Seagull Guitars Merlin Natural Mahogany SG

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Merlin Natural Mahogany SG

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The Merlin Natural Mahogany SG was inspired by the dulcimer. The Seagull Merlin is a portable 4-string diatonic acoustic instrument that's just simply fun to play and hard to put down!

The Natural Mahogany SG features a solid Mahogany top with a 'mustache' style Tusq bridge, compensated saddle, 3-piece rock maple body with drive-through neck design and tune-up with vintage style open-geared tuners.

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• Nut Width: 1.280"
• Top: Solid Mahogany
• Body: Rock maple, string-through body
• Neck: Rock maple, drive-through neck design
• Bridge: Tusq by GraphTech
• Saddle: Compensated Tusq by GraphTech
• Finish: Satin oil finish

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I had no idea and iIbought a left handed version because it sounded great 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
Buy the left handed version to play right handed. The double strings are better on the bottom. I like upside-down (left vs. right) tuning of E - A - DD. I can barely play. I learned scales in my forties and like no. This thing is like the easiest twangy acoustic bass you'll ever buy.
Posted by Jim W on Aug 13, 2021
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Fun, time killer slap stick! 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Hamilton, Ontario
I've had my Merlin m4 for about 3 years now and I simply love it. All my kids love the sound, that in between of a banjo and a dulcimer, just brings dancing to the living room. This is good for the non musicians, or people intimidated learning strings. It helps people learn basic techniques on a smaller neck and less frets. Worth every penny from top of the line Segull!
Posted by Cedric on Apr 23, 2021
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Awesome instrument 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
The Merlin is great for a beginner or someone who doesn't have the time, patience, or "talent" to learn an instrument. But as a guitar and 5-string banjo player, I can say that it's also a ton of fun for a non-beginner. Like a harmonica, the Merlin limits you to playing in one key (G or D, depending on the model), but it makes it REALLY easy to play in that key. There are no outside-the-key notes available on the instrument, so you can't really play a "wrong" note. I'm not a songwriter, but I find that when I play it, new melody ideas just flow out of it. The build quality is amazing. Very well made, sturdy, with a beautiful, clean, understated finish. Excellent value for the price. Probably gonna buy a D (spruce top) model soon.
Posted by Rob Cashin on Feb 26, 2021
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Great Instrument! 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
I’ve had this for a while now and I really love it! It’s easy to just pick it up and play something. Has a unique dulcimer sound. It projects very well and is really fun to play. I totally recommend this. It’s worth the money
Posted by Joel on Jun 11, 2020
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Amazing little Travel companion 2 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
As a Busker and traveler I find the compact length amazing, The Body is pretty slender too and fits easily into any back pack. The action is in a great place whether you're using a pick or your fingers and hitting sour notes is almost non-existent with the diatonic fret board. Chords are fun and easy often only needing to bar the fret and they're close enough together that getting use to playing this is fast. It does have that Appalachian dulcimer sound in a smaller package but I can honestly say that it does lack in the amount of frets but for this price who can complain. Its certainly better than that uke you we're probably just looking at xD
Posted by S. Longclaws on Jun 3, 2020
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Love it! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
I play a little bit of guitar and I wanted to try something different that's easier for me to learn. The Merlin is so much fun to use and I can't put it down. It sounds beautiful too.
Posted by yvrgal on Apr 13, 2020
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Simple playing bliss 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec
This is an instrument that whether you are 6 or 66 will be the easiest to play and enjoy. You may not be able to play complex music, but it is by far the most fun instrument I've come across in a long time. The sound projection and quality are great for such a small instrument. It allows any player to come up with a basic tune in a very short period of time and if you just strum away at it - you will figure something out.
Posted by David on Feb 14, 2020
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Must have, worth every penny 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Nanaimo, British Columbia
Best money I've spent spent on anything musical since I don't know when! Everyone comments on the quality of sound that comes from it. I find it fun/easy... As far as Making melodies its like drawing with a black pen, and then being handed a bunch of coloured pens!
Posted by Bob on Sep 4, 2019
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Finally, a guitar that likes me back. 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Peterborough, Ontario
This guitar/dulcimer has become my favourite instrument to play around with since I got it three months ago. The sound is so delightful. This instrument really appeals to my percussive/rhythmic side and I am still discovering little technique tricks that add more and more depth to the playing experience. I am not a trained musician. You really don't need to be to have fun with this.
Posted by Chris on Jan 1, 2019
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A great purchase. 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Kanata, Ontario
A very nice instrument. Easy to play. Wasn't sure at first, but after 30 minutes of playing, I had 6 chords going. Strings are hard to find. Overall, a great value and lots of fun.
Posted by War on Feb 6, 2018
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Fun & Easy to Play! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Windsor, Ontario
I got this for my 5-year-old son (AND for myself?), a few days ago. Within 5 minutes after putting it in his hands, he was playing "Old MacDonald" & "Twinkle Little Star"! It's amazing how fast and easily you'll work out your favourite melodies. I actually find it relaxing to play. If you're looking to introduce someone, of any age, to the joy of playing a stringed instrument, the Merlin is what you want. P.S. I would recommend getting the strap & gig bag for this. Also available on this site, I believe.
Posted by Bruce on Aug 7, 2017
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Merline 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Owen Sound, Ontario
I just love my Merlin! The sound, the size.. Its a beautiful instrument!
Posted by Lor on Jul 6, 2017
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I own one! 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Owen Sound, Ontario
Posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2017
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Im inspired 1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Halifax, Nova Scotia
I love my M4, great instrument, A1 quality. Small in stature but huge in musical potential. I can see it traveling with me everywhere I roam.
Posted by Dale on Jun 22, 2017
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Great raw beginner instrument 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton North, Alberta
This is a nice, easy to learn instrument that sounds great in spite of myself. Google the Seagull Merlin Community to find support, music, and inspiration. Seagull website was useless.
Posted by Ted S on Dec 17, 2015
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My first stringed instrument 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Edmonton North, Alberta
With 7 frets and four strings (really two and a pair) the Merlin is one of the least intimidating and most fun instruments a raw beginner could play. I'm having lots of challenges and success because of its design. Great!
Posted by Ted on Nov 18, 2015
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2nd time's the charm! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Waterloo, Ontario
My first Merlin from a few months ago had intonation issues on the A string, so reluctantly returned it. Bought another one recently and it looks like Seagull has fixed the issue in later production runs. I couldn't be happier with it...great little instrument that adds a nice flair of variation at the weekly jamming group!
Posted by Mark on Nov 10, 2015
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N/A 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Cobourg, Ontario
This is my second merlin...I have the spruce top as well...I had a problem with first version ... but long and McQuade got me a new one and could not be happier. ..really quick delivery on my orders .... great friendly staff.
Posted by J on May 26, 2015
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far from a toy 5 of 5 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
It may not look like much but this little Merlin is a true musical workhorse the tone of the mahogany top and maple body has crisp richness that adds harmony as a backing instrument for any genre (I play finnish folk metal) the neck is great all-in-all this instrument is perfect.
Posted by Frederick B on May 25, 2015
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awesomeness 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Just love the particular sound it have. Low cost instrument who have a big potential. One of my favorite !
Posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2015
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You won't be able to put it down! 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   London North, Ontario
That's what people were saying on the internet. And they were right! Great for beginners of stringed instruments, but also for seasoned musicians looking for a new toy. It's simple to use, yet the possibilities are endless. That being said; it will have some trouble staying in tune because of its size. But anything by the "Godin" family of instruments is hard to beat! Great celtic sound too.
Posted by Dave Fraser on Nov 25, 2014
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Fun! 7 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Windsor, Ontario
This is a fun little instrument - quick to pick up and play, and very difficult to put back down. It's similar to a mountain dulcimer, but with only 7 frets you're somewhat limited. Nevertheless it's an amazingly fun instrument to play around with. I've played it every day since I picked it up earlier this summer...
Posted by Jason on Sep 3, 2014
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great little music maker 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Abbotsford, British Columbia
Just about anyone can make musical sounds on this cool little instrument, Have finger...can play.
Posted by farmerbrad on Jul 31, 2014
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