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Takamine EAN10C Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar

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The Takamine EAN10C Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar boasts a convenient on-board tuner. A solid cedar top with specially engineered brac...Click To Read More About This Product

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Natural woods and brilliant design with concert-hall quality.

The Takamine EAN10C Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar boasts a convenient on-board tuner. A solid cedar top with specially engineered bracing delivers a natural, full, round timbre with plenty of volume and projection for larger halls. The built-in high-end CT4B preamp precisely translates the nuances of that natural tone to your amp or PA. Solid mahogany back and sides provide a warm presence and great looks. The rosewood fretboard is supremely accessible thanks to a deep lower bout cutaway.

  • Solid cedar top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Built-in CT4B preamp
  • Dreadnought cutaway body

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Jump the gap.

By Lantos

from Flagstaff, AZ

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  • Durable
  • Feels Great
  • Great action
  • Great volume
  • Plethora Of Tone
  • Stays in tune


  • Electronic Range

Best Uses

  • Live Di
  • Live Mic
  • Practice

Acoustically :Upon playing it right at the store i had a great experience. Playing mostly Blues and Folk at the time, it had the low end and perfect balance of highs that just made it sound perfect for a dynamic player. It has suprising volume acoustically. Playing unplugged with Band mates and buddies will leave you to discover how loud this guitar truely is. Not a bad thing though, it will help you learn how to play dynamically, which learning isnt a con.

Electronically :Playing plugged in it stays true to what you would expect for the price what your working with. It sounds good, and captures a suprising amount of the tone and range. A the Tuner built-in is fairly accurate but will take a little bit of a good ear to truely hear when your spot on in tune.

SUMMARY :Having this guitar for 10 years now, if you can get one it is certainly great. With alittle TLC and setting up after the fact you can get this guitar to feel and play like any $2000+ guitar. The sound is great for blues and folk, and has great amplitude acoustically. Electronically it will do the job just fine.

This guitar is great for jumping the gap between your first guitar and a guitar you would wanna play professionally, or even professionally if it fits your bill. Id say electronically eventually youll have to upgrade system or get a better acoustic electric, but truely anyone would tell you, if you want an acoustic to sound beautiful, Mic it, and if you go that route you could play this guitar forever!

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Amazing value!!

By BamaBoy

from Maryland

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I had been looking for an acoustic-electric, and when I saw this one, I figured I would give it a try, and am I ever glad that I did. The sound is amazing. I have a Taylor 310 and a Martin D15, as well as a Gibson Les Paul, and an Epiphone Dot flameburst. I have also owned Fender Strats, Teles, and meny other guitars over the years. The sound and ease of play of this Takamine rivals any of them. It sounds great unplugged, and only gets better through the amp. For the special price that it is at right now, I don't know how anyone could come close to the value with anything else. If you have been looking for an acoustic-electric, buy this one before they are gone.

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Amazing guitar for at an affordable price!

By John C.-hFS5-

from Cibolo, TX

Purchased this guitar back in December 2006 and what a great decision that turned out to be. This guitar is a cannon and easily contends with any high dollar guitar in todays market. It's versatility is where this thing beats other guitars out. Whether you are flatpicking, strumming heavily, or playing softly, it resounds and responds with great accuracy. Another Pro is the on board electronics. I lead worship for a church and guys with $5,000 custom made taylor guitars have commented on how rich and warm this thing sounds through a PA system. That has to say something. This guitar is something special and has only improved in sound as the years have passed. Turns out they are discontinuing this model. If you are in the market right now you can't beat this price. Do something smart and check this thing out, you will not regret it.


gsi gift

By Johnny Rocker

from Clearwater FL

My Boss actaully gave it to me as a gift for reaching a milestone. I was actually sitting in with a guy doing a gig at a company function when he sprung it on me. So I owned the guitar for less then 3 seconds and already was on stage playing it in an australian bar. I have always been a fan of vintage guitars but this thing is amazing! The tone blew me away ! Bottom line go play this beast before you spend any money! I want to thank Kel again for hooking me up and to tell him that he is the best boss I have ever had!


Nice Guitar

By Sinistar

from Cary, NC

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Nice sounding guitar and well built, but does not sound quite as nice as my Martin DM. Unless you need to plug it in, give the DM a try. Either way they are both great guitars.



By tom682

from Mesquite, TX

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I wanted to buy an acoustic / electric to enhance my studio recordings of my original rock songs... just a little something to emphasize phrases or layer over chords with brightness. No other guitar in the store had the brightness of this guitar. I am told that the cedar top accounts for this. I also learned the hard way that everything scratches the finish, even a friend of mine with an enthusiastic strum pattern. So I bought and installed a pick guard that mostly covers this up. But it's something to be aware of. During recording, I've found that this guitar responds beautifully when picked softly (it whispers) and when picked hard (it's all there). It's just a pleasure to play. In fact, I am recently writing new songs PRIMARILY with this guitar, then moving those ideas to electric. There is so much more definition in the chords, picked notes and tone.


Takamine wins

By rockerforlife85

from Liberty, MO

I have a few different acoustic guitars: an Epiphone, an Ibanez, and a decent Taylor, but this taka mine blows them all away. I simply can?t put it down. Great sound and extremely easy to play it?s as if my fingers had not touched an acoustic guitar. If you are going to go acoustic, go taka mine.


Amazing sounding guitar at a good price

By dbjames

from Eielson AFB, AK

Really nice build quality. This guitar sounds wonderful - strong lows and clean highs. A sweet sounding instrument. The tuner in the preamp is very handy. All in all, a really wonderful purchase.


Great guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This guitar still leaves me in awe. The great sound provided from it keeps you wanting to play it for hours to come. The built in tuner is also a great add on and the style of no pick guard or frets gives a classy look. But most of all, it is the best sounding acoustic/electric guitar i have heard.



By Scuba Steve

from Louisiana

I have gotten the guitar of my dreams. I have been playing guitar for over 22 years and have owned many acoustic guitars, but this beats them all, by far. I had this guitar on layaway for over 6 months, and I thought that it would be just another addition to my collection. I always belived that any guitar could sound good if you knew how to play. But I brought this one home and it has totally blown me away. Even my wife said wow!, it is you. It's like I had to learn how to play all over again for just this guitar- unbelievable sound and tone. I don't play plugged in so I can't comment on that aspect. But belive me when I say, I am ready to get rid of my other acoustics, the only reason I don't is because of sentimental value. If you're looking for a fanatastic and great looking guitar at an affordable price, do it. It is truly (as I call it) the "Lexus" of guitars.


Beautiful instrument

By Nick Asaro

from Levittown, PA

From the minute I saw it hanging on the wall, I knew this was the one. And I was NOT dissapointed. This guitar is a beautiful instrument, in looks and sound. The tone is amazing, a wonderful blend of bass and treble. It plays well, both acoustic or plugged in and has a gorgeous natural finish. It has the sound of a big body acoustic without the weight to go with it. Complete with an on board tuner and simple sound controls, you can not go wrong with this selection, and the price is very fair. And it comes with a Takamine hard shell case too. Whether it's blues or ballads, this guitar is the one.


Workingman's acoustic

By Awalker

from Parma, Ohio

Nothing fancy, just the bare essentials in an acoustic-electric. Has a solid feel typical of Takas, and has a good tone unplugged and plugged-in.


A quality instrument!

By Tom-CtFPP

from Boston, MA

I've owned various Takamine guitars over the years and have never been disappointed. The EAN10C continues that streak. As soon as I picked it up I was immediately impressed by the quality of construction, ease of playing and the sound. The electronics respond well though there's no built-in tuner which the newer models possess. This is a great guitar!


A real guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

it's got gold gotoh tuners, a cut away, and on board elec. with a tuner that shows all notes, even sharps and flats. So features are all there. Doesn't sound like a taylor 300 series but, it's the best guitar I've played under 1,599. And even better than some over a couple G's. no inlays, but that's not bad, this is the most classy looking guitar, and smells unreal. Just try this one out if you see it, you might not buy it but I bet you wouldn't mind having it. they would sell if they were twice the price, for sure. do not confuse with the takamine G-series they suck for $500.


Takamine EAN10C

By Matty C

from Boiling Springs, PA

This guitar is about as stripped down as you can get, but aren't the things that matter most in life the simplest? This Takamine verifies that statement with tremendous tone, playability, and quality. This guitar takes the aspect of simplicity and runs with it. The overall tone you can achieve with this guitar alone is worth it. I've gigged with mine for a while now, and she's held up just fine. And each night on stage when plugged in, she faithfully reproduces the tone you get when you're playing unplugged. Timeless, simple elegance is only enhanced by a thick sound. Don't be afraid, take the dive. This guitar will make it worth your while.


Beautiful Play

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

A played around with several acoustics in the price range and it happened that this Takamine was my favorite and it happened to be an acoustic/electric. I really like the playability and action this guitar has...excellent price for the guitar as well.


Top Notch

By Gent Jeff

from Dallas, Texas

I've played Martins (vintage), Gibsons, & Talyors and this guitar for the money is absolutely one of the finest instruments that I have ever played and I am glad that I spent the money on it.


Great Guitar

By Q-Man

from Kansas City, MO

I have played many guitars over the years, but few have given the warm sound and feel that this guitar has. I was in the store look for a new Taylor, but played the Tak and fell in love. From playing the blues to rock to bluegrass this is the guitar!


Wow, This Thing Is Amazing

By Fluffy-D-agv

from Kelso WA

I played every type of guitar, and this one beat everything. Martin HD28 and the Taylor 710ce couldn't even compare. Great tone, bright, and built in tuner is very handy... I am very very happy with the guitar and I am not planning on buying a new one for a long time.


Workhorse of a guitar

By hipabilly

from Toronto

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I have a 20-year-old EN10, which is essentially this same guitar, without the cutaway. It is my workhorse. I gig with it. I record with it. It's an awesome guitar. Guys working the sound boards love it. I paid more than $700 for mine in 1989. So this is a great value.

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