My Seagull 2004 S series grand Jan 24, 2019 14:45:14 GMT -5
Post by blues90 on Jan 24, 2019 14:45:14 GMT -5
I watched a few videos of how Graph Tech saddles and nuts are replaced. Two of the videos are a Female tech showing how to replace the nut. The main issue is I'm trying to figure out why the seagull is the most difficult guitar I have to play . According to the video since the nut is already slotted you simply sand the bottom of the nut while checking the string height over the 1st fret while pressing between the 2nd and 3rd fret. Mine is a bit higher and she does explain action is up to the player since when she did an acoustic saddle she had the low E 1/8" at the 12th fret. I did make a new saddle for mine yet the string height above the 1st fret is quite a bit higher compared to my other 2 acoustics and they don't buzz open string. Last when I replaced the saddle I also removed some relief which helped some , at least the action is now 7/64" low E and 5/64" high E where it was when I got it . The other 2 are 1/64 lower. It also seems that for some odd reason Seagull leaves the fret tops a bit flat these have no wear and have never been filed and I've seem new ones the same way. Plus they are not as tall as the EL-00 or Fender CP-60S . I even asked godin as was told the width and height and mine are what they say they should be.
I may remove the nut and lower it a bit which will also lower the action a tad . It just feels stiff .
I also wanted to ask if anyone here uses any sort of oil on the finger boards. The Seagull just looks dry. I would not use a lot meaning not soaking it just a small amount to give is some color and to keep sweat and finger oils out. I bought some boiled linseed. I do know soaking the board will do harm like loose frets and read lemon oil is acidic and petrol based oils dry it out. There are endless debates on what to use and some say nothing and others by brand name products that who knows what's in it. It's one of those endless debates and I have used boiled linseed oil before when I built my own electrics with no issues. Rose wood is an oily wood Indian rose wood which seems to be what most newer have is not like Brazil or east Indian which are darker. One fool said if you oil the board which has oil in it it will seep down and cause the board to pop off , he must have been flooding his.