#1
Hi Community, I've narrowed it down to these three/four guitars. I want to see if anyone have any experiences with any of these Acoustic guitars. I would like your personal opinions if you had any experience with these like pros/cons. If there are other guitars thats not on this list that you would consider me looking at and playing (between $300-500), please feel free to write it down. Thanks.

1. Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar

2. Martin DX1 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

3. Yamaha FG Series FGX730SCA Acoustic-Electric Guitar This one is hard, I'm stuck between a Yamaha FG730S or Yamaha FG Series FGX730SCA, I've tried the FGX730SCA, and it sounds out of this world, but heard great reviews on the FG730S.
#2
Go with the Seagull. Take the DX1 off your list. It's not a real guitar.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#3
Don't count out Simon and Patrick and Art and Lutherie. Both are very nice for the money. If you had to go for one of the three I would go for the seagull.
#5
Seagull, Norman, Simon & Patrick, Art & Lutherie. All those guitars are under the Godin brand. great guitars.
#6
The Epiphone Masterbilts are worth looking at as well. They're solid woods all around and they sound great.
#7
Get the yamaha...It honestly sounds like a 700$ + guitar....I have one and i love it
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#8
I was just in the same position as you for my first guitar (3 days ago). I was looking at the Seagull Entourage but my mind was changed when I was shown a Breedlove. The Breedlove is slightly more expensive, like $30, but I think the sound was much better. After all the research I had done trying to pick the perfect starter guitar for myself I went with the Breedlove D20 FS. If you haven't checked it out I'd look into it and have someone play them both side by side. After I heard them both played next to each other my decision was easy.
Good luck
#9
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I was just in the same position as you for my first guitar (3 days ago). I was looking at the Seagull Entourage but my mind was changed when I was shown a Breedlove. The Breedlove is slightly more expensive, like $30, but I think the sound was much better. After all the research I had done trying to pick the perfect starter guitar for myself I went with the Breedlove D20 FS. If you haven't checked it out I'd look into it and have someone play them both side by side. After I heard them both played next to each other my decision was easy.
Good luck

The Seagull Entourage isn't a great guitar. Go with the Original S6. I've never cared for Breedloves; they sound tinny, in my opinion.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#10
The S6 is the way to go.
As already said, take the Martin off the list. HPL back and sides = bad.
Your paying mostly for the brand name.
#11
Thanks community, and so the martin is off my list, glad I came here. Finally got work off today and will be taking a trip to the music store. I will try out a few more guitars that ya have mentioned (Godin's Brand). I"ll post back on what I'll get if I'm lucky.
#12
Quote by Chad48309
The Seagull Entourage isn't a great guitar. Go with the Original S6. I've never cared for Breedloves; they sound tinny, in my opinion.

yah you must be tone deff then
BREEDLOVE ALL THE WAY
but out of all of those you mentioned the seagull is the best the MARTIN is just **** particle wood
definately get the breedlove compare to some of the more expensive guitars and youll see what i mean the Passport series of the Breedlove Co is just amazing perfectly balanced
EDIT: sorry to sound a bit harsh but really, you really think they sound tinny ever played a Matin or Taylor that was like a 1000 bucks you could call those guitars tinny all want for all i care because those companies dont bother to make anything good for there customers for under 1400 and for that **** taylor and martin they could suck my balls
but the breedlove come on now
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#13
Quote by the-kid66(2)
yah you must be tone deff then
BREEDLOVE ALL THE WAY
but out of all of those you mentioned the seagull is the best the MARTIN is just **** particle wood
definately get the breedlove compare to some of the more expensive guitars and youll see what i mean the Passport series of the Breedlove Co is just amazing perfectly balanced
EDIT: sorry to sound a bit harsh but really, you really think they sound tinny ever played a Matin or Taylor that was like a 1000 bucks you could call those guitars tinny all want for all i care because those companies dont bother to make anything good for there customers for under 1400 and for that **** taylor and martin they could suck my balls
but the breedlove come on now

Run-on sentence. Your argument is invalid.

I'm holding fast to my opinion. In fact, the Passport D20 is among the Breedlove guitars I have tried and didn't like. It has no depth, no warmth, and feels boxy sitting on my leg. In my opinion, they are not the guitar people cut them out to be. I couldn't agree with you more about Taylor and Martin (add Gibson to the list), but Breedlove's sound is just undesirable, in my opinion.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#14
Quote by the-kid66(2)
yah you must be tone deff then
BREEDLOVE ALL THE WAY
but out of all of those you mentioned the seagull is the best the MARTIN is just **** particle wood
definately get the breedlove compare to some of the more expensive guitars and youll see what i mean the Passport series of the Breedlove Co is just amazing perfectly balanced
EDIT: sorry to sound a bit harsh but really, you really think they sound tinny ever played a Matin or Taylor that was like a 1000 bucks you could call those guitars tinny all want for all i care because those companies dont bother to make anything good for there customers for under 1400 and for that **** taylor and martin they could suck my balls
but the breedlove come on now


Periods dude, learn to use them. Come on, calling the Martin D-15 a crappy guitar? Overpriced, sure I'll agree to that, but terrible? You must be joking.
#15
*** Update ***

Ok, I've made it to 3 different Guitar shops today: 2x Schmitt's Music and 1x My Music Store. I played a variety of guitars back and forth between, Yamaha's FG730s, A&L Cedar/Spruce, Seagull S6/Entourage/Art Mosiac, Takamine.

First and foremost, the customer service at some of these locations sucked, no one came and talked to me, only eyes were staring when I was strumming. I went into a room where the store had some of its pricey guitars , after being assisted into the room by an employee, the manager walked by, seeing me playing a Takamine Cutaway priced @ $900, he asks me if I needed any help (with a stern and confused face look on his face). I commented that these guitars plays pretty well, I get no response but just a starring contest for 10 seconds, and he leaves the room. Wow is this how you treat your customers? Other than that, Rob and Ryan at the same Schmitt music location showed great courtesy and service. Sometimes the smaller guys who gets underpay does the job more effectively.

My first impression of the A&L is that, wow this thing is light, is it even wood? The A&L is extremely easy to play, the slide between the necks are flawless, as tone, it has bright highs and low ends.

I'm suprised to say, I've never played a Takamine, the Takamine model GS30S plays just as well compared to the Yamaha FG730.

My Music Store had a few Seagull S6 Original. I had the assumption of the S6 being my number one contender, but after playing it, I might have to say overall it is a good quality guitar for its price, it doesn't really leave any Ooohs and awwws. Played the Seagull Artist Mosiac $700, this thing sings more noticeably compared to the S6, but then it is out of my price range.

Then the Yamaha FG730s, this is a beast in its own class. Bright highs and Low ends. I don't know if the solid aged after being played by people or not, but after playing this guitar, I think I'm gonna have to go with this guys. Thanks all.
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#17
i have an A&L cedar CW sunrise. i love the guitar, but if i would buy the spruce next time if i had to. the cedar scratches and dents like CRAZY.
#18
I have the same yamaha just without the electrics, and it is a great great sounding guitar...there hasnt been a person who i've played for not instantly say how good it sounds
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#19
Hi everyone,

On Fathers Day I got a great gift - I got to go to GC and pick out a guitar! I spent over four hours total trying and playing different models. My budget was around 5 - 700$, and I was very picky - I used to have a 1,500+ Martin and know what I like. After trying just about every model in the store at that pricerange, I picked up the Yamaha FGX730SCA. I hadn't been too impressed with some of the other Yamaha guitars they had, but as soon as I started playing this guitar I knew this one was different.

The sound is absolutely beautiful. Well rounded, even highs and lows, great projection, and great on the fingers! Without knowing anything about it from reviews, I bought it. The $500 price tag was perfect, and allowed me to get a case and some accessories too and stay within my budget.

After taking it home and being curious as to what others have said about this guitar, I saw the reviews online, which are all confirming what I thought - this is an unbelieveable guitar for the money, standing up to other guitars at twice the price. Anyone who has not actually played this particular instrument will not really understand - there is a quality of sound to this guitar that is just addictive. I was not biased toward Yamaha, if anything it was the opposite - I was looking at Taylors and Martins, with a Takamine and Breedlove in mind as well. But the quality of construction and the beauty of the instrument (outside and in) just beat them all in any guitar priced under $1k.

Anyway, I think you made the right choice, and I would make the same choice again as well. Several Internet reviews say as much as well. Have fun with it - I know I am!

Bill
#20
The yammy is a great great guitar, (runner up to the A&L because I like the non glossy finish). Both kind of have that stereotypical spruce sound, very bright, clear, cutting and responds well to heavy strumming. Great choice, the Seagull is nice but it never really spoke to me either.
#21
Quote by guitarguy182
Get the yamaha...It honestly sounds like a 700$ + guitar....I have one and i love it

if the yamaha sounds like a 700 dollar guitar then a masterbilt is worth taking a look at.
Out of those two id take the yamaha, seagull is good to but a yamaha in that price range is hard to beat