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Wayne Estep
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  • Columbus, MS
  • United States
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Wayne Estep replied to Jud Hair's discussion Are You A Memeber of the Acoustic Guitar Forum? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
Oct 12, 2013
Wayne Estep replied to Jud Hair's discussion If you could suddenly become as good as any guitarist dead or alive, who would you choose? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Clapton for sure. "
Sep 29, 2013
Wayne Estep replied to Rex Edmonds's discussion Ever try Medium Strings on your Segull? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I use DR Sunbeams mediums on my Entourage and love them."
Jan 27, 2013
Wayne Estep commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"What strings have you found for an OM-1 that you like best and why? Thanks."
May 22, 2012
Wayne Estep joined James Sennett's group

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May 21, 2012
Wayne Estep updated their profile
May 17, 2012
Wayne Estep replied to Jud Hair's discussion Breaking News?? Seagull Changing to Long-Scale? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Do you think they will phase the shorter scales out or continue with both? Recently I have been wanting a Gull with electronics. Now going to wait until I can play one of the longer scale models."
May 10, 2012
Wayne Estep commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"If anyone is interested local shop has a Entourage cutaway with electornics for sale at a good price. Free shipping. Great guys. Check it out here stroll down.  "
Apr 30, 2012
Wayne Estep commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Just want to wish Tom Laing a speedy recovery after his knee surgery. Remember, ice is your best freind. I have had 2 knee replacements and they are no fun. Glad I did though."
Apr 4, 2012
Wayne Estep joined FloridaGull's group

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Mar 27, 2012
FloridaGull replied to Wayne Estep's discussion Lessons in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have no idea where "O'Toole" came from - it was supposed to be "I'll be 49 in August..." - damn smartphones and their text "suggestions" - I once texted a friend "what is the meaning of life?" - he…"
Mar 20, 2012
FloridaGull replied to Wayne Estep's discussion Lessons in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'll be 49 in August, and just picked up guitar again last February, when I received a gift of lefty guitars that I traded for guitars I could play - with a wider-than-standard nut width! I found I could play and fret chords much easier than on…"
Mar 20, 2012
Brenda Morawa replied to Wayne Estep's discussion Lessons in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm in the same boat at just shy of 50!   Also took up home brewing :)"
Mar 20, 2012
Ian Miller replied to Wayne Estep's discussion Lessons in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hey Wayne, I hear you, It's exciting to create your own music, be it covers of your favorite artists or something you make up on your own! I took lessons when I was a teen and played casually for 5 or so years then literally dropped the whole…"
Mar 19, 2012
Carlos Lugo replied to Wayne Estep's discussion Lessons in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Good for you. I'm still looking for that teacher here in the cental Florida area. I had the greatest teacher in Tampa but I had to move for a job. Keep learning and good luck! Ps. I'm 44 so we're both learning late."
Mar 19, 2012
Wayne Estep added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)


The GAS has left, at least for now.I just paid to start taking lesson's after six months of learning chords and kind of hitting a wall here lately.Thanks Jud and all who have answered my questions.The journey begins for this 55 year old. I'm pumped.See More
Mar 19, 2012

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?
Less than 1 year, 1-2 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Seagull Entourage Rustic
Recording King RO - 16
What type of music do you like to play?
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 2:55pm on October 25, 2011, FloridaGull said…

Here's a link to the Coastline Cedar Folk :

and a pic:

You were debating between a dread and a folk, right?  I don't have a folk sized steel-string, but that could be my next (long down the road? - lol) purchase.  I have a Cordoba C5 classical, however, and the size is supposed to be comparable to a Seagull (or Godin) folk sized guitar.  I am primarily a fingerstyle player - in fact, just started playing more with a pick than I ever have before since I purchased my Craviola 12-string.  But the size of the folk/classical is extremely comfortable to play, especially for extended periods.  I am 6'1", about 215 or so, and can comfortably hold a dread (my Performer), but I will say that the narrower-bodied classical (the Coastline folk is .4" narrower than the dread) is more comfortable to play.

Go play and see, my friend!  Oh, and before you buy, just another thought - 12 fretters are supposed to be better for fingerstyle than 14 fretters - but all Seagulls are 14 fretters.  Here's something from Taylor guitars about this:


The 12-Fret is a Taylor sound like no other. As a result of joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th and moving the bridge farther back on the soundboard, the guitar’s tone sounds wonderfully aged right out of the case. The “modern vintage” voice blends warmth and depth on the low end with crisp, snappy treble and surprising overall volume. If you’ve been craving something new to stimulate your creative juices, you’ll want to take the 12-Fret for a spin.

Well, at least that's what they's more:

Joining the guitar at the 12th fret increases the amount of resonance and heightens bass response . It achieves this the same way classicals do. As you move the neck joint further into the guitar, you push the bridge back. Now the stress of the strings is away from the center of the guitar, the most resonant part of the top. This allows more freedom of movement for the top, increasing resonance.
What does everyone think of the above? :-)
Remember, I'm not saying these 12-fret things...but I can see where they might have a point.
At 1:00pm on October 25, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Wayne ...


The nut width on your Recording King is 1.75 and the nut width on your Entourage is 1.72 which may explain your percieved greater degree of comfort on the RK, although that's not a huge amount of difference.  Of course, you get 1.8 inch nut on pretty much all the Seagull models from the S-6 on up and that really does provide a good bit of extra space. 


In my experience and from what I've read and been told, dreadnoughts were originally designed to achieve greater volume to be able to compete with banjos and mandolins.  However, if volume is not what you're after, then you'd probably find the Mini-jumbo configuation more physically comfortable to play. 


Unfortunately, the reasonably priced Entourage Mini-Jumbo still has the 1.72 nut, so you have to step way up in cost to the Maritime model to get the MJ style with 1.8 inch nut. 


If the price of the Maritime is an obstacle, you really cannot go wrong with the good old stand-by Seagull S-6 Original dreadnought.  Great sound, great playability for fingerstyle, and very affordable.


Hope this helps some.



At 10:31am on October 25, 2011, FloridaGull said…

Hope I'm not stepping into something where my input was not wanted. but...

If you play primarily fingerstyle, the folks and mini-jumbos are supposed to be more geared toward that style of play - if more of a strummer/flatpicker, the dread is more ideal.  If you play with more of a mixture of styles, then go with whatever is more comfortable for you, and "feels" right...

Just MHO...

At 9:02pm on September 21, 2011, Jud Hair said…
Wayne ... Welcome to the Seagull group.  Glad to have you on board!!!

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