2002 Seagull S6 Cedar Dreadnought Guitar

The fella who owns this bought it new and has ridden it hard. I've always thought Seagulls (Godin-made in Canada) were great guitars for the money and have never had one that sounded bad come through the shop. Some can be a little stiff-sounding (especially the Art & Lutherie guits), but none sound bad. With minor fuss, they will play bang-on, too, and hold-up well for years.

This one needed a lot, though, to get it going again -- the action was high and the bridge was split. The owner and I aren't sure why, but the original was toast as well. Post-work I slapped in a K&K Twin Spot pickup (these sound great and are passive) and wired a volume control to a new side panel that replaced the original control panel.

How's it sound? Yeah, as you'd expect -- it's lively and full, with that woodiness/plainspokenness that comes from a cedar top vs. spruce.

Repairs included: a neck reset, new custom bridge, new bone saddle, fret level/dress, pickup install, cleaning, and setup. The old battery box near the endpin is now a pick-holder, too!

Setup notes: the neck is straight, the truss rod works, and it plays bang-on at 3/32" EA and 1/16" DGBE at the 12th fret, strung with 56w-13 mediums.

Scale length: 2"
Nut width: 1 3/4"
String spacing at nut: 1 9/16"
String spacing at bridge: 2 1/4"
Body length: 19 3/4"
Lower bout width: 15 7/8"
Waist width: 10 3/4"
Upper bout width: 11 1/8"
Side depth at endpin: 4 7/8"
Top wood: solid scedar
Back/sides wood: ply cherry
Bracing type: x-braced
Fretboard: rosewood, Tusq nut
Bridge: rosewood replacement, bone saddle
Neck feel: slim D-shape, ~14" board radius

Condition notes: clearly it's been played really hard. The frets were quite worn when it came in and there's a brutal amount of pickwear damage around the soundhole. The bridge is a replacement and so's the pickup system.