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Seagull S6 Acoustic Guitar Review

Seagull S6 by Godin Guitars has won many awards and it represents the best value offered. A very highly recommended acoustic guitar which is designed with top notch solid tonewoods in order to generate nice tone and impressive appearance.

The affordable price tag makes Seagull S6 worth the money for beginners who just start playing guitar and don’t want to spend so much in their entry level. Considering its great features, we have put Seagull S6 with the other 9 guitars in our list of 10 best acoustic guitars under $500 for beginners.

Seagull S6 At a Glance

Seagull S6 Acoustic Guitar

Features

  • Tapered Headstock for precise and stable tuning and great for open tunings
  • Select Pressure Tested Top
  • Double Action Truss Rod
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle for better intonation

What you will get from Seagull S6

Seagull S6 is made in Canada and this guitar is highly regarded. For sale somewhere around $400, Seagull S6 features mahogany back and sides, a solid cedar top which will generate beautiful sound both unplugged and amplified. Although the price may be a little above beginners willing to pay for their first acoustic guitar, it should be considered as a good investment since Seagull S6 will sound as warm as many top end acoustic guitars from other companies but for a lower price. Great and durable guitar with a good price, this Seagull S6 is offering you an excellent value.

High quality tonewoods

As we have mentioned, this 6 stringed instrument make use of top quality materials. Let’s check the list of tonewoods used in Seagull S6 construction:

PartTonewood
TopSelect pressure tested solid Cedar. Cedar is a high-end material usually used for a more expensive guitar priced more than $700. Using Cedar will allow Seagull S6 for long time usage in addition to creating warm sound.
Back & SidesWild Cherry
NeckSilver Leaf Maple. Your guitar neck won’t bend from now on. The neck is start with a robust, accurately cut wood as a support, embedded with a double-action truss rod inside the neck, and making use of a maple dowel on the heel of the neck. This type of construction will create an extremely strong durable neck.
Fingerboard & BridgeRosewood

Lovely Appearance

Seagull S6 really shows a warm character within its appearance:

  • The color on the top of Seagull S6′s body is very beautiful and finished in genuine semi-gloss lacquer.
  • The hand-finished neck and gorgeous nice pattern of wild Cherry at back and sides make the guitar looks more impressive. The finishing is as soft as silk and makes it comfortable to play around the neck.
  • On the back of the neck, silver leaf Mapple expresses a rich orangey brown color.
  • Guitar’s head is designed in special shape and has a nice Seagull logo.
  • The gold-colored 4 wound strings – E, A, D and G – look in nice harmony with the overall look of Seagull S6 acoustic guitar.

Sound Quality

With wild Cherry back and sides, the tone given to Seagull S6 is excellent and has uniqueness between mahogany’s mellow tone and mapple’s bright ring. At the same time, wild Cherry combination with Cedar top will beautifully produce a warm and full sound.

The notes always sound full however quietly you play this guitar and don’t lose tone either when you don’t play them as hard. The sound is really deep on the E and A strings, nice and round on the D and G strings, and very crisp on the B and E strings.

Now there’s another important features you should note. The use of genuine lacquer finish allows the top to breathe and vibrate freely. In turn, this promotes the aging process of the guitar, which means that Seagull S6 acoustic guitar will actually sound better the more it is played over time. This is why a lot of Seagull S6 beginning players stick to their S6 guitars even after they move to the intermediate level.

Click here to read what Seagull S6 buyers have said »

Seagull S6 Comparison With Other Godin Acoustic Guitar

We know that Godin Guitar has a lot of acoustic guitar which might obscure your consideration to pick the best of them. We have compared great guitars manufactured by Godin with all available features and price tags (per June 8, 2012) in a table below to ease your task.

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BrandSeagullSeagullSeagullSeagull
ColorNaturalRusticBurst
FeatureMade in North America
Select Pressure Tested Top
Double Action Truss Rod
Tapered Headstock for precise and stable tuning and great for open tunings
Tusq nut and compensated saddle for better intonation
Made in North America
Select Pressure Tested Top
Double Action Truss Rod
Tapered Headstock for precise and stable tuning and great for open tunings
Tusq nut and compensated saddle for better intonation
Made in North America
Select Pressure Tested Top
Double Action Truss Rod
Tapered Headstock for precise and stable tuning and great for open tunings
Tusq nut and compensated saddle for better intonation
Top - Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides - Wild Cherry
Neck - Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge - Rosewood
Tusq nut and compensated saddle
ListPrice$507.00$477.00$589.00$497.00
ManufacturerGodin GuitarsGodin GuitarsGodin GuitarsSeagull
ModelSeagull S6 OriginalSeagull Entourage RusticSeagull Coastline S6 Burst GTSeagull
TitleSeagull S6 Original Acoustic GuitarSeagull Entourage Rustic GuitarSeagull Coastline S6 Burst GT GuitarSeagull Coastline S6 Folk Cedar
WarrantyLimited Lifetime on workmanship. 1 year on electronicsLimited Lifetime on workmanship. 1 year on electronicsLimited Lifetime on workmanship. 1 year on electronics
Price$419.00$315.00$399.00$397.00
Height17 inch36 inch17 inch36 inch
Weight8 pound
Width44 inch24 inch44 inch24 inch
Length11 inch8 inch11 inch8 inch
Rating5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
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What Players Have Said about Seagull S6 Original

Ronaldinho
(Los Angeles, CA, United States)

…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.

Patti Cake “basschick”
(Los Angeles, CA, United States)

…The sound actually stands up pretty well even when played right after all-solid more expensive guitars.

David W. Groat “Groatski”
(Detroit, MI, USA)

…in the case of the Seagull, you get a quite a bit more of what really counts.

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Seagull S6 Video Review

Overall, Seagull S6 guitar sounds good, looks great and is affordable. What makes us very impressed is that this awesome guitar was not produced in China, but in fact was made in Seagull’s hometown of LaPatrie in Quebec, Canada.

The demo video below shows you how cool Seagull S6 is looking. Listen the beautiful sound this left-handed Seagull S6 can create too.

Where to buy Seagull S6 at cheaper price?

You can visit guitar shop near by your area or search it online and find retailer website offering Seagull S6. We recommend Amazon.com as this is the biggest online store with highest trustworthy.

As we’re writing this review (July, 2011 – please take a note that price may be changed today), there’s also used Seagull S6 available at only $340. Check it out soon if you don’t want to miss your chance to have Seagull S6 acoustic guitar at very affordable price.

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All product prices and availability are accurate as of the time when this review published but are subject to change. You can follow the link provided to check the most recent info. This guitar review was posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012 at 12:52 pm and is filed under Seagull.