My Seagull S6 Review
Seagull S6 is one of the best guitars the Seagull Company has ever created. It has been chosen many times as the best guitar of the year in several international guitar festivals and competitions. And with good reason!
For those who are not familiar with this brand and guitar model, and who are thinking of getting one, let me tell you one thing: you have quite a good taste for guitars! Seagull S6 is unique. A single guitar that offers all you might want, let see why:
Design and construction of Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar
The original Seagull S6 has a classic design and curvature, a natural color and a red mahogany color that makes it stand out. Very simple, yet gorgeous.
The top of the guitar is made of solid cedar, the neck is constructed out of silver maple, while the fingerboard and bridge are made of rosewood. Wild cherry is the wood used for the back and sides of the guitar. The gloss paint finish can vary. It can be: High Gloss, which is the brightest finish; Semi-Gloss, which has a matt appearance because of the lesser amount of varnish used. This produces a greater vibration capacity of the soundboard. And finally, the Top Gloss, which is the High Gloss finish only on the top, and Semi-Gloss in the rest of the guitar.
If you are still not sure about the advantages of each finish, take a moment to think about these thoughts: The High Gloss finish is meant to last lifetime. It helps avoiding small, everyday scratches. The Semi-Gloss finish is fairly the opposite. Some people prefer a more natural finish in their guitars: less varnish, which means les brightness. The down side is that it is more prone to suffering scratches. Nevertheless, its relic style is very attractive to some guitarists. The Top Gloss is a combination of both. It is meant for those who are not afraid of standing out. The brightness of the guitar remains only on its top, contrasted against the rest of it. Top Gloss finish also have the characteristic of only protecting the top of the guitar from scratches, precisely where it is more likely to happen.
This guitar might seem too simple for some people, but you should see it in person before stating such a thing.
There are some alternative models of the Seagull S6. They are distinguished by the color and type of wood used for the different parts. Let’s take the original Seagull S6 Mahogany Deluxe SG, for example. Like its name states, it is almost entirely made of Mahogany, and it has the distinctive color of this type of wood: very powerful reddish brown. The Seagull S6 Trans Blue and the Seagull Trans Red GT are different guitar models. They are very similar: they are both colored red and blue for those who want more color. Nevertheless, the sound quality is not exactly the same of the original S6, which does not necessarily mean “worse”.
Comfort and Size of Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar
This Seagull model is very comfortable to play in every position; it has an excellent grip and it accommodates appropriately to the human form, there’s even a left-handed version! In short, you shouldn’t worry that you won’t find a good fit for you.
Size is quite comfortable for average stature people or slightly smaller. If you are one of the few exceptions that found it too big for you, I still advise you to give it a try before you discard it. Sometimes it takes some time to get used to a new instrument, especially if you are a beginner.
The guitar you learned to play with will always be the most comfortable, but if you are transitioning from a thinner saddle, having a guitar with more space for finger will rapidly improve your guitar playing. You can also find some Seagull models with a 43mm saddle and a thinner neck.
Some people think this guitar is hard to play, but it is nothing that practice can’t remedy. It can be played with or without a pick.
How Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar Sound?
I have never heard or experienced any dissatisfaction. Maybe I could say its low pitches aren’t that strong, but for the rest, it is absolutely perfect.
It quickly adapts to any tone and music style you want to play, which is not very shocking after we saw the materials it is made of.
You can play pop, pop/rock, metal, hard rock, alternative rock, country, R&B, blues, and many other music genders. You won’t have any sound problem when changing chords and you can make it sound louder with no effort.
It works significantly with amplifiers and pedals, which don’t reduce this guitar’s sound quality or tone. There is not much more to say than it has a fantastic sound.
Seagull S6 Review – What I Like And What I Dislike
The sum of everything we have said until now about this guitar, its popularity, and it clearly visible high-end models, there are many advantages we can notice:
- Great sound
- It adapts to every music style
- It comes with accessories (case and shelf)
- Stunning material quality
- Variety of finishes
- Nice tunning
- Available for left-handed people
- Beautiful desing
With respect to the drawbacks, I found myself in a dead end because, until now, I haven't found a single flaw in this guitar. I did mention that low pitches are not very strong, but I wouldn't even say it is a flaw or disadvantage. This aspect depends on each guitar player. For the rest, there's nothing else I can say about this guitar.
My Opinion About Seagull S6
I have been both very objective and subjective when talking about this guitar, but you must surely know by now that I would recommend you to buy it. I’m lucky to have one of these guitars, and I don’t regret investing my money on it.
If you have an average or high budget, this guitar is a great option. You can find it on Amazon with case and shelf included-. It is true that we don’t all have that amount of money to spend, but at least you can be sure it offers a lot for that price. Unfortunately, quality has its price.
As I previously said, I have no complaints about this guitar. Its sound is amazing, the feeling caused by its woods, the comfort I feel when playing it, and the gorgeous finish it has makes this guitar a personal favorite and why you shouldn’t hesitate to buy it.
Seagull S6 Editor’s Rating Card
- Sound - 9.3/10 9.3/10
- Design - 9/10 9/10
- Reliability & Durability - 10/10 10/10
- Action, Fit & Finish - 9.5/10 9.5/10
- Features - 9.3/10 9.3/10
There isn’t much more to say, is it? Great guitar, great sound, beautiful, comfortable. Yes, it is Seagull S6 Original Acoustic Guitar
Maybe, after you buy it, you can find a flaw or disadvantage, but it surely is a great instrument, and you won’t ever regret buying it. It is no small achievement, being one of the best acoustic guitars ever created. Most of the comments you will find, if not every one of them, is going to say great things about this guitar. I hope you decide to become a Seagull S6 owner and have a first-hand experience on how wonderful it is.