I think there is definitely something to be said for simplicity when it comes to good acoustic guitars. Too often I see guitars that are trying to present too much in an effort to make up for the lack of tone. This is what continues to draw me to Seagull guitars and has had me love them for more than a decide, ever since I first got my hands on one.
Something that I seem to find with all Seagull guitars, and the S6 Sunburst GTis no exception, is how they have a real ‘hand-made’ feel to them. You can feel the grain of the timber and create a bond with the instrument that goes far beyond anything that a fancy inlay or bold logo can deliver. When I got the S6 GT out of the box it felt like it wanted to be played. The semi-gloss neck, back and sides have a smooth feel making this guitar a joy to play. The neck is one that is going to appeal to a range of players, including those that tend to play electric guitar more often. It’s slimmer profile feels great in the hand, yet it still has some good body to it.
THE LOOK AND THE SOUND
It’s not important, I know, but a good looking guitar always seems to play better somehow. If you like the classic look and feel, then the S6 GT is going to appeal to you. The inlays are simple and understated while the teardrop vintage sunburst spray has a classic vibe about it. Add that glossy top for a real shimmer and brilliance and it stands bold and proud. The gloss with the solid spruce top ensures that the instrument has a nice bright attack to the notes, yet the body allows for a really warm, rich tone at the same time. Matched up with Cleartone strings that have their own sparkle and longevity, this becomes a guitar that sounds great right out of the box and will continue to do so for many years to come.
You won’t find Seagull guitars in every shop around the country, and there is something a little special about that. They are well worth keeping an eye out for. Find a dealer local to you and try one out. This is a guitar that you will cherish for life and one that would make a bold addition to any guitar collection.
Hits and Misses
Classic look with teardrop sunburst
Factory fitted with Cleartone strings
Big and bold sound
Great feel and playability
Canadian made quality is evident in the build
Not everyone digs the headstock
Select pressure tested spruce top.
Canadian Wild Cherry back and sides.
Silver Leaf Maple Integrated set neck.
Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
Double function truss rod.