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    TakamineG Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Takamine EG340C, great little guitar!

    Nice finish, great sound, good action, stays in tune well. I have not been playing long, but the I like the way the neck feels in my hands, solid, yet smooth....Read complete review

    Nice finish, great sound, good action, stays in tune well. I have not been playing long, but the I like the way the neck feels in my hands, solid, yet smooth. The Fenders I tried just did not the comfort the tak did in my hands. Sounds crazy, I know, but sometimes it just feel better than others part of making a connection with what you are playing. I have a vintage Guild, made in Westerly and a old made in Japan Yamaha classical nylon string. The Guild has a booming bottom end, and is louder than the tak, but the tak has a balanced sound and I am not worried about it getting beat up like I am the Guild.
    Tuner comes in handy,
    great value, great sound, stays in tune, great action. I tested a couple of Fenders and low end Martins before settling on this great little guitar. My tak has better action, and I think a better sound, brighter than the martin. The finish is perfect with no flaws, nice neck.
    great value, to get a martin that sounds and plays this good you have to spend atleast $1000 more.I was amazed how good the tak sounded to be so inexpensive. It feels solid, great sound for the price, well built, easy to play, good electronics

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good For Amateurs - Not Pros

    I play professional solo guitar in Orlando, FL.

    This guitar looks great with the mother of pearl. It also sounds good when it's in tune.

    There are 2...Read complete review

    I play professional solo guitar in Orlando, FL.

    This guitar looks great with the mother of pearl. It also sounds good when it's in tune.

    There are 2 major problems with it for professionals:

    1. It does not stay in tune. The machine heads are cheap. They're stiff and the guitar always drops in pitch. I already tune a 1/2 step down and my high E is a .011. I have to tune it back up a minimum of once per set.

    2. The saddle (white strip near the sound hole that the strings rest on) is made of cheap plastic AND is part of the guitar's pickup.
    That means when the saddle wears out you have to replace the entire pick up.

    I wore the saddle out in abouut 4 months.
    The strings cut grooves into the cheap plastic which then started cutting my strings.
    I can barely get through one gig with a new set of strings now.

    I would only recommend this guitar to someone who plays occasionally, for fun; not to a professional musician.

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar

    By jonathan blue

    from Concord, North Carolina

    Pros

    • Excellent sound quality

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Pa Or Guitar Amp Great

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    JUST BOUGHT G-340 Cutaway Model. As like many older guitarists I have owned Harmony, Larrivee, Gibson, and YUCHO/CHEAPIE acoustic & acoustic electric guitars in my career. I currently own older acoustic Japanese made 1977 F 450A Takamine, which was Takamine's answer to Martin D-41. I have an old three way German Shadow pickup in the sound hole. I just bought this Takamine G-340 Cutaway Mode fabulous guitar 3-24-2013. I came home plugged in my Guitar Research Acoustic amp and the WOW factor kicked in. I'm amazed at the sound. Whether it's a power chord barred strum or light touch harmonics, it's right on the spot. Last week I went into the greater Charlotte NC area and played a lot of acoustic electric cutaway Taylors, Martins, Gibson and "boutique" guitars costing thousands. I almost bought the Seagull cutaway. I have to say this guitar blows them away primarily the pickup and also, because it's also so light in construction. I didn't realize it had the built in tuner 'til I got it home & added a new battery. The pickup surpasses my three way Shadow pickup on my other '77 Takamine. I play a lot of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Eagles, Neil Young, James Taylor, Beatles and this guitar right out of the box had a "SWEET SPOT". Some folks are giving the tuners a bad review. Sorry, I must have a newer set than they have. My guitar stays in tune. My tuners aren't Grovers but they do the job for me. I love the wood grain especially on the headstock and top and back body. It even had the needed strap button installed. I like the gold finished hardware. Drove around and I bought a used hardshell case. Buy this guitar, after playing & owning many guitars since 1964, this guitar is a KEEPER. To repeat, this Takamine is sounding like and playing like a custom made guitar that would thousands more. For those with snob collector's guitar attitude i.e.,owning a boutique Martin pre WWII model, this is not in the collectable class. I don't care about resale value I just love playing! I almost bought the Seagull cutaway. I literally couldn't put it down! It plays and records very well! I really find I'm playing better and working on a new set list! Good Luck -

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good For Amateurs - Not Pros

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I play professional solo guitar in Orlando, FL.

    This guitar looks great with the mother of pearl. It also sounds good when it's in tune.

    There are 2 major problems with it for professionals:

    1. It does not stay in tune. The machine heads are cheap. They're stiff and the guitar always drops in pitch. I already tune a 1/2 step down and my high E is a .011. I have to tune it back up a minimum of once per set.

    2. The saddle (white strip near the sound hole that the strings rest on) is made of cheap plastic AND is part of the guitar's pickup.
    That means when the saddle wears out you have to replace the entire pick up.

    I wore the saddle out in abouut 4 months.
    The strings cut grooves into the cheap plastic which then started cutting my strings.
    I can barely get through one gig with a new set of strings now.

    I would only recommend this guitar to someone who plays occasionally, for fun; not to a professional musician.

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    4.0

    Nice Guitar

    By Scott

    from Maine

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Bought as a Christmas gift for our daughter, we are all impressed by the sound and quality of this lower priced Takamine series guitar.

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    4.0

    Great Guitar - Bad Machine Heads

    Pros

    • Beautiful - Sounds Great

    Cons

    • Does Not Stay In Tune

    Best Uses

    • Beginner to pro

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I play solo acoustic professionally in & around Orlando, FL.
    I've owned many acoustic guitars and played hundreds.

    The guitar is beautiful and it plays real well.
    I play lead so I've got the action pretty close to the neck. It plays real well.

    The built in active pick up is strong. I have a Fender with a Fishman Matrix pick-up. This one matches it with no problem. The 3 band EQ & onboard tuner are also nice but the tuner will eat up your battery real quick.

    The machine heads however are cheap. They're stiff and they don't stay in tune.
    My Fender never goes out of tune. I have to tune the Takamine between every set and sometimes even more.
    I have friends who have Takamines and I notice that they're constantly tuning when on stage also.

    It amazes me that Takamine would build such a great guitar and then fit it with such cheap machine heads.

    A great sounding guitar sounds bad when it's out of tune.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Takamine EG340C, great little guitar!

    By Lynn Ricks

    from Florida

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Nice finish, great sound, good action, stays in tune well. I have not been playing long, but the I like the way the neck feels in my hands, solid, yet smooth. The Fenders I tried just did not the comfort the tak did in my hands. Sounds crazy, I know, but sometimes it just feel better than others part of making a connection with what you are playing. I have a vintage Guild, made in Westerly and a old made in Japan Yamaha classical nylon string. The Guild has a booming bottom end, and is louder than the tak, but the tak has a balanced sound and I am not worried about it getting beat up like I am the Guild.
    Tuner comes in handy,
    great value, great sound, stays in tune, great action. I tested a couple of Fenders and low end Martins before settling on this great little guitar. My tak has better action, and I think a better sound, brighter than the martin. The finish is perfect with no flaws, nice neck.
    great value, to get a martin that sounds and plays this good you have to spend atleast $1000 more.I was amazed how good the tak sounded to be so inexpensive. It feels solid, great sound for the price, well built, easy to play, good electronics

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not a bad buy for the money

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Sounds fine for the money but you can tell it is not a professional guitar. Great for beginners. You can hear the imperfections after playing it for a few weeks compared to a more expensive acoustic. If you are going to play gigs I would purchase a level up from this one.

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Takamine.

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I'm 17, self taught and have been playing for about 2 years. I was interested in getting a new guitar for a while, but lacked funds. But as soon as I picked it up, I knew I wanted it. It sounded amazing, there are a few marks on it (but I don't mind!) and the price was amazing! A FANTASTIC BUY!

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Takamine G series Guitar

    By Country Gentleman

    from Manitoba, Canada.

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I bought a G series Takamine guitar privately and I found out why the seller, (a woman) probably wanted to sell it. The sound was great but the set up was terrible. The bridge is factory mounted much too high for playing comfort. I immediately removed the strings and lifted out the bridge to get at and remove the shims from under the bridge. Then I adjusted the neck via the adjusting rod to make it straighter. The guitar now plays much softer and easier which it should have been set up like in the first place. I see many guitars at music stores that are set up the same and I think they actually discourage buyers by having them hard to play when trying them out. After playing guitars, Fenders and Gibsons, that are a pleasure to play, I would not want to play something set up that badly.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Value Around

    By Zack N.

    from Po Dunk, GA

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar a few months ago, and I'm blown away. I like the way this guitar plays better then some guitars that cost thousands. Besides that, the finish looks great, but if I had it my way, I'd have a natural satin finish instead.

    Comment on this review

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well beyond the description!

    Comments about Takamine G Series 340C Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    They say it's a beginners guitar. Not even close. This comes close to Martins and Taylors I've played. It's probably the best money-to-sound ratio I've ever seen.

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