Seagull Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss QI Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo high-gloss acoustic-electric guitar is made with a solid mahogany body. The guitar's mahogany body produces a strong sound with an emphasis on a mellow, round midrange. The... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo high-gloss acoustic-electric guitar is made with a solid mahogany body. The guitar's mahogany body 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 Mini Jumbo offers a sound distinguished by a strong midrange response, making it suitable for performing and recording situations that call for a guitar that will cut through the mix. The lively midrange in this guitar will also appeal to fingerstyle players. The guitar also features the Godin Quantum I onboard electronics for a great plugged-in experience. 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
    Pickup: Godin Quantum I
    Controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Tuner
    Finish: High-Gloss custom polish finish
    Case sold separately
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SeagullMaritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss QI Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fingerstyle (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value, Great sound

I went into the Store looking for an acoustic at a decent price, I have had used an Alvarez and Taylor before, but needed a new acoustic. I looked a few different brands...Read complete review

I went into the Store looking for an acoustic at a decent price, I have had used an Alvarez and Taylor before, but needed a new acoustic. I looked a few different brands including Yamaha and Fender, then the store clerk brought me this. It blew all the others out of the water. The sound was(and still is)extremely rich. It played beautifully and it was a good deal since it was black Friday. Since I've had it here a the main things I've found noteworthy. Advantages - 1. This guitar holds it's tuning extremely well, which I love. Sometimes I think I need to tune since it has been a while since I have, but then I check it and it's still in tune. 2. When it does need to be tuned,the electronic tuner being an actual part of the guitar is very convenient(especially for beginners who don't know how to tune by ear). 3. The neck on this guitar is slightly thinner than average, which if your like me and you don't have the world's largest hands, is very nice.(I tend to have trouble reaching my thumb over the low E on guitars that have larger necks) 4.As far as sound and playability, this guitar supports a number of different styles and sounds. For me it sounds it's best when I'm playing blues and instrumentals. However, it is a very adapt guitar. As far as aging of the guitar and it's sound goes, I've had it less than a year so I can't really say anything on that. Disadvantages - 1. I really only have one complaint about this guitar. The action was too high when I bought it, which caused a slight bit of "buzzing". When I asked a friend who also owned a Seagull, he said it was something that was common with all Seagull guitars. It cost something like $50 to get the action lowered but it was nothing too bad. Overall, I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for good quality that doesn't want to empty out their entire wallet, it's a great value.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Neck Set Incorrect

The guitar arrived with pretty high action (common theme among Seagulls) so I took it to a luthier to lower the action. He contacted me and said that the neck set was incorrect...Read complete review

The guitar arrived with pretty high action (common theme among Seagulls) so I took it to a luthier to lower the action. He contacted me and said that the neck set was incorrect -- it didn't butt against the body squarely. This was a factory mistake but one which renders the guitar less than effective.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Neck Set Incorrect

By MikeB

from Washington

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Price; Solid Wood

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      The guitar arrived with pretty high action (common theme among Seagulls) so I took it to a luthier to lower the action. He contacted me and said that the neck set was incorrect -- it didn't butt against the body squarely. This was a factory mistake but one which renders the guitar less than effective.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just What I was Looking For

      By Ellobo

      from St Louis, MO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Balanced Tone
      • Comfortable Body Style
      • excellent electronics
      • Perfect For Fingerstyle
      • Very well made

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Fingerstyle
      • Flatpicking
      • Recording
      • Singersongwriter

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

      This guitar arrived perfectly setup. Intonation is spot on. Satin-finished neck is thicker than some, but plays fast & easy. The 1./80" fingerboard with at the nut really facilitates accurate fingerstyle playing. The overall tone is amazing - very solid bass and beautiful high register.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Update

      By the Teleman

      from Colorado Springs, Co

      Pros

      • Tone-tone-tone

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Great for everything

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

      I am updating my previous review. After owning this instrument for two months and putting in a lot of hours (I play everyday), I can definately say this has to be the best bargain in the acoustic guitar market. I cannot put this thing down. The tone is beautiful, great sustain, balanced range, awesome..I do not need another guitar but am very tempted to get another Seagull just because this is such a great guitar. I could not be more pleased.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for the price!

      By BigBlueToe

      from Central Coast of California

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent construction
      • Sweet Tone
      • Wide neck

      Cons

      • Wide neck

      Best Uses

      • Fingerstyle

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

      This is a great guitar for the money. I bought it to supplement my main guitar - a Yamaki I bought in 1977 when it was already used. The Yamaki is an excellent copy of a D-35. It's great for a dreadnought and does what a dreadnought does- excellent for flat picking, strong bass, loud, and cuts through when playing with a group.

      But I wanted something that was better for fingerstyle, and I wanted an acoustic-electric.

      The wide neck on the Seagull is great for fingerpicking. My fingers don't seem so crowded (I have big hands.) However, the wide neck also takes some getting used to because sometimes the width seems to get in the way. At first moving back and forth between the two guitars felt awkward. I'd get used to one and the other felt like it was fighting me. However, I've kept with it and now I can move back and forth almost seamlessly.

      The action on the Seagull was good right out of the box. Not as effortless as a Taylor I played, but excellent nonetheless.

      The Seagull stays in tune! I don't know why, but I commonly pick it up to play and discover that it has stayed perfectly in tune. I don't think the dreadnought ever did that. And I really like having the built-in tuner.

      It's not my ultimate guitar; someday I hope to go guitar shopping with three or four thousand clams in my pocket. But for the uses I bought it for, and the money I paid for it, it's a great guitar!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Seagull? Yah Baby!

      By the Teleman

      from Colorado Springs, Co

      Pros

      • Craftsmanship
      • Projection
      • Solid wood
      • Tonal range

      Cons

      • No Case

      Best Uses

      • Picking
      • Stumming

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

      Craftmanship is beautiful. This guitar has great range - nice tight bass, clean mids, and sweet highs, not harsh or muddy. The wider neck really helps with clean chords and picking, especially if you do not have small hands. This is a very musical instument and really has nice projection when unplugged. Plug it in and you will be impressed as well - very crisp and clear, and great tonal balance. I own several decent guitars, both electic and acoustic, and if I could only have one, it would be this Seagull SWS Mini-Jumbo, hands down. I may have to change my "Handle".

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      "Can't beat a solid wood guitar"

      By Old Man

      from Bound Brook NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clean Glue Joints
      • Comfortable neck
      • Nice Finish
      • Solid wood
      • Stays in tune

      Cons

      • Hard To Attach Strap
      • No Hard Case That Fits

      Best Uses

      • Fingerpicking
      • Strumming

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

      Tried out many guitars before buying this one. I didn't feel the big name companies had anything that compared in this price range. The Seagull is solid wood not laminated like most guitars in it's price range. Do yourself a favor and give it a shot you may be surprised. The guitar sounds fine unplugged but really comes alive when plugged in. The controls and tuner are very easy to operate.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You can believe the reviews!

      By Fox Bottom

      from KY

      Pros

      • Beautiful wood finish
      • Comfortable size
      • Easy to play
      • Great warm sound

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Fingerstyle
      • Neil Young Type Picking

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

      I've had high end Martins, Taylors, Gibsons, but can no longer justify having big money tied up. I've tried Takamines, Epiphones, Ovations and a few others, searching for something under a grand that I was satisfied with. They were OK, but uninspiring, to say the least. Someone told me about Seagulls. The only one I could find was an S-6. I was impressed with the neck and the workmanship was excellent. I didn't care for the satin finish, though and the laminated wild cherry was a bit funky. The sound was impressive though. I wanted something with solid wood and mahogany, a gloss finish and electronics. Today I received my Maritime SWS MJ HG Q1, from MF. I am blown away. This thing may be the best guitar I've ever owned. How do these Canadians do this for this kind of money? The sound kind of reminds my of my old Gibson J-45. But the playability of the thin, but wide (1.8") neck is better than anything I've played -especially for fingerpicking. Plugged in sounds great too. The Q1 seems like a good quality system. I can only imagine how good the Artist series with the Q2 system must be -but then you're over a grand. Enough typing! I'm going to go play some more ........

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Value Guitar

      By Fingerstylist88

      from Miami, Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent sound
      • Great build quality
      • Very attractive price
      • very easy to play

      Cons

      • nothing really

      Best Uses

      • Alternative tunings
      • Fingerstyle
      • Flatpicking
      • Strumming

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

      I'm knocked out by the quality of this guitar for the price. I was looking for a second guitar for dropped tunings like DADGAD and open D, but as well as being really good for these, it's a very versatile instrument and would be suited to any kind of play from soft fingerpicking to hard strumming.

      I love the sound - it has a certain 'ring' to it that I look for in guitars and which, for a fingerstylist like me, is very important.

      The slightly shorter scale neck makes stretches a bit easier, and the nut width, at 1.83", gives a little more room for manoeuvre. I also like the body size - it's not overwhelming like a full-size jumbo, and fits very nicely on the lap.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT PRICE with a GREAT SOUND

      By Johnny Quintanilla

      from Houston, TX

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

      As a loyal customer to Guitar Center I have played all of the Martins, Taylor's, and the Gibson acoustic guitars. Yet none of them deliver as great a sound as the Seagull guitars. With an affordable price, and great sound its a shocker that not a lot of people know this brand.

      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best Value

      By Dave

      from San Dimas

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

      Seagull makes a great sounding guitar. I haven't played many in this price range that have the punch that this guitar puts out. I would suggest you play a few different ones as I did find more variations in sound than in higher priced guitars. The tuning keys seemed like they were a little loose. The electronics are very hot so you need to keep the volume around half. All in all a great sounding instrument.

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