Seagull guitars are built in La Patrie, Quebec, Canada. Designed by revered luthier Robert Godin, they combine handcrafted tradition with 21st century techniques to create quality solid-top acoustic instruments at affordable prices.
The Seagull Coastline S12 Cedar 12-String Acoustic Guitar takes the fan-favorite design elements of their popular Coastline series and doubles up on strings for one of the most stable 12-string models on the market. Built with the same solid cedar top and wild cherry sides and back in a dreadnought shape, the real stars here are the tapered headstock and reinforced neck for unparalleled tuning retention.
Twelve string guitars must endure a great deal of added stress on the neck. The Seagull neck design offers superior stability, even on the twelve string models tuned to concert pitch. The straight string pull of the tapered Seagull headstock is an especially big advantage when it comes to tuning a twelve string guitar and keeping it in tune.
Top : Select Pressure Tested Solid Cedar
Back & Sides : Wild Cherry
Neck : Silver Leaf Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge : Rosewood
Tusq nut and compensated saddle
Finish : Semi-Gloss Custom Polished
The Seagull Coastline S12 caused quite a stir when it appeared a while ago. For starters, Seagull handcrafts most of their guitars including well down into their affordable range. Next come their trademark pressure tested solid cedar tops as well as solid back and sides.
In case of S12 we have a wild cherry shell. This intriguing choice of tone wood extends to the neck as well. Where many may go with some sort of mahogany, Seagull take the silver leaf maple route. It doesn’t get more Canadian than that.
You can see plenty of quality too when you start looking at the hardware. The bridge is a massive piece made of rosewood that features a Tusq compensated saddle. Nut is also Tusq.
The tuners are a set of quality die cast units which are pretty sound. Tuning precision and gearing accuracy is well above expectations for this price range.
Soundwise, the S12 has plenty of girth and definition. It is a surprisingly loud guitar that fills the spectrum with nice overtones from those secondary strings. It has a comfortable semi low action and is super easy to play in all positions.
This guitar is in pristine, as new condition – not a mark or blemish anywhere to be found. It was bought new by its one owner in 2105 and has been played sporadically only at home. Unfortunately it never got the use it was intended for, and has spent most of its life in its case. Time to change that !
This is a handmade instrument with an abundance of quality components, materials and craftsmanship Affordable solid-tops don’t get better than this. Investing in a well crafted instrument definitely has its perks, especially when some of the best luthiers in North America did the work..
The Coastline S12 is one of the most popular and reasonably priced 12 string guitars out there, and everything about this one is rock solid.
This guitar would definitely suit a new buyer.
Comes in its original hard shell case in new condition.
Video Demo of same model - https://youtu.be/bS2PaOiVSkU