The worst thing that happened to my seagull guitar? I PLAYED it! LOL!! I've only owned it for about 4 months, so not much time for anything to happen to it.
NOT playing it would be much worse.
-1962 Martin D-21 -1950 Gibson LG1 -1958 Goya M-26 -1974 Yamaha FG75 high strung -A number of banjos, mandolins, Autoharps, ukuleles, dulcimers, mouth harps, a Tele clone and various other stuff. -I own a fiddle, but only play it when Maggie and the cats are all out of the house.
RobertW , the fix I used could work for that. A radius could be cut to match the sound hole, a second radius to match the pickguard. A little late for the damage already done, but could perhaps keep it right where it is. It would be less noticeable than the patch I put on mine as well. Willie Nelson is laughing at us.......
you don't fix experience guitar didn't break, it lived...
Post by stevefromthesouth on May 21, 2017 16:19:17 GMT -5
Devastation is the most appropriate word...I had a severe allergic reaction to a "rooster comb" (hyaerlon?) injection and was ER'd, hospitalized after teaching my beginner guitar course one day. 25th Anniversary S6 remained in the car four days worth of late August unbeknownst to me...opened on Monday afternoon to find bridge/saddle completely undone, interior braces drooping. Seagull was willing to repair, but insured shipping to and from LaPatrie would have been at least $150 (live in the boonies and UPS horrid on oversize stuff).
A local guitar repairman (won't call himself a luthier cuz he don't build 'em) fixed everything and returned the guitar to excellent condition for 85 bills - bought him lunch to make it an even hundred. The guitar remained in my care for several more years until I gave it to a needy student. Saw his Mom a few days ago and he is still playing it.
I have since purchased two more guitars from this wonderful company, and currently play jazz on a Godin 5th Avenue acoustic (mostly chord Melody stuff), with a Seagull Entourage Grand Rustic in my living room/parlor (where else).
My favorite brand of acoustic guitar! Takes a licking and keeps on picking!
Guitarists truly understand what it means to be creative. Pianists get close but are limited by the number of available notes and sounding methods.