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Amazing balanced tone with beautiful quilted maple for a steal.
The Jasmine by Takamine S35Q Quilted Maple Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar fits well in any musical application. Thanks to its dreadnought body and Jasmine's high-quality craftsmanship, the quilted maple S35Q offers superb responsiveness. The Jasmine guitar sounds great for rhythmic strumming or shedding solos front and center stage.
The dreadnought body style was created in the 1920s to meet the demand for a louder, more powerful sounding guitar. The dreadnought has been the most popular and widely recognized acoustic guitar shape ever since.
A dreadnought guitar's broad top and deep body create a large resonant chamber that emphasizes bass response and provides a great deal of volume. This design excels in ensemble playing and is heavily favored by flat pick guitarists.
The Jasmine S35Q is equipped with a beautiful quilted maple body, a solid spruce top, a mahogany neck, rosewood bridge and fretboard, and a symmetrical neck for comfortable and intricate fret progressions. Enhanced with a multiple circle rosette, Jasmine pickguard, chrome tuners, chrome hardware, and a shiny gloss finish, the S35Q dreadnought sounds great in any situation. Whether on stage, out in the festival parking lot, or in your practice room, the Jasmine by Takamine S35Q quilted maple dreadnought guitar sounds killer.
Excellent starter guitar from Jasmine by Takamine.
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Comments about Jasmine S35Q Quilted Maple Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:
Over all you got a four star starter guitar here. The only reason why I'm not giving it 5 stars is that it is gonna take you some set up time to get this thing adjusted to your playing style and liking. The four stars I do give it credit for is for build quality, truss rod, quality of materials, affordability, and outstanding playability and price. Simply put this is a very playable guitar that is easy on the fingers, and the pocket book! Sound resonance is exceptional, with the right set up, and the proper application of some light guage picks and strings, and this guitar can take any progressions, scales, and with stand all the heavy strumming a student or a journeyman can muster to throw at it. It's a tank of a guitar, a student guitar, which demands the respect of the person who wishes to master it... So don't just throw your rig in the closet, get a case or a gig bag you newbs!
I just got a S35QA, The S35QA is the same model as the S35, only the QA stands for Quilted Ash I suppose? I read a lot of good reviews here and on Amazon about these guitars... And I guess thats what spurred me on to get one. I have been playing electric for years, and find myself getting burned out on it, lets face it, my dreams of being the next Eddie Van Halen or Stevie Ray Vaughn ain't gonna happen at my age! Maybe I'll be the next Merle Haggard?... Anyways...The Jasmine S35 series seemed to suit my needs to proceed to the next level of musical exploration. Score!
Over all the build quality is good, the ash wood quilting on the sides and back of the guitar is simply nothing short of gorgeous, it looks and shimmers like gold. The only thing I'm miffed about is that mine didn't come with the ash veneer on the head stock, oh well it's still a beautiful guitar. The spruce top is clean and the finish is clear without a lot of glare, the overall quality of the wood appears to be outstanding. One thing I like about this guitar is that the neck is slim enough to get all of my fat fingers on the fret board quite easily, the neck plays like an electric and the action isn't that bad, it's got some minor fret buzz, but the S35QA does have a truss rod which with some professional consultation we can solve that problem in a jiffy. One thing though, if your getting fret buzz or if your action is to high, see a professional to set up the guitar for you, do not attempt to do it yourself or you will screw up a potentially fine instrument. I don't care what kind of guitar you buy, most all need to be set up before you start strumming strings and belting out songs. This is a fine guitar and something you can grow with if you take care of it... It will take care of you. One thing I'm gonna look into though is swapping out the nut for a graphite and get some decent tuners for it, I don't care for factory tuners unless they say Grover on'em. Other than that, Jasmine has a winner here!
Value wise your getting what you pay for, a decent guitar to start out and learn on. One thing you notice right away when you pick up the S35QA is how light it is, surprisingly light. But don't let this feather weight fool you, it can take a beating and still sound cherry. Though that doesn't mean you should go Pete Townsend on the dang thang! Soundwise out of the box, its crisp and pristine, with some minor fret buzz that will dissapate in time with set up and play. If your into country, folk, blues this guitar can fill the bill, I played Wish You Were Here on it and it sounded good but I wouldn't take the stage with it just yet.. I recommend playing light gauge strings on this guitar, don't go heavier than mediums and you'll be happy. This guitar is great for mid to high playing, getting that deep sounding bass of a high dollar rig ain't gonna happen right out of the box with this guitar, thats why I recommend light guage strings for the S35 to save your fingers and your neck. One it will make fretting strings easier and make the guitar sound more crisp and clean sounding and hopefully reduce any fret buzz issues you may encounter.
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