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Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar  Natural 

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Inspired by the dulcimer, the Seagull Merlin is a portable 4-string diatonic acoustic instrument that's just simply fun to play and hard to put down....Read More

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A solid top and made in North America.

Inspired by the dulcimer, the Seagull Merlin is a portable 4-string diatonic acoustic instrument that's just simply fun to play and hard to put down. The Seagull Merlin Natural Mahogany SG features a solid Mahogany top with a mustache-style Tusq bridge, compensated saddle, 3-piece rock maple body with drive-through neck design and tune-up with vintage style open-geared tuners.

FEATURES
  • Solid mahogany top
  • Rock maple, string-through body.
  • Rock maple neck, drive-through neck design
  • Nut Width : 1.280"
  • Tusq nut by Graph Tech
  • Compensated bridge Tusq by Graph Tech
  • Satin oil finish
  • Case separately

Explore news sounds in your music with this fine work of art. Order today.

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SeagullMerlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Reviewed by 14 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its a fun instrument to play.

By mandojeff

from Jacksonville, N.C.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

    Just use this to play around the house mostly and at church. Adds a new sound to some of the songs I do.

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    5.0

    i would definitely buy this again

    By Sam the guitarist

    from Dallas TX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

      I absolutely love this instrument. Because of the way that it is freted(as a scale) the minute that I opened the package I was able to start playing songs. My only complaint is that it is hard to find any chord charts.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Every musician Should own one!

      By Trashbilly

      from Earth

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun for everyone. let a novice jam over Bm song

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Making a Smile

      Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

      I'm not a corporate stooge. I'm not selling this to anyone. I'm a Rock Musician for 40 years. I bought this for my wife for Christmas and we jammed all day. Best Christmas in years! Bought the Mahogany top model. Great sound. Incredible well made. I had to find the nicely embroidered Seagull Merlin Gig-Gag elsewhere! Why doesn't M.F. sell it too??? I may get the "G" model to expand my options. Lets be honest.. this instrument is limited, but, my wife easily went from from "You Are My Sunshine" to "The World I Know " by Collective Soul. Good luck finding Chord charts. You'll figure it out. Lots of goofy YouTube Vids to inspire you. You will enyoy. ...T

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      An Addicting Little Jewel of an Instrument

      By BZ

      from Friendswood, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Nice Looking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fun

        Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

        I bought this for a friend as a gift. These were his comments, "Truly an addicting little jewel of an instrument as I've ever picked up!!!...it'd be a great first instrument because it's so easy to sound good and I think it would be easy on a beginners fingers too...all stars from me!!!..." Looks like I might have to get one for myself!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A blast to play

        By Joe C

        from Cameron NC

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

            My wife has been trying to teach me to play the guitar forever with little success. I bought one of these based on the reviews and every bit of it was true. easy easy easy! I thought myself to play a couple of songs by ear in just a few hours. This is a beautifully crafted little instrument. It is easy to tune and very forgiving when I fail to hold a string down properly. I highly recommend it for anyone but mostly for someone who wants a first string instrument that builds skills and confidence.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            very cool

            By mrvrah

            from fl

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

              really fun instrument to play around with. needed something different to add to my music. this little guy is easy to play , its much louder than expected, and the build quality is great.
              kind of sounds like a banjo and mandolin mixed.
              celtic I guess. hard to put down.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Merlin produces dulcimer "magic"

              By Philip Gerace

              from Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

                This is an odd looking little instrument, but it shows typical Seagull quality, despite it's less than "showy" finish. It is light, tunes easily, and has a fuller sound than other similar "strum stick" type dulcimers. A little tricky to hold while playing, but not as bad as some "travel guitars" I've played. A strap helps a good bit.
                For this kind of dulcimer guitar, it seems to be the value leader in sound. The short scale is a little limiting, but it still has many uses and has to be a best buy.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Soooo much fun!!

                By Cordelia, CDA

                from Amherst, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Strong
                • Very well constructed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

                    Just to have fun and to add a little different sound to our guitar group.

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                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome instrument!

                    By UkuleleStu

                    from Roseville, CA.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Needs More Frets

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

                      Three words to describe: Fun, Fun, Fun! Great quality, even better sound, easy to play, was playing songs immediatly... Could use about 3 more frets up the neck (dulcimers have much more range) but overall it is a great instrument. I bought this as a guitar player to play along with my wife on her (real) dulcimer: they sound fantastic together!

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      great sound, great fun.

                      By tornadeau

                      from haysville, ks

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                      Comments about Seagull Merlin Mahogany SG Dulcimer Guitar:

                      This instrument has a heavenly tone great for begginers or experts. It is quite addictive. Not really for learning songs, but incredibly fun. The build quality is great. It is a little work of art. I want another one!

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