stratman3,Goldlief. Yes I have played a Breedove and they also make a nice guitar, I guess depending on the model and of course the price range. If I remember right, the one I played was about $800.00. I am really impressed with the Seagulls. Another guitar I forgot to mention is the Lariviee, Don't think I spelled that right.
I have a question for you, I want to get my Martin set up, but I am really, I mean really, hesitant to bring it to someone to check out. I never had it set up after I bought a few years ago. I know how they set up an electric, In fact, I did my Strat myself, but how and what do they do on an acoustic? I just think the action is a little high at the higher frets. This is a question I was going to put on the forum. Goldlief, or anybody out there?
We have kicked setup around a little bit here on the forum. I made a post about four months ago (when i had a whopping 3 months experience under my belt) in the thread was called "last minute advice" in the Acoustic Guitar Technical Q&A category. Ironically, the thread was started by member wanting to setup his Martin. The only thing I would add since then, is if you don't have access to nut files if you need them to work on the nut, you can use drills in a pin vice to lower the string seats of the nut. Drills aren't better than nut files, just a little more accessible. I have reworked nuts both by removing and sanding the bottom, and by working individual seats. If you only need to lower them a few thousandths, the drills work really well with very little danger of cutting too deep. If all the heights need to come down a lot and all the same, sanding the bottom will work better, but that requires removing the nut. There's something about taking hammer and a punch to a Martin that bothers me....