Seagull S6 Original Cedar Slim 046409 6-String Acoustic Guitar


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Seagull Guitars S6 Original Cedar Slim  Acoustic Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The Seagull S6 Original Cedar Slim appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars in the $300 to $500 price category for the first 3 editions from November 2016 until September 2019.

In January 2022 we announced the results of our annual analysis of acoustic guitar brands - Seagull ranked 4th.


Seagull bills this guitar as "entry level" however it's clear from reviews that it is much more than that.

While Seagull isn’t yet a household name, their guitars are often of a quality that’s almost shockingly good for the price. Just about any Seagull guitar sounds and plays like it should cost twice as much as it actually does, which is why their guitars have a cult following in many circles.

The guitar’s designation of “slim” is a bit misleading, because the Seagull S6 is actually a full-sized dreadnought guitar. The “slim” comes from the guitar having a thinner nut-width than other guitars produced by the company. However, many of Seagull’s guitars already have a thicker than average nut-width. So while Seagull may call this guitar “slim” it actually has standard dimensions.

Be aware that this guitar needs to be handled carefully otherwise the finish can be damaged more easily than expected.

Since we first put it on our recommended list back in November 2016, it has continued to be one of the highest rated acoustic guitars in its price bracket, and as of now in January 2018 it is the highest rated acoustic guitar between $300 and $500.


  • 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 - Natural
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Silver Leaf Maple
  • Neck Profile: C shape
  • Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.72"


..." this guitar needs to be

..." this guitar needs to be handled carefully otherwise the finish can be damaged more easily than expected."
Be aware all cedar top guitars mar very easily. It is the nature of cedar. It is soft. You should not buy a cedar top guitar if you are driven to distraction by this. Most good salespersons will explain this. Me? I don't care, I play mine a lot, so cedar, spruce, koi..I'm gonna "give it character" ;-)
Drop D this guitar 1 time, and you are hooked.