I am going to look at coastline cedar folk guitar on friday from the original owner. It is 3 years old but has not been played but a few times and is as new and has been professionally set up. it has a new hard case. I just want to do a reality check as I have not purchased a guitar in 40 years and never owned a cedar top. Is there any tips on what to look for to verify that this is indeed like new and in perfect conditon. The price with hard case is 500.00 CAD which as it is no longer made seems to be fair given the condition of the guitar. I realize I can get a new simon and patrick songsmith folk for about the same price delivered it has a spruce top. My logic is the seagull coastline seems to be a step up from the songsmith. But I know so little thank you all. I live quite rural so I cannot go play guitars at the local guitar shop.
Another thing I find very interesting is amazon rates that guitar as a 3.5 but when you look at the actual reviews there are 22 positive reviews almost all 5 and 5 negative reviews. I am not a math major but seems skewed to me.
Last Edit: Aug 26, 2020 16:29:49 GMT -5 by 8ntractor
Thank you for the reply. It just so happens there is also a s6 folk for sale at 350 no case but it is in fair condition and 20 years old. When I talked to the guy on the phone it sounded like he kind of flips guitars. I guess the best thing to do is go look at it and play it. It seems like a 3 year old mint for 1/3 more with a case would be a better deal. but like I said I know so little.
Thank you FloridaGull I feel better about the one I am looking at if it is as new as the owner says 500 CAD will be an ok deal the ones listed after shipping tax.. and a hard case will be twice that. thank you
Yes I have the Seagull folk guitar with Cedar top. I like the guitar very much, nice size not to big and not to small, very nice for fingerpicking and will take strumming very well also. Try to get him to lower the price a bit. Pity you can't go to the stores with a good selection of guitars to try, so many makes and models. I have only heard good reports for the Seagull folk guitar, so whatever you end up having, keep us all informed, we like that sort of thing. Good luck.
8ntractor, Just my 2 cents worth, but I would never pay almost brand new price for a 3 year old Seagull, especially one that has been messed with by a tech. But that's just me. And "professionally set up" can mean different things to different people. So be careful of that.
A new Seagull or Simon & Patrick, or whatever, will come with warranty and etc etc.
I'm not against buying used, don't get me wrong. I'm just against people trying to unload old, used guitars for brand new or almost brand new prices.
And just because it hasn't been played much, doesn't mean anything. An acoustic guitar can get very compromised in ways you'd never see just by sitting around in the wrong places.
"Buyer beware" and all that rot. Be careful when buying used guitars at such high prices, cuz remember, in the used world, "All sales are final. No refunds, returns, warranties or guarantees." LOL.
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Thank you Derick and TonyKgull. I probably got too excited about it I have to drive 2 hours to see it and the owner is driving 1/2 hour to meet me. The guy seems like a he is on the level injury forced the sale. I have been burned the worst by seemingly nice people from Kijiji though, I figure the hard case is worth 75. The epoxy neck thing has me a little worried now. I actually just learned about the Godin guitars recently. I had planned to wait for a great deal but really wanted to get started again. When I check seagull folk or om guitars on kijiji across Canada 300 -500 is the range for less than mint and e-bay is even higher. That being said Acclaim has new simon and patrick folk for about 500 but the coastline seems like a better or more expensive line. As far as the tech thing I asked about the action as I do not want a high action guitar. the current owner said the guitar was set up when he bought it the action is low but no string buzzing. I guess I can go look at it is just a loss of gas money. I will be more critical of the guitar when I look at it tomorrow. thank you all again
I had him send the serial number from what I have read the 7 th digit if it is a 9 is a factory 2nd looks ok the 6th digit is a 9 ? I also read the last 5 digits are sequential numbering of the guitars so this would be the 517th guitar I suspect may it be older that 3 years. here is the sn 03254900517 any help here would be appreciated. thank you
Last Edit: Aug 27, 2020 11:41:18 GMT -5 by 8ntractor
thank you is it fair to assume the 517 coastline folk cedar made was made prior to 2017 or 2016? how many of that style guitars were made a year rough estimate? is the 517 for all seagull guitars or for that model? thanks