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Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar

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The Seagull Coastline Series S12 is a cedar top dreadnought guitar with a rich, full sound that only a quality 12-string guitar can produce. With a w...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great sounding twelve-string that will stay in tune!

The Seagull Coastline Series S12 is a cedar top dreadnought guitar with a rich, full sound that only a quality 12-string guitar can produce. With a warm mid-range tone and of course, the award winning craftsmanship and value Seagull is known for, the S12 Dreadnought features an ultra thin semi-gloss finish, a select pressure tested solid cedar top, and eco-friendly wild cherry back and sides.

12-string guitars must endure a great deal of added stress on the neck. The Seagull neck design offers superior stability, even on 12-string guitars tuned to concert pitch. The straight string pull of the tapered Seagull headstock is an especially big advantage when it comes to tuning a 12-string guitar and keeping it in tune.

Guitars in the Seagull Coastline series are among the world's outstanding values in acoustic guitars. The back and sides of Coastline series guitars are crafted from a 3-layer lamination of wild cherry wood. With a sound that lands somewhere between the mellow tone of a mahogany guitar and the bright sound of maple, wild cherry has proven itself to be an excellent tone wood. Grown locally, wild cherry is also an ecologically friendly choice. Seagull Coastline series guitars feature very smooth necks made from Silver Leaf Maple.

FEATURES
Body Style: Dreadnought
Top: Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back: Wild Cherry
Sides: Wild Cherry
Neck: Silver Leaf Maple
Fretboard: Rosewood, 21 frets
Saddle: Compensated Tusq
Nut: Tusq
Finish: Natural Semi-gloss Custom Polished
Nut: 1.8"
Upper Bout: 11.38"
Lower Bout: 15.87"
Waist: 10.54"
Body Length: 19.8"
Body Depth: 4.9"
Handcrafted in LaPatrie, Qu'bec Canada

Surround yourself with rich 12-String sound. Order today.

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SeagullCoastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Good audio (18)
  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Stays in tune (16)
  • Consistent (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Recording (11)
  • Small venues (11)
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(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this 12 string Seagull Crestline S12

By Mark Ayers

from Northern calif

Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I love the low buzzless action. the string tension is not over high and it frets well all up and down the neck. The Cedar top gives it a warm rich sound and the strings it coems with play well.
I have been looking at 12 strings for a few months and while I like one that runs about $2,000.00 it is way out of my price range. This S12 is actually easier to play and because I can afford it a much better guitar for me. I went on a camp out with about 40 other acoustic guitar players opver Memorial day weekend and a asked a number of them to play it and they all agreed on how great it sounds and how well it plays. I can play it for an hour and my fingers not get sore on the tips from pressing the strings down. I love the sound quality and see no need to save up for the 2 grand 12 string I like so much. I'd give it more stars if I could. I have 5 guitars and I like this one best then my Seagull S6 original after that. I named it Melissa after the Greg Alman song by the same name. That was the first song I played on it and it sounds so rich and warm when I play it on this S12. Best quality sound and playability for the money. You will not be dissipointed
I think this is a well built guitar that will last me for decades.
For 500.00 what more could you ask for. I enjoy it as much as a 2,000.00 12 string I have been looking at.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best

By Frank D Simpson

from Midwest

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Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

I have owned probably 100 guitars in my life. This one is one of the very best.
I have owned many 12 strings over 40+ years including a few that cost way more than this one. There is only one other that I liked as well and it cost 6 times what this one costs. Everyone who has played it gives me the same review as my review within the first minute of playing it. It starts with "WOW" this plays very easily, the action is outstanding, the tone is so balanced, the highs don't overpower the mids and lows, it sounds great and everyone is able and willing to play songs that aren't "12 string songs". I have read many reviews and they all seem to have the same statements. Unless you own one, you will not be aware or appreciate how well it stays in tune. Every once in a while top quality is available for far less than top price. I'm not selling my Seagull S 12.
Once it is set up, you're done. It probably needs new strings but it sounds so good I can't bring myself to change them.
When I open the hardshell case and take it out, I always take a wiff at the sound hole, the wild cherry is always wonderful.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite acoustic 12

By Jack Flash

from Medford, WI

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Pros

  • Bass Notes Are Crisp
  • Good Feel
  • Good Sound Projection
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    I had it for close to three years now, never once regretting buying it as I have with other 12-strings. It is very easy to do the barre chords, especially for an acoustic 12-string. Rather easy to go up and down the fretboard. It was set up fairly nice, I did have the bridge milled down a small amount last year. Another surprise to me was the bass end of it is not as passive as others seem to be. A person can clearly hear the bass notes when picked. The treble end does not seem to be as high pitched as some others I have had either. So the whole tonal ability is rather uniform, not favoring either the highs or lows. It certainly is not the quietest one I have had either, it can project the sound too. I have not played in a band for decades now, but have played at partys, and the local VFW a few times lately. The guitar seems to be my conversation piece. I never imagined WIld Cherry as a guitar wood, the Seagull co. knows what they are doing.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Am I Dreaming?

    By Bob of the North

    from Rollinsford NH

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    Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    Having heard how fantastic John Butler sounds on a 12-String, I decided to take the plunge. Because I own a Seagull Maritime 6-String, I knew what to expect when I recently purchased the Coastline S12. Excellence. I was not disappointed. After only 2 days of minor string tuning adjustments it has stayed in tune for 2 weeks now (My Seagull 6-String also rarely needs tuning). The fine woods, the craftsmanship, and the overall look and feel of this instrument is astounding. I never use picks, just thumbnail and finger work and I can get amazing sounds out of this thing. Very Happy.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Still my favorite

    By Eric Manley

    from New Hampshire

    Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    I purchased an S12 locally almost 14 years ago. It's been dragged to more open mics than I can count and is still my favorite guitar of all that I've owned over the years. Feel and playability are comparable or better than any other 12-string I've played, tuning stability is good, sounds great. My ONLY complaint is the lack of a strap button near the neck (tying a strap at the headstock for stand-up playing just feels awkward). Knowing what I know now, I would have been willing to pay twice the price I did for it

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Still my fave after a decade...

    By Fudoki

    from Athens, GA, USA

    Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    My wife followed me into an Athens (GA, USA) music shop, I needed some picks and strings. She looked at guitars while I chatted with my buddies in the store, and then asked me to play an S-12 +Cedar Seagull for her - she had never seen me play a 12-string. After about 20 minutes, she was asking, "Do you want it?", "You should get it..." She bought it for me that day, it was second-hand, but like new, and we got a great deal. I have a fantastic old Epiphone, and a wonderful Martin, but there's just something about this Seagull that sounds, and feels so great. It's my favorite guitar, and always sounds great - and stays in tune as good as my other two guitars - a plesant surprise.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    my favorite

    By seagulls124

    from philadelphia, pennsylvania

    Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    this guitar is simply amazing-- I haven't played many martins or gibsons or the like but with this guitar I'm not even interested in looking for another twelve string- ever. It just sounds perfect, barely ever needs to be tuned, and plays smoother than any of my six strings-- you can't ask for a nicer guitar-- my advice is if you're looking and can afford, definitely buy this-- no way you'll be dissappointed

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound.

    By Pedro Reyes

    from Reynosa, Mx

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    Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    Well on 2007 I saw this guitar at a local store, I strummed a open G chord and I knew I wanted it, there was a lady nearby looking to buy her first guitar and when she heard the guitar she was so impressed with the sound that thought I had something to do with it and started asking me all sorts of questions about guitars luckily I was able to answer most...Next month my then fiancee now wife got it for me as a Christmas present, that nearly brought tears to my eyes, I may not play it as much as I should but every time I do I am pleased and it rarely goes out of tune, I'm forever thankful with my wife for this!.I can't think of another 12-string sounding better.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    You really can't beat it.

    By NachoLibre

    from Bloomington, IN

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

      This is one of the best guitars I have every owned. I'm mainly a keyboard player but have been playing guitar on and off for over ten years with no substantial breaks. I haven't owned a 12 in several years and have missed it. The other day I found this guitar at a local music store and was blown away by the quality for the money. The guitar is built well and resonates beautifully. For the money, you will not be disappointed

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Why Bother with a Martin?

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

      Is a Martin guitar a high quality guitar? Of course. Is Martin the only acoustic maker of high quality and great tone? OF COURSE NOT!And the Seagull Coastline 12 string is the perfect example of that fact.Beautifully aged look solid cedar top. Beautiful laminated cherry back and sides.But here comes the best part: THE TONE.Absolutely luscious and full. Also, even for a 12 string, the neck is not fat feeling; very slick and comfortable. All this?OH YES. (I can't put it down; and I'm not complaining about that either).

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Seagull 12 String

      By bobberney@aol.com

      from Shreveport, La

      Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

      The Seagull 12 string guitar is one of the best guitars I own. It stays in tune, it projects sound beautifully, and it plays easily. I have had it for six years. I bought it new in early 2004 and I am happy to see it appreciate in price! Head-to-head with any 12 string on the market it wins hands down! Simply the best money can buy.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent and Loud at entry level price

      By Precision70

      from Cary, NC

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Resilient Construction
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camping
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

        I have owned one of these for over 6 years now. I had a budget of more then twice the value of this guitar but I picked this one over more fancy instruments simply because of the sound and playability.

        It projects very well and it's the only instrument I never adjusted the action. It aged well and sounds better now. It doesn't have the spark of an high end Taylor, but it sounds better then any Martin or Takamine 12 strings I have tried. Doesn't have scalloped braces, is a bit neck heavy and has laminated sides and back, but it still ages well and is a perfect instrument for camping and jamming by camp fire.

        Its construction is meant to survive the harsh temperature and humidity changes of Canadian climate, making it more sturdy then any fancy instrument on the market. When humidity changes in North Carolina, my expensive Taylor guitars are dramatically shifting shape, it's scary, but not my Seagull. It's built like a tank.

        I recorded with it and was very satisfied by the detailed sound. One thing I like from it is that when I dig it hard, the prominent voice makes the 12 strings sound slightly compressed/overdriven. It's quite unique for an acoustic instrument. When playing by campfire on camping site, neighbours are attracted by the unusual pretty loud sound since people are not used to loud 12 strings sound.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent for the price

        By Richard Ell

        from Colorado Springs CO

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

          Bought mine at a local guitar shop a few years ago. Normally I play a 6-string electric, but wanted ONE 12-string acoustic/electric in my arsenal. For a 12-string in the $5XX range, this guitar is as good as you're going to get. The only guitars I tried out that were even a TAD better, were 3X to 4X the price.

          Mine has an internal pickup, which I have never used, so No Comment on the electronics. I switched the strings to "Earthwood" which have a little silk in them. Softer on the fingers, gives up a little of the Tone, but I'm happy with them.

          Mine stays in tune OK, but after playing 2 or 3 songs, I need to tune it a bit. I view this as fairly NORMAL for 12-strings (please correct me if I'm off base on this). With this guitar, I do mostly Rhythm, but an occasional Lead hook is do-able. The harder you push it, the better it sounds. NO FRET BUZZ.

          Most lower-priced 12-strings are real BACKBREAKERS to play, which is a huge discouragement, so I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this 12-string Seagull. A VERY PLAYABLE instrument with nice looks and great sound, and it won't break the bank!!

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best guitar I have played

          By Paul Brake

          from Ottawa, ON

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

          It is the best guitar I have handled in 30+ years of playing. The tone is clean and beautiful and consistent all the way up the neck. It will play sweet and gentle and maintain its tone through hard strumming as well. The set up of the strings is perfect. It stays in tune (rare indeed for a 12). And to top it off, it looks great.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A work of art

          By Acousticrazy

          from South Africa

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          Pros

          • Affordable Work Of Art
          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

            Seagull has a proud manufacturing heritage from the Godin stable but at a more affordable pricetag and better than expected performance.

            The rich fullness of the lower ranges and the distinct mid to high ranges of this magnificent piece of solid Cedar, makes this beauty a worthy candidate in any concert hall, e.g. the performance it was put to in Sarah McLachlan's acoustic/electric rendered songs.

            I found mine in a boutique styled music store in a small town in South Africa in 2002, packaged and shipped from Quebec.

            It was virtually in tune out of the box!

            Every note played since has been pure musical pleasure. This is the poor man's Bentley of guitars... and it drives as smoothly!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Superior

            By John-HuK--

            from Raleigh, NC

            Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar is by far one of the best sounding guitars I have ever heard. Every time I play it, my roommate comes in just to listen. For the price, no guitar can compare.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worth every penny

            By Rod

            from Pacific Northwest

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

              This guitar is one of the nicest 12 strings I have ever played. I have absolutely no regrets purchasing it. It is underpriced in my opinion.
              It is worth much more than the asking price. I am totally happy. I can't get over how good it sounds. They put a lot of thought into the design because 12 strings put a lot of tension on the neck. Some players drop the tuning a whole step and then capo on the 2nd fret to bring it up to standard E tuning. I have not found it necessary to do that. It tunes up beautifully. Some people complained that the neck was too wide. I believe the thickness of the neck is to accommodate the tension. Nevertheless ,it isn't an issue for me I found it very easy play.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              EXCELLENT 12 string

              By Michael 1

              from Worthington, Ohio

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                I've had several guitars over the years, including 12 strings. If it has strings on it I've probably owned or played it! The S12 is the best 12 string I have owned or played. It stays in tune and most importantly it frets easily! If you're looking for a acoustic 12 string this is your guitar-especially for the price. I've had or played top name 12 strings that cost 5 to 10 times as much and don't play or sound 5 to 10 times better. Try it, buy it.

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Guitar. Great price.

                By Michael Clark

                from Houston

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                  Hard to beat this guitar for the price. This is the second Seagull I have owned. Stays in tune. Nothing fancy in the finish. Nice woods used with decent construction. Plays very well compared to other guitars worth several times the price.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A Truly Premium Guitar

                  By Manticore

                  from Manchester, New Hampshire

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anything I ask of the guitar, never lets me down

                    Comments about Seagull Coastline Series S12 Dreadnought 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

                    Many classify a premium guitar by price. For me it's playability and sound. I was wanting a 12 string for a while but everything I picked up locally was difficult to play (action too high) or just didn't have that sound I was looking for (I want to clearly hear that high G string whilst playing). So as I was looking around here at Musicians Friend I found the Seagull S12 with 25 five star reviews. The more reviews I read the more I thought perhaps I need to give this one a try so finally I called to order one.

                    I could not be more pleased with this guitar. The action is low, which is perfect as I am a finger picker/strummer. Pick? We don't need no stinking pick! This guitar has the lush 12 string sound I was looking for and plays like a dream. If you are on the fence about this one, just go ahead and buy one, I think you will be pleasantly surprised, I certainly was. It's rare to find a guitar set up perfectly right out of the box. I just love my Seagull S12. I thought I would have to pay 3 to 4 times the price to get a 12 string axe this nice.

                    This truly is a premium guitar and one of my favorites!

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