Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar

by Guitar Reviewer

  • Made in North America
  • Select Pressure Tested Top
  • Double Action Truss Rod
  • Tapered Headstock for precise and stable tuning and great for open tunings
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle for better intonation

Product Description
The Seagull S6 Guitar – The Original Winner of several awards, the S6 is perhaps the instrument that best represents the Seagull philosophy. The S6 offers entry level players the opportunity to experience the great feel and superb sound provided by a hand finished neck, select solid Cedar top and a Custom Polished Finish.

The back and sides are constructed of wild cherry, the neck of silver-leaf maple, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

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Price: $397.00
Rating: 5.0 (8 reviews)

Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar

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P. Smith January 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

For those of you searching for a great guitar… period, you can do no better than a Seagull S6. i did my research for what seemed like an eternity and spent alot of time at local guitar shops and have found a gem in the S6. Stunning craftsmanship, great action, warm sound, all bundled into an outstanding package that looks, sounds, and plays like a $1000+ guitar for a third of that price! You cant go wrong, except to pass it by.
Rating: 5 / 5

Ronald Hermans January 29, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I bought my S6 8 months ago in the local music store.

The guitar was the best i could afford at that particular time, i paid 480 euro’s for it.

You will probably read endless long reviews about the pro’s and contra’s, so i will keep it

short.

pro: -In the 500 euro/dollar range it’s a very hard guitar to beat, i tried

several and this was the one for me. It has a warm, a bit dark, full sound.

-good looks

contra: -the tuners on the S6 are not so good, i need to adjust them daily before starting to play.

-there is no bag ore case with the guitar, you have to buy one seperately.

-the greatest minus is the finish on the guitar. most guitars have the high gloss finish to protect it

against scratches and dents. The Seagull S6 has a semi gloss lack. This finish has two advantages:

it realy makes the guitar looks good, like an expensive model, and it sound very well with the cedar wood

from the guitar. However this finish gives it less protection, and the S6 is very sensitive to scratshes

and dents. I handle mine with great care, but unfortunaly i have a lot of scratshes and even a small dent.

In the end it is a very good guitar for both beginner and advanced player. The scratsh-sensitivity is a personal thing. These days they sell road worn guitars, so it is up to everyone personal if you like a guitar who will have some scratshes after some time. For the price and the sound you will get from it, you will not be disappointed.The S6 is considered by many as a good guitar, and the sound is why.
Rating: 4 / 5

Lily L. Raines January 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I’ve had one for about a year and I highly recommend it, especially for beginner or intermediate players. The action is as good as I’ve seen on any guitar and much better than I’ve found on other $400 guitars. Great sound, easy to play and a guitar that you’ll never outgrow at a very reasonable price.
Rating: 5 / 5

its_okay January 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Beautiful guitar. This guitar beats all of them in sound & looks. It was priced at Amazon full price in our local music store. We had to bring it to a local music store to have the shoulder strap installed since this guitar only has one peg for the shoulder strap. Also bought the tric case from the local store since I was not sure if the same case they have here at amazon fits the S6. Don’t hesitate, buy S6 here in Amazon. They packaged it well & it arrived in 2 days with my prime membership.
Rating: 5 / 5

David W. Groat January 30, 2010 at 1:11 am

I’m a guitar newbie (been playing 3 months) and before starting I did some on-line research on acoustic guitars to determine what would be the best beginner guitar. Every list I found rated this one in the top five, even though it was more than twice the price of all the rest of them. Convinced, I found a used one on Craigslist for $200.

Since it was my first guitar I had nothing to compare it to, but my first impression was good. It seemed well built, reasonably attractive and had good sound. A little bulky, but I got used to it. I was happy.

Then I took an adult guitar course at my local community college and saw what the other students were bringing in. Ibanez’s, Yamahas, Epiphones, Fenders, even a Toys-R-Us Hannah Montana (???). It was then I realized how much of a superior instrument the Seagull is! Every one of them looked and felt like cheap crap compared to mine. Wavy sound boards, thick glossy finish, crude bracing, ill-fitting inlays, etc. One guy had a fancy six-hundred dollar Ibanez electric-acoustic cutaway in stunning flame maple finish and he allowed me to play it for a bit. It sounded horrible, like stretching fishing line over a tin can!

So in conclusion: you get what you pay for. And in the case of the Seagull, you get a quite a bit more of what really counts. It’s a no-frills guitar with very little thought given to unnecessary adornments. It’s designed to be played, not displayed on a wall. If you’re serious about guitaring, stop reading this and go get one.

Rating: 5 / 5

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