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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

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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..."
13 hours ago
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
Greg Ballantyne replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
""The neck somehow seems a bit less 'chuncky' than my Seagull S6 dread's" - that describes my reaction the my Coastline Folk's neck. Initially I did not think it was 1.8", but indeed it is. Must be a difference in…"
Apr 28
Blackback Gull replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Update: Had a chance to drop by my luthier friend's workshop this morning - turns out the S+ Folk is a factory second - thought the F after the serial number denoted Folk...silly me. The bridge is actually slightly off centre - more space to…"
Apr 27
Robert Williamson replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"looks like an inlaid rosette also.. even more of a find :)"
Apr 27
Dave Fengler replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have an '04 Coastline Folk.  It's one of my favorite guitars.  It hangs over the bed.  If it ever needs a neck reset, it's a bolt on.  Not an easy job, but it's not a throw away epoxied neck."
Apr 27
Henk Don replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice find BG, it will be fun restoring this one. At ten years of age the wood should be mellow."
Apr 27
Derick Chatfield replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congratulations on your new to you, folk guitar, they are a nice size guitar. And she looks so comfy on the sofa, think she has settled in OK."
Apr 27
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice find (and possibly rescue) Blackback! I'm sure with a little TLC from you and she'll be squawking singing those sweet gull tones for you."
Apr 26
Stephen Leigh replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Excellent find!"
Apr 26
Blackback Gull commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Thanks, Antonio - I stand corrected re the Stones version, but it' still the one that caught my ear for 'dobro' sounds...lol... Very tasty work on your rendition - love the slide work and you nail the vocal. As we say around here,…"
Apr 26
Joe Allen replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Congrats on the find! Juice up the fretboard and new strings that good looking Gull might just get stuck in your hands for a while."
Apr 26
Jud Hair replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nice find!  Great "couch" guitar, for sure!! :-) "
Apr 26
Robert Williamson replied to Blackback Gull's discussion Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"That S6 is so curvy it looks like a Concert Hall Design for Shakira. The waist on my 98 S6 is barely perceptible. then I noticed you said Folk ..:) and banged my forehead. I now realize I have never seen an S6 that wasn't a Dread or recognized…"
Apr 26
Blackback Gull updated their profile
Apr 26
Blackback Gull added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Another 'Gull Lands in The Gullies

Really couldn't resist - a '04 Seagull S6+ Folk, in very nice shape - only visible flaw is a grooved-out section the size of a Loonie (Cdn. $ coin) on the lower bout, where the P.O. removed a butterfly sticker. The fretboard looks like it could drink a quart of lemon oil, but the neck seems to be in great shape - with one problem. The bass E string, when fretted on the 12th fret, was just totally dead; as in THUNK. When I got it back here, I gave the 13th fret a few sharp raps on that side with…See More
Apr 26

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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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