#1
looking at acoustics. which of these two do u reccomend. around 500-600 australian dollars?
#2
The guitar shop I work with just started carrying Lag guitars. We have 4 models in right now all about 400-600 USD. I have got to say, I LOVE the way they feel. They are a really great sounding guitar too.

Before carrying them I didn't even know they existed, but I'd say you can't go wrong with one. Really fantastic guitars.


I dont know much about seagull guitars...
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#3
i definitely prefer seagull - preferably the original s6. great sounding, well made.
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#4
I have never, ever played a bad seagull. Could you give some examples of the models your 500-600 can afford?
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#5
right now i can only afford the s6 and the entourage. I'm thinking about the lag as i can afford a electric cutaway as opposed to just a standard acoustic with seagull
#6
Well, the S6 is what put seagull on the map. It is their flagship model, so to speak.

I have owned the 20th anniversary model, the S6, the entourage jumbo, and the 25th anniversary model (in order of value) and they've all been great guitars.

I know nothing about Lag but they seem to be popular around here.

Any chance you could play em first?
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#7
I got to play both brands in a store yesterday and much preferred the Seagull brand. They felt more solid and were better sounding imo.

I am convinced that I'll pick up a Seagull acoustic, but will have to choose between the S6, with cutaway or something slightly more expensive like the Maritime SWS which felt terrific.

The cheapest S6 is €400 here and the cheapest with cutaway around €550. How far is the cutaway out of your price range?

Of course try both brands out yourself if you can.
#8
the cutaway seagull is 230 dollars above my range. It's a big price increase for the electronics and the cutaway. Do u know any other brands/models that are a bit more in my price range. I'd prefer non chinese but that seems to be impossible at this stage.
#9
It seems like you want a D style cutaway acoustic-electric non-Asian $500 guitar. In USD$, the Seagull Entourage CWQIT has it all - but I don’t know how this translates to Australian. When you add Asian-made to the mix, you’ve picked a hugely popular category with so many choices it makes your head spin. Epi, Takamine, Washburn, Dean, Fender, Ibanez, Lag and many more - all the way down to $200.

If it were me-and I couldn’t spring for the ‘gull, I would look at Washburn models first, then Tak, then go with best you can afford (important to play them first if possible). I played a $600 Lag with all of these features and liked it ok. I have a Seagull S12 (12 string) that sounds great - and records better than any other acoustic I’ve owned, which I suspect is a characteristic of the cedar top.

Beyond that, I don’t have first hand experience with any of these specific guitars. However, there’s a small music store near here that focuses more on acoustic instruments. I respect the opinions of the store owners – they sell Martin and Washburn.
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#10
Art and Lutherie is another Godin subsidiary like Seagull and also make guitars in Canada. They are a bit more budget minded supposedly, but the one I played on the weekend felt quite reasonable. I didn't really put the time into testing it however as I had my heart set of a Seagull at that point.

No idea on the availability where you live, but over here the cutaway model goes for around €390, €500 with electronics. Might be worth a look, though at €500 it is well in the Seagull price range.
#11
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I have a Seagull S12 (12 string) that sounds great - and records better than any other acoustic I’ve owned, which I suspect is a characteristic of the cedar top.
I suspect a cedar top might be just the thing for a 12. Quite a bit more mellow than spruce.
#12
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I suspect a cedar top might be just the thing for a 12. Quite a bit more mellow than spruce.


Yeah I think the cedar top is good for 12 strings – maybe in more ways than one. I was concerned how cedar would handle the string tension but in the 8 or 10 years I’ve had it, the top hasn’t budged a bit from what I can tell. I keep it tuned standard, no case, humidified in the winter. The action is nice and low and easy for a 12. The Seagull neck is a bit wide but string spacing is perfect for a 12, I think.

Some say Guild makes a fine 12-string – but I’ve owned two pre-Fender Guild 6-strings (a 1972 D25 and a 1980 D4) that both got to the point of requiring neck re-sets (that I didn’t bother with). So I don’t think I’d get a Guild 12–or any other Guild again.

That being said, I’m about 75% sure that I’m going to sell the S12 soon. Just don’t use it enough. But then it would be hard to replace it for a reasonable price in the future so I don’t know.
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#13
yeah, the seagull and the Godins are looking pretty bleak. It's way too expensive to for my blood. The lag is looking pretty clear atm. I did browse through Washburn's range. It just lacked the "wow" factor. I really like some of their 2012 releases but i suspect they will be a while before they hit australian retailers. How are the Breedlove passport guitars. does anyone have any experience or thoughts?