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  • Takamine GS330S vs. Seagull S6

    Please cast your vote. I want you to take everything into consideration. Which is the best bang for the buck? This specific Tak runs for $299, while the Seagull runs for $379-399.
    Electric Guitars: Fender '09 Amer Std Tele (Ash, 2-Tone Snbst), Ibanez RG170
    Acoustic Guitars: Takamine GS330S
    Amp: Fender Frontman 25R Series II
    Effects/Interface: Digitech RP150
    Software: REAPER, Beatcraft
    Headphones: Sennheiser HD201

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    I like both of these cedar top guitars very much! Which neck feels better to you? This may really be the deciding factor. I prefer the Seagull's neck.

    Some don't like the Seagull's headstock and tiny tuners (which I think are good quality), but the design has grown on me, and now I like it. I find Takamines headstock looks too bulky for the neck (and I think the tuners are cheap).

    The finish is similar on both guitars. BTW, you can get the S6 with a gloss top if you want, and this would probably give the soft cedar top a bit more protection from scratches and gouges. Actually, I've never seen the gloss top model in person.

    If you have experience with guitars you may want to consider used. On craigslist, I see an S6 in excellent condition with Seagull case for $250, and a GS330S, also in excellent condition, for $175.
    Seagull S6+Cedar
    Yamaha FG252
    Yamaha FG375S
    Yamaha FG412S
    Yamaha FG700S

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    • #3
      I like the Seagull b/t the two. The neck is a great fit for my hands.

      But what really matters is what feels best as well what sounds best to you.
      Guitars:
      Alvarez - DY62C
      Fender - F-210
      Guild GAD-5N w/D-TAR
      Guild GAD-50 Nat
      Guild GAD-JF30BLD
      Larrivee OM-03
      Seagull - M12

      Fishman - Neo-D magnetic pickup
      LRBaggs - M1 magnetic pickup

      Godin Exit 22
      Ibanez S570DXQM
      Jackson DKMG Dinky EMG 81 & 85

      Gear:
      DrZ - Maz 18 Jr Combo
      Fishman - Loudbox 100
      Rivera - Clubster 45
      Dunlop - ULTEX 1.14 Picks
      Peterson - iStroboSoftware
      V-Picks - Large Rounded 2.75mm

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      • #4
        never liked the seagull headstock or neck (its too fat for me), but otherwise the seagull rocks!

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        • #5
          I'd go with the 'Gull...but I'm partial to 'em.

          I own a fabulous S6+Folk, and I can attest to Seagull making a great guitar for any amount of money.
          "The wisest man I ever knew taught me something I never forgot. And although I never forgot it, I never quite memorized it either. So what I'm left with is the memory of having learned something very wise that I can't quite remember." -- George Carlin

          --Member of The Reasonable Fellers Union, established 7/20/04--

          Be kind.

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          • #6
            I went to get some strings at a local Music store and played a Seagull today. It had a special feel to it. Easy playing, looked good and sounded good.
            I say Seagull
            2011 Mitchell MD100sce Acoustic
            1979 Takamine F-349 (Martin Lawsuit
            copy)
            2011 Fender American Special Jazz Bass (Olympic white)
            2008 SX SJM-62 electric with 3 P-90's

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            • #7
              I just like Seagulls and don't really like Taks in general.
              However, YMMV.
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              • #8
                I'm a lefty so I haven't played one of the Taks, but for what its worth I like my seagull.

                Think I'll like my D03R when it gets here a bit more though
                lefty playing lefty.







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