"The guitar in ad1 looks like the regular s6 and not coastline. The body binding is black and not white like in coastline. Also the back and sides seem to be more natural cherry rather than a stained darker brown. The label says s6 and not as…"
"I believe that the s6 had a different finish from the coastline. The back of the s6 has a lighter stain where the grain pattern is visible. The coastline has a light brown stain. The top may also be different. Both should have the…"
"I went to a guitar shop last week in brookfield. They downsized to half size. Selection of guitars were limited and no more dedicated and humidity controlled acoustic room. The local gc seems to have less selections.
This helps my gas as…"
"Okay, sound of PN1 isn't that good and the stick on sound hole peels. Case is a problem for any non-dread. They don't fit perfect or they are overpriced because of limited supply. The better parlors come with dedicated…"
"I know the Ibanez PN1 is laminate. That is good for a winter keep it out and handy guitar. I would need a case and have to keep it humidified for a solid top guitar. Anyway, I would like to look at the build quality but there are…"
"If you only consider acoustic or acoustic/electric, my ratio is 21%. If you consider all guitars, I am under 15%. I need to run out and buy some gulls like the excursion grand parlor.
But I am eyeing the ibanez PN1 NT as it is all laminate and will…"
"What makes things worse are humidity, temperature, strings, mood, background noise, etc.
Sometimes my martins sound heavenly and other times dead. I can say the same for all my guitars. It could also be fingerings etc.
I try not to be…"
"My heart of wild cherry came with a spruce top. Your MJ looks like a spruce. For gully dreads, the cedar top sounds nice. For the smaller gulls (folk and parlor) I find that cedar has too much mids.
Your guitar looks gorgeous.…"
"I will pass on the Harlem gull. I am trying to avoid buying guitars. More guitars mean more issues come winter. I basically play my 000 x1 ae as that is not in a case. Action needs a bit of lowering."
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?
20-30 years, More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D16 GT, Martin D35, Seagull Rustic Entourage, Seagull Coastline Cedar Folk, Seagull Natural Elements Heart of Wild Cherry, Alvarez Dreadnought, Rogue Dreadnought cheapo, American Fender Strat, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Gibson, Nighthawk, Squire Strat II, and Assassin cheapo :)
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, pop, blues,
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar
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GREAT choices on your martins! Does your D16 have the aged toner top? Wish mine did! I have a D12-16RGTC that is #166 of 200 that has satin rosewood back and sides with a couple of other tweaks that was commissioned by Guitar Center in 2001. I'm the 2nd owner.
Don'tcha just Love your D35? I really enjoy the 12 fret neck..heck, I even Love the way it smells!
If you like the looks of the dark finish on the Entourage Rustic and you actually wanted the slim 1.72 inch nut, then you made the right choice. The Entourage Rustic and the S-6 slim are pretty much the same guitar other than the finish. I was drawn to the S-6 mainly because I really wanted the wider nut.