The Mahogany Body Seagull Maritime SWS
The week before last a friend met on Hubpages.com and I were talking on Facebook, and he was fighting a losing battle with a disease known as GAS. or - guitar acquisition syndrome, as we totally non medical profession types call it. I knew his struggle was terminal, so I sought to comfort him as best as I could.
“BUY AN ALL SOLID WOOD MODEL!!! GET A MAHOGANY BODY GUITAR!”
…were the soothing words of comfort I’d whispered in his suffering internet ears….
Hey, sometimes I read about new acoustic guitars that just excite me for the value offered per cost, and these guitars by Seagull do just that for me, and one day after my friend’s crisis, he reported that he’d ordered a new Seagull Maritime SWS Mahogany body guitar!! I’m jealous while at the same time being excited for my pal – its the best a simple man like myself can do.
“So what is the Seagull Maritime SWS series?”
Well, Seagull is a well known guitar manufacturer out of Quebec, Canada – and I’m here to help, so I have to tell you that Canadian acoustic guitars are lights out in quality, and sell at lower prices than do comparable US made guitars, and this is certainly the case with the Seagull brand. The SWS stands for solid wood series, and I’m here to testify with an entire life’s experience – that acoustic guitars made without laminated woods are so vastly superior to the rest, that once you’ve gone solid wood – there is no return! With these great guitars from Seagull, the Maritime refers to the specific gloss finishes available on these model instruments.
The Seagull Maritime SWS series acoustic guitars are not limited to dreadnought body sizes, but are also available in jumbo and folk sizes, are available with cutaway design, and are all available with pre amp electronics for acoustic/electric play.
Seagull Maritime SWS guitars are available in more expensive rosewood bodies – please understand that rosewood is not a better wood than is mahogany, it only cost more to build rosewood guitars, the distinction between the two woods is purely a matter of personal preference in regards to sound, and distantly second, looks. My personal preference and decision to feature the mahogany dreadnought here is born purely from wisdom the way mankind typically acquires it – mistakes. I once dropped four thousand dollars on a counter for a new Martin D 18GE, but I no longer have that instrument, and on some clear evening wherever you are – the author’s mournful cries can be heard in the distance.
I can assure you that the mahogany body Seagull Maritime SWS that I’ve priced on the net from $600 – $800 dollars is essentially an equal in play-ability and sound to the Martin I spent more than four times as much money on.
- Body Type: Solid
- Body Wood: Solid Mahogany
- Top Wood: Solid Spruce
- Scale Length: 24.84″
- Neck Joint: Integrated Set Neck
- Neck Wood: Honduran mahogany
- Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
- Neck Shape: Soft C
- Number of Frets: 21
- Nut Width: 1.8″
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Hardware Color: Chrome
- Pickup: Godin Quantum I
- Controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Tuner
- Finish: Semi-Gloss custom polish finish
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