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Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought

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    OVERVIEW

    The popular S6 with a slimmer nut width.

    Seagull acoustic guitars put this idea into motion after realizing that certain players love the S6 Original but prefer a more traditional feeling nut width.

    'The S6 Cedar Slim features a comfortable, slimmer than traditional 1.72" (4.37 cm) nut width. The same nut width as its parlor-sized little brother with the big sound, the Seagull Grand. The Slim's cream binding also helps differentiate this model from its S6 Original counterpart.

    The combination of the solid cedar top and wild cherry back & sides gives this guitar a full, warm contoured sound, further accentuated by the comfort of the silver leaf maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and double function truss rod.

    Another key characteristic to this guitar, as with all Seagull guitars, is the use of genuine lacquer finish, which enables the top to breathe and vibrate freely. This in turn promotes the aging process of the guitar, meaning that your instrument will actually sound better the more it is played over time. The S6 Cedar Slim keeps with the same Seagull high standards of quality and musicality.

    FEATURES
    • SPECS:
    • Neck: Silverleaf maple
    • Fingerboard: Indian rosewood
    • Top: Solid cedar top
    • Back & Sides: Wild Ccerry
    • Bridge: Indian rosewood
    • Saddle: Tusq (fully compensated)
    • Top Nut: Tusq
    • Finish: Genuine nitrocellulose lacquer
    • Scale: 24.84" (63 cm)
    • Radius: 16" (40,6 cm)
    • Nut Width: 1.72" (4,37 cm)
    • Optional electronics: Godin Quantum 1 system
    • Handcrafted in LaPatrie, Qubec Canada

    Naturally beautiful and plays like a dream.

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    SeagullCedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought
     
    4.9

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (10)
    • Consistent (8)
    • Good feel (8)
    • Stays in tune (7)
    • Fun to play (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (9)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Jamming (5)
    • School bands (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Novice (4)

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good choice

    By dave999z

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

    The S6 slim is an excellent guitar for [$] (or buy it when there's a sale -- I paid like [$] over Fourth of July). I don't think you could find a better one in this price range. I got it as a backup guitar that I don't have to worry about. It's no Martin HD-28 or Gibson AJ, but for the price it sounds very good. Balanced (not too boomy -- probably because it is has slightly more sloped shoulders, slightly narrower waist, and slightly less depth than a typical dreadnaught, and the wood is, well, a little cheaper). Pretty good volume. Some sparkle. Decent sustain. For this price, getting a solid top is pretty impressive (it's cedar, not spruce, but resonates pretty nicely). Yes the back and sides are 3-layer laminate, but at least it's three layers of actual wood (even though it's cherry, not mahogany or rosewood), unlike a lot of cheap guitars. I would definitely recommend the "slim" neck, which is in fact a normal neck. The standard S6 has a nut width that's significantly wider than most acoustics and electrics, and a bit hard to play. Not impossible, but unless you're a huge fingerpicker (in which case you probably have a better guitar than this), I don't see the point in getting a guitar with a wider nut than all the other guitars I own. Just makes it hard to swap back and forth. I also like the cream body binding on the slim model -- just looks nicer than the chocolate binding on the standard S6. Even so, it's not the most attractive guitar on earth. The cedar top is pretty bland looking, and it is very soft and so scuffs easily. The color and grain of the cherry sides and back are not that attractive and don't look that great with the top, but who cares, it's not a beauty contest. I ordered mine online. Normally I'd have reservations about buying an acoustic instrument without playing it first, but at this price I wasn't worried (and could return it if necessary). These are production guitars, they don't vary that much. You could probably find a gem or a dud, but most of them sound quite similar. The setup out of the box was very good. Neck is practcally straight (tiny bow, as it should have), and the action is pretty low. Could probably go a mm lower without buzzing, so I may tweak it someday by filing the saddle a bit. Bottom line, it's an excellent choice. I haven't played a better guitar for [$], or even $600-700.

    (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best sounding budget guitar. period.

    By voodoochild

    from Corvallis, OR

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

      I've gone to numerous music stores to find a truly good acoustic guitar on a budget. This little Seagull won by a landslide, everytime. Sure, it was a slightly more expensive than the other guitars I was considering, but the difference was lightyears apart. Stays in tune practically forever, no obnoxious heavy lacquer on the neck to stick you up, gorgeous tone, great sound projection. For the price, I can find nothing truly wrong with it. In fact, I would consider the tone to be competitive with double priced guitars from rival brands. I'm a Seagull fan for life now.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Incredible value

      By Duke64

      from Oregon

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Excellent quality
      • Good Feel
      • Made In North America
      • Maed
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fingerpicking
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

        I have been hearing that Seagull is an excellent value for years. I started researching the best dreadnoughts in this price range and found that Yamaha, Washburn, Alvarez, Takamine, etc. make some quality guitars in that range. When I went to the store to play them, however, the Seagull rose above them all in my book. Part of it was the cedar top, that produces a warmer/richer tone than spruce. The clincher for me was the quality of construction. The lacquer is really thin, allowing the grain of the wood to breathe. You feel like you are touching wood when you pick up this guitar, not touching a thick coat of glossy lacquer. The fit and finish is first rate. You won't find much better quality for under a grand.

        (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        One of the better laminates I've played

        By Johnson Fan

        from Western NY

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        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

            This is one of the best laminated acoustics I've played - and I've played many. The balance leans toward the bass, but not overwhelmingly so. It has excellent sustain and a surprising tone for a laminate. In terms of sound quality, I'd place it on par with the Taylor GS Mini that also gets surprisingly good tone from a laminate. The cherry is beautifully grained and the satin finish is very well done. This is an excellent choice for someone who wants a nice dreadnought without dropping a bundle of money.

            When I read many of these guitar reviews, it seems like each guitar is the best in the world because someone just bought it. Well, it isn't the best guitar in the world, but it's a nice one. To put my comments in perspective, I've been playing off and on for 50 years and have owned in the neighborhood of 40 guitars. I currently have a slew of nice guitars, including a Martin D-18vs, OM-28v, a Taylor GC8 and GS-Mini, a Gibson CJ-165,and others of equal caliber. [PS I still might not know what I'm talking about :-)].

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic for beginner to intermediate.

            By Jimmy Pages and Pages

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Novice

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            Pros

            • Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

            I had the S6 original but changed to the slim because the S6 was not as suited to chords and rhythm - the nut width makes barring harder. The S6 may be better for finger-style. The slim is a better compromise. Seagull are no-frills guitars with excellent craftsmanship. You are paying for quality material and pride in craft. A $x plane jane is a better instrument than a glossy $x foo foo guitar. There is no evidence of rushing the manufacturing process in Seagull guitars. They are flawless. I can only imagine what a higher end Seagull would be like.
            I often play expensive guitars in stores just to see what they are like. Sure, they are better than a $x S6, but not considering the extra cost. It's hard to justify an expensive guitar when Seagull makes quality. You definitely pay for the name on the headstock on expensive guitars.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Long thought out search for guitar.

            By Andrew Hunt

            from U.S. Virgin Islands

            Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

            I looked at every acoustic here and competitors' sites. Read every last detail I could about them ALL. This is what I chose. Realize I live on an island. There is no driving to music shops and checking out everything on the rack. It was a blind shot in the dark and my decision couldn't have been better. Yes, I was on a budget and this guitar fits the bill perfectly. It was straight and ready to go out of the box AND it was "used". It looks as if someone just took it back to the store after one night deciding they didn't want it! Why they wouldn't beats me unless there was a better deal? It sounds magnificent, plays beautifully, and feels great. The slim neck is another selling point for me. I've played other acoustics and they always felt like you were hugging a tree when I played them! This one, not quite so. It's a perfect match of slim neck with dreadnaught body. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone out there no matter what experience or age. The Canadians got it right with this model! Couldn't believe I could get something that wasn't from Korea, China, Japan, or Mexico that was worth purchasing. The U.S. brands are all pricey and seemingly "iffy" in their reviews unless you were looking at the Taylors, Martins, and Gibsons top dollar models. So it was nice to purchase something made in North America!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Flawless, Amazing Value

            By Mainer

            from Portland, ME

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Feel
            • Great Value
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

            • NONE

            Best Uses

            • Gigging
            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

            These guitars truly are exceptional. It sounds and plays amazing. For less than $700 you can get a guitar worthy of gigging that will compete with any of the better known, expensive brands. It would also be appropriate for someone learning too, as it is a little easier to play than the average dreadnought. Order a pick-guard for it though. They're cheap and they will protect it and make it look better (IMO).

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pick of the litter

            By Ted -oMpQr

            from Bflo, NY

            Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

            Just received this guitar on time as promised. What a beautiful sound and great workmanship. You weren't kidding when you said this guitar is everything a guitar should be. Great action, beatiful wood and workmanship, an incredible sound, pure, natural...as it should be. I have owned and presently own a few acoustic/electrics and this is without a doubt one of the best acoustics I have.I play it daily cuz it's so enjoyable!What a great guitar!

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful looking and in sound!

            By Laura in San Antonio

            from San Antonio

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

              I am a newbie and this is such a wonderful guitar from what I have seen and heard so far. I am only 5'2" and have really small hands, so I was concerned before I purchased this but once I started practicing and replaced the strings with silk and steele Martin strings, it was all wonderful. The silk and steele strings were easier on my hands but what came on the guitar were great too. Worth every penny!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stood out

              By B-Rad45

              from Altoona, PA

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              Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

              I just received an epiphone masterbilt from online. Heard a ton about it. But I believe I made a mistake. Yes, the neck had a bump to it, but when I played it I was a bit disappointed. You see, I went with the masterbilt because it was a solid wood and I figured that would be what I needed, particularly after all the great reviews stated it was the best midrange guitar available. Now, I did visit the local music emporium about a month ago and picked up this cedar seagull, after trying taylors, martins and other higher end guitars. It easily was the one that made me take notice. I had heard cedar guitars were more of a "mellow" tone. It certainly sounded bright enough for me, ringing beautifully, and I like a bright sounding guitar. Today, I sent back that epiphone and plan to run out and buy that Seagull as soon as I am refunded. Those Canadians are certainly doing something right.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unbelievable Guitar for the Price

              By JAMSESH

              from Boston, Mass.

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              Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

              Seagull Guitars are great, handcrafted guitars made in Canada, and really are the best value per dollar spent out of all manufacturers. For the price, you cannot get a better guitar. Not to diss Chinese, Korean, or Mexican made instruments, as many of those are just fine, but these Canadian babies are a superior instrument made for the working musician and simply cannot be beat without spending several hundred more.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The "hype" is true

              By fumblefingers

              from Southern Arizona

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

                I compared this to Yamaha LL6 and just about every other guitar in the price range. Really liked the sound. This restock has a blemish on the front which appears to be within the wood itself rather than externally caused. I can live with it, and the sound is not affected by it at all. Action was very high "out of the box" so it needed to be taken down by the local shop. Neck was also in need of adjustment. Now that it is "tuned up" it plays really well. Seems like every accessory out there advises against use with nitro finish - so be aware when buying. I ended up buying a stand and tuner that both state not to use on this finish. That said, the finish on the guitar is first rate. Much nicer than the high gloss on most guitars. Just need to find accessories that won't affect the finish. Mine came with a pick guard installed, and it looks great.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great, non amplified, guitar

                By GitBo

                from Orlando, FL

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

                  I bought a blemished return, but no biggie. a small mark on the back of the neck, but I don't feel it. The action was high but MF helped me get it set up by my guitar tech. I brought him an Ibanez I bought from MF and asked him to set it up like that. He did and now Seagull is super sweet.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Can't wait to get my own

                  By RemoteCav

                  from NM

                  Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

                  My brother just recieved his Seagull S6. I've spend only small amounts of time with it, but my first impression is that this is an exceptional guitar. I've been planing on replacing my cheap beat-up Ibanez for a while, but I wasn't quite shure witch guitar I wanted. After playing the Seagull S6, I can't image myself buying another guitar. Its everything I want in a guitar. It has a full, loud, and clean sound. And it looks nice too. It is a very good guitar, epecially considering the price. I will my own Seagull soon.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful tone!

                  By Connor Macdonald

                  from San Diego

                  Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

                  Such a wonderful guitar. The best thing about this guitar is the quality of it's tone and light weight. Unbeatable price for how incredible it is. People listen to me play it and can't believe how cheap it was. Easily my all-time favorite guitar.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  SWEET TONE

                  By TRICKY FINGERS

                  from OKC OK

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                  Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

                  I bought this guitar for my teen age daughter we went into a music store, she played 4 or 5 guitars when she picked this guitar up and hit one chord we both looked at each other and her jaw dropped i knew this was the one she wanted this guitar has so much tone its incredible for the price Now its my turn for a new Seagull but Im going a little larger.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My First Seagull

                  By GitBo

                  from Orlando, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Great Tone Woods
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Best Knock Around Ever
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

                    I bought this at a discount cuz it was returned with a small cosmetic flaw, boy howdy I'm glad I did. The flaw can't be felt, heard, or seen.....one of those tiny deals on the back of the neck. I would have been bummed if I paid full price, buy I did not and it id negligiblr, I love cedar. It may be bland to look ay, buy rich like butter to hear. The back, sided, and binding are very cool. A great size, loud, warm, and easy to plsy. If you like cedar, or warm tone, this is a winner!

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar!

                    By SUPERARMYGUY

                    from Kentucky

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • School Bands
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought:

                      This guitar is a great guitar built with quality. Although the picture doesn't have a pick guard mine came with one which looks amazing on it. I feel like the Slim model plays a lot smoother then the original for me and would suggest it for anyone who feels the original is to wide.

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