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Seagull Cedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought Natural 

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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

Naturally beautiful and plays like a dream.

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SeagullCedar Slim Acoustic Dreadnought
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Fun to play (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Jamming (4)
    • School bands (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

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    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.

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      4.0

      One of the better laminates I've played

      By Johnson Fan

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      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 :-)].

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          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!

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            (1 of 3 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!

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              (3 of 3 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.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic for beginner to intermediate.

                By Jimmy Pages and Pages

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Novice

                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.

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                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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                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best sounding budget guitar. period.

                  By voodoochild

                  from Corvallis, OR

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                  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.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Flawless, Amazing Value

                    By Mainer

                    from Portland, ME

                    About Me Experienced

                    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).

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                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very good choice

                    By dave999z

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          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.

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