Seagull Merlin (2021 Review)

This amazing-looking Seagull Merlin is an instrument inspired by a dulcimer. It is a diatonic acoustic instrument that we know sounds too cool to ears.

This merlin from Seagull has a very sturdy mahogany top so we can confidently say that it will last you a very long time if you take good care of it. It also has a rock maple and string-through body. This is as if they are saying that Seagull Merlin is the best one you can find.

This is a fun little instrument that looks like a dulcimer and you can take it around for any playing stage because it is really suitable for that in size. With a price point of around $129, you can even pick between a solid spruce top or Mahogany.

If you are interested in this model, keep reading our Seagull Merlin review for more information below.

Seagull Merlin Review

About: With a solid mahogany top and rock maple, string-through body; Seagull Merlin combines the best features that you can find in an instrument like this.

Features: With its small size, you can carry this Seagull Merlin anywhere you want. It might be a little pricy for some because it costs $129, but you can choose to get a solid spruce top or a mahogany top. This Seagull Merlin is suitable for every Merlin player from any level of experience.

What we liked the most about this little Merlin is that it comes at an affordable price. It sounds like a cross between a dulcimer, ukulele, and banjo, which is very cool. And it is really easy to learn since all the notes in Merlin’s key are set up diatonically.

What this means is, no matter how you play or which notes you hit, you will never get a bad sound from this amazing instrument as we can confidently in this Seagull Merlin review. This Seagull Merlin can be an excellent instrument that you can carry with a backpack whenever you want.

It can be used as well as an introduction to guitars and other stringed instruments because it is really easy to learn and it works in the same way that guitars work according to this Seagull Merlin review.

Alternatively, if you do not want your child to have a guitar in their hand and make noise all the time, this would be a perfect solution to make them sound great. Because you do not have to put extra effort to make Seagull Merlin sound nice. As a result, you will not be frustrated with your kid.

As a result of the diatonic configuration and according to this Seagull Merlin review, almost everyone can pick it up for the first time and sound like they know what they are doing. 

Seagull Merlin, like the rest of the Seagull line, is made in LaPatrie, Quebec, Canada. Seagull Merlin is very small and has four strings. You can make sure that you will have a lot of fun while playing it and it will be difficult to put down or share once you get the hang of it.

Seagull Merlin has a beautiful grain in the top and a drive-through neck design as we thought to mention in this Seagull Merlin review. This is a very trusted way to craft a guitar for added durability. So, this means Seagull Merlin can actually last you a very long time if you can take good care of it.

In the back of this Merlin from Seagull, the neck and full center of the back are made out of a continuous piece. If you inspect carefully you can see that the back is actually 3 pieces. Seagull added 2 to the sides of the continued center neckpiece to make this Merlin a very stable instrument for tuning, durability, and long-lasting life.

We think that you should know this Merlin from Seagull comes in two finishing options which are a lighter-colored Spruce top and a darker-colored Mahogany top and the choice is yours to make. According to this Seagull Merlin review, both options look and sound amazing.

If you want a lighter color and a slightly better response, the spruce top would be a better decision for you. However, do not forget that both versions sound very similar. Seagull Merlin sounds more like a dulcimer or a banjo and it has a tinny sound. Yet, this instrument manages to sound amazing when it is in tune.

Some of the customers mentioned that there are problems related to tuning this Seagull Merlin and we also wanted to warn you about them in this Seagull Merlin review. If you are a beginner Merlin player, this instrument might be a little bit hard to tune for you and another problem is that it will get out of tune in a short time.

There is also not many chord fingering available so you might get bored easily if you are not a true enthusiast of Merlins.

Conclusion: Seagull Merlin (2021 Review)

The Seagull Merlin was developed as a fun instrument for everyone to pick up and learn. You can actually learn how to play a stringed instrument quickly and easily. It is also a nice little dulcimer-like instrument.

That means you can put this on your car, play with the kids, or around the campfire for some extra fun time. The Seagull Merlin is available in two finishes which are a lighter-colored Spruce top and a darker-colored Mahogany top. The choice is yours.

We hope you liked our Seagull Merlin review and it was helpful.