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Seagull and Godin Guitars

Seagull and Godin Guitars at the Minor Chord
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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.

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Seagull Models

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 May 1, 2021 we have the following Seagull instruments in stock. We can also, of course, custom order an instrument to your specifications.

S6 Original Slim Concert Hall
Burnt Umber GT A/E

From our friends north of the border, this is the Concert Hall (think OM or 000) version of their S6 line. Solid spruce top for bright sustain and clairty, laminated wild cherry back and sides with attractive figuring. Some Seagull guitars feature a wide nut width but this model has the narrower 1.72 inch width with a slim neck profile. Easy to wrap around and play chords. The Fishman Sonitone system is straight forward with a single volume and tone control in the sound hole. Access hard bag included.

The specs:

  • Made in Canada
  • Concert Hall body style
  • Solid spruce gloss top in Burnt Umber finish
  • Laminated wild cherry back and sides
  • Cream binding
  • Herringbone rosette
  • Silver leaf maple neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
  • M.O.P. dot inlays
  • 1.72 inch nut width
  • Tusq nut
  • Compensated Tusq saddle
  • Fishman Sonitone electronics
  • 1 volume, 1 tone control in sound hole
  • Access hard bag included

Seagull Coastline C.H. Momentum HG A/E

The specs:

  • Made in Canada
  • Concert body shape with gloss finish
  • Solid cedar top
  • Wild cherry back and sides
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • 1.8 inch nut width
  • 25.5 inch scale
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Herringbone rosette
  • Chrome tuners
  • Fishman Sonitone pickup with volume and tone controls

S12 Concert Hall CW Spruce
Sunburst GT QIT

The specs:

  • 12-String Concert Hall body shape with cutaway
  • Solid spruce top with sunburst gloss finish
  • Wild cherry back and sides
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard and bridge
  • 24.84 inch scale
  • 1.9 inch nut width
  • Godin QIT electronics with E.Q. controls and built in tuner
  • Chrome tuning machines

Entourage Folk Burnt Umber QIT

The specs:

  • Folk body style reminiscent of classical guitar
  • Solid spruce top in Burnt Umber finish
  • Wild cherry back and sides
  • Semi-gloss finish
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • 24.84 inch scale
  • 1.72 inch nut width
  • Godin QIT electronics with E.Q. controls and built in tuner
  • Chrome tuning machines

Entourage Autumn Burst CH CW A/E

The specs:

  • Concert Hall body style with cutaway
  • Solid spruce top in Autumn Burst finish
  • Wild cherry back and sides
  • White binding
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood bridge and fingerboard
  • Shaded body finish
  • 24.84 inch scale
  • 1.72 inch nut width
  • Fishman Sonitone pickup system with volume and tone controls
  • Chrome tuning machines

Maritime 'Concert Hall SWS QIT'

Seagull guitars already represent a great value for a North-American made instrument. This all solid wood Concert Hall is no exception with it's beautiful full tone with the solid mahogany. The spruce top is plenty loud and bright. Nice to either strum or fingerpick with plenty of neck room with the 1-1/8 inch nut width. Convenient built in tuner and plenty of E.Q. plugged in. A similar guitar from the big American makers will cost hundreds more. Hardshell case is included.

Coastline Momentum

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.

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S6 Original

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.

Coastline S12 Cedar

The Coastline S12 is the 12-string member of the Coastline family. It has a solid cedar top, wild cherry sides and back, and Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge. The neck is maple with a double-action truss rod. The nut width is 1.9 inches.

The unique straight-pull design of the Seagull headstock minimizes the bending of the strings at the nut, making the Coastline S12 easier to tune and more stable in its tuning than many 12-string guitars.

If you are looking for a step-up 12-string but don't have the budget for a Martin or a Taylor 12-string, you should have a serious look at the Seagull S12.

Amber Trail CW Mini Jumbo T35

The Amber Trail features a solid spruce top, amber trail maple back, silver leaf maple neck, and a semi-gloss finish. Because the back and sides are maple, it has a brighter tone. This guitar features a cut away for easy access to higher frets, and B-band electronics with a built in tuner. This guitar is on the larger side making it ideal for older teens and adults.

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Godin Nylon-String Models

As with his other instruments, Robert Godin brings a unique approach to his Godin nylon-string guitars.

They are made from all solid wood at a remarkable price point for that level of quality. They have a slightly radiused fingerboard for easier playing and two-way truss rods for easy action adjustment - two features rarely found on traditional "classical" guitars.

As of March 6th, 2021 we have the following Godin nylon-string instruments in stock.

Godin 'Collection'

Solid cedar top, nicely figured solid Indian rosewood back and sides.

This guitar has an impressive balanced tone with resonant bass and clear, distinct treble. We can't imagine a better value in a solid rosewood classical instrument

Godin 'Concert'

The Godin Concert model is similar to the Collection, except that the sides and back are solid mahogany. This gives the Concert a tone that is a little 'woodier' than the Collection.

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