May 6, 2012 Guitar Reviews
Posted by JD
So, this post is not about a seafaring bird. Seagull is actually the name of a Canadian based guitar company (Godin is the parent company) that has become well known for making quality affordable guitars. Seagull’s several different models are all very well constructed. Their various model lines range from entry level instruments priced around $300 all the way to $1000 completely hand-crafted all solid wood guitars. Seagull guitars are noted for their great sound and playability.
In particular, the model S6 Original has become a go-to guitar if you are looking for an acoustic under $500. The S6 Original, which has a solid cedar top and wild cherry sides, runs at about $400. Many of those who have reviewed this guitar have noted that it has a full, well-balanced, and clear sound. I myself played several of these guitars as I looked to purchase a new acoustic guitar. Every time I played one I was struck by how comfortable the neck felt and how well it played. I also found the sound of the guitar to be rich and resonate. In the end, I did not purchase a S6 Original, but that was mostly because I decided to not go above $300 in pursuit of my new axe. If I had had a higher budget, I could have very well brought one of these bad boys home with me.
I would recommend this guitar–as well as most of the other Seagull models–to any guitar player, not just a beginner. It is definitely worth checking out if you are looking to purchase an acoustic guitar.