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Seagull Merlin Spruce 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....Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-05-2018

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A solid top 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 Spruce SG features a solid spruce 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 spruce 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 new sounds in your music with this fine work of art. Order today.

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SeagullMerlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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3.0

Cannot play a C chord

By Reneesarah

from South San Francisco, California

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

    I like the tone on The Merlin, and it is fun to play. If you are looking for well organized song books with contemporary songs to support your playing a Merlin you may be disappointed. The best I have found are some videos on YouTube and an interest group on Google Plus. Not being able to play a C chord means there are a fair amount of songs that cannot be played on the Merlin. There are work arounds for some songs but not as yet for others. It is fun to spontaneously play with and some people have posted videos playing the Merlin that sound quite beautiful. The sound quality of the Merlin is superior, I believe, to The Strumstick, which I also own.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic little dulcimer

    By JR

    from South Burlington, Vermont

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    Pros

    • Beautifully Made
    • Good Tone
    • Strong
    • Surprising Volume

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Composing Melodies
      • Practicing
      • Strumming And Meditating

      Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

      This is a birthday present from my wife Rita. Seagull literature says you won't want to put the Merlin down. They are right. Sound quality is wonderful. It has more volume than my much larger sound-area mountain dulcimer. Intonation is perfect on the frets. Easy to check with harmonic on high D. I love to sit in my favorite chair, put this featherweight Merlin on my lap, and play things I never would play on my electric or acoustic guitars, or my mandolins for that matter. For the price, this dulcimer can't be beat. Viva Quebec. Making good stuff in Canada.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This thing is GLORIOUS!

      By Jdwoods93

      from Tyler, TX

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      Pros

      • Simple And Awesome
      • Sounds great
      • Super Easy To Play

      Cons

      • Can't Really Play Minor

      Best Uses

      • Accompany
      • Folk

      Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

      I love this thing! I played one in a music shop, they are pretty awesome! I strummed out the tune "Arkansas Traveler" on it and it sounded simply amazing! Great folk sound, super easy to play. Pretty much anything you play on it sounds good.

       
      5.0

      My Wife loves her Merlin Spruce Dulcimer

      By Scott

      from Louisville KY

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      Pros

      • Easy to play
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • enjoy playing music

        Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

        My wife had made several comments over the years that she wished she could play an instrument. I finally did something about it. I bought her a Dulcimer and she loves it. She told me she was at work thinking about when she gets home she can play her Dulcimer. That's it she is hooked.

         
        5.0

        Simple and fun to play

        By Neal

        from Maryville, Tennessee

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          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Noodling

            Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

            I play a lot of instruments, but none of them particularly well lol. I just like making the nice sounds. The Merlin (I got the spruce) plays like a short scale Dulcimer, but it frets easily and everything from the key of D is available to play. Definitely sounds Dulcimer-ish, but does project pretty well. I tried to tune it down to CGC but that didn't sound great to me. You certainly hear the Appalachian /Irish /Scottish tones. I wouldn't use this as my only instrument, but it is a lot of fun and very reasonably priced. Certainly something an experienced guitarist can pick up the first day and play.

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