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Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar Natural

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Inspired by the dulcimer, the Seagull Merlin is a portable 4-string diatonic acoustic instrument that's just simply fun to play and hard to put down. The Seagull Merlin Natural Spruce SG features a solid spruce top with a 'mustache' style Tusq bridge, compensated saddle, 3-piece rock maple body with drive-through neck design and tune-up with vintag...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Inspired by the dulcimer, the Seagull Merlin is a portable 4-string diatonic acoustic instrument that's just simply fun to play and hard to put down. The Seagull Merlin Natural Spruce SG features a solid spruce top with a 'mustache' style Tusq bridge, compensated saddle, 3-piece rock maple body with drive-through neck design and tune-up with vintage style open-geared tuners.

Features

Solid spruce top
Rock maple, string-through body
Rock maple neck, drive-through neck design
Nut Width : 1.280"
Tusq nut by Graph Tech
Compensated bridge Tusq by Graph Tech
Satin oil finish
Case separately
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SeagullMerlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great instrument fun to play and sounds great.

I recently purchased this instrument and found that it was so easy to play. It sounds amazing and is made very very well. It did not come. With a case and as far...Read complete review

I recently purchased this instrument and found that it was so easy to play. It sounds amazing and is made very very well. It did not come. With a case and as far as I could find out there is not a case made for it. I ordered a Gretsch G2165 lap steel gig bag item # 0996461000 online from zzounds.com for $29.00 . It came today and fits the. Instrument like a glove. I hope this helps.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sound rely thin

I looked at this in the store. Its body is rely thin and gets a very week sound. I expected better from a $129 instrument. I am not going to buy this because...Read complete review

I looked at this in the store. Its body is rely thin and gets a very week sound. I expected better from a $129 instrument. I am not going to buy this because it feel cheaply mad and has very poor sound quality.

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(30 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great instrument fun to play and sounds great.

By Jason Selby

from Brazil, IN

Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

I recently purchased this instrument and found that it was so easy to play. It sounds amazing and is made very very well. It did not come. With a case and as far as I could find out there is not a case made for it. I ordered a Gretsch G2165 lap steel gig bag item # 0996461000 online from zzounds.com for $29.00 . It came today and fits the. Instrument like a glove. I hope this helps.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun in a small package

By Cathy

from Oregon

Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

I have almost no string instrument experience but I grabbed this so I can play along with my guitar playing hubby. I usually just sing but I thought I could handle this. It's a lot of fun so far. We've done some songs with the standard DAD tuning and some with CGC tuning depending on the song. I've been able to wrap my head around the idea pretty quickly. I'm hoping that after this instrument gains a following there will be more availability of music ideas for it. Right now we're mostly converting Strumstick and Dulcimer music or I just wing it based on the notes.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice! Now what?

By maruska

from S.Fernando Valley, CA.

Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

The instrument itself deserves the 5 stars, it is well done, sounds clear and sweet. Honestly I was at GC looking for a cheap traveler guitar, something really cheap that i can just throw into my car and holds on the 120F inside the car while until is lunch time and I can prectice with it, but they only have this 129 mitchel guitar that It sounded mute and out of my budget anyways. I saw the dulcimer and I was curious about how this instrument was tunned up and how would sound. In no time I was playing some tunes on it, my wife looked at me and said that sounds beautiful and I ended buying but next day. When I came back following day to do so, the GC associate recalled about me playing the dulcimer. So this instrument has something...I started to write an instrumental song on it, but then what?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Merlin Spruce Top

By Old porch picker

from Frankville, AL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

      This is a fun little instrument! Easy for someone with limited experience to be shown a few cords and they are able to join in with family jam sessions. Although my sons and I have many expensive instruments [Martins-Taylors-Gibsons-etc.] I often find this one in my hands when I'm alone because of the easy soothing sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I liked this instrument and ordered a second one

      By Randy

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

      This is a very fun little instrument to play. It is a little limiting due to only having 7 frets. I got this to take camping and play around the fire with and it will serve my purpose very well. My 6 yo daughter started to play around with it and has really taken to it so now I ordered a second one for her in mahogany.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great instrument. Easy to play lots of fun and sounds so go

      By Nohawk

      from Noti oregon

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

        Learning how, improvising

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By SGee

        from Lynnwood, WA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Stays in tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

          I use product to create own tunes and especially to learn how to play by ear. Excellent for any age and can take on travels and camping.

          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Sound rely thin

          By dadster

          from Fresno Ca

          About Me Novice

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

              I looked at this in the store. Its body is rely thin and gets a very week sound. I expected better from a $129 instrument. I am not going to buy this because it feel cheaply mad and has very poor sound quality.

               
              5.0

              Unique alternative

              By Aedyn

              from McAllen, TX

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

                As a longtime guitar player, I chose this over a traditional dulcimer. It took some getting used to, but after having it for 2 years, it is easy and comfortable.

                 
                4.0

                Fun to play

                By Vic

                from Las Vegas

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Seagull Merlin Spruce SG Dulcimer Guitar:

                  I use the Seagull for fun and practice.

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