Back in the aggressive marketing days of the eighties, they'd probably have marketed Seagull's Artist range as Martin and Gibson killers, along the lines of: "The fully hand built quality and tone of a [insert other brand name here], at less than half the price!" And they wouldn't have been wrong - the Godin/Seagull factory in Quebec, Canada, turns out some of the finest acoustic guitars on the planet these days, giving the big names a serious run for their money.
The Seagull 'Artist Studio' features a solid Spruce top, solid Rosewood back, Rosewood-Maple-Rosewood sides, Mahogany neck, Rosewood board, Rosewood bridge, gold tuners, TUSQ nut and compensated saddle. These top-flight features from Seagull's southern competitors generally come with a much higher price tag. And, with a custom-polished, high-gloss finish, the Seagull Artist is usually the more expensive looking instrument!
Factory fitted with the amazing LR Baggs iBeam pickup & preamp system, the Artist Studio is incredibly versatile - this is a guitar you can take straight from the tour van to the stage or studio, and you'll find it just as adept and adaptable for lazy weekends strumming on the porch at home.
With wide-ranging tone, delivering sparkling highs and generous mids, players have discovered a quick and cheap tweak with the Artist series is to swap the regular synthetic bridge pins over to a set of either Ebony or fossilised mammoth tusk pins. This very small outlay provides a noticeable kick in the bottom end, along with a slight increase in mid-range sustain.
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Our consignment customer is looking for a quick sale here, so this fully hand built Seagull Artist Studio is being offered at close to half the original retail price, ($3100). Complete with its original featherlight case, its original, never installed scratchplate, paperwork and twin D'Addario hydro-gel packs, at just $1625, this may well be the acoustic guitar bargain of the year! And, of course, our FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia