Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar
Seagull has been manufacturing great acoustic guitars for years, and the S6 is their flagship model. It boasts a simple elegance which few guitars can compete with. It is also surprising that the cost has been kept under $500. Granted, it is still an expensive guitar, but the quality is far and beyond what you pay for it. This is a beautiful guitar for beginners but also one which will grow with you and could stay with you for a lifetime.
Body & Neck
The guitar has a classic bohemian style while raining stylish, simple, and elegant. The body which we are featuring has a muted style, showing off the woodgrain with a simple finish, but there are multiple colors to choose from, and each one has a unique pickguard by the soundhole. It is the unassuming nature of the S6, which makes it so appealing to many musicians.
The body has a scale length of 24.84, a perfect size, in our opinion, and is crafted from beautiful wood, all assembled in Canada. Pressure-tested solid cedar makes up the top of the guitar, with wild cherry wood on the back and sides. The wood is finished off with a semi-gloss lacquer finish. The result is beauty in a guitar.
The 14th fret is where the maple neck joins to the body, giving a sturdy and robust feel to the guitar, and there is a rosewood fretboard with 21 frets.
There are no electronics with this guitar, though you can purchase an electro-acoustic version for a little more. We were happy with the pure acoustic.
On the stylish headstock, you will find specially-aligned tuning pegs, which will hold the tension in the strings for longer than comparable acoustic guitars. They are stiff and need a little extra pressure when you are turning them.
The rosewood bridge is classy and pretty standard, and the Tusq nut and compensated saddle are high-quality and help to add to the quality of your music. All in all, this is a beautiful guitar with just the right additions.
When it comes to sound, you will be hard-pressed to find anything which sounds better than this, even when you cross over into more expensive guitars. The quality craftsmanship and materials give this guitar a lot of intonation and resonance. Your music will have a soft, rich, and warm tone.
With the cedar top, you get a lot of crispness in your sound, and the classic dreadnought body adds to the volume, helping you to fill a room if you need to. There is a lot of sustain, which will last for a long time.
If you are looking for more than just a guitar to learn on, then this could be it. Once you have learned, this guitar will serve you well with jam sessions, busking, and gigs, once you have started on your musical journey. This is a guitar which is packed with quality.