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Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar

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  • Double Action Truss Rod
  • Tapered Headstock for precise and stable tuning and great for open tunings
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle for better intonation
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Back Material Cherry Wild Cherry Sapele Rosewood
Fretboard Material Rosewood Rosewood Ebony Rosewood
Neck Material Maple Maple Sapele Nato
Top Material Cedar cedar Mahogany Sitka Spruce
Number Of Strings 6 6 6 6
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Product Description

Gorgeous domestic wild cherry back and sides provide a unique tone on this S6 Original from Seagull, blending the warmth of mahogany with the crisp definition of maple. Silverleaf maple neck on a shorter 24.84" scale with a rosewood fretboard is easy on the fingers while specially aligned machine heads make for quick, stable tuning.Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar Features: Solid cedar top Wild cherry back and sides Rosewood fingerboard and bridge Tusq nut and compensated saddle Semi-gloss lacquer finish

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 24 x 36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000RW0GT6
  • Item model number: Seagull S6 Original
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,107 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at April 13, 2004

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188 of 192 people found the following review helpful By R. Moss on January 25, 2009
I bought a Seagull in 1995, with my first paycheck after graduating from college, at a small guitar store in Petaluma. It might be the best $400 I've ever spent.

Over the years I've become a much better guitar player, but I haven't outgrown this instrument, and I doubt I ever will. It is a fantastic guitar that plays beautifully and sounds better every year. It's very easy to play, very reliable (haven't needed to adjust the truss once) and did I mention it sounds great?

It's beautiful, too, with a wonderful light finish. Most guitars in this price range are cheaply made in asia and heavily lacquered. Not this baby!

If something ever happened to it I'd skip right past the Taylors and Martins and buy another one of these without a second thought. I brought it to a party recently, and met someone who asked to borrow it. I let him, and he strummed it for a few minutes. Turns out he's one of those guys who owns half a dozen guitars, and when he handed it back to me he said, "Don't ever sell this guitar, unless it's to me."

The only guitar I've ever played where I felt like I was clearly handling a better guitar was a Paul Reed Smith hollowbody which runs for over three grand.

You could spend a lot more money and not get an instrument this nice. For $400, it's hard to imagine that you'll do better.
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87 of 96 people found the following review helpful By patticake on September 29, 2009
After 42 years of playing unsatisfying guitars, I did some research and spent a lot of time at all the local Guitar Centers, Sam Ash stores and a number of indie stores like McCabes in Santa Monica. I played everything I could get my hands on that had at least a solid top.

So when my husband wanted to get me a guitar for my birthday, I chose the Seagull Original S6 because it sounds great, feels good and plays so very well. The sound actually stands up pretty well even when played right after all-solid more expensive guitars. After a setup and putting on some extra light strings, it's hard to believe it has laminate back and sides - my S6 sings! And it sounds great finger picking or strummed.

Details - the nut is 1.8 inches, which is very nice for finger picking. This is a short scale guitar but not a 3/4 size, and the body hits at the 14th fret. The top is solid cedar, sides and back are laminated wild cherry. Build quality of every one I've seen (and I've seen a lot of them) is very good, and the semi-gloss finish looks and feels smooth. It's got well-finished frets and fretboard and a bright sound with lots of sustain - if you're like me and didn't need that much brightness, try phosphor bronze strings.

If you're a beginning to intermediate player or are looking for a second guitar, I cannot recommend the Seagull Original S6 enough!
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Brett Llewellyn on July 25, 2012
While I have the S6 Slim, the only difference between the two guitars is the neck width. On the slim it is 1.72" while on the original, it is 1.80". I've played both and they sound and essentially look the same, so I wanted to post my review from the slim onto here as well. Again the only difference is neck width. If you have smaller hands check out the Slim model.

I did not buy this guitar from Amazon, but from a local guitar shop. I was looking for a "budget" guitar in the <500$ price range and played every guitar the shop had over the course of 3 days. The Seagull S6 Slim (and S6, for that matter) stood out without any comparison.

As suggested in the title, I have been playing this guitar for 7 years (I finally bought an "intermediate" guitar just a month ago). I have never had guitar lessons, and I think that truly demonstrates how beautiful this guitar is and sounds. It held my interest through all of the self teaching and I always came back to it. I only started thinking about getting a new guitar a few months ago, and it was simply because I needed something with a brighter sound. I have never gotten sick of this guitar and play it daily, even with my new guitar.

First things first, though. If you haven't actually heard the guitar in person or at least youtube videos, do that before looking at reviews. This holds true with any guitar, or instrument really. Everyone perceives sounds differently and the perfect tone quality for me may not be the same as for you. If you have and you're looking for reason to buy the guitar, keep reading.

Second, guitars of the same model do not all sound the same.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Michael Lee on September 16, 2011
If you're interested in guitars than you have to check this out! I have been playing guitar for a while now and recently purchased my first acoustic, but honestly I had no clue where to start looking. I went online, looked at local stores, tested probably 15 different types, and got personal offers from friends. It took about a week before I finally decided what I wanted. There are hundreds of brands available, but I made the right decision in choosing a Seagull S6 acoustic. Any guitar enthusiast, beginner or experienced, should check this brand out!

I have been playing guitar for a while now, therefore I have gone through a variety of acoustic brands. I have played some of the highest quality guitars around such as Taylor, Martin, Ibanez, Gibson, and Fender, so why do I highly recommend the Seagull S6 acoustic? First of all it's unlike any other guitar on the market. Right away it's unique look catches your eye. Instead of having a bulky squared off headstock (the tip of the guitar on top used to tune the strings), it is straight edged and rounded off. It almost looks like the tip of an arrow that is pointing at your audience during play. This unique design isn't just for looks though, it's designed for better sound and easier tuning. On a normal guitar, the headstock pulls the strings to the side which gives them a twist. On the seagull the strings are always straight, giving it a more pure sound and keeping it in tune longer.

The volume of the guitar is unlike any others I have heard. If you want people to not only hear you, but feel your music, then this is spot on! I love bringing mine to a campfire because everyone can hear it perfectly and I get multiple compliments on the sound quality.
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