Seagull Guitars: Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss
by Guitar Guru
”The Strong Solid Type”
Strong, solid, but definitely not silent, the Maritime SWS Mini Jumbo High Gloss Acoustic Guitar is one for the record books. Crafted with a solid mahogany body
and a solid spruce top
, this gorgeous instrument produces a strong sound that will blow you away and a clarity of tone that will leave you amazed.
Curvaceous would be a good word to describe the shape of the SWS Mini Jumbo. You find yourself cuddling up to this lovely lady as she sits very well on your lap and her shallow body allows you to hold her very close. But don’t let her delicate shape deceive you. This piece has a strong midrange response that makes it an excellent guitar for performances, even recording studios.
Its wide string spacing gives the finger style player more room on the fretboard, a feature usually only found on custom instruments. The high-gloss finish on the body is protective without being stifling and is light enough to allow the SWS Mini Jumbo to age gracefully, getting better the longer you play it. The satin finish on the neck helps avoid sticking to the instrument while playing.
And speaking of sound, the clarity of this piece’s notes extend to each and every fret and very nearly chimes on harmonics; sounding in fact very much like a Taylor guitar in sound, but considerably less expensive at <$700.
One minor downfall would have to be the turning pegs, they are a bit on the small side. But frankly, it is a flaw that can be overlooked given the quality of craftsmanship and the solid sound that will leave you with your jaw open.
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