Seagull S6 Review

This great guitar is pressure tested and has a solid cedar top with a deep, rich wild cherry sides and back. These selected materials, combined with a precise eye for detail, makes this Seagull deliver not only a classic look but a powerful sound. The high degree of playability is obvious the moment you fret a chord and beginning players will find the guitar a great way to get started. This Seagull S6 review was a joy to research 🙂

The maple neck is a 28.4″ scale and rosewood fretboard provides smooth action all the way past the 12th fret. The bridge offers great intonation and the tuners are very precise with very little slip. This again makes the Seagull S6 great for beginners and experts alike. And if awesome playability isn’t enough the guitar looks fantastic with a semi-gloss lacquer finish. You can see your reflection in this one.

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Seagull S6 Features


  • Dual-function truss rods
  • Modified dreadnought body shape. Bass control from shape makes it great for recording
  • Tapered headstock with superior tuning and less stress
  • QIT electronics
  • TUSQ nut and compensated saddle provide superior harmonics
  • Cedar top
  • Silver leaf maple integrated set neck
  • Laminate wild cherry back and sides
  • Custom-polished finish

Due to the dreadnought shape the Seagull S6 doesn’t have a cutaway and offers very thin shoulders. This coupled with the smaller headstock keeps strings tight and also help keep the guitar in tune. This is also true even in alternate tunings with higher gauge strings. The bridge Tusq is manufactured by Graph Tech and this plays a big part in how well the guitar maintains its intonation over time. The Seagull S6 also boasts saddles which are rare in an affordable instrument which is yet another reason this guitar is a great buy for players of any experience level.

The neck of this beast is thick and weighty, and while this is great for tone it is also a problem for smaller hands.

Fine Acoustics Staff

This may not be a great fit for small children or anyone who doesn’t want a really full neck. If you can get your hands around this thing you will like the feel and the sound but this will be a struggle for smaller hands and would probably not be a good buy.

The Seagull S6 is a great guitar for any price, but in this price range its a must have. If you have man hands buy this thing.

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Taylor 114ce Features


  • String Type: Steel
  • Right-handed (LH customs available via Sweetwater)
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Finish: Matte
  • Color: Natural
  • Back & Sides Wood: Layered Western Walnut
  • Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Binding: Black
  • Body Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: Sapele
  • Tuning Machines: Chrome tuners
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″
  • Nut Material: NuBone
  • Saddle Material: Micarta
  • Electronics: ES2

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The previously mentioned Grand Auditorium body has the depth of a dreadnought but employs a narrow waist that both increases the response in the high end but also give the guitar an overall sleeker appearance. The shape also sharpened note definition even before it hits the internal preamp. Some players find the shape easy to play than a traditional dreadnought, especially when sitting down.

The tortoise pickguard and solid spruce top look great and the laminated sapele back and sides offer additional protection against temperature swings and to a lesser degree moisture. Taylor is known for guitars that last a long time and this one is built to last as well.

This guitar will be at home on the stage, in the studio, or strumming at a campfire.

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The ebony fingerboard sports 20 frets with 1.68” wide bone nut and pearloid dot inlays. The varnish finish gives the instrument a refined professional look and the guitar’s scale is 25.5”.

With impressive tonality and obvious stability, the Taylor 114ce uses hardware you will see in much more costly models. The aforementioned saddle pickup is the ES-T internal pickup system and the preamp has a built in EQ that allows the adjustment of Treble, Bass, and Volume from the guitar itself.

Check out this guitar in action in the video below.

With the built in electronics you soundcheck will go easier and the troublesome feedback associated with acoustic guitars with add-on pickups will be a thing of the past.

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