Seagull Guitars Maritime SWS Semi-gloss - Natural

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Semi-gloss Finish - Natural
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A Dreadnought with Modern Innovations

Not just another take on the same old thing, the Seagull Maritime SWS Semi-gloss acoustic guitar takes the old-school dreadnought design to new heights. The combination of solid spruce and mahogany delivers a well-rounded, warm tone that's great for any situation. Seagull's modified dreadnought body shape cuts unwanted boominess making it great for recording and live shows. Pressure tested, compound curved tops give you the increased stability, resonance, and projection to stand out from the crowd. And an ultra-stable, integrated set neck design gives you consistent action and playability in any climate. The innovative design and construction of the Seagull Maritime SWS Semi-gloss acoustic guitar offers a consistant and smooth-playing, handcrafted instrument at a price working musicians can afford.

Seagull Maritime SWS Semi-gloss Acoustic Guitar Features:
  • Seagull's quest for tone gives you a better playing and sounding guitar
  • Innovative neck construction and mounting delivers killer playability and tone
  • Handcrafted in Canada for more than a quarter of a century
Seagull's quest for tone gives you a better playing and sounding guitar

Robert Godin, owner of Seagull Guitars, has never been satisfied with good enough. His tireless search for the better guitar has created quite a few innovations that go into every guitar model that Seagull makes. Every Maritime SWS Semi-gloss's top is pressure tested for rigidity and stiffness to ensure maximum harmonic vibration. The unique compound-curved top adds structural integrity to the guitar and allows for thinner bracing. Take it from the Sweetwater crew - the Maritime SWS Semi-gloss will give you years of great performance.

Innovative neck construction and mounting delivers killer playability and tone

The attention and care given to each Seagull shows in their looks, playability, and tone. Seagull has also taken extra care to ensure that the Maritime SWS Semi-gloss's neck helps create an amazing guitar experience. An acoustic guitar's neck is more than just a fretboard used for playing, it also creates the guitar's tone. Seagull's Integrated Set Neck gives your guitar the sound you want and the stability you need in a performing guitar. This system provides stable and consistent action that also reduces warping and twisting. Thanks to this integrated system, the Maritime SWS Semi-gloss's neck pitch is perfectly set. If it's too far forward the instrument will sound muddy, or if it's too far back the guitar will sound tinny. Seagull's design assures optimized sound and playability with these and other innovations found in the entire Seagull line.

Handcrafted in Canada for more than a quarter of a century

For over 25 years, Seagull guitars have been handcrafted in the small village of La Patrie in eastern Quebec. About half of the population works creating these exquisite guitars. All of the guitars in the Seagull line are made in Canada from the S6 Original models to the Maritime models to the top-of-the-line Artist series guitar. Most of the tonewoods are also harvested from Canadian forests. You'll love the attention to detail, the quality tonewoods, and Seagull's commitment to make the best guitar possible. Grab a Seagull Maritime SWS Semi-gloss and experience the difference.

Seagull Maritime SWS Semi-gloss Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • Pressure tested solid spruce top offers superior tone, projection, and response
  • Solid mahogany back and sides deliver warm, full acoustic guitar sounds
  • Modified dreadnought body shape cuts unwanted boominess making it great for recording and live shows
  • Integrated set neck offers tuning and playing stability and eliminates twisting and warping
  • Semi-gloss finish
  • Tapered headstock gives you a straighter string pull, better tuning, and less stress, especially when using altered tunings
  • Tusq nut and compensated saddle offer a sound similar to bone but with more harmonics
  • Thin, custom polished finish lets the guitar vibrate more freely
  • Dual-function truss rods assure the perfect neck alignment and relief
  • Handcrafted in Canada
Grab a guitar that was designed and made to play with the Seagull Maritime SWS Semi-gloss!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Seagull Maritime SWS Acoustic Guitar Demo

Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Semi-Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood, 16" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines 14:1 Tuners
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Tusq
Nut Width 1.8"
Body Length 19.8"
Body Depth 4.9"
Strings Godin Phosphor Bronze Light, (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number 032686

Customer Reviews

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Pleasantly surprised

I was looking for a guitar to give my daughter and this looked promising but I was not impressed by the headstock design. I guess I was used to the typical Martin style and this looked unnatural. However , the reason for the design made sense so I decided to take a chance. WOW! This guitar is amazing. It is easy to play and really does doing great. The fit and finish are exceptional. I guess I'll have to order another for my daughter because this is now my "go-to" guitar
Music background: Musician

Very Happy

After years of plunking around and so-so guitars I decided to give it a more serious go, and get a really good guitar. Looked at a few but the Maritime was it. First the neck. At 6'3" with big hands the wider neck (180mm nut) is a game changer. A "wow" moment for me. Also the shape of the neck, just feels great. The tone is interesting, I would describe it as very even and vibrant. They say the light finish adds to the reverberation and It appears to be true. It rings, in a good way. It is not big bass sounding but not thin or tinny either. Tone seems versatile. Nice and warm with a thumb strum and sings out with pick and nails. Always in the ear of the beholder but I like it. Also, great playability, smooth. I wouldn't buy a guitar if it wasn't pretty and it is. Again it's a bit different. I wasn't sure about the semi-gloss finish at first and now I find it beautiful. The headstock, well again, now I really like it. And it works just fine. I reserved half a star only because nothing's perfect and I'm sure there is some better guitar ($$$!). But whatever, I love this thing.
Music background: Diligent hacker.
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