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Overview

  • Solid cedar top
  • Wild cherry back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
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    $649.00
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    - $120.00
  • Your Price:
    $52900
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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.

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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SeagullS6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You get more than you pay for.

        By ArchaicSumo5

        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

        By jim3.14

        from Helendale, Ca

        Verified Buyer

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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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              An absolutely awesome guitar!

              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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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wow!

                By Paulitik

                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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                (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Seagull s6

                By James Dawson

                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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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Seagull S6 Origional is a good bang for your buck.

                By Robert Schaller

                from Ocean City, MD area

                Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                10
                I'm a journeyman old timer, been a guitar player for 48 years, retired music teacher, Berklee College of Music grad(1982), still gig alot. This steel string has intonation as good or better than ANY guitar I've played. No kidding. Very nice, balanced tone unplugged and the preamp produces a good tone. The craftsmanship is topnotch. The 1.8" nut width is nice for fingerpicking.
                Excellent bang for your buck..... this axe will cut a pro gig.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Terrific Surprise!

                By Don Salvatore

                from Alaska

                Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                My amazing wife surprised me with this fantastic guitar a few weeks ago and I've taken every opportunity to play it and thank her profusely. The S6's looks, feel, electronics, and rich sound are better than I would have ever expected from an acoustic-electric, especially in this price range. THANK YOU, honey, for grabbing this terrific guitar for me and thanks, Musician's Friend Customer Support, for helping her shop wisely. Great guitar!
                The wild cherry sides and back are gorgeous. Seagull really uses choice wood grains. The wood and distinctive headstock immediately set this guitar apart from other acoustics. The neck/fret board is astoundingly comfortable. I usually favor my electric guitars for long sessions to save my fingertips, but the S6's slim neck, lowwww action, and smaller frets make it a dream to play. I routinely play hour-plus sessions with it and never get fatigued. The built-in tuner is a wish come true. I've hardly had to use it to actually keep the guitar in tune since the machine heads are so stable, but it allows me to change tunings during a session without having to waste time endlessly retuning by ear. Now I can tune down for Grunge/Blues and back up to standard in a flash.
                The rich, acoustic sound is amazing! Bright, clean/clear, warm, and buzzless. Great resonance without being boxy. I use heavy picks and the guitar grabs every stroke with precision. I actually may switch to a lighter gage so I can strum harder/faster. The plugged-in transfer is so clean I actually had to crank the amp fairly high to be sure I wasn't just hearing the guitar itself. No hum, no buzz. Great acoustic resonance without being hollow, tinny, or weak. The strings are able to just sing out.
                You won't find a better sounding acoustic/electric in this price range. Unlike many acstc/elctrcs that come up short of being great at either aspect, Seagull's S6 is an astounding acoustic with superb electronics that transfer its rich tone faithfully to your amp and audience. Everything I've found to compare this guitar to costs 2-3 times as much. Big bang for the bucks!

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The BEST guitar for your money

                By Edmund Reduta

                from Killa Cali, son

                Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I used to own an Ibanez AE, and this Seagull blows it away in every aspect. Tone and sustain are so much better, whether fingerpicking or strumming with a pick. I also tried Martin, Takamine, and Breedlove, but some of them were laminate top, whereas Seagull uses solid tops. I used to think Seagull was a lame name for a guitar, but now I don't even care! Seriously, one of the best musical investments I have ever made.
                Attractively simple design, natural finish on sides. Action is perfectly low, for smooth playing. Punctuation and sustain are... dreamy. Tone is rich and superbly balanced. It all just comes together so nicely.
                Solidly made. The sound is fantastic. The electronics are simple, non-intrusive, and they function well. I paired mine up with a small Behringer acoustic amp, and together they were amazing. The tuning machines are also very good. Only tuned it once right out of the box and it has held indefinitely.
                I cannot believe I paid less than $1000 on this guitar. It blows away other models at this pricepoint. If one is budgeting $300-400 on a guitar, it is worth saving up a little more for this one.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Guitar

                By Snarling Dogs Fan

                from Chicago,IL

                Comments about Seagull S6 Original Q1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Combine amazing tone with beauty and quality and there's your S6 Original...Amazing guitar!
                I wanted the cheaper S6 without electronics but I had very good deal on this one,so I couldn't resist.
                Amazing guitar and sounds better than most more expensive guitars. I heard I lot about the Seagulls so I played few times at the local store and bought one.No regrets!Amazing guitar!
                Outstanding quality,handmade in Canada. Out of the box it's playable but with right set up and good strings soon will be your favorite. So beautiful and worm sounding.Wow!
                The electronics Godin will bump the price but it's always nice to have. If you don't need to plug-in buy the one it's the same guitar. Craftsmanship is outstanding and highly recommend this one.

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