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Seagull S12+ 12-String Acoustic Guitar
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The tapered headstock on the S12+ provides a straighter pull on the strings over the nut for exceptionally easy and stable tuning--a very good thing ...Read More
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Brilliant tone for vocal accompaniment or fingerstyle playing!
The tapered headstock on the S12+ provides a straighter pull on the strings over the nut for exceptionally easy and stable tuning--a very good thing when you have 12 strings to deal with. Crisp highs and warm mids are generated by a solid cedar top on environmentally friendly wild cherry back and sides. Silver leaf maple neck with rosewood fretboard provides low, easy action.
- Solid cedar top
- Wild cherry back and sides
- Silver leaf maple neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- Tusq nut and compensated saddle
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I bought mine (the S-12+ with the Godin Q II electronics option3 in 2005.)I had previously owned a Martin D-12 back in the 70's and I was hankerin' to buy another 12 string. A trip to a local music store's demo-room revealed some really nice 12 strings. I started pulling them down and trying them out. I tried a Gibby Songwriter Deluxe, a Takamine, a Martin DM-12, a Taylor Grand Auditorium 12, and the Seagull S-12+. I spent the next hour or so comparing different 12's until it was between the Seagull and the Martin. I could detect very little difference between the two except that the Seagull was easier to fret. The Gull' was half the price so it was no contest. I have played this axe in many different venues since and its strong, warm midrange and bright highs are a joy to listen to. I have received many positive remarks on it. The only downside I see is the light finish which tends to ding if handled too roughly.I use D'Dario bronze phosphor lights exclusively (as I do on all 4 of my Gits'). It's not much on bleng, but, For the price, this one's pretty hard to beat. I was so impressed with my 12 that I bought an S-6+CW gloss-top too.
I was caught between this an a 12 string Ibanez (I forgot the model) and I'm so glad that I got the Seagull S12! This guitar sings. I've had it for about a year now, it's great for rhythm- and fingerwork, if your hands can take it. I had to have the action adjusted once but other than that no problems at all. Wonderful electronics (Quantum II). It's ridiculous that you can get this quality for such a low price- I swear it sounded better than some of the comparable Martins/Taylors I played at the shop.People express worry about keeping their playing style intact; fingerpicking/bends get much less awkward over time- the difficulty isn't specific to this guitar, that's just how 12 strings feel.
I've had the S12 for about one year. Almost didn't get it because it didn't have a built-in tuner but bought an Ibanez stage tuner(WORKS GREAT). Overall I'm pleased with the purchase. The cherry body gives it a bright sound which I can balance out very well with the tone controls. I love the Godin Electronics on this guitar, VERY HOT. It stays in tune pretty well unless the temp changes. I've had to adjust the action and neck twice. Recommend you let it set in for 6 to 8 weeks before making your first adjustments. I also had to shave the sides of the front pegs because I like my twin strings very close together.
I got my guitar ten years ago. And, after logging in thousands of hours around campfires, events and stage appearances, I wouldn't play another of any brand.It is the most significant possession of my lifetime.
I've had this guitar for about 2 years and I have to say I never play it. I guess it's a great guitar for strumming, but if you want to bend a string you'd better have fingers of steel. It sounds beautiful.
I bought my first S12 in 2002. I had never heard of them, but enjoyed playing the store model. I had the bridge shaved to drop the action. This thing plays as good as any Taylor, with the depth of a Gibby. I use it primarily as a campfire guitar, but have played it on stage. It stays in tune pretty decent for a 12. I will buy another one with a pickup.
A 2000 model is my first 12-string and will be satisfied. Even with old strings, the sound is pleasing and balanced from an understated look-no glitz, here. Good action and very playable. I think Grodin's updates might make a new unit a better pick. Handle with care and get a case-the light finish won't take abuse. Used units hold value. A high quality tuner (Korg DT-7) makes it easy to tune. The negative - how am I going to get my big hand inside the sound hole to replace the 9V L.R. Baggs pickup battery mounted inside???? Replace strings & battery simultaneously. Unless you are a fanatic, spending more is a waste of money ... keep an eye on Seagull or just hope you get lucky with something else.