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Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar Satin Antique

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Very stylish looks come from the unique FXC body shape, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fretboard, and chrome tuners. Unbelievable tone emanates fr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Small body offers great playing comfort for smaller performers plus high-fret cutaway.

Very stylish looks come from the unique FXC body shape, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fretboard, and chrome tuners. Unbelievable tone emanates from the solid cedar top and custom Graph-EX electronics with graphic EQ.

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  • Unique FXC body shape
  • Solid cedar top
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Chrome tuners
  • Custom Graph-EX electronics with graphic EQ
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TakamineEF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Acoustic

By mathiask28

from WV

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Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

I'll start out by saying that I don't own this model, I have the EF261 SBL (virtually the same guitars) but I found it used about 1 year ago for 225 bucks!!! I even got a hardshell case with it. It was in nice condition. I use it all the time. I play mainly punk/rock or alternative music (old-school green day, all time low, relient k, switchfoot, etc) but this thing fits everything from classic stuff to contemporary christian. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 on features is because the pickup is really hot on mine (mostly only when you have the 3-band EQ turned up) but it sounds really warm plugged in, and with the right tone dialed in, you can get that sound you want. Mine was made in 1994, so it doesn't have the built in tuner (i just use a clip on). But I love it! I drag it all over the place with me and it holds up better that good to all the abuse I give-Takamine is right. They are the hardest working guitars in the business! Buy it if you have the money!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takamine EF-261 Great guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

I own this guitar and its tone is excellent. If you have the money to buy it do so. I was lucky to pick one up for a third of the actual retail price but I would have paid in full had I not looked around... Great guitar and I've had other Sante Fe models to including the ESF-40c the guitar that Howie Day plays. Its just as good.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gorgeous tone & exceptional playability

By HappyCamper-Z7wT4

from Florham Park, NJ

Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

I shopped around a lot before I bought this guitar and it is the only one I found that sounds as sweet plugged in as it does unplugged. It's an exceptionally comfortable instrument to play, and is absolutely gorgeous to look at. Well worth the money.

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5.0

Best bang for the buck

By Chucktaylorr

from Leland, NC

Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

I was a bit more fortunate than some. I came across this guitar in an entry-level musician shop and they had it in their back room for a while. They were letting it go for less than half what is listed here. The sound is phenomenal. Very crisp, very bright. This guitar encourages you to play better. Beautiful looks as well.

 
5.0

Couldn't imagine life without her.

By The guitars'? Her name's Baby.

from Pocono Mts. PA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

    I've had mine for twenty-some years now,and it keeps getting better. Amazingly full sound and comfortable to play for hours. On top of that it's built like a tank, come the end of the night when you're fired up for the last few songs,it takes a throttling and stays in tune (and somehow in one piece). Mine proudly wears battle scars of brandy fueled sing alongs amidst a crowd who for some reason started a mosh pit during a spirited rendition of Margaritaville. A set of strings and a half bottle of guitar polish,and it's off to the next show. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Well, maybe a Taylor 916ce Milagro Brazilian Rosewood Grand Symphony....nah,the brandy would stain it.

     
    5.0

    excellent acoustic

    By Clay

    from Texas

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • No Built In Tuner

    Best Uses

      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      I wasn't an acoustic player for a long time because I couldn't find an acoustic that felt right to me. This guitar's neck and action feels much like the Les Paul I grew up playing, so when I came across it in a store, I simple couldn't put it down! Played $2500 other acoustics that I would not trade for this guitar! I think it sounds great plugged in and unplugged. Very comfortable and natural feeling guitar in my opinion. Wish it had a built in tuner, but planet wave had a mini headstock tuner I leave on it and it works great. Excellent guitar! No regrets! Has a rich brighter sound then a lot of acoustics I've played which I like from an unplugged guitar.

       
      5.0

      Very nice sound

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      Very nice sound.Good action.Beautiful wood body.

       
      5.0

      Excellent guitar

      By Stray_d0gg

      from Nashville, TN

      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      I've has this guitar for a couple years now and it has been a great guitar for all of them. it sounds better the more you play it, and looks beautiful.

       
      5.0

      Takamine EF-261 is a Fantastic Guitar

      By Music Fan-j9MjF

      from Maryland

      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      I have owned this guitar for about 8 years now and enjoy everything about it. Beautiful looks and sound. Great tone and volume for a smaller-bodied guitar. It especially shines when played through a quality amp. Great value guitar.

       
      5.0

      my baby

      By Mel-jB1._

      from Chattanooga

      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      I bought this guitar in 1998 and It sounds better every year! Ive never had any work done on it, and dont need to. I'm a working musician and it doesn't get better than this little one as far as I'm concerned. the only other guitar I've played in the studio is a 62 gibson when i want some major twang! I highly recommend this guitar

       
      5.0

      Great size and playability

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      Great size, playability and sound at a not too bad price!

       
      5.0

      Best guitar for the price

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      I looked for months, played at least a hundred guitars, and knew this was the one the first time I strummed it. It has a fairly bright sound that complements my friend's Martin very well.There's no pick guard, so if you plan on using a pick you may want to invest the few dollars in a clear one. For me, I don't think any sort of colored one would work--it would detract from the guitar's already rich color and finish.My only problem with it was that the action was set very low--which made it very easy to play--but it also had a bit of string buzz. A simple set-up fixed it.I really love this instrument!

       
      5.0

      My acoustic for life

      By Rocker Child

      from Canada

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      Comments about Takamine EF-261 SAN Acoustic Guitar:

      Great guitar. I've had mine for almost 4 years, and it's great. Great plugged in, but unplugged it's pretty quiet because of the body size. It's really made to be plugged in. Like i said, my guitar for life, but i'll probably get a dreadnought or jumbo-body eventually for unplugged stuff.

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