I think it's an excellent lower priced acoustic guitar. I can't imagine having gotten as much guitar for my money with any other make.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $270.00 (new)
Where Obtained: McCabe's Guitar Shop - Santa Monica, CA
I really like this guitar, although it's only the second guitar I've ever owned. It was a great value for the price...especially considering I was able to trade in my old, crappy guitar (purchased at same shop) for $150, so my cost was just over $100. It has a natural finish and is very basic in style.
The action is decent, the playing is relatively easy and the sound is very good.
It has no effects. I play Beatles' style pop/alternative with it. It's very well-suited for the sound I'm looking for. It has a full, warm sound that's more jangly than muted, which is a big plus for me. I think, with my limited guitar knowledge, that it would be well-suited for most styles of music...as long as it's an acoustic sound you're going for.
It seems to be relatively durable. The only drawback to this style of guitar is that it's doesn't have a lacquer (sp?) finish so it's more prone to dings than a harder bodied guitar.
I looked at several different guitars: Ovation, Guild, Yamaha, Washburn, Alvarez, and a few I cannot remember. I chose the Seagull because of the tone.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ridglea Music
This is a natural finished 6-string acoustic guitar that has fantastic sound. The guitar is built in La Patrie, Quebec, Canada. It is truly a amazing sounding guitar due to the solid wood top (cedar) and the Wild Cherry sides and back. The guitar has 14 frets from nut to body.
I bought this guitar because it has a slightly wider neck than most other guitars. It is designed to be a fingerstyle instrument and that is the style that I play. this guitar plays as well as or better than my Alvarez Classical, and my Ovation-styled Applause AE-28.
The sound is very rich and warm. It is not overpowering in its volume but it is loud enough to be heard. It has a very clean ring to the notes and it has very good sustain.
I have had no problems for the 1st year of ownership.
The guitar is really good especially for its price. I don't know all the technical terms for trying guitars but I tried out Washburns, Ovations, Martins, from the similar price range and this one for whatevger reason really felt good. (at least for me)
Price: $300.00 (new)
Where Obtained: A store
It is a Canadian handmade guitar and a nice natural finish with out that shiny gloss or whatever that is, I hate that.
S--- I don't know all the technical terms to describe playability but she feels good she feels good and sounds good. I'll see how she holds up over time but no problems righ now.
She sounds real good, real warm sound
This is my first guitar and I've had it for about 6 months and haven't had a problem. It's a great begginer guitar due to the high quality and reasonable price. I looked at a lot of other acoustic guitars but none were as beautiful both asthetically and the way it sounded. My favorite aspect has to be the sound of it. It really has a lot of depth to the sound and resonates amazingly. The only problem I have with this guitar is that it only has one pin for the strap! But I play sitting down so that doesn't really bother me too much.
Price: $350.00 (new)
Where Obtained: The Music Shop
This Canadian made steel string acoustic guitar is absolutely wonderful. Solid wood with a very natural, satiny finish that I find much more pleasing than the higher gloss finishes on other guitars. However, it leaves the guitar a little bit more vunerable to scratching and such.
I learned to play on this guitar and it's my first and only guitar so I can't really compare it to other guitars. However, it's really comfortable to play even though I have smallish hands, which makes it kinda hard to reach past the 15th fret as there's no cutaway. It has fairly low action and is really enjoyable to play.
There really isn't much more to say than this guitar sounds really awsome. It has a rich warm resonate sound but is also very clear. I've played everything from Zepplin to Metallica to Blink182 to Pink Floyd and a lot in between and this guitar fits them all pretty well (considering that most metal sounds kinda weird played acoustically).
In the 6 or so months I've had this guitar, it looks kinda beat up. The wood's kinda soft and easy to dent and scratch but it hasn't affected the sound at all. It's held up well considering how roughly it's been handled at times.