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Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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Gorgeous domestic wild cherry back and sides provide a unique tone blending the warmth of mahogany with the crisp definition of maple. Silver leaf ma...Read More

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Great-looking award winner with solid cedar top and genuine lacquer finish!

Gorgeous domestic wild cherry back and sides provide a unique tone blending the warmth of mahogany with the crisp definition of maple. Silver leaf maple neck on a shorter 24.84" scale with a rosewood fretboard is easy on the fingers while inline machine heads make for quick, stable tuning. A Q1T preamp with EQ, tuner and ribbon transducer assures you get faithful amplified sound.

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  • Solid cedar top
  • Wild cherry back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Semi-gloss lacquer finish

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SeagullS6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

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4.0

Amazing Value and Beautiful Workhorse

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from Dallas, TX

Pros

  • Great sound
  • Well built

Cons

  • Preamp Design

Best Uses

  • Any type of gig

Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for almost three years now and it plays as well today as it did when I first got it, if not better. I bought this when I was a beginner and now I play in front of hundreds of people and lead worship at my church every week. I consider myself a now intermediate to advanced player. Would I buy this guitar again if I had to? Yes.

Of all the guitars I have tried, especially in this price range, nothing beats this. Even years later when I play other guitars that are even more expensive I am blown away by my guitar. It sounds so rich and deep and its naturally loud. You can feel the guitar resonate with every strum like those expensive Martin's.

I always get complements on the design and people are amazed at how great it sounds. It sounds very natural. Strings do not deaden anywhere. The tone is very deep like a Martin and not super super bright lie a Taylor so if that is what you are looking for, look elsewhere. However this has gotten the job done in every situation from stage to campfire. The fact that it is so naturally loud helps a great deal

I have now played the heck out of this guitar and its getting worn out but still very playable.

Now to the problems I have faced.
1. It dents/scratches easily- If you rub it against anything it will scratch due to the material of the top. However I do not really consider this a huge concern because you don't buy a guitar to sit around and stare at it, you buy it to play the heck out of it.

2. The preamp design is terrible. It almost impossible to see the notches that show the level of Bass/Treble and in low light-forget about it. It is so tiny and also does not have any numbers on it so its just a matte of hearing which is high and which is low setting. If you give your guitar to someone for the first time they will have no idea what they are doing. The paint on it also comes off easily and its just so minimalistic that it does not give you much to work with.

and that's really it. I love this guitar and would recommend it to anyone that's looking for an intermediate guitar that sounds as good as much more expensive guitars. Its also great for beginners that want something that will still be good as they get better. Do keep in mind that it does have a wider neck that may be difficult at first for newbies.

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4.0

An overall great guitar

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from Harrisonburg, VA

Pros

  • Nice Setup Out Of The Box
  • Nice Tonewood Vs Price
  • No Weak Or Dead Spots

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      I typically play electric guitar and this was a very nice, easy transition to make. The setup was great out of the box with just a bit of tweaking to suit my style. A lot of folks are caught up on brand names without realizing that different models/brands are meant for different sounds. Yes, a Martin D-28 is well known, but more of a strumming guitar. Know what style and sound you want to play. This guitar can handle both finger style or a pick. Not overly bright or boomy. Volume is balanced throughout the frequencies. I had a deadbeat roommate which forced me to pawn my first one. As soon as I had my finances back in order, I purchased another. Sound and feel between the two were quite consistent. I really don't utilized the pickup system but testing it out it seemed fine yet basic. It doesn't have heavy lacquer which I prefer to let the guitar sing; so it is prone to dings. This is a great guitar for the working musician that wants real wood. Yes you can get a cheap Martin but you're dealing with high pressure laminate. The strings that came with it play fine but a bit to metallic sounding for me. Pick up a bridge pin puller while you're at it and you'll have a guitar that do you right for years and continue to improve as you break it in.

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      5.0

      Great guitar

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      from Robbinsville N J

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            Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I'm a beginner having only played for two years. There many positive reviews of this guitar and after you read them I urge you to believe them.it is very easy to play chords which I have problems doing..This guitar inspires confidence.I have never played high end guitars but I don,t think you can do any better for this price point.
            MF delivered on time and guitar came in perfect condition. Just tune and enjoy. If you are beginner buy one you won,t regret your investment.

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            5.0

            Fantastic sound, beautiful finish

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            from Brisbane, Australia

            Pros

            • Beautiful finish
            • Full sound
            • Value for Money

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Intermediate To Expert

            Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            This is the second seagull I've bought with no regrets at all. This S6 as a gift is beautifully finished and sounds wonderful. I believe the Seagull range represent excellent value for money, hard to beat

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            5.0

            You get more than you pay for.

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            from Hattiesburg, MS

            Pros

            • price
            • Quality
            • Sound

            Cons

            • Can't think of any

            Best Uses

            • Finger-picking
            • Playing music

            Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I have a 1995 S6 acoustic-electric that my dad bought used in that same year. I was four-years-old when he got it and I learned to play on that guitar. I have it sitting in my room right now and I still love it. I like the wide nut width and fat neck. It's an ideal set up for those who like to finger-pick, but it's not so wide to where it's awkward to strum. I also prefer the sound characteristics of the Cedar top over Spruce top acoustics that I've played. The guitar seems to never go out of tune. I believe the headstock design and build quality have something to do with that. My 1995 model isn't particularly pretty, at least it looks worse than the newer models. However, I turn into Shallow Hal when I hear the sound it makes. I can't speak on the electronics because my '95 model has a totally different system. Overall, great acoustic guitar for the money, possibly even the best. Try picking up a Fender for the same price, yuck. No comparison. Another thing, it's hand-built in Canada. And make sure you take those stock Godin strings off and get some Martins or something.

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            5.0

            Love it

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            from Helendale, Ca

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Wider neck makes for very clean finger picking. Love the volume and the tone.

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                  5.0

                  An absolutely awesome guitar!

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                  from Caracas, Venezuela

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                  Pros

                  • a joy to play
                  • Beautiful Headstock
                  • Excellent Resonance
                  • Good Looks
                  • Great tone
                  • Solid build

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Ensemble playing
                  • Live Concerts
                  • Recording
                  • Solo playing

                  Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  After extensive research I decided to buy a Seagull S6. A year has passed and I'm happier every day! I have played many live concerts with this instrument and recorded many tracks: the electronics are excellent, as well as the tone and ease of playing. The guitar I received is flawless, a real beauty of an instrument. It really does look, play and sound like a much more expensive guitar! The action, however, was quite high upon arrival, but all I did was turn give the truss rod a few turns and it immediately suited my playing style and has stayed that way perfectly. It holds its tuning wonderfully! The on-board tuner is a very handy plus! The sound is even across the fretboard, with crispy highs, mids and elegant bass. Godin Guitars does a wonderful job on each of its instruments: every one of their Seagulls is truly a remarkable instrument! You cannot go wrong! Buy it!

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                  5.0

                  A Keeper

                  Pros

                  • Great sound
                  • Natural finish
                  • Solid feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • BLUEGRASS
                    • Folk
                    • Rock

                    Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Natural finish lets the guitar breath. Wide fret board gives you more room to play clean chords. Bass and treble have a very consistent tone through the neck.

                    this guitar produces a very natural sounding "folk" tone...very "woody" with lots of mid range bite, just the way I like it. For example, my martin has a very "scooped" sound, very warm, but boring compared to the crispiness of this seagull.

                    electronics produce a great sound as well. onboard tuner is a huge plus!!

                    I purchased this guitar many years ago in college after playing it at a guitar shop (blind purchase, I had never heard of "seagull" before)

                    I sold it, foolishly, for another guitar because the seagull did not have electronics in it.

                    Years later, after selling my Ovation (i hated the rounded back) I started researching for my "be all end all" acoustic. One that I would use for leading worship and recording and everything in between.

                    I started with Taylors, but the price tag was too high. After weeks of playing and searching, I found the Seagull, again.

                    It continues to grow on me. I love it.

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                    5.0

                    Wow!

                    By 

                    from Washington DC

                    Pros

                    • Craftsmanship
                    • Electronics
                    • Godin Tuner
                    • Neck
                    • Quality
                    • Sound
                    • Tone

                    Cons

                    • Bland Looks
                    • none
                    • Not for small hands

                    Best Uses

                    • All uses

                    Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    You aren't going to find a better built, better sounding guitar for even twice the cost of this guitar. I've played Takamines, Taylors, and Martins in the $1K - $2K range that didn't impress me nearly as much as this guitar did.

                    No laminates, just solid Cedar and Cherry.

                    It's not the sexiest looking guitar, although the grain on the back and sides is stunning. The neck is a little wide, so smaller handed players may want to opt for the Slim, with a slightly smaller nut width. I like a roomy neck, so it's perfect for me. It was actually the first thing that I noticed about the guitar. Fantastic neck.

                    The Built in Godin Tuner and electronics are great, and worth the extra hundred and fifty or so. Especially if you plan on doing any recording or performing.

                    I can't say enough about this guitar!

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                    5.0

                    Seagull s6

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                    from Thornbury

                    Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    My rating is really based on delivery to Australia. It arrived on time and in perfect condition.

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