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Seagull S6 Original

Howdy Y’all,

Posting this as a PSA, Ha!. For those of you on the forum who may not have the funds for some of the more expensive guitars on BB’s instruments listed. And, no offense intended, as I have personally bought three instruments from BB, two guitars and a mandolin.

Check out the Seagull. Compared to my Eastmans, which I truly love. Side by side comparison, the seagull has a deeper base and greater projection (volume).

The Seagull was my first guitar, and in my opinion the best bang for the buck. Maybe Ben will start carrying them. And no, I have no affiliation with the company, Just passing along my thoughts to my fellow members and wishing you all a safe and happy new year!


hey there @Kiwi. Welcome back to the board. I agree,the seagull is a great guitar for the money and i would love to see @banjoBen start carrying them.

The first guitar i had was an old Johnson my Dad bought for 80 bucks. Now i’m playing a seagull.

They are definetly not comparable to even a cheap Martin but its a good guitar for the money. The one i have was around $450CA. I don’t know if that is cheap or expensive compared to other Seagulls but i would also recommend them. Especially as a beginner guitar.

I have 2 Seagulls, a 6 and a 12 string. I’ve always though they were a great under the radar instrument.

I have always liked Seagulls as well. They have a very different tone compared to Martin’s, Blueridge, Eastman or Recording King. I find them to have a less aggressive attack, with a midrangy tone. I like the small models like the parlors and the folk size guitars. The necks can feel a little bulky and are not particularly fast, but they are comfortable. I currently own a Seagull M12 12 string acoustic with a solid spruce top and mahogany S&B. I like the Seagull 12s cause they tend to have a deeper tone than many other 12 string manufacturers. They are also pretty stable in different climates (properly cured woods?). Their standard wild cherry S&B along with a cedar top makes for warm sounding guitars. Nice instruments for the price.

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I had an old Seagull with a cedar top and Canadian cherry back and sides. It had a real mellow tone and played really well. I sold it when I bought my Eastman but I always liked the Seagull.