*HACK* for Better Tone on 'G' Seagull Merlin Dulcimer Guitar
Here's the one FLAW with the G Merlin. Read on.
When I got the Seagull Merlin M4 "Education" Model (i.e., the G or "SG" tuned Merlin), I was amazed at the sound difference between the D and this G version! This G model is the lower range from a G tuned Strumstick (not bad or good, just a nice difference!), and sounds richer with notes closer to the low end of a guitar.
BUT... the way they come strung from the factory is IMO backward on the two highest strings. The thinnest, highest register string, should be on the far outside (the farthest to the right if you're looking head-on at it). That way the high notes ring through.
Watch to see what I mean and how to quickly correct the issue, so you can decide if you like it this way or the original way WITHOUT restringing the instrument.
BTW, if you're looking for a G set of strings, WE HAVE THEM IN STOCK (most of the time), and we're the only company who carries them!
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