Performer Cutaway Folk QI Acoustic-Electric Guitar. The Seagull Performer Cutaway Folk QI acoustic-electric guitar features a 3-layer laminated flamed maple body and a solid spruce top for a superb blend of rich tones and lush visuals. Compound Curve Top Design The guitar top is the part of the instrument that most affects the sound. It is also the most delicate part of any high-quality acoustic guitar.
The grade and thickness of the wood used (solid spruce), as well as the bracing structure, have a huge impact on the instrument's sound. The idea of applying an arch or a curve to the top is appealing because the added strength of an arched top should allow for the use of a thinner and more lightly braced top. While this is true, there remains a trade-off in applying a curve to the entire top. The most active part of the top is the area centered on the bridge. Applying a curve to this part of the top restricts movement resulting in a loss of dynamic range.
On the other hand, the area of the top above the sound hole moves minimally but is problematic because it tends to sink if the guitar dries out even slightly. This tendency is also encouraged by downward pressure from the fingerboard resting on top of it.
The solution is a top that has a compound curve. In the Seagull Performer's design the top is arched slightly in the area above the sound hole and levels out in the area around the bridge. The compound curve top produces excellent stability in the upper part of the guitar top and the power and projection made possible by leaving the top flat below the sound hole flat. With the weak area above the sound hole stabilized, it is possible to make the rest of the top even more active with a bracing design that allows unprecedented control over the top vibration. The bracing for the Seagull Performer Cutaway QI guitar is quarter-sawn spruce, scalloped and carved to conform exactly to the curvature of the tops.
This instrument or product has been played/used and is in virtually new condition; however its packaging may not meet the standards set by the factory. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value. For example, if your order is placed AND paid for at 1 p. Details on how to file this return may be found at your applicable Department of Revenue website.
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The item "Seagull Performer Cutaway Folk QI Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural LN" is in sale since Tuesday, March 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars".The seller is "music123" and is located in Direct from Music123. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.