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Offline pcgirl1965

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OK, I have been learning guitar from this site for the past year.  I was playing on a crappy Epiphone acoustic but I think I would like to splurge and get a nicer guitar.  I have always had trouble with the epiphone being too big for me and uncomfortable to play so I want to get something smaller.  I am 53 and not planning on playing in a band so I don't need anything too special.  I went to the local music store and tried a lot of guitars.  The one that I had kind of decided on was the Seagull Maritime SWS SG QIT.  It seems to fit me much better and had a nice tone to it.  However, as I was walking out of the room I noticed another guitar and decided to try it as well.  I loved the sound and it felt really comfortable as well.  It was the Taylor GS Mini Mahogany.  So now I am trying to decide which one would be the better guitar to purchase.  The Seagull is $899 and the Taylor is $699(without the bag).  So with the bag, would probabley be the same price.  Any input?  Keep in mind, I am still learning and would like a guitar that I will like playing as I get better.  That is hoping I get better! :P

I moved this to the Acoustic Guitar section
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Offline pcgirl1965

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Some advice on Seagull Maritime SWS SG QIT or Taylor GS Mini Mahogany
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 10:09:20 pm »
Sorry, I moved this from General Discussions to this section:

OK, I have been learning guitar from this site for the past year.  I was playing on a crappy Epiphone acoustic but I think I would like to splurge and get a nicer guitar.  I have always had trouble with the epiphone being too big for me and uncomfortable to play so I want to get something smaller.  I am 53 and not planning on playing in a band so I don't need anything too special.  I went to the local music store and tried a lot of guitars.  The one that I had kind of decided on was the Seagull Maritime SWS SG QIT.  It seems to fit me much better and had a nice tone to it.  However, as I was walking out of the room I noticed another guitar and decided to try it as well.  I loved the sound and it felt really comfortable as well.  It was the Taylor GS Mini Mahogany.  So now I am trying to decide which one would be the better guitar to purchase.  The Seagull is $899 and the Taylor is $699(without the bag).  So with the bag, would probabley be the same price.  Any input?  Keep in mind, I am still learning and would like a guitar that I will like playing as I get better.  That is hoping I get better! :P

Offline stitch101

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The gs mini was designed as a travel guitar. It has a 23.5" neck with is 2" shorter then most guitars.
Some people find the fret board to be a bit cramped.
It is also made from laminated wood not solid wood. If you're thinking of a Taylor check out their full
size GS series guitars

The Seagull Maritime SWS SG QIT is a solid wood guitar and a very good guitar for the money.
All Seagull guitars are great value for the money. I've never played a bad one. I don't think you ever
regret buying one they are keepers.

These are just my opinions and others may disagree.

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You can’t go wrong with either of those two, they are both really nice guitars, to make your mind up I would revisit them and spend a bit more time with them both and make your decision on what your senses tell you - you need to make an attachment with your new guitar that makes you want to play it and be happy with it!
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If you're thinking of a Taylor check out their full
size GS series guitars

Are these smaller guitars?  I am looking for a smaller guitar as I find the regular size is too big for me.

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They are smaller than a dred and a different shape. The same shape as the GS mini but bigger.
The GS mini is a travel guitar designed to fit in an over head bin on a plane.
Google guitar size chart. There are many different size and shaped guitars.

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What about the Simon & Patrick Natural Elements Folk guitar?  Tried this out in a store yesterday and it sounded quite nice.

 

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