Just bought a new Seagull Original S6 Dreadnaught acoustic guitar today!

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  1. MusicEnthusiast macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to share what an awesome experience I've had so far with my new acoustic. It was $375 well spent on something that I know will last a long time. I'm already impressed with the sound and build quality even after I compared it with a bunch of other models like Takamine, Yamaha, and Epiphone in its price range and even a little higher. Anyone who is in the market for an acoustic guitar definitely check out Seagull. :D

    Here are some pics I took of it. Hope you like!
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  2. Melrose Suspended

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    I've played Seagulls before. They play nice, and sound good too for the price.

    Congrats! :)
     
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    do you rly want to know?
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    Seconded. I want something to drool about!
     
  5. MusicEnthusiast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This guitar at the price mentioned is the best deal out there with build quality I have seen in the musical instrument industry.

    The reason they could do it is because they don't yet have the big name recognition of a Martin, Gibson, Takamine, Yamaha, Guild, or Taylor. The Seagull S6 range on the internet goes from $319 dollars to $599 w/o case, depending on whether it has a cutaway and/or electronics.

    I was looking at a similar Takamine cutaway with electronics for about $800 dollars street price ($999 list).

    If a guitar of the S6 quality, let's say non-cutaway dreadnaught with basic electronics was made by Martin or Taylor, it would go for $1,000 dollars.
     
  7. MusicEnthusiast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just wrote a song with it a couple nights ago. Can anyone recommend me really high quality strings? I'm going to Guitar Center soon to buy a better capo and some better strings.
     
  8. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    got an MP3 to link to? I'd like to hear how the thing sounds
     
  9. MusicEnthusiast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I haven't gotten around to recording it yet... I might want to incorporate piano and drums in it too.
     
  10. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    No just the guitar will do you can add what you want later and post that as well I am more interested in knowing what the tonal qualities are like on its own.
     
  11. MusicEnthusiast thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh alright sure, I just gotta find a place with a good mic since I don't have one here. In the meantime if there's a GC in your area or another Seagull distributor, you should play one in person!
     
  12. 63dot macrumors 603

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    Silk and steel don't sound that good but are easy to play.

    Martin strings are generally not that good, but anything else tends to sound better like Dean Markley, Ernie Ball, D'Angelico, GHS, and many others.

    Martin does make good guitars though so it's ironic that I don't like their strings.
     
  13. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

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    when it comes to acoustic I have a preference for brass wound myself
     
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    I bought a set of D'addario for my son's Martin. They sound great.
     

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