"I am afraid, you don't find a Seagull with that nut width. However, in the same price range you can find a Walden guitar. Excellent guitars for their price. You could try the CO 2000. It has a 1,75 nut and is a really nice guitar."
"Bought a Maritime SWS Rosewood just before Chirstmas last year. Excellent guitar. The sound as new was better than the Artist Studio. Sold it because of the narrower nut. Did not suite my style of playing. To anybody, who is accustomed to and likes…"
"I now have 3 seagulls. The Artist Studio CW has Elixir Nanoweb Bronze lights. At present, I have tried Martin FX Bronze custom light in the Artist Folk, quite good, but I guess, when these are gone, it is Elixir Nanoweb Bronze custom lights again…"
"The nut width is narrower, 1.75". Otherwise I liked the neck (played one Walden once, so I cannot say anything in general about Waldens). Should of course have had my Seagull as a comparison, but I didn't."
"I don't know how the Seagull necks are done. One thing that I know is, that I have 3 Seagulls, all with definetly different necks. We measured the neck of my Artist Folk and Artist Studio in my luthier's shop, the measurable difference in…"
"If you watch the Taylor or the newer Martin factory tour videos,
they both are using laser cutters and cnc machines to cut and form the parts so they are all exact duplicates of the model parts they are making.
Just the assembly and fitting is done…"
You're probably right about the costs of customs and shipping, etc. The problems we face in the USA with Seagull is that shop owners generally do not stock anything but the S-6 and the Entourage models, because those are the ones they know that they can sell easily. Occasionally you run into a Maritime SWS SG mahogany on the wall in a shop, but I have never actually even seen a Maritime rosewood for sale anywhere. The only avenue to getting one for most of us in this country would be to have a shop special order one, which I guess is probably easier than trying to work with payments and shipping from Finland for sure. Cheers!
Yes ... I was always sort of mystified as to why Seagull chose to only produce the rosewood Maritime with the 1.72 inch nut. You might want to notify the members of the forum that you have it for sale. Although we aren't an intermediary for transactions, several Seagulls have changed hands among forum members informally in this way.
Glad to see you've joined us on Seagull Spoken Here ... feel free to pitch right in on the conversations and post some photos of your guitars. You're actually the first member we've had who owns the rosewood version of the Maritime.