Played a Seagull Entourage Dread with cutaway

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  1. EC Strat

    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Yesterday and my gosh! I was quite surprised at how good of player it is and how fantastic the tone was off the rack. Nothing short of impressive

    anyone own one of these? How does the fishman and electronics perform on stage? I’m really gassing for one now.
     
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    Had one years ago minus the electronics. Top notch quality you can't go wrong with anything they make.
     
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    nungesser crash into your windshield of love

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    I have my first guitar still an Korean made acoustic a "Carlos" I'm so used to it that when I've gone shopping or looking at other acoustics nothing really did it for me until a few years ago when I picked up a Seagull it blew me away how nice it played and beautiful it sounded
     
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    They're definitely a lot of bang for the buck but I can't get past that headstock... If that doesn't bother you definitely go for it!
     
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    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I noticed that too and thought wow what a wimpy looking headstock
     
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    For the same price point check out the Breedloves. You'll not look at a Seagull again even though they are good fiddles. The acoustic forums foam at the mouth over the Breedloves.
     
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    I’ve played some Breedloves and they were impressive for sure. But I tend to gravitate to the traditional tone woods vs the ones they use. Fully get it why they do so,but just like the sounds of spruce mahogany and rosewood better than the exotic woods they get into.
     
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    That said - I’ve considered getting their concertina a few times and I think that has Koa wood or something.
     
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    I just look at the prices and find one that sounds good in my budget! I have no clue as to what wood my Breedlove has. I'm a dope when it comes to this stuff.
     
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    It looks like one of those cartoons where the character has a shrunken head
     
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    I have an S6 and an Entourage cutaway. Maybe someday I'll score a Martin or Taylor but for now they get it done for me--I absolutely love Seagull guitars.
     
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    I have a Seagull S6. It is a very nice guitar. The instructor I had a couple of years ago really liked it. Every time I took it to practice, he was ask to play a tune on it.

    It is my only acoustic. Its kind of big for me to play comfortably seated.

    I love the sound but don't spend too much time away from my electrics.

    fos1
     
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    Maybe it's the engineer in me, but the Seagull headstock seems a simple, compact, smart design, drawing the strings up relatively straight from the nut.
     
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    My Seagull S6 is an amazing guitar, all things considered. Even though my Martin 00-28 has long since replaced it as my number one acoustic, I can't bring myself to sell it.

    That said, just the words "cutaway" and "dreadnought" in the same sentence is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Two great tastes that do NOT go great together for me, aesthetically. I'm an engineer, I'm usually all about function over form, but acoustic guitars are inherently beautiful instruments. Cutaway dreads are just fugly. Not even gonna bother with disclaimers on that one. :p
     
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    I bought a used S6 because every one that I have picked up, new or used was nice. They are known to have very consistent QC. All made in Canada with native woods too.
     
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    Definitely a hi IQ low EQ type of a design / function over form. Probably has a great tuning stability as a result.

    nevertheless you get a lot of guitar for your money at that price point. Even comes with a TUSQ nut.
     
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    that's part of their sales pitch, it does make sense
     
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    the headstock doesn't really bother me, whats really ugly is a tuner left clipped on a headstock while playing :eek:
     
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    It doesn’t look all that bad on their OM style guitars but on their dreads they look disproportionately small to me - like someone minimized an excel spreadsheet to 25% or something
     
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    My old instructor called the Seagull headstock "snake oil".

    I did read an article recently that claimed the Seagull necks were now being glued on rather than bolted. Mine appears to be glued on.

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