The Artist Series Mosaic Dreadnought is a solid cedar top guitar with solid mahogany back and sides and i-Beam electronics. The cedar/mahogany combination typically produces a sweet sound. The custom ... Click To Read More About This Product
The Artist Series Mosaic Dreadnought is a solid cedar top guitar with solid mahogany back and sides and i-Beam electronics. The cedar/mahogany combination typically produces a sweet sound. The custom polished finish further enhances the sweet sound of this combination. The on-board LR Baggs i-Beam electronics lets you sound your best on any stage.
The new compound curve top concept was originally developed for the Seagull Artist Series guitars and it is in these models that the new design really proves itself. The Artist Series luthiers choose from the very best of a stockpile that includes over a hundred thousand, luthier-grade, solid cedar and spruce boards. In fact, all of the tone woods for the Artist Series are hand-selected to ensure that the very highest standards are met. The scalloped bracing is designed to such precise tolerances that it requires a CNC milling machine to carve the individual pieces to the exact specifications. The finished instruments speak with incredible clarity and character — and that's before they open up. These guitars develop an even deeper character when 'played-in' and will no doubt become lifelong companions to those who choose them.
The new models will look familiar to Seagull enthusiasts, the straight-pull headstock remains—now adorned with a new 'Artist' logo —and the standard Seagull body shape has been altered only slightly with a narrower waist. All models are made with solid backs and sides. The impact of solid sides on the sound of a guitar is virtually immeasurable.
Sound and feel are where the new Artist Series guitars really distinguish themselves. The clear bottom end response arrives with plenty of punch and provides a suitable foundation to the harmonically rich sound that sits on top.
All the Artist Series Models are finished with a custom polished finish. The technique on semi-gloss models produces a beautiful sheen reminiscent of an antique violin finish. The spruce top models are also finished with a custom polished finish but a slightly thicker coating is buffed to a high gloss. The less delicate nature of this finish makes these models more appropriate for more aggressive playing.
LR Baggs has pioneered the concept of combining an undersaddle transducer (Ribbon Transducer) with a revolutionary bridge plate transducer (the iBeam Duet). The iBeam Duet blends the iBeam and Ribbon Transducer signals with an onboard preamp featuring a very sophisticated set of controls for mixing and equalization. This is the ultimate in onboard acoustic amplification.