Takamine GJ72CE-BSB

Steel String Guitar

  • Body shape: Jumbo with cutaway
  • Top: Solid spruce
  • Quartersawn X bracing
  • Bottom and sides: Flamed maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood with bindings
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 644 mm
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Pickup: Takamine TP-40D preamp with built-in tuner
  • Mother-of-pearl rosette
  • Gold hardware
  • Original stringing: D'Addario EXP16 .012 - .053 (Art. 147540)
  • Finish: Brown Sunburst Gloss
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  • Strumming Pickup

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Top Spruce, Solid
Back and Sides Maple
Cutaway Yes
Fretboard Rosewood
Nut width in mm 43,00 mm
Frets 20
Pickup(s) Yes
Colour Natural
Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Yes, I know ...

Frank W. 93, 28.02.2017
... you should always try a guitar in the shop and never just order it.

But since I did not want to go to Treppendorf and I only had positive experiences with Takamine guitars in the past, I simply decided to use the sound samples on the Thomann website for the Takamine GJ72CE-BSB.

And what should I say? The guitar has been delivered perfectly, the processing is faultless and its sound is simply fantastic: it provides a great foundation in the bass range, has powerful mid-range and also excels at the upper end of the frequency spectrum. I would not have expected such a round and balanced sound from a guitar in this price class.

This great sound picture is also adequately reproduced through the pickup - and as far as the playability is concerned, the Takamine is simply a dream: After the first chords, I felt pudelwohl on the instrument and did not want to put it out of my hand The pleasantly flat string position contributed not insignificantly.

Conclusion: It seems that there are still guitars, which can be ordered safely and without a comparison test and which also have an unbeatable price / performance ratio.
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PrimaSound and good processing

Klaus446, 11.11.2013
From some guitars, which I have found, I found this sound most balanced.
There are quite enough heights and because of the large volume it sounds very nice.
The preamp has enough many possibilities, the pickup does not sound shrill or too sharp. For "Made in China" certainly not exactly cheap, but for me nevertheless fully convincing.
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