Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar Natural 886830735516

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The body of the Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo acoustic guitar is solid mahogany and produces a strong sound with an emphasis on a mellow, round midrange. The Maritime SWS also features a solid spruce top, integrated set mahogany neck, chrome hardware, and an Indian rosewood bridge and fretboard. The guitar's high-gloss finish provides excellent protection but at the same time is extremely light and elastic. This is a crucial point in both the sound of the guitar and its ability to age-a thick finish muffles a guitar's vibration and blocks aging.

Beyond its curvaceous looks, the Maritime Mini Jumbo offers a sound distinguished by a strong midrange response, making it suitable for performing and recording situations that call for an acoustic guitar that will cut through the mix. The lively midrange in this Seagull guitar will also appeal to fingerstyle players. Case sold separately.

Specifications
  • 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
    # of Frets: 21
    Nut Width: 1.8"
    Bridge: Indian Rosewood
    Hardware Color: Chrome
    Finish: High-Gloss custom polish finish
    Case sold separately
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SeagullMaritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Acoustic heaven on a budget

These guitars vary on their spruce tops between a 4A or 3A grade of spruce. There is a fair amount of silking on all the tops on this model. The guitar is devoid of...Read complete review

These guitars vary on their spruce tops between a 4A or 3A grade of spruce. There is a fair amount of silking on all the tops on this model. The guitar is devoid of any embellishments such as a heal cap on the neck, fancy abalone inlays, neck bindings. In short the guitar was built to play easily and sound excellent and it lives up to this demand.The neck is as true as any Martin I've seen. The frets are well dressed, the neck angle true and straight. The guitar is devoid of the dreaded bent neck from the 14-20th frets (as so many have). The 1.8" string spacing, at the nut, keeps you from tripping over your fingers and muting adjacent strings on difficult chord progressions.Tonally the guitar is very well balanced with excellent projection, good attack, and a responsive action for finger style players. The bass and mids are precise and clear and the treble is just below that of a Taylor, but still very clear.Harmonically the guitar is amazing. There are no dead spots on the neck. Every fret rings out true and chimes on harmonic equivalents are easily accomplished anywhere on the neck. The action is low and only slightly higher than those who enjoy an extremely low action would prefer.The guitar is high gloss in finish, but the back of the neck and headstock appear to have no finish whatsoever. The wood grain can be plainly seen on the back of the neck. The good news, however, is that the palm of your hand does not stick to the neck. Moreover, the guitar has a shallow 4.5" body depth and yet projects better than many dreadnoughts I have played over the years. The result is a guitar that sits comfortably on your lap and close to your body and yet sounds beautiful. In conclusion, this guitar provides you the opportunity to enjoy a guitar that sounds nearly as good as all but the highest grade Martins at a price that many can afford. It is not designed to be beautiful, but to be played. However, since form follows function -it is beautiful! I would love to hear this guitar with a Planet Waves O-Port projection cone installed. With such a device, amplification would rarely be needed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dissapointing tone and volume

Okay, So I am a fan of Seagull and most of the Godin family of guitars. The reviews of this guitar made me want to try one and I'm looking for a slightly different...Read complete review

Okay, So I am a fan of Seagull and most of the Godin family of guitars. The reviews of this guitar made me want to try one and I'm looking for a slightly different sound than my Masterbilt EF500RCCE (great guitar, btw). Despites it's solid wood construction, it's tone was less impressive than the mini-jumbo Entourage series. Not very loud and lackluster all the way around. The finish seems exceptionally thick and while it will make this a very durable instrument over time, I feel that it greatly dampens the tone and sound of this guitar. Like all Seagull's, it felt very well built and was quite beautiful. Soundwise, it was a major dissapointment. Save your money and buy a Martin performing artist - that's what I'm going to do.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mini Jumbo for under $1500

By chucko

from green bay wi

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

      All solid wood guitar with a nice wide 1.8" nut width , low action very easy to play and nice sound. Built quality is up there with Martin at a fraction of the cost and its made in Canada. Great fingerpicking guitar and has a pleasant sound when strummed.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Real Beauty

      By UsuallyLarrivee

      from Phoenixville, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

          Simply put, I really, really like this guitar. I wanted to replace an old beast of a guitar that I would play all the time just because it was out on the stand. My main guitar is a Larrivee LV09 but it was typically luxuriating in its case in a humidified room. I liked most of the other Seagulls that I've played — but I've never played this model. It was my first time buying a guitar sight unseen and also not new in the box. Musician's Friend was a joy to work with and I will purchase again from them.
          The sound from this guitar projects well and it has amazing sustain. The mini jumbo size is incredibly comfortable (for me) even with my poor posture leaning back on my couch. I use a number of alternate tunings including the typical Ben Howard CGCGGC. This guitar performs brilliantly and I should've purchased it a long time ago.

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid Wood, Solid Performing Guitar

          By CFLBob

          from Central Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

            Seagull chooses beautiful woods for their guitars. The mahogany back and sides of this glisten like a tigereye gemstone, as the guitar or the light moves. The tuners add a nice pretty chrome bright spot and the combination is just a pretty looking guitar.

            I got this guitar as an upgrade to my Yamaha acoustic (APX-700). While it doesn't have the electronics built in that the Yamaha does (the Seagull is not an acoustic/electric) the Yamaha has plywood body while this one is all solid wood: mahogany and a spruce top.

            The sound is great, and worth the upgrade, but I think the differences between the two could be more than just the solid wood. The geometries are different, too, and I don't know about the bracing and internal details. It does have a very nice tone, I don't mean to degrade it, but it's not a $5000 solid Koa Martin.

            As for Musician's Friend's part, I bought this as "Gently Used", the second tier of used guitars, during the recent sale. They're very conservative in how they rate guitars. I had to look at it closely to find the dings they mention, and I personally would have rated it higher.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Review Update - 2 years later and still loving this guitar

            By John Robinson

            from Seattle, WA

            Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

            I really love this guitar. I gave it a 4 star review in 2011, and I really need to increase it to 5 stars. About 6 months into owning this, I did a little setup work to lower the action at the nut and bridge. I've also moved to extra light strings. The sound has always been great, but it became much nicer to play with lower action and lighter strings. Intonation is also much improved with the lower action. I'll never part with this guitar. If I get another acoustic, it would be in addition to this, but I really have a hard time imagining I'd play any other acoustic besides this enough to justify buying another one.

            (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lovely guitar, great tone...

            By New Owner

            from The South

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

              Beautiful guitar, rich, even tone. Wanted a guitar with a nice, wide nut for fingerstyle - this one is excellent for the price.

              However, Seagull / Godin seems to be unwilling to provide even basic customer support. No phone, they don't answer the only email provided. I sent an email with a simple question about the guitar not being provided with a truss rod key. Their only response was that the key was in either the gig bag or case. Of course, the guitar ships without either.

              I mean, is there so much to do in Canada that they can't provide effective customer service for their products??

              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Lovely guitar, great tone...

              By New Owner

              from The South

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent build quality
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

              • No Customer Support

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

                Beautiful guitar, lovely tone, very good build quality. I wanted the wider neck for fingerstyle, and it is comfortable and easy to play.

                But Seagull seems to care little for customer questions. I had a simple question regarding the guitar. No phone number, just an email address is given. That would be OK but they don't seem to answer emails at the given address, either.

                I can understand trying to keep customer support from being a money drain, but at least some form of asking questions is important if they wish to remain a respected company. One review star off for lack of any real support.

                (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Dissapointing tone and volume

                By Fatsharpo

                from NC

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Stays In Tune
                • Well Built

                Cons

                • Flat Sound
                • Harmonically Dull
                • Lacks Resonance

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

                Okay, So I am a fan of Seagull and most of the Godin family of guitars. The reviews of this guitar made me want to try one and I'm looking for a slightly different sound than my Masterbilt EF500RCCE (great guitar, btw). Despites it's solid wood construction, it's tone was less impressive than the mini-jumbo Entourage series. Not very loud and lackluster all the way around. The finish seems exceptionally thick and while it will make this a very durable instrument over time, I feel that it greatly dampens the tone and sound of this guitar. Like all Seagull's, it felt very well built and was quite beautiful. Soundwise, it was a major dissapointment. Save your money and buy a Martin performing artist - that's what I'm going to do.

                (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Acoustic heaven on a budget

                By Guitarman470

                from Ohio

                Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

                These guitars vary on their spruce tops between a 4A or 3A grade of spruce. There is a fair amount of silking on all the tops on this model. The guitar is devoid of any embellishments such as a heal cap on the neck, fancy abalone inlays, neck bindings. In short the guitar was built to play easily and sound excellent and it lives up to this demand.The neck is as true as any Martin I've seen. The frets are well dressed, the neck angle true and straight. The guitar is devoid of the dreaded bent neck from the 14-20th frets (as so many have). The 1.8" string spacing, at the nut, keeps you from tripping over your fingers and muting adjacent strings on difficult chord progressions.Tonally the guitar is very well balanced with excellent projection, good attack, and a responsive action for finger style players. The bass and mids are precise and clear and the treble is just below that of a Taylor, but still very clear.Harmonically the guitar is amazing. There are no dead spots on the neck. Every fret rings out true and chimes on harmonic equivalents are easily accomplished anywhere on the neck. The action is low and only slightly higher than those who enjoy an extremely low action would prefer.The guitar is high gloss in finish, but the back of the neck and headstock appear to have no finish whatsoever. The wood grain can be plainly seen on the back of the neck. The good news, however, is that the palm of your hand does not stick to the neck. Moreover, the guitar has a shallow 4.5" body depth and yet projects better than many dreadnoughts I have played over the years. The result is a guitar that sits comfortably on your lap and close to your body and yet sounds beautiful. In conclusion, this guitar provides you the opportunity to enjoy a guitar that sounds nearly as good as all but the highest grade Martins at a price that many can afford. It is not designed to be beautiful, but to be played. However, since form follows function -it is beautiful! I would love to hear this guitar with a Planet Waves O-Port projection cone installed. With such a device, amplification would rarely be needed.

                (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A dream for under $700

                By Jim

                from Akron, Ohio

                Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

                I play fingerstyle country music mostly, i.e. Townes Van Zandt, Lyle Lovett, etc. and this guitar has exceeded all my expectations. It indeed has a cutting midrange, but I was also very impressed with the bass response. The high end is probably the least powerful but is unmistakably present none the less. The fit, feel, and overall ergonomics of the guitar are like a dream. Fits nicely in my lap and the wide fretboard is a great width as it gives fingerstylists, especially those who use finger picks, extra rooms to pluck strings. The neck cradles in your fret hand like a perfectly broken in hand-made leather boot, in a word, like a dream. The wood feels very pliable and doesn't sound muddled at all, and it will only get clearer with age! The tone is nor extremely bright nor overly warm. Like I've said it really shines through because of its midrange so your subtlties will always be heard through a band or a noisy cafe, or bar. It responds to pull-offs and hammer-ons really well! I can pull off over three frets with a light pluck and the volume levels stays strong throughout the pull-off. Aesthetically, it is beautiful. The woods are very attractive and most importantly the price. I played a 1981 Breedlove (never knew the model but it cost 1700 new) for a long time and aside from excitement about a new guitar, the Seagull really out performs the breedlove in every way I need it to. Chord strumming sounds great but I really think this guitar will please fingerstylists most because of its ability to shine the subtle sounds of fingerstyle guitar. I cannot imagine any fingerstylist who doesnt want to spend $3,000 on a guitar who wouldn't be dissapointed with this guitar.

                (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo

                By AWD

                from Michigan

                Comments about Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar:

                First off, this is an amazing deal for all higher quality solid tone woods.Secondly, the tone is to die for. I'd describe the tone as balanced with a small boost in the highs and mids, very vocal like quality. Not as bright as my Taylor, which isn't a bad thing. Seems to just as home to playing fingerstyle as it does to strumming.Thirdly, it plays wonderfully. The string spacing is really nice for fingerpicking. It's not as wide as say a Martin OM, but wider than a standard dreadnought. The action is quick, but it's not the best I've played (that'll go to a Taylor 514ce or a Yairi WY1).Lastly, I don't care for the tuning pegs. Too small.

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