same regarding playability. As far as sound is concerned, the other forum discussion comparing a Seagull S-6 with a Martin D-28 is a good indicator of what you might…"