They changed from bolt on to epoxied necks during 2006. They changed to 12 digit serial numbers in late 2007. If it has a 12 digit serial number it definitely has an epoxied neck and neck reset is not possible without cutting the neck off, milling out the neck block, and gluing in a new neck.
thank you the last 5 digits are actually 5037 so it is from 2016 or 2017. thank you all for your help I will let you know what happens and if after tomorrow I am part of the seagull family. After how awesome Michel was from Godin I would be hard pressed not to buy a Godin company guitar.
Ok I am now part of the Seagull family. the case was a canadian made yorkville and included a capo the action is great low and the best I remember playing. sound is great and new strings can only improve it. not a mark on the guitar and got it all for 450. I sure I could have waited for a better deal but with driving all over and the inconvience of covid preparedness I grabbed it. Sounds great I really like the size. thank you all for your help on this
First congratulations on the new guitar, I'm sure you will be very happy with the the little beauty, nice sound/tone, comfortable size, I'm not planning on getting rid of mine any time in the near future. Hope it gives you many years of guitar fun, enjoy.
With reference to string choice, you will get loads of different answers, so here is my recommendation, just try any cheap Phosphor Bronze make, I uses 11 gauge, tuned down half a step, that's kind on the guitar and more importantly kind on the fingers, that's if you play mostly fingerpicking style and just play for your own enjoyment. Even if this is not to your liking it will be a good starting point. When you know what sting guage you prefer if different, that would be a good time to try the Elixir coated strings, as they are about four times the price, but do last a long long time.
Not to good with the photos, but on phone or tablet.
If you start a post and post it, then go back and press edit, at the top of the page it should say, insert image or something similar, press insert image and follow instructions, sorry but thats the best explanation I can do.
With reference to tuners, I use a clip on tuner called a snark, but all clip on tuners are good, if you have a mobile phone or tablet, there is quite a lot of free tuners to down load on the play store.
Thanks for the photos. Guitar looks great, in excellent condition.
The guitar was designed to take 12gauge strings, so at the end of the day it comes down to personal choice. I personally prefer 11gauge strings, from a sound/tone point of view i can't tell the difference, but it will put less strain on the guitar neck and be kinder on the fingers, I play mostly fingerpicking style and to make it even less strain on the guitar and more kind on the fingers, I tune down half a step. But it comes down to what you like, some players even use 10 gauge. No rush but you will find what you like.
thank you I could not find a mark on it. I will try the 11. I think I got the downloaded tuner working and the guitar was slightly flat is that what you mean by down a 1/2 step when I brought it up to 82 hz for the low e I did notice my super easy push on the strings was not quite as easy. still the nicest playing guitar I ever owned. It has been 40 year since I picked up a guitar and I am surprised that there is still a little muscle memory left I can do the basic chords I dont remember any songs that part of my brain must have gone soft but the chords are still there.