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Info re Samick Greg Bennett Design GOM100 S/N
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A friend is selling a Samick GOM 100 S/N - I'd appreciate any info anyone might have on these guitars. It is orchestra-sized, with  a solid spruce top and a compensated bridge saddle. It plays…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by FloridaGull Feb 28, 2013.

UPDATE: Removing High Gloss Scratches
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My Sigma classical has some light scratching on the top - mostly very light pick marks, and one nastier surface scratch resulting from the end of an A string scraping the finish while being poked…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stepan Chornov Dec 16, 2012.

 

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Profile Information

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, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
'02 Seagull S6
Sigma CR9
Ibanez Artcore am73
Ryoji Matsuoka M12
Griffiths Nylon Semi-Acoustic
Art&Lutherie Wild Cherry Ami
Recording King RO-10
Washburn J12-SN
Crafter LITE-TRV/SP\
'04 Seagull S6+ Folk
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, blues, jazzy stuff, the standards, all not terribly well...
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

Latest Activity

Blackback Gull replied to Dan Halbert's discussion Thank you, Jud for starting and running this group in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Amen to that, Dan. Jud's done well by us all...and he's also shown the way for those who'd like to take their music a step further...definitely a digital friend to us all... "
Jun 10
Blackback Gull replied to Jud Hair's discussion Interview with Simon Godin re: new "branding" campaign, etc. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The redesigned website looks fine - very visually attractive, and informative for individual models. But I do miss the old 'chart' setup, where you could compare the specs of the various lines and models at a glance."
May 31
Blackback Gull replied to Peter McCormick's discussion Maritime Mini-Jumbo SG for couch/fingerstyle? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Smaller guitars generally are a lot more comfortable for me. My S6 dread feels huge compared to the S6+Folk and the 000 Recording King, and I find that what's lost in deep bass tones is more than repaid by more clarity, better balance thru the…"
May 11
Blackback Gull replied to Jud Hair's discussion SURVEY: How many Seagull guitars do you own right now? How many have you owned overall? Please list :-) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Two Seagulls - the S6, my first Godin product, and the much more recently acquired S6+ Folk that's now my 'sits out' guitar. There's also an AMI Wild Cherry that lives with my daughter and son-in-law in Eastport. And, of…"
Apr 22
Tony K. replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Seagull S6, Norman B20 MJ Necks - PIC in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've owned and played a bunch of stuff from S&P, A&L, Seagull and a few Godin electrics.  As far as the acoustics go, I found all the necks to be consistent in size and shape.  Back when I was really trying to figure out which…"
Apr 13
Šandor Gion replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Seagull S6, Norman B20 MJ Necks - PIC in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Norman has deep C-shape profile.Some people like it,and it`s perfect on the first 3 frets,but it goes fatter and not so comfortable up to the heal of the neck. Harry wrote about this problem in this…"
Apr 13
Robert Williamson replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Seagull S6, Norman B20 MJ Necks - PIC in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Too much Hitch hiking\?"
Apr 12
FloridaGull replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Seagull S6, Norman B20 MJ Necks - PIC in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Blackback Gull probably had a thumb problem/issue that we all knew about in 2013...      "
Apr 12
FloridaGull replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Seagull S6, Norman B20 MJ Necks - PIC in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Although I have not experienced the neck of an S6 Slim (which has the 1.72" nut common across the Godin acoustic line), I own a Seagull Performer with the 1.8" nut, my friend owned an S6 Left with the 1.8" nut, I own a Godin 5th…"
Apr 12
Robert Williamson replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Seagull S6, Norman B20 MJ Necks - PIC in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Another question/... what is the thumb problem? The 1st post of this discussion does not refer to a thumb problem or any problem, just a pic of two necks? Seems there is a earlier post in this discussion that has gone missing."
Apr 12
Šandor Gion replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Seagull S6, Norman B20 MJ Necks - PIC in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"One question ,please...! Can you tell me what is the shape of the Seagull S6 Slim? Is it shallow C-shape or something similar to S&P necks?Normans have deep C-shape,and I would like to buy guitar with lower profile. is it any difference in neck…"
Apr 12
Blackback Gull replied to James Baxter Bain's discussion Seagull Excursion Folk NG Solid Cedar top???? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have two older solid cedar top Seagulls - a S6 and a S6 Folk - and both regularly sit out on their stands with no special care. Neither has developed any problems over the years. Mind you, I live in Newfoundland, about 100 yards from the North…"
Feb 12
Blackback Gull replied to Jud Hair's discussion Merle Travis documentary ... well worth the time to watch! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thank you, sir! "
Feb 5
Blackback Gull replied to zeontestpilot's discussion Interested in Seagull... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Can't help re the body shapes - my Seagull S6+ Folk is shaped very much like my classical guitars, if that helps... Re the bolt-on necks - to the best of my knowledge, the more recent (2007 on) Godin acoustics (Seagull, Simon&Patrick,…"
Feb 1
Blackback Gull replied to barry's discussion sound hole pickups in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have been using a Dean Markley ProMag Plus in my S6+ Folk, and it suits me just fine thru a Laney LA30 amp...bear in mind that I'm strictly a living room picker..."
Jan 26
Blackback Gull commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hey, Ron, a Scot friend tells me, reliably, that the pipes were never meant to be a musical instrument - they were designed to be and were used as a weapon of war..."
Jan 8

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At 9:29pm on January 28, 2014, Jim Yates said…

I do get to Newfoundland once a year.  I have a grand daughter in St. John's and Maggie and I go down each fall.  My son is a cook at the Cathedral Street Bistro.

At 9:42pm on May 19, 2013, Phil Manuel said…

Blackback Gull, I will give it a shot, and let you know.  It would be nice to play somewhat pain free, huh. ;-)  Thanks!

At 1:36pm on November 7, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Richard ... I saw your e-mail message to the group.  I could be wroing, but I think you have to have "friended" members before a message will ge through.  The mssage wouldn't let me reply to you.  Suggest you put the question directly on the forum for everyone to see. 

 

I uses "Elixer nano coated light gauge phospher bronze" strings and I also use a product called "Fast Fret" which is a string lubricant.  Doing this has not totally eliminated string "squeak", but it has cut way down on it.

At 12:43pm on November 7, 2011, Jud Hair said…
Hey Richard!  Thanks for joining Seagull Spoken Here.  Glad to have you with us!
 
 
 

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