In 1982 Robert Godin produced his first guitars in the village of LaPatrie in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Robert's concept was to take the essential components of the best hand-crafted guitars (such as solid tops and beautiful finishes) and build these features into guitars that could be priced within the reach of working musicians. Robert succeeded in his goal, producing mid-priced guitars of excellent quality and playability.
The Minor Chord carries two of Robert Godin's guitar lines: The Seagull line with steel strings, and the Godin classical line with nylon strings.
Made in Canada from native tone woods, Seagull Guitars offer an interesting alternative to the usual spruce tops and tropical wood sides and backs of other brands. They are available in a full range of body sizes from Dreadnaught to Grand (Seagull's term for a parlor size guitar). But even the smallest of the Seagull guitars has a full-size scale and a generous nut width, making them very playable, especially for adults with thicker fingers.
For complete information about Seagull guitars, visit the Seagull Guitars web site.
As of November 25, 2022 we have the following Seagull instruments in stock. We can also, of course, custom order an instrument to your specifications.
- Made in Canada
- Dreadnaught Body shape Left-Handed
- Solid cedar top
- Laminate wild cherry back and sides
- Tortoise pickguard
- Silver leaf maple neck
- Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
- Pearl dot inlays
- Satin finish body and neck
- 25.5 inch scale
- 1.8 inch nut width
- Tusq nut and compensated saddle
- Chrome tuning machines
- Access bag included
Based off of the award winning S6 model, this dreadnaught glimmers with it's attractive high gloss body finish. The neck is finished in satin for a smoother feel. Those looking for more space find the 1.8" width nut much easier to work the left and right hands. Seagull separates themselves from other manufacturers by more frequently utilizing cedar for their top woods. This gives the guitar a certain warmth that is very different than spruce. Massachusetts-based Fishman delivers a nice plugged in sound with the Sonitone pickup. There are two controls inside the soundhole for volume and tone. Overall a full sounding versatile guitar from our neighbors up north.Click here to hear and see it in action.
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This is the guitar that started it all.
Dreadnaught body size. The top is solid cedar. The sides and back are native wild cherry. The neck is maple. The nut is a generous 1.8 inches, or not quite 1-13/16. Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
This combination of tone woods gives a full, mellow sound that has to be heard to be appreciated.
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