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Seagull Guitars- Bolt-On Neck

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Haven't heard or read about any complaints, but Seagull has lots of company in the bolt-on neck category: Collings, Taylor & Tacoma to name a few.

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I've always liked Seagull gits. Never knew they used bolt-on necks, but as DonK pointed out, they're in pretty good company there.

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The only problem I ever saw with regards to a Seagull with a bolt on neck occured to a guitar that had been left in the back of a truck in -20 weather.

The heel cracked right in line with one of the bolt anchors.

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Like others I have owned Seagulls for years & never had a problem. I have owned both the S & M models.

 

If I'm not mistaken, I believe that the Seagull necks are put on similarly like the Taylor's necks are. (Maybe one of the other guys can tell you for sure)

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17 minutes ago, Bob's Guitars said:

I have a C6 in need of 2 bolts,where can I get them???

 

It's a very old thread, so you might not get replies from the people who posted in it previously. 

Have you tried contacting Seagull to see if you can order replacement bolts from them? I would imagine that's your best bet... 

http://www.seagullguitars.com/

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Bob's Guitars said:

I have a C6 in need of 2 bolts,where can I get them???

I suspect they're probably standard metric bolts. Try a hardware store.

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4 hours ago, Bob's Guitars said:

I have a C6 in need of 2 bolts,where can I get them???

I just worked on one.   They should be SAE 1/4-20.  The ones I use are 1-1/4 long but that might not be right for an A&L/Seagull.   

 

 

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13 hours ago, Freeman Keller said:

I just worked on one.   They should be SAE 1/4-20.  The ones I use are 1-1/4 long but that might not be right for an A&L/Seagull.   

 

 

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 Of all the mortise tenon schemes that strikes me as strange that application.

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2 hours ago, gitmo said:

 Of all the mortise tenon schemes that strikes me as strange that application.

Its not a M&T, its a bolted butt joint.   You see them from time to time on ukuleles and its somewhat similar to Taylors NT joint except for the shims and bolt in the fretboard extension.

If Bob is still around and has the neck off he can check the length by knowing that the insert is 1/2 inch long.   If the neck is still on the guitar measure the length of the neck block, add 1/16 for the sides, 1/2 for the insert.  He does not want the bolt to bottom out in the insert.   Also, Bob, you should use Belleville washers under the bolt heads.

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i haven't owned many guitars, but my s6 was my pride and joy; stolen years ago unfortunately. i'm in the market for a dreadnaught again, and it's my top choice right now even though i can afford higher end. anything wrong with bolt ons?

i'm resisting the urge to make a fake boobs joke.

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   I have a Medeira (Japanese made Guild) and I am not having any success in getting the neck off to try a "reset". The fret board is off. the Old rusty truss rod is out. I took the nut off the bolt protruding through the end-block. No dovetail. Will I need to use steam, because maybe there is glue in the bolt hole? The label inside has been destroyed, but It clearly was an Oval shape. The headstock is "square", sort of like a Martin, so I think that it is an A-30, first generation. Any help/suggestions will be appreciated.

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