Thought I'd drop this in as I am one of many,many new guitarists who got a great start on a Seagull. How about dropping in a note about how you got started playing, maybe some idea of why you decided to learn to play, and anything you you feel like adding....
For me - I've been listening and loving the guitar since I was a kid. Met my wife in high school on a church retreat. I walked into the dorm and there was this beautiful blonde playing guitar, surrounded by a group of other teens. Both the girl and the music got my attention.
Fast forward 35 years.... after an Army career, two kids, and a lot of moves, literally around the world, I found myself a geographic bachelor due to work. Having too much time on my hands, I decided to start that long deferred dream. Did a lot of reading, talked to a guy at a shop - settled on the Seagull S-6 Original as a "good starter" guitar that would take me far beyond being a "starter".
It's been 6 months since that start and I'm making good (sometimes maddeningly slow) progress. Love the guitar, the daily challenge to practice, and the fact that I am actually making music!
Oh yeah, the girl is still with me too!
Grace and peace....
I hear ya'...I too started out on the Beatle's craze but never got beyond the garage band phase, but did manage to play a few gigs at the local church with our "garage band" on Saturday night Youth Group sessions! Eventually life and work got in the way and I suffered (sic) a 30 year hiatus from music until recently a revelation occured to me: "I'm in my mid 50's, I knew how to play the guitar at one time, and I'm going to re-learn it again, and I don't really care what anybody thinks, because it's all about re-claiming and re-discovering yourself through music and combining it with your life"
Been working on Here Comes the Sun ... 7th fret capo. Sweet sound once you start to put it together.
BTW, I did a member search ... there are over 500 members here who list Seagull as one of their guitars in their profile. And yet, so far only 11 members of the Seagull group.
Oh well, quality over quantity. :-)
54 next month, but playing for just 3 years. Visiting friends at Christmas time a few years ago, sitting by the fire sipping wine and a guitar came out. No strumming sing-alongs, just nice soft playing while we enjoyed the company. That was the spark for me. My friend suggested I look at Seagull for a good inexpensive instrument.
Long story short, I ended up trading a canoe (!) for an older Simon & Patrick Pro Rosewood. Couldn't play a note, but it was one of the best deals I've ever made. I try to play and learn everyday if possible, even if only 5 minutes to spare. I just added an S&P parlor to my collection (see avatar) and the journey continues...