#1
Let me start off by saying that I do plan to try these out before purchasing, but I wanted to get the expert opinion of this forum first.

Which guitar is considered a better buy?

Yamaha L Series LL6 ($529.99)
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-L-Series-LL6-Dreadnought-Acoustic-Guitar-with-Case?sku=518511

Or

Seagull Original S6 ($397)
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Seagull-The-Original-S6-Acoustic-Guitar?sku=512120

If you have other suggestions, feel free to post them. I am not looking at spending more than $500ish.

Thanks,
#4
they're both very good buys, actually. both are very good solid top guitars with a wide nut, and while the yamaha costs more, it also comes with a case.

you might also consider recording king - i have not yet managed to play one, but some very good players i know recommend them, and i've never heard one bad word about them. you can get a recording king all solid dred or 000 for under $500 - use the dropdown and select no case or bag needed

http://www.instrumentalley.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=RO-26&CartID=6
#5
One difference that I noticed between the Seagull and the Yamaha that I noticed, but do not understand. I have read that the Yamaha uses x-bracing not scalloped bracing, while the Seagull uses scalloped bracing. What does that mean?
#6
Quote by dyc
One difference that I noticed between the Seagull and the Yamaha that I noticed, but do not understand. I have read that the Yamaha uses x-bracing not scalloped bracing, while the Seagull uses scalloped bracing. What does that mean?


X bracing is a pattern of the braces. Scalloping is a technique used on the braces themselves; scooping them out so each end of the brace is thicker than the middle. A guitar with scalloped braces still could be x pattern.
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#7
I have recently read a review that the headstock is a separate piece that is glued on. I got this picture from the Yamaha website. Is this a matter for concern?

#8
Nope. Most manufacturers glue them on.
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