Seagull is a highly regarded Canadian company that produces some of the best acoustic guitars out there. Seagull was established back in 1982 by Robert Godin in Quebec, and thus the company is now a sub-brand of Godin Guitars. We’ve written some Seagull guitar reviews in the past, but felt it necessary to add the S6.
All in all Seagull guitars are known for their structural integrity and truly great sound.
The Seagull S6 in particular pretty much epitomizes all you would expect from a Seagull acoustic guitar. It is a great example of a guitar that gives players the well-known signature tone, look and feel of a Seagull at a reasonable cost. Here is an in-depth review of the pros and cons of the Seagull S6.
This well-known and renowned Seagull 6-string acoustic guitar combines a pressure tested solid cedar top with wild cherry back and sides. All of this means that the guitar looks and sounds great. Partly due to the tonal qualities of cedar.
It also has a good quality silverleaf maple neck on a shorter 24.84″ scale together with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, which makes for really great, smooth and easy playing.
The Seagull S6 Original Acoustic also features a pretty nice tusq nut and compensated saddle semi-gloss lacquer finish, and a tapered headstock. All in all this guitar has a pretty solid built and looks quite fine for a guitar in its price range, although there isn’t anything spectacular in its looks. It more so has a look and feel of a qood quality beginners acoustic guitar.
The Seagull S6 is alternatively also available with Quantum Electronics (QI), with the electronics including bass, volume and treble controls for a transducer, which is located in the saddle.
The Seagull S6 sounds a lot better than you would expect from an acoustic guitar in this price range, and it stays in tune pretty well too, which is always a plus. The tonal qualities of cedar also add to the thoroughly satisfactory sound. The only particular drawback of this guitar is that it has a slightly thick neck, but other than that it makes for smooth and easy playing.
The sound you can get from this guitar is full and warm, and basically all you would expect from a guitar that is so highly rated. It has good sustain and resonance, and can equally make for thicker acoustic sound, as well as even better higher end tone.
As is the case with Seagull acoustic guitars in general, the build quality of the Seagull S6 is extremely solid and it is fairly resistant to scratches and dents as well. For an acoustic guitar at least. All in all this is a highly durable instrument.
The sound quality of the Seagull S6 surpasses many acoustic guitars in a far higher price range, which makes it a good choice for any beginner and intermediate guitarist. It also stays in tune well and has pretty good looks for a guitar of this class.
Both the great durability of the guitar along with its great sound for price ratio makes it a good choice for any beginner or intermediate guitarist out to get the most in a value for money deal.
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