Generally, Acoustic guitars are always preferable to people especially beginners because of its easiness. Besides acoustic guitars seem classy to general and a lot of exciting sounds might happen just with the plucking of a few strings. However, people might find it difficult to find a suitable guitar for themselves as there are too many options nowadays. There are so many brands, varieties, appearances of guitars. In this position, reviews are the best ways for you to find the perfect gear for you. But today I am going to talk about Seagull S6 Guitar.
Seagull Guitars was established in 1982 as a sub-brand of Godin Guitars. S6 is the flagship model of Seagull. The quality of the product starting from the sound to the appearance to the price, everything will amaze you. With this Seagull S6 review we hope that you can have better clarity about this guitar.
This Canadian guitar might not be the prettiest one in the market, but it made no compromises with the quality. Let it be sound quality or durability of the product.
The guitar is comparatively larger than the Yamaha FG820 or the Bristol BD-16 Dreadnought. It sizes 46 x 18.5 x 7 inches to be precise. Seagull S6 is pressure tested. The woods used in the guitar are tested to ensure durability. Besides, it possesses medium gauge strings ranging from 12-53 gauge. Some might face some problems if he/she is accustomed to using lights strings, but this phase passes on. The guitar is available in colors like traditional natural color, the LE Black, and the LE Tennessee, which has a reddish color.
An electric version of the product is also available but at a higher price range. But let us restrict this Seagull S6 review to acoustics only. The price does not cover for a case for this guitar. But the quality you are getting with this guitar should suffice with this shortcoming!
Seagull S6 has a solid cedar top which is pressure tested as mentioned earlier. Canadian Wild Cherry is used for making its sides and back, all with a light semi-gloss lacquer finish. Generally, these features are not seen in guitars of this range. Besides, it holds a classic look of a dreadnought in a unique style. Despite being a simple looking guitar, the S6 still looks charming. The product has got a silver leaf maple neck, possessing a light and sleek matte finish. The neck is joined on the 14th fret, capped with rosewood fretboard and 21 frets. This has a light and sleek matte finish, making it comfortable for hands of all sizes. But if someone asks about the best feature of the guitar, it is undoubtedly the robust and durable character of the guitar.
Then again some of the specifics would help us analyzing our choice:
- Selected solid cedar top
- Pressure tested top
- Semi-gloss custom polish finish
- Double function truss rod
- Canadian wild cherry backs
- Canadian wild cherry sides
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Rosewood bridge
- Compensated Tusq Graptech nut and saddle
- Pearloid dot inlays fret 1 – 12
- Set neck
- Silver leaf wood integrated neck
- Full body
It is hard to find a guitar within this price range that sounds as good as the S6 guitar. Historically, Seagull guitars are known for their brighter sound. This characteristic is both good and bad for the company as many consumers want rather warm sounds. But that does not reduce its appeal. Because of its cedar top and fine craftsmanship, the sounds produced in this guitar is much bright and loud. As a result, its notes are clearly audible and easily discernible. But still, the bass of Seagull S6 is not much which might fall short of expectation to many. But the sound is a subjective thing. Some might prefer a loud and audible sound. Some might look for a warmer sound. This dreadnought bodied guitar should be suitable for those consumers who want brighter, more vibrant tones.
This vintage-looking guitar has got some special features of its own:
Detailed saddle and nut:
This guitar also possesses saddles, which are pieces of wood that hold strings below the guitar’s sound hole. Normally this is seen in high-end-guitars.
Besides, there are nuts, (a raised piece of wood on the fretboard), that helps position the guitar strings from different heights. This makes it easy to play without the worry of the action and string’s thickness.
Thick head and small neck:
This guitar has got a small neck because of which your hand will not wrap around the neck as much as the other usual guitars. Besides, the head is a bit smaller compared to other acoustics.
As a result, the tuning becomes more stable which makes the sound much better. Besides, because of having a smaller head it becomes easier for players to move from low to high notes quickly and without any hassle.
Knowing about the pros and cons is the best way to choose any product. Just like everything, S6 also has its ups and downs. Let’s have a look at them:
If you have read this Seagull S6 review, you already have assessed some ideas that this guitar may not be extraordinary in its appearance but its top-notch in its performance and durability. The experienced guitarists will definitely appreciate the tone and build, but the beginners might feel a bit reluctant.
But overall this guitar will definitely be worth your money if you want a clear, audible tone with less bass and not a warmer sound.