Post by Cardinal2B on Jul 17, 2020 16:08:38 GMT -5
I just got my new-to-me late 2004 Seagull S6 Dreadnaught. Plays nicely, looks good too. But I noticed an oddity (to me anyway) looking at the X brace - it seems to have an extra piece maybe 1.5 inches long, on one of the long braces, right over the X. Perhaps this is what Seagull does instead of the piece of cloth I would expect in a Martin? Otherwise what might this be?
Post by Cardinal2B on Jul 19, 2020 21:12:25 GMT -5
The good value theory is one possibility. Another is that this small “x-cleat” was added to Seagulls sometime between 1998 (when Robert W’s was made without it) and Dec 2004 (when mine was made with it). I like the second theory better. So, whaddya say Seagull owners? Let’s see can we pin this down. If you have a Seagull made from 1998 to 2004, maybe you could take a look, and report the date of manufacture and whether you have or do not have the small “x-cleat” - crowdsourced detective work.
Last Edit: Jul 21, 2020 14:16:08 GMT -5 by Cardinal2B
I have seen that cleat inside Seagull guitars but I have no idea when I'll have to look inside of them. That would require remembering to do it!! I have too many things to remember to do and too little time to do the stuff!
After reading you post, I was playing my Seagull Coastline folk only a few minutes ago, so had a peep in the sound hole, and low and behold, their was that little bit of extra wood on the x bracing, the guitar was bought about two years ago, it was new, but may have been old stock as I thought they were discontinued.
No I just checked when I bought the guitar, exactly one year ago.
So I bought a Folk model from late 2001 (fiscal year 02, +15 weeks from Aug 1, 2001). It has the mini-X-cleat too. So, now we know the mini-X-cleat appeared between 1998 and 2001. If you have a Seagull from that four year period, helpful to know if it does, or does not have the mini-X-cleat?
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2020 9:34:08 GMT -5 by Cardinal2B