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Seagull Guitar Advice

Den 12 Apr 07 - 09:39 AM
GUEST,Ian 12 Apr 07 - 02:21 PM
skarpi 12 Apr 07 - 03:12 PM
Den 12 Apr 07 - 03:16 PM
Big Mick 12 Apr 07 - 05:15 PM
GUEST,Guest Ian 12 Apr 07 - 06:06 PM
GUEST,Guest Ian 12 Apr 07 - 06:14 PM
Den 13 Apr 07 - 08:45 AM
Richard Bridge 13 Apr 07 - 09:29 AM
Grab 13 Apr 07 - 09:35 AM
GUEST,Scabby Douglas 13 Apr 07 - 09:57 AM
Den 13 Apr 07 - 01:09 PM
Richard Bridge 13 Apr 07 - 01:49 PM
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Subject: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Den
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 09:39 AM

Does anyone play this model Seagull and if so do you like it? I currently have this one with the built in electronics and I love it. That said I am drawn to the mini jumbo model. I've played one in the store and it plays nice but I wondered if there's more to it than its good looks and if anyone in Mudcat land owns one. Opinions gratefully accepted.


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: GUEST,Ian
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 02:21 PM

How long have you had the F6?   I have had one for about twelve years and although I now play a Tak because of the need for better electrics, the Seagull just gets more and more mellow.
Drop D is superb on it.


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: skarpi
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 03:12 PM

so does DADGAD

I have seagull duo type ( studio ) guitar with two pickups

All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Den
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 03:16 PM

Ian, I've had the Seagull for about 7 or 8 years. Could you explain a little more about what you mean by getting mellow? Thanks Skarpi. Anyone play the mini jumbo?


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Big Mick
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 05:15 PM

I know exactly what Ian is saying. In fact it is a good bet he has a Seagull with a Cedar top. My favorite guitar EVER (including my Larrivee and mid 60's Guild 12) was a Seagul S6 with a cedar top. Admittedly I treated it like it was a $12,000 collectible, with annual trips to the luthier to keep the action right, humidity control, etc. But every year that guitar just got sweeter and sweeter. The sound was mellow, yet it carried itself right well in a group. I don't know how to describe it, other than to say that when you strummed it, you got a warm feeling in your tummy. Liam's Brother (Dan Milner) borrowed it for a song in Boston one time. When he gave it back he said, "Mick, where did you get that?". I can't speak for all Seagulls, but if I am recommending on the basis of my experience, I would say they are the best buy for the buck out there.

All the best,

Mick, still mourning the loss of this one


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: GUEST,Guest Ian
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 06:06 PM


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: GUEST,Guest Ian
Date: 12 Apr 07 - 06:14 PM

Sorry about that but I hit the wrong button.
Mick has all but hit the nail on the head with the term 'warm feeling'.
Rolling down on the D Chord in drop D just feels wonderful.
If I take it out to a club I get loads of comments on the sound and people just cannot believe it cost so little.
Now see what you have started Den, I may just have put the Tak away for a week or two in favour of the Seagull


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Den
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 08:45 AM

Go for it Ian you'll feel so much better. I'm still hoping to hear from anyone who can speak to the mini jumbo. Mick I get what you're saying. I love my S6. It takes a bit of a battering from me, I'm a bit of a percussive player when I use a pick. What happened to your S6 you kind of trailed off there in your post?


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 09:29 AM

They are very variable. I have seen two good, and several horrid, all S6s, and last weekend at Fareham and Gosport a player had one that sounded good in root position but the intonation was WAY off, quite impossible to play above about the 5th fret, very very discordant.


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Grab
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 09:35 AM

Clinton Hammond (when he was here) swore by his pair of Seagulls, and they certainly did sound nice.

Personally I like rosewood and spruce for the extra "zing", but if mahogany is your preference, enjoy. If it sounds good to you, it probably is.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: GUEST,Scabby Douglas
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 09:57 AM

I bought one of the Seagull Mini Jumbos about 3 weeks ago.

It has a big, resonant voice which sounds best when played on open strings (by this, I mean - no capo). I have yet to get it set-up properly or decide which strings I am going to settle on. The action is pretty good, but I'd like it adjusted slightly.

I intend to get a decent pickup system installed, and I'll try to remember to update this thread once I've had the work done.

I like this guitar a lot.


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Den
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 01:09 PM

Thanks SD, I'll be interested to hear back from you. Richard the intonation problem could be caused by a number of factors. I personally have played many Seagulls and have never encountered any intonation problems. I certainly have been more than pleased with my S6 and would go as far as to say extremely impressed with the quality for the price.


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Subject: RE: Seagull Guitar Advice
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 13 Apr 07 - 01:49 PM

The nut was usual "dance band" height, as distinct from fingerpicker height, but not excessive.

The neck progression was a little more than I would have suggested, but I tend to set very flat.

The saddle height was a bit more than I would have suggested - but not monstrous.

Action on the bass at the octave was about 5mm, where it should really have been about 3.

Strings were not new, but not falling off and still sounded acceptable.

The intonation was not just bad, but awful. Several cumulative issues above, but nothing I would have expected to cause a problem that bad.


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