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Seagull S8 Mandolin SG, Natural Natural

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Seagull's S8 Mandolin SG features a maple neck through body with a solid Sitka spruce top and laminate maple body with a clean semi-gloss natural fin...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 11-30-2017

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A non-traditionally designed mandolin that's easy to play.

Seagull's S8 Mandolin SG features a maple neck through body with a solid Sitka spruce top and laminate maple body with a clean semi-gloss natural finish. This special A-style mandolin offers players the opportunity to experience the great feel and superb sound provided by a hand-finished neck, rosewood fingerboard, Graph Tech tusq nut and compensated saddle, open-geared tuners, vintage-style nickel-plated brass tailpiece and a tortoiseshell celluloid pickguard.

FEATURES
  • Double cutaway
  • Solid Sitka spruce top
  • Laminate maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Semi-gloss finish
  • 13.875 in. scale length
  • Tusq nut
  • 1.19 in. nut width
  • GraphTech compensated saddle
  • Open geared tuners
  • Vintage-style nickel-plated brass tailpiece
  • Tortoiseshell celluoid pickgaurd
  • Natural finish
    Dimensions
    Body Depth: 1.85 in.
  • Body Length: 12.24 in.
  • Lower Bout: 8.22 in.
  • Nut Width: 1.19 in.
  • Scale: 13.88 in.
  • Upper Bout: 5 in.
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    SeagullS8 Mandolin SG, Natural
     
    5.0

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    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Instrument

    By Nathan

    from Mendocino, CA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Reliable
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Seagull S8 Mandolin SG, Natural:

      I was pleasantly surprised by not only the construction of the instrument but the tone and volume of the it as well. Given the affordable price of the mandolin, I just sort of figured that there would be some flaws that I would just have to justify against the price. However, after practicing on it for a considerable amount of time, I really cannot identify any such issues. In fact, I usually am a bit too lazy to write reviews but I just felt that the S8 needed a bit of positive testimony. Not only does the S8 have perfect tuning stability and general construction but it surprised me by its great intonation, comfortable action, adjustable truss rod, and good tone. I just restrung it with a set of Elixers and the difference was impressive. The only thing that takes a bit of getting used to with this style of mandolin is the size of the body. I was originally skeptical of the small size but after playing it (especially after putting the Elixers on) it has plenty of volume, clarity, response, and dynamic potential. I would absolutely purchase this instrument again if anything happened to it. I think that this make/model is far superior to any comparably priced instrument.

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