those guitars to a lot of people, so when I
was telling him certain requests, he was also
thinking in terms how to make this work for a
large audience. And I thought for a while, can
this be done in a way that I don’t compromise what I really need from a guitar?
It took two years to make this guitar, two
years and I think six or seven prototypes. We
went through a lot of changes, and eventually
after two years they came up with this guitar. I
needed a guitar with electronics in it because I
perform live, and so this guitar uses L.R. Baggs
pickups as well as Quantum pickups. That is a
company based in Canada that makes these
pickup systems specifically for Seagull guitars.
The main difference between this guitar and
other guitars that is apparent is the width
of the neck. It’s pretty wide, because I have
Italian sausage fingers and they need to fit,
so the neck is pretty wide. It’s between a
classical guitar and an acoustic guitar. I’m
really happy there’s more space between the
strings, so I think that you can be a little more
accurate that way. If you look at the headstock, it’s very narrow, and the tuning pegs
are aligned so the strings don’t curve when
they get to the headstock; they go straight to
the machine heads, which basically allows this
guitar to stay more in tune when I use open
tunings… it allows me to use open tunings
without being concerned that the guitar will
go out of tune in the middle of a piece.
Peppino D’Agostino Artist Series Seagull.