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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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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 Saber's discussion Seagull Entourage Rustic CW losing volume and bass after set up. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If the setup involved lowering the saddle height, that could cause the loss of tone and volume you describe; the shallower string break angle is said to transmit less pressure to the top. If the saddle was changed, check the fit - a perfectly flat…"
Aug 11
Blackback Gull replied to Jeff T.'s discussion S6 Folk vs Coastline Cedar Folk in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ad 1 looks like a S6 dread - the Folk has a much deeper waist. My S6+ Folk is clearly described as such on the label. Ad1 also says it has the integrated set neck - that's the epoxied setup, meaning it carries no warranty for used buyers. Ad 2…"
Jul 29
Blackback Gull replied to Jeff T.'s discussion S6 Folk vs Coastline Cedar Folk in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My S6 dread is so old it predates the S6 Original...lol..."
Jul 29
Blackback Gull replied to Jeff T.'s discussion S6 Folk vs Coastline Cedar Folk in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have an '04 S6+ Folk I picked up some months ago for $175 Cdn. - needed a decent setup, and is now one of my favourite guitars. It has the wider Seagull neck, but it feels less 'chunky' than my S6 dread's does. Strung it with…"
Jul 28
Blackback Gull replied to Jeff T.'s discussion S6 Folk vs Coastline Cedar Folk in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"The lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser only, if my memory is correct... "
Jul 28
Blackback Gull replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Godin's Defective Adhesive Lawsuit in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Thankfully, both my Seagulls - a '02 S6 and a '04 S6+ Folk - are fine, neither having shown any sign of the problems mentioned. Good to hear that Godin has won their case..."
Jul 17
Blackback Gull replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion Appropriate songs for a wedding rehersal. (My Daughter) in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"How about John Prine's She Is My Everything...pretty straight-up chords, and great lyrics to have a little fun with..."
Jun 28
Blackback Gull replied to Hoosier Picker's discussion Has anyone taken their Taylor GS Mini on a plane, and will it fit in the overhead compartment? in the group Small Body Guitars
"For the sake of a week, I'd be tempted to think about renting. A lot of music stores do rent guitars, especially if they have used instruments for sale - better to have it out earning a few bucks than cluttering up the showroom. Alternatively,…"
Jun 12
Blackback Gull replied to Alan Edmunds's discussion The Seagull Hierarchy in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice summary, Craig. One small point - the AMI Wild Cherry, and several other Godin acoustics (A&Ls Alomnds come to mind, and the Seagull Excursion series) are all-laminated construction. My AMI Wild Cherry is one of the nicest parlours out…"
Jun 5
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Hey, Jim, ya sure know your AMIs!"
Jun 2
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"The AMIs are sweet little gits - mine is a '04, got it, unseen and unheard, from a young woman who was moving to the west coast from Nova Scotia. Had a non-playing niece in NS pick it up for me, and her Mom lugged it back to Newfoundland a few…"
Jun 2
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"If there's one hanging around on the walls, try an AMI - Godin makes a very nice parlour indeed. My Wild Cherry AMI has opened a few eyes (and ears) of folks who know guitars, and the cedar or spruce topped AMIs should be even sweeter. As it…"
Jun 1
Robert Williamson replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Are We Allowed In??? in the group Small Body Guitars
"sign uP? In canada, medicare signs you.. okok poor take on the In Russia meme.."
May 29
Blackback Gull replied to Diamond Dave's discussion Does Godin view laminates differently? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Godin's Wild Cherry laminate is an excellent tonewood in its own right, in my opinion. My S6 and my S6+ Folk, with the cherry back and sides,  are both lovely instruments, and the all-lam AMI sounds way better to my ears than my Crafter…"
May 27
Blackback Gull replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice find! Fort 12 string songs, check out the works of Pete Seegar and Judy Collins...lots of good ones there..."
May 22
Blackback Gull replied to Jfever's discussion Sigma guitars
"I found some info on the original Sigmas on the Mudcat Cafe site a few years ago - one of the posters is pretty knowledgeable. Those older Sigmas were produced under an arrangement with Martin, as Martin tried to counter the flood of Asian-produced…"
Apr 30

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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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