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Started this discussion. Last reply by Reg Hayes Jan 25, 2009.


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Reg Hayes replied to Jud Hair's discussion Archived stream of my show on WHUP-FM "Pass the Hat" 2/12/16 in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi Jud, great show / concert!  Fine picking and singing.  The guitars sound really good, well recorded."
Feb 13
Reg Hayes replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Non-traditional FingerPick Designs in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've used and own all three types. Really like the Fred Kelly Freedom picks the best. I like the tone and the feel of them. I find Alaska Picks awkward to us until my nail is long enough to fit over the nail tip. When my nails are that long, I…"
May 6, 2015
Reg Hayes replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Riversong Guitars in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I looked at the company's web site. Interesting and innovative design. I looked up prices for two of their models at a store in Canada: - Tradition Dreadnaught Canadian - all Canadian wood: Spruce/Flame Maple...$995 - Tradition Dreadnaught 3…"
May 23, 2014
Reg Hayes replied to FloridaGull's discussion La Patrie classical guitars - screwed-on bridge? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi again, I checked with La Patrie via e-mail. Turns out they do not use screws or bolts on their bridges. They replied: Hi Reg, The bridge is not bolted. The pearl dots in the bridge are just covering the guide points that allows us to align the…"
Apr 27, 2014
Reg Hayes replied to FloridaGull's discussion La Patrie classical guitars - screwed-on bridge? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hi, I wouldn't let that phase you. Over the years lots of guitars have had screw down bridges. Look at a catalogue of classic Gibson Guitars - Hummingbirds, Doves, Jumbos. You'll see lots of pearled dots covering screw holes or some even…"
Apr 25, 2014
Reg Hayes commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"You are absolutely right, I mis-read their page!  Obviously, the person who took that picture put the capo on upside down. My other comments are still valid though. So, this capo seems to be what you want / need.  Are you buying one? …"
Apr 12, 2014
Reg Hayes commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I went to the Paige Capo Web Site. That photo is correct. If you read their description, they are using the tubing to increase the pressure on the 4 higher string sets. Probably because the thickness of the bass strings might keep the capo up off…"
Apr 12, 2014
Reg Hayes commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Ah, so they're actually close to the D'Addario Lights I use, EJ 38s. Thanks."
Apr 4, 2014

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, 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, Electric guitar, Mandolin
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1990s Beneteau Rosewood/Spruce OM acoustic guitar.
2008 Seagull 25th Anniversary Maple/Spruce cutaway Dreadnaught.
1970s Norman Maple/Spruce Dreadnaught.
Hybrid of 1964 Harmony Mahogany/Spruce ladder braced OM size body with Mahogany Martin neck, built in the 1980s.
Framus 5/296 12-string Texan circa 1969, internal microphone to end pin jack. Not a classic but plays well.
Epiphone MM-30e Mandolin, inexpensive but with a solid spruce top and piezo bridge pick-up and end pin jack installed.
Line 6 Variax 700 Acoustic Modelling Guitar.
Fender Hwy 1 Stratocaster.
Godin LGX
Handmade Telecaster style from Saga Guitar Kits
Fender Squier Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster (Pine Body) with one piece Maple neck / fretboard.
Line 6 original model, before numbering, Variax (now 500 Series) Electric Modelling guitar..
Boucher Studio Indian Goose Dreadnaught Model acoustic hand made guitar with L R Baggs I-Mix pre amp. Solid Adirondacck Spruce top and solid Indian Rosewood back & sides.
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, Blues, Classic Rock and Singer/ Songwriter material
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Interesting Stuff

Letter From Robin Boucher regarding my Norman B-50

Hi Mr. Hayes,

First, we would like to congratulate you for your amazing B-50 Norman


Your guitar was built in 1970.

It's the 598th B-50 built.

Hard rock maple neck.

Laminated hard rock maple back & sides

Adirondack red spruce top & bracing

Indian rosewood bridge & fingerboard.

To be sure that a Norman guitar has been build by Norman & Claude Boucher

you have to look the neck. If the neck as no heel. It's a real "Boucher

family" Norman guitar.

Kindest regards,

Robin Boucher


Old Government House, Fredericton, NB, 24 July, 2010

Reg, George & Bill

SET # 1: Afternoon Show: 16:00 –17:00 (50 Minute Set)

1 Nancy Whiskey (Eb) Reg 03:50
2 The Wild Rover (E) DADGAD Reg 03:30
3 Mary Mac (Dm) DADGAD Bill 02:31
4 Try And Catch The Wind (Bb) Reg 02:50
5 Tell My Ma (F) DADGAD Reg 02:30
6 The Morning Glory (F) 000 Guitar Bill 02:15
7 Acadian Saturday Night (G) Harmonica Bill 02:48
8 Song For The Myra (Bb) 12 string Reg 03:04
9 Captain Kidd (G) DADGAD capo 5 Bill 02:40
10 Mairi’s Wedding (F) DADGAD Reg 03:30
11 Goin’ Up (E) Bill 02:26
12 Sonny's Dream (A) Reg 04:04
13 Jambalaya (D) Bill 02:32


Played at open jam with “the once” Saturday evening

1 Wagon Wheel (G) Harmonica Bill 04:06



Don’t ever leave, don’t ever leave me.
Don’t ever leave, don’t leave me drifting here.
Don’t ever leave, don’t ever leave me.
Don’t leave me drifting here.

Life, Life’s like an old coat.
Feels familiar on your arm.
And Love, Love is those buttons,
That keep you sealed safe and warm


Time, Time it’s like old thread,
Things unravel as they wear.
But Trust, Trust is a strong seam,
Proven and sewn with care.


And Fate, Fate’s like that cold wind
That blows (you) here and there.
But you, you are the one thing
That keeps me anchored here.

Chorus, twice to end

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At 10:51am on September 11, 2012, Kirk Mathew Gatzka said…

Thank you for the invite for being a "friend." Glad you have a good 12-String to enjoy playing, I thoroughly enjoy my Seagull.

At 2:34pm on September 9, 2012, Kirk Mathew Gatzka said…

Found you through the Seagull group. Listening to your tunes right now. Great Stuff! I play a Seagull S12 Cedar made in 1990, still is in good shape. It is the only guitar I own so it gets it's use!

Keep Playing and performing!


At 2:19pm on March 28, 2012, michael schwartz said…

Hi Reg

We're in northern Ill. between Chgo and Milwaukee. I do love Celtic music as well as all traditional roots music. I do have friends tht drove out  to Celtic Colours in Nova Scotia a year or so back. I'm in no groups or bands but do play with 12-15 others for some folk music jams. hope your kitchen experience will be WONDERFUL and that you'll Love your space. you can see some of my work at:



At 10:56am on January 18, 2012, FloridaGull said…

Your Boucher is a nice guitar!  Those are made by the son of Norman Boucher, the namesake of Norman guitars (one of the Godin lines), are they not?

At 12:09pm on September 23, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Hey!  Noticed you play a Seagull ... Come join us at the Seagull discussion forum here on AGM ...

At 7:26pm on January 15, 2011, Richard S Barrett said…
Thank You for all the information.  I've been to the Framus site  and asked but I never heard back.
At 6:43pm on January 15, 2011, Martin said…

I just listened to your audio on your page really good enjoyed it I couldn't see Catch the Wind as commented on below?


At 5:21am on December 22, 2010, Martin said…
I really enjoyed your photos and videos you have some lovely guitars it's all very interesteing for me. Martin
At 8:16am on July 29, 2010, Jeff Lustick said…

Just listened to "Catch The Wind" which is one of my favorite songs to listen to and play. Your version is beautiful-the vocals are great and the flute (pennywhistle??) is a nice touch. Thanks for sharing this one.

At 11:15am on May 4, 2010, Paul J Openshaw said…
Hi Reg,
Hope all goes well with you.
Did you find your contemporary guitar sampler LPs? Did you try links such as this one ?

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