Seagull Entourage Rustic Dreadnought 6 String Acoustic Guitar (Discontinued)

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 175+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$370
Seagull Entourage Rustic Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Seagull is one of the leading brands in this price range - in fact both the Entourage Rustic Dreadnought and the S6 Original Cedar were the equally highest rated acoustic guitars in the $300 to $500 price bracket when we first put them on our recommend list back in November 2016.

As of January 2018, this is the second highest rated acoustic guitar in the $300 to $500 price range - second only to the Seagull S6 Original Cedar Slim.

Specifications

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Cedar
  • Body: Wild Cherry back & sides - 3 layers laminated where the center layer is glued cross grain for added strength.
  • Finish: Semi-gloss Rustic Burst
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Silver Leaf Maple
  • Neck Profile: C shape
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 24.84"
  • Nut Width: 1.72"

Pros

This is another guitar which many customers say is "great value for the money" in their reviews. Many people also mentioned that the build quality was very good in addition to saying it has a rich tone. The action and playability of the fretboard were also praised by many.

Cons

Apart from the occasional person who experienced shipping issues there weren't any consistently reported negatives.

Overall

If you are looking for a high quality dreadnought in this price range then this is probably your best choice.

Having been discontinued it's hard to find new these days so you might like to look at alternatives in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars.

Additional Seagull Entourage Overview by Mason Hoberg

Seagull instruments are consistently some of the more highly rated instruments in their price bracket, and the Entourage Rustic Dreadnought is no exception. Like other Seagull acoustic guitars, the Entourage Rustic is packed full of unique features.

The most interesting feature of this guitar is that the top is actually slightly arched. This helps to increase stability (an arch is stronger than a flat surface) as well as increase projection. The arched top also helps to brighten the tone of the guitar, which helps to give the guitar a more balanced tone considering the cedar top.

Features:

  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Cedar
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Wild Cherry
  • Finish: Rustic Burst
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Silver Leaf Maple
  • Neck Profile: Seagull Slim
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Compound Curved
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 24.84
  • Nut Width: 43.69mm

Seagull’s headstock also has a function: increasing tuning stability. Because the tuning posts are in line with their corresponding slots in the nut there’s less pressure on the strings above the nut, which helps to alleviate tuning instability.