Seagull Coastline 12 Cedar user reviews
- The Seagull Coastline Ceder 12 string guitar is an overall great 12 string guitar. Seagull prides themselves on making high quality hand made guitars, and this one of my favorites that they make. It is not an acoustic-electric, so it does not have any pick ups or setting controls. The neck is made out of silver leaf maple and has a great feel to it.
- The neck of the Seagull Coastline 12 string guitar is easy to play and overall has a great feel to it. It is easy to play all around the neck, but I usually don't play too many high notes when I am playing a 12 string guitar. It is a light guitar in terms of weight and has a pretty basic shape. The inherent sound of this 12 string is great and I consider it one of the best 12 string guitars for your buck.
- The Seagull Coastline 12 string guitar is great for all types of music that you would want to use an acoustic 12 string guitar, but I have used it mostly in rock and pop music with good results. I have only used this guitar in the studio for recording overdubs, and whenever I use it I come away with a good sound. Since it is easy to play, it makes it easy to get a tone that I am happy with. Theres nothing like a great 12 string guitar part and this guitar definitely has the capabilities to make some great 12 string parts.
- Overall Opinion
- I've been using the Seagull Coastline 12 string guitar for recording for about a year and have been thoroughly impressed with this guitar, especially considering how inexpensive and well made they are. This isn't as great as a classic Martin 12 string, but for the price it is a great option that won't break the bank. I love the overall sound and feel of this 12 string and I'm a really big fan of 12 strings in general due to their full and unique tone. If you are interested in getting a reasonable priced 12 string guitar that is much cheaper than you would think, this is absolutely worth a look.
- (Originally written by leruisseau/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Made in Canada.
Massive cedar top, cherrywood back and sides, silver maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. There's also a peamp version available.
Classic dimensions for a dreadnought model. Plain and natural finish.
- Round and comfortable neck. It's my first 12-string and I was afraid I would have difficulties playing it but it's not the case. It's even easier to play open chords than with a 6-string. The guitar stays in tune but you'll have to tune it again if you transport it, even if in a hard case. Easy to reach the 15th fret, but it isn't as easy to get to the 17th. But this is quite normal since the guitar has no cutaway.
- I find the sound very nice: It can be light and crystal-clear when you play it soft and it becomes fuller when you play it harder. The sound seems well balanced to me. It's great for arpeggios and rhythm guitar. Be careful because the sound is much bigger than that of a 6-string and it can fill up a room easily. It's exactly the sound I was looking for.
- Overall Opinion
- I've been using it for 3 months and I'd say it's a good 12-string guitar for beginners (like me). I don't really have anything to criticize and I haven't had any ugly surprises for the time being. I believe the guitar is great for the money! Then again, I couldn't really compare it to other models so my opinion is quite biased.
(update from 11/06/2008: after nearly one year of use, I still have nothing to criticize and I like the sound more and more. Arpeggio playing is interesting but not for every song. It's good to also have a 6-string for "standard" playing. In short, the sound is powerful and it's a real pleasure!
- This guitar is Canadian, table, red cedar, cherry back and sides. Maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 21 frets, joining body / handle to the 14th box. The bridge is to ankles. The mechanical oil baths Seagull stamped, they are accurate and reflect well the agreement. Very clean finish, with varnished and well-tended, cream netting round the head and body.
It's a nice looking guitar, the veining of the wood are beautiful, the head is adorned with many fine 12 lifts, small pickguard fits in short, it is beautiful!
- The handle is wide enough and a little thicker than a 6 string, but no deterrent. The grip takes a little getting used to, but once we found his position, no tires more. For large hands like me, you can play thumb over without a problem, little fingers may have to have to get behind the thumb in a more traditional, but now I walk a little ... Note that the factory setting is nickel, the guitar is really ready to play immediately.
The shape is a classic dreadnought, it is quite light, easy to learn, and there all sizes find their marks with no problem.
- While his side, that's where it all happens: a dreadnought, it has a projection and volume quite impressive! The balance between the frequencies is really good, it's clear, crystalline, good solid bass but not invasive, the sound is rich and full, the guitar is "live", it sings, it lives, it really makes you want to play.
For me an acoustic guitar worthy of the name must "sing", it must respond to my requests and the groove is born of this union! I love the crystal-clear highs and low invasive. I can not stand the guitars neutral, flat and soft, the ones that give the impression to keep her inside, it is necessary that inspires me and my guitar makes me want to play Let's live, it makes move in the air!
- Overall Opinion
- I tried several models before this one: Ibanez, Takamine, and Valley Blues, Lag, none has really satisfied, not even I Lag "chosen" catalog, namely T400J12, c ' is a jumbo that should have potatoes, but not ... And then I came across this Seagull, not really by chance because I called my favorite little shop the day before and told me about the maker in many, it was full of praise, and I could check with my own ears what he meant. She's cute, it sounds, it responds well to the nuances of the game, that I fit in with a pick or my fingers caress, she always responds with the character is never flat or gling-gling. And then the sound of a 12-string, when it sounds is that of happiness, it fills the sound!
It comes without case, but my favorite luthier gave me a gigbag, so I left his shop with this Seagull in hand, convinced that he had found a guitar whose quality (grades?) Is with the shovels much more expensive. Excellent value for money then, and this choice I would do without hesitation!
- canada, machine ... Finally, look for a website.
- the handle? yeah, nickel
ergonomics ... bah it's a dread, so yeah
Access in acute ... bah it's a dread
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otherwise I like the overall feel of the guitar enough roots ... I love, I surkiffe same! And that's one of the few that I've jou silk so enjoyable to play for long ... PERIOD it goes well for fingerpicking, I would say it is really good at actually ... and that's a good little dread ... she looks more solid enough, my lg is crap compared to * _ *, yet it is not EMDU my lg ... but the now it's all over, I feel like an Art & Lutherie parlor ... alala but damn! it is not reasonable!
- standard style ... yeah, that's what a 12-string ^ ^
36 there's no sound. Finally, it is always the same sound but with variations if you want is what a sound ... and yeah, it is tip-top-l on this subject!
the table in cedar produces a warm and articulated with acute trs cool ... euuh and then ... it projects well!
- Overall Opinion
- I do not know, a little less than a month ...
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with exprience ... costs to the price, yeah, a donf '! APRS is that if I sr 3000 ay fuck ... I MDIT the good comes the one thing ... but well, frankly ... wow ... There's the guitars that sound better than my seagull? * _ * Not because I think a lot!
the ratio Q / P is final ... well mostly secondhand, but even new ... * _ *
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