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Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic 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. Silverleaf map...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. Silverleaf maple neck on a shorter 24.84" scale with a rosewood fretboard is easy on the fingers while specially aligned machine heads make for quick, stable tuning.

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  • Wild cherry back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle
  • Semi-gloss lacquer finish
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SeagullThe Original S6 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (143)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (20)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Consistent (17)
  • Stays in tune (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Jamming (15)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (12), Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Quality - Great Sound

I've been learning to play guitar on an electric for a few months. I was eventually bitten by the acoustic bug and really wanted one to learn to play songs via fingerpicking. There are...Read complete review

I've been learning to play guitar on an electric for a few months. I was eventually bitten by the acoustic bug and really wanted one to learn to play songs via fingerpicking. There are lots of options in this price range, but I couldn't find anything that matched the quality of construction or sound of the Seagull S6(I'm new so take my opinion of sound with a grain of salt).

I went to a few stores and tried Yamaha, Takamine, and even one of the Martin 000 models in this price range. The Martin looked and sounded very good, but the neck was made from some laminate called Stratabond and I wanted more solid woods in my guitar. The Seagull still sounded better and definitely had more volume when I compared them back to back. The dreadnought size really contributes to the volume as expected, but you can fingerpick without nails or picks and get a nice loud sound, but if you strum this thing really makes some noise.

The other reviews are accurate. The quality of craftsmanship is top notch. My S6 arrived quickly with no defects or blemishes. Once tuned it sounded great. The only problem I had was it felt like I needed to press down REALLY hard to make the notes ring clear. After a month of struggle I had a professional look at it. He adjusted the truss rod and now it plays so much better. Other people may not need any fine tuning but this was all it took to make my playing much more comfortable. I was prepared to pay for a full setup anyway, but the minor adjustment was a nice surprise.

As for finding the right case you may have to look around as this dreadnought size is a little deeper than others. I initially tried the Gator Delux ABS Dreadought case but it wouldn't shut completely without putting too much pressure on the bridge/saddle. Oddly enough the cheaper Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought case is a snug but safe fit. I've also been using The Art of Contemporary Travis Picking by Mark Hanson to learn. It has been very helpful and after only a month I've learned quite a bit.

Side note: some pictures online show the Seagull S6 as having a black pickguard. As of Sept. 2012 the one I received had a tortoise shell pickguard. I included a picture to show the difference. Looks sharp.

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It is an okay Guitar

Tis is an okay guitar. Very average with a nice solid top. The sound is mellow with a weakness in thi eventually sold it and bought used martin d-15 for the same price...Read complete review

Tis is an okay guitar. Very average with a nice solid top. The sound is mellow with a weakness in thi eventually sold it and bought used martin d-15 for the same price and I am really much more satisfied I just was not happy with an average guitar

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite Christmas present

By 

from Mississippi

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning
    • Practicing

    Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

    I've always wanted to learn to play guitar, so a few years ago I bought the cheapest one I could find just to get a feel for it. Needless to say it was very difficult to play - definitely not something I enjoyed. But I'm no quitter! I kept reading reviews online that instrument quality really has an effect on beginner success, so I decided I wanted a better guitar for Christmas this past year.

    The Seagull not only looks good, but it is also very lightweight and just feels good (and smells good, but now we're getting a little weird). I like that it is different from everything else out there, as far as styling.

    As a beginner, I'm not much into the finer points in terms of how it sounds... it is loud enough and sounds like a guitar, so...?

    I've had it for a few months now, and I've learned so much more on it in that short time than in the years I had the cheap one. I wish I'd started with the S6!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love My S6

    By 

    from cyber space

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

        Great guitar.

        Great sounding, impressive volume, beautiful finish, and excellent price.

        I researched all over the interweb watching videos and reading blogs. Not anymore. This guitar was the clear choice. Now on to the music!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar!

        By 

        from Virginia, USA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

          I purchased this guitar a couple months ago after researching different acoustics. It's a real steal for the price too! I highly recommend this guitar to anyone. It hasn't gone out of tune and the strings it comes with sound great.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar!

          By 

          from Natick, MA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

            Love this guitar! It is my favorite even though not my most expensive. It projects well and is especially enjoyable while fingerpicking as it is sensitive to a light touch. So far my favorite strings to use on it are Martin light 80/20. The wider nut and string spacing also lend to its fingerpicking capabilities.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            first Seagull

            By 

            from SLC

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

              I have played for 45 yrs, and have played all kinds and makes of guitars, i have never come across such a nice guitar for the money, it rates up with the higher end guitars.
              I will be playing this alot, and maybe buy another

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              sentimental favorite

              By 

              from Upstate NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None After 15 Years

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

              I purchased the 'original' original S6 in the late 90's. I've since purchased an Ovation Celebrity and a Martin D-16 RGT. Each has its own particular uses in my home studio, but this one is special. I often go back to it for finger picking or that '70's' strumming sound and feel. The price has remained relatively low over the years, considering the quality. Don't know if you'll ever do better for the price.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This guitar is awesome!

              By 

              from san diego, ca

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

                    I have been playing this guitar for over a year now, It has been the best purchase i have ever made! When I bought this guitar the guy played a martin and this guitar side by side! I was sold on how good it sounded! I know a lot of people say go in and play the guitar to see if you like it. This is not a guitar you need to go in and try, every one I have played has been awesome. I also installed an L.R. Baggs pickup in my guitar, it sounds amazing plugged in!
                    Dont hesitate to buy, it plays just as nice as a 1k plus guitar.

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A real pleasure to play

                    By 

                    from Port St Lucie ,Fl

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound

                    Cons

                    • Non

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

                    This is a very beautiful guitar. The simplicity of clean lines and the combination of different shades of natural wood tones gives it a rich appearance.The fit and finish is excellent.The set up out of the box is "dead on".This is an exceptional value for the money.Based on my opinion and all the reviews it apparent this company and its employee take pride in a job well done and the result is excellent guitar.I have a few considerable higher priced guitars {Gibson,Rickenbacker,Warwick,Fender ect.]that left a lot to be desired when received. All the reviews are five stars because this is a five star guitar.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I love this axe

                    By 

                    from Alberta canada

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Loud
                    • Rich Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

                      Do not hesitate buying this guitar!! Made in canada by people who play guitar and it shows by the sound, I've already started a hole below the pick guard with my hard strumming I play it that much, it doesn't help the finish is extra thin for better sound and they are right!!!! Tested similar priced guitars and this one was a CLEAR WINNER , it compared to guitars twice it's price

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                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      *****Beautiful Guitar*****

                      By 

                      from NA,SC

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

                        Great experience. Fast shipping, no issues. Very nice guitar. Plays extremely well and easy. Stays in tune. Beautiful craftsmanship. Highly recommend! Paired it with a Gator Dreadnaught12 case and couldn't be happier. There is a little bit of wiggle room in the case but nothing terrible.

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