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Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar Natural  (Open Box)
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Product# 512120
OVERVIEW

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.

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

The perfect combination of precision luthiery and low price. Make it yours today.

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SeagullThe Original S6 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (139)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Fun to play (15)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Stays in tune (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (16)
    • Jamming (13)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Novice (9)

    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.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    5.0

    first Seagull

    By Donkk

    from SLC

    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 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

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      sentimental favorite

      By mwaynew22

      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 dunkin'

      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 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A real pleasure to play

            By Playalong

            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 Joe e dirt

            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

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

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

              By Chileanrasta

              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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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Guitar is great

                By Bill Larson

                from Arizona

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Guitar Is Great All I Ne

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

                    Guitar is great, all I need now is the skill to play it.

                    Bill

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Canadian Made Quality Intrument!

                    By Blue Sky Band

                    from Farmingdale, NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Frets And Neck Feel
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Price For A Canadian Made
                    • Resonance
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune
                    • Woods Used

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Whatever Your Needs

                      Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

                      Very pleased with purchase. Purchased as a restock item. When you play a quality intrument,you can see the care and atention to detail used right away once you start playing her. This is a real quality intrument, from the woods used, cherry back and sides and the solid cedar top. Good size frets and great neck feel, in between a 50's and 60's feel, not to large or small but a little on the larger side if that helps. Just love the feel. The projection of this guitar is incredible, very loud and wonderful resonance sounding to the ears. Keep in mind I also own a pro Takamine Acoustic Electric which sells for better than, (well they would not let me put the amount) which is also a really great sounding guitar. This guitar certainly holds her own. FYI, when you see restock items, do not shy away, you can get a great deal on a quality intrument which goes back to the manufacturer for reinspection and correcting whatever the issue is or was with whom ever sent it back previously. Also, Seagull is made by Godin a great Canadian guitar company. Bottom line, Highly recommended! Enjoy.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Glad that I made good choice

                      By vsr

                      from NewYork, NY

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar:

                        Used to play guitar very long time back and started now again with great guitar.

                        Comment on this review

                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Glad I Researched

                        By Djaustin89

                        from Cocoa, FL

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        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:

                          This is the second guitar I've owned and I'm very happy with the purchase. I researched for a couple of weeks and kept coming back to the S6. This guitar stays in tune and sounds amazing. To be honest, I don't even notice the difference in nut width between a regular nut width. I love the simple finish on it. The action is fairly low as well. It is easy to play. I cannot find anything that I do not like with the S6!

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