An artist should never blame his tools, and the same goes for guitarists. When you get good enough, you can make even the crappiest, cheapest guitar sing. But if you’re just a beginner, you don’t want to be hindered by a poorly made guitar. You need everything to be perfect. In this case, Seagull’s acoustic six string offering, the S6, works real well.
First thing’s first, one of the best things about the Seagull s6 is its price. It’s got enough quality that it makes one wonder if the price tag is correct. It’s worth the same as an el cheapo no-name brand, yet it has a build quality that can hang with premium brand guitars.
The first thing that shows how much quality there is in the Seagull s6’s buld is the body and neck. The body is made out of real premium tonewood, shaped into the classic dreadnaught design with a solid cedar top. The sides use Canadian wild cherry, and the integrated neck uses silver maple leaf. This is capped off with a rosewood bridge and fretboard, and a Graphtech nut and saddle, which speak volumes about the premium quality materials used in this otherwise budget accoustic.
Of course, the quality of the make is not just for show. The premium materials earn their keep when you strum the strings and hear how bright, warm and clean the tone is. The premium tonewoods also make the guitar loud enough if you strum closer to the sound hole. For the price and quality, the S6 is easily the best acoustic guitar for beginners, and even a great backup guitar for professionals.