Maple top with light mahogany sides, inlay at the opening, steel strings.
I grew up in a family that was surrounded by music of all types and styles. I have been playing guitar for over 40 years. I started in the 4th grade as a way to help in the development of my eye-hand coordination. In the 6th grade, I had my first garage band playing a Decca solid body electric. By high school, I was writing original songs and performing country rock and folk cover music for my own enjoyment and at the assorted coffee houses. I was playing a six string nylon Greco classical guitar. I added an Appalachian dulcimer with pressure pegs and a Fender 5 string banjo to my self taught list of instruments. In college, I sometimes played instruments on stage as a part of a performing arts group producing original musical comedies. Since then, I pick up the guitar or banjo when I have the notion.
My daughter had been learning to play on my old nylon string guitar and it was time to get her a steel string acoustic. The occasion was her 16th birthday. When she first showed interest in guitars (about 2 years ago) I had the opportunity to try a number of acoustic guitars of all types and price ranges. I remember playing a Seagull and was impressed by the sound and its reasonable price range. When I was ready to buy my daughter the guitar, I returned to the music store. Unfortunately they had discontinued carrying Seagulls in favor of the more expensive Martins and Gibsons. We searched and found that Guitar Center carried Seagull. We tried a full range of acoustics and found the Seagull S6 has the best sound, easiest to play and at $499 was of incredible value.
The tone is sweet and clear with qualities that equal or exceed the Gibson Songbird. The neck is perfect for my daughter's smaller hands but is also very easy for me to play. The $499 for a Seagull S6 sounds the same if not better than the $1,599 used Gibson Songbird or new Martin (you know, the ones they keep in the humidity controlled rooms). I appreciate value and quality, more than name or reputation.
My daughter and I have no negative comments to say about the guitar.
Solid wood sides, top, bottom & neck. Not veneered, laminated or multi-plied.
If you are looking for a great guitar with an amazing tone,try a Seagull. You do not have to purchase based upon price or name. Purchase based on sound, playability and tone. Try it out and you will be amazed.
I've been playing for a year mostly finger picking. I like playing mellow rock and classical
I had bought a new guitar didn't spend the time to shop around. The neck buzzed got it fix but still hard on the fingers.One day I went to a small guitar shop and told the owner about my problem. He showed me a guitar played it pretty nice. then he handed me a seagull s6. It played like silk, just touched the strings and it sounded so rich and deep in tone. It was great. tried some others that were three times the money.But i had to have the seagull and bought it. It cost me 369.00 a little more then my first, but sounds like it would cost four times that
The guitar is very light, has great all over tone. tuners are great. Stayed tuned for days with lots of play.Very easy on the fingers can play for hours.
The only problem I see is the finish is very light you need to handel with care but thats what makes it sound so good and only gets better with age.
The construction of the guitar is great. Has great tuners. The wood is beatiful from the cedar face cherry sides and nice maple neck
From playing lots of guitars any time I see a shop. For the money you cannot find a better deal then the seagull s6.
Bought this guitar for my Dad who played a little bit,but never owned a good sounding guitar.Purchased from Eds Music Workshop,Ptbo,On.Canada for 279.00 ca
At the time it was the best sounding guitar I could find for the money,kind of plain looking but great sounding.
After 15 years the neck has started to sag into the body.
Solid cedar top,laminated cherry back and sides,mahogany neck,rose wood finger board and saddle.
For the money you can't buy much better than this for sound.Ive played a lot of guitars over my 25 years of playing,but the sound and action of this guitar has made me feel like staying with it,some times you just can't put it down.