#1
So I've been in the market for a middle range acoustic for awhile now and have found, and played many that I thought were just alright.

Earlier today I was browsing musicians friend and came across the Seagull s6. The guitar looks great, has simple features, nothing I don't need, and all for under $400. I started to read the reviews and I became slightly confused. This seemingly plain, dime a dozen guitar was being called THE best acoustic around by all the reviewers. The reviews made it sound like everybody and their best friend were lining up to make sweet love to this guitar. I didn't expect so much praise for a guitar for under $1,000.

So, have any of you had any experience with the Seagull s6? Is it worthy of all the praise it's getting or is it all hype. I'm pretty much sold on this guitar as of now, but if any of you have any insight on whether or not to buy I would be greatly appreciative.
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#2
Seriously, I prefer my S6 over all of the acoustic guitars I've ever played. I've even played a lot of the above $2000 guitars. I can't explain it

GO FOR IT, but try to play it beforehand

Edit: I've even played quite a few custom built guitars and NONE of them were a match for my S6
Last edited by abyss257 at Jul 29, 2008,
#3
Quote by abyss257
Seriously, I prefer my S6 over all of the acoustic guitars I've ever played. I've even played a lot of the above $2000 guitars. I can't explain it

GO FOR IT, but try to play it beforehand

Edit: I've even played quite a few custom built guitars and NONE of them were a match for my S6



Well that's some good news. I wish I could find a place around me that has the guitar in store. I called up like pretty much all the local music stores I know of and none of them carry it.
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#4
the seagulls i've played are pretty much worth every penny...the only thing one could dislike is the neck is shaped a little different(i dont prefer it to much, but it isnt hard to get used to) but make sure you try it out, because there not as rounded as most, a little flatter....
#5
I have a norman B20 HG that is made by same company Godin guitar and i play it constantly .it sounds like a 1500 dollar guitar and is right in every situation.
#6
I have a Seagull that's like the S6 and have played many other seagulls as well.

Now I can't say that the S6 was my favourite guitar. I can't even say truthfully that it's better than some of those $1000ish guitars(I like my Martin way more). What I CAN tell you, however, is that Seagulls are just plain and simply one of the best for what you pay. I have yet to encounter such cheap guitars with such great quality.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#7
I have a S6 myself and I don't think you can do much better than in that price range. It sounds amazing and will only get better as the wood ages. I didn't really like the head stock all that much at first but it grew on me and now I think it's freaking awesome. It really sets it apart from other acoustics.

The craftmenship is amazing. If you've ever seen the Discovery Channel show "How its made", they have an episiode where they show you how they build guitars and they're making seagulls. Plus they're made in Canada and not in China or Indonesia. (if that matters to you, it did for me, it was one of the main selling points)
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#8
Go Canada! *Clearly a Canadian here* haha.

Seagulls are made the small town of La Patrie, Quebec with a population of about 400. Half of them work at Godin's factory. Godin being the parent company of Seagull, Norman, Simon & Patrick, Art & Lutherie, and La Patrie.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#9
I have the entourage rustic and love it. I think it's supposed to be pretty close to the S6. As a beginner, the price per quality is great!
#10
My Original S6 is my baby. I've had some fine acoustics go through my hands (and slip through my fingers, for anyone who remembers the Kalamazoo fiasco), but I've remained faithful to my S6. I consider it one of the best-playing guitars in its range, especially for those with large hands or focus primarily on fingerpicking (I fit both categories).

You'd be hard-pressed to find a negative review on them. They're praised for their durability, reliability, and the quality of their cedar tops (which age VERY nicely). For a satin-finished guitar, they are surprisingly durable. I've had mine kicked and thrown (not my fault) and it still holds up like the day I bought it. Just a few marks of character, here and there.

Edit: and the headstock, while some think it only for aesthetics, is actually extremely functional. The straight string pull allows for much more reliable tuning. This is only possible with that particular headstock shape.
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#11
I've been an Alvarez fan for quite some time now. I thoroughly dig their lineup, the fact that one doesn't have to take out a second mortgage to afford a high quality guitar, and I can get them locally. I now am realizing that I can also get Seagulls locally, and they too are living up to some of my standards. I've finally found a company that I can purchase a lefty 12 string from at a very reasonable price. I was beginning to doubt whether or not I was going to ever find one for less than $1500, and then comes the Seagull Coastline series, with cedar top. $200 down, monthly payments of as little as $15, and a one year wait for it to be built. I think I can deal with that.