Purchased from: Mississippi Music
Sound — 10
I like to play classic and alternative rock, Folk and country. The action is well-suited for fingerstyle and light to medium strumming. Heavy strumming has it ringing some. The sound is beautiful. Since the day I purchased it (in August, 2004), my playing time has tripled at least. I also have a Gibson, Epiphone, relatively the same quality, but I find the Seagull vastly superior in tone and action.
Overall Impression — 10
The guitar is a good fit for my playing. I have been playing for 11 years. I would definitely purchase another Seagull without hesitation, again without any electronics. My favorite feature is the playability. I shopped hard for a great guitar at a reasonable price. I found that it compared well with the Taylor 4 series at 1/4 the price.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I would have to get the action higher for live playing, and it has no electronics, so I would need to have a pick-up installed. No matter since I have no live performance ambitions. The finish shows no wear despite alot of playing and a few bangs and bumps.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Set-up was great for my style, and the action was low like I like it. No flaws. The finish is a high gloss with an art-like appeal among my home furnishings.
Features — 8
It is a 2004 model, made in Canada. There are 22 frets. Solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides. It has a rosewood fingerboard. The finish is a high gloss. There are no electronics. Came with a case at no extra charge.