Highly Recommended. You can really tell that this guitar has been manufactured with a care and attention to detail that can be found lacking on some other acoustics in this price point where visual flare tends to mask subtle flaws or shortcomings. Baggs Anthem pickup system, which combines a pickup and a condenser microphone to give you the sound of a mic'd guitar even when plugged in. This is a guitar where no corners have been cut unnecessarily but, with the excellent included, soft/hard hybrid case factored in, it comes in at a higher price point than your average ‘budget-friendly’ acoustic so you’d expect higher quality, given that extra cost. Seagull sent us an Artist Mosaic Element acoustic to review. The guitar is classic looking in all senses except for the headstock and that may prove divisive for some players due to its tiny proportions, making the neck look larger and more intimidating than it actually is. There is a level of detail and crispness to the Artist Mosaic that you normally associate with guitars from the big ‘T’ or ‘M’ brigade, with an authoritative low end thump and a very good dynamic range that makes you play more musically. The action is low across the guitar’s range, although not overly so, allowing for easy playability without sacrificing tone or sustain. This article was originally published in issue #44, To read the article in its entirety, view the digital magazine, Our website uses Cookies - by using this site or closing this message you’re agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, Cookie Policy and Privacy Policy. However, there is such thing as good tone and bad tone. The Seagull Artist Mosaic Anthem is a step up in terms of electronics and build quality. Seagull Artist Mosaic at a Glance: Seagull Artist Mosaic Acoustic Guitar. It’s incredibly easy to use, passing the all-important ‘no need to read the manual’ test, and works very well to produce a realistic and natural acoustic response without the low end thump and breakup issues that can plague similar systems. So far, so very impressive, but what are the guitars like? The dreadnought body is made of all-solid spruce and mahogany for classic acoustic tone. The Artist Mosiac EQ acoustic-electric is yet another beautifully designed instrument from Seagull Guitars. The Artist Mosiac EQ features mahogany back and sides and a solid spruce top for incredibly balanced, full tone. Seagull sent us an Artist Mosaic Element acoustic to review. And whether or not the Mosaic’s tone suits your tastes or not it definitely falls in the category of good tone. I am providing you with what I’ve learned playing dozens of similar acoustic guitars. This gives the guitar a slightly unbalanced look from body to head but it’s in no means an ugly design, just something most people will need to adjust to visually. The neck profile is very comfortable with good string spacing for both chords and lead work and the larger Dreadnought body offers lots of volume and bottom end without becoming intimidating for smaller players. It features quality construction and superior sound—it’s not hard to see why it’s a player favorite. The Artist Mosaic is also available without the pre-amp if you’d rather go all acoustic or fit your own after-market alternative. I’ve reviewed it first below, but to sum it up, this is a classic with staying power. Affordable, solid wood acoustics are a lot more common now than they were then but Seagull has a pretty unique claim to separate itself from the sea of other builders, in that its instruments are actually all build and finished in Canada, just like their high end Godin models. When you factor in that reliable all-Canadian build, sustainable woods and lifetime warranty this becomes a very interesting proposition indeed.