Takamine G Series Classical
Takamine Guitars expand their G series yet again, unveiling three new classical and three classical-cutaway models.
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These new guitars meld traditional and modern construction techniques to meet the performance standards and budget of today's players.
The G Series Classical models uphold Takamine's reputation of providing good quality at an exceptional value. They come in three tiers: the entry level model GC1 with essential features, the midway model GC3 with solid spruce top and mahogany back/sides, and the flagship GC5 that features rosewood back/sides and added cosmetic appointments.
Common to all the G Series classical guitars is the use of rosewood fretboard with 19 frets and flat fingerboard radius, 2" nut width, rosewood bridge with compensated synthetic bone saddle, scale length of 25.6", and the use of Classical fan bracing to support the spruce top.
Each of the three tiers are also available in a cutaway body version with built-in pickup and preamp system. These nylon string models are designated: GC1CE, GC3CE and GC5CE. They allow for easy access to the upper frets and provide convenient direct connection to amps and PAs for recording or live performances. The GC1CE model come equipped with basic electronics called TP-E Preamp, as a bonus it comes with a built-in tuner. The GC3CE and GC5CE models feature upgraded electronics labeled as TP-4T Preamp, this one comes with 3-band EQ controls for tone shaping and also has a built-in tuner.
Other hardware features of the Takamine G Series Classical guitars include an elegant inlaid mosaic rosette, synthetic bone nut, rosewood headcap and chrome classical tuning machines for the GC1 and GC3 models, while the flagship model feature gold tuning machines with pearl buttons.
The MSRP for the Takamine GC guitars range from $289.99 - $584.99, which would translate into affordable retail prices once they hit retailers. The GC5CE in particular with its solid spruce top and rosewood back/sides configuration would be a tough nylon string guitar contender in the $500 price range market.
For more information about the new G Series Classical Guitars, you can visit Takamine.
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