Takamine G Series Expanded

Takamine added four new models to their G Series line of guitars, the GD20CE, GN20CE, GN10 and GN10CE.

GN20CE
GN20CE

These modestly priced instruments further expand the G Series' long line of guitars with entry-level spruce top and cedar models.

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After the recent overhaul of the G Series design, it appears that Takamine is going all-out on their budget friendly series with quite a number of new releases. The latest of which, are four models that feature the brand's capability of bringing down the price tags while maintaining traditional wood combinations and built-in pickups.

The Takamine GN10 is the most affordable of the four new models. It features the company's proprietary NEX body style, which is said to be more comfortable to play. Conventional wood combination is used, with the body having mahogany back and sides that support the guitar's spruce top. The neck is made of mahogany and is topped by a rosewood fretboard. Another distinctive design element used in this guitar is the pin-less rosewood bridge that simplifies the process of changing strings.

The Takamine GN10CE is the acoustic-electric version of the GN10. It has the same features with just two major differences, the cutaway body and it is outfitted with the Takamine TP-E preamp with built-in tuner.

The Takamine GN20CE has the same NEX cutaway body but differing in the use of solid Cedar for the top. According to the company, this guitar produces "a warm, detailed acoustic sound that works beautifully for a wide range of styles." It has mahogany back, sides and neck, and you're fretting hand is free to play its 20-fret rosewood fingerboard. Takamine special appointments include the pin-less rosewood bridge and split-saddle design for improved intonation.

Finally, the Takamine GD20CE follows the same features as the GN20CE, except for its body shape. This one goes for the more traditional Dreadnought cutaway body shape, which will attract players that prefer familiar designs. Both the GN20CE and GD20CE come equipped with the Takamine TP-4TD preamp with built-in tuner and three-band EQ. And the official press release says that the built-in electronics provide players "all the remarkable sound quality and versatility that Takamine acoustic-electric guitars are known for."

The four new G-Series guitars are now available in satin natural finish. The current price of the four models range from $175 - $450. Head over to Takamine Guitars for the complete specifications of all four guitars.

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