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Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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The Takamine acoustic-electric EG340SC dreadnought guitar has the traditional look and big sound that flatpickers and singers prize. Featuring a soli...Read More

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The Takamine G340SC has traditional styling and modern features to let you play at your best in any setting.

The Takamine acoustic-electric EG340SC dreadnought guitar has the traditional look and big sound that flatpickers and singers prize. Featuring a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides, and a cutaway body style that provides greater fretboard access. The easy-to-use on-board TP4T preamp features a 3-band graphic EQ and a built-in tuner to let you perform in any setting. Aesthetic touches include gold tuners, abalone fingerboard inlays, and a natural gloss finish. The G340SC represents great Takamine quality and value in an acoustic-electric guitar.

FEATURES
  • Body Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Sides: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Abalone dots
  • Rosette: Abalone
  • Tuners: Gold
  • Finish: Gloss natural
  • Electronics: TP4T preamp with built-in tuner

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TakamineG Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A dream come true

I recently took ownership of my Takamine EG340SC and man is it a not only a beauty to play, but the craftsmanship is top notch. The seems from the binding and body and fret...Read complete review

I recently took ownership of my Takamine EG340SC and man is it a not only a beauty to play, but the craftsmanship is top notch. The seems from the binding and body and fret to neck areas are smooth as silk. The sound of this guitar will blow away higher-end acoustic products. My playing is by no means professional quaility so me and one of my friends put the instrument though a series of sound checks with other high-end brands at my local guitar shop and I can't believe that it has been "programeded" into us that you have to spend thousands to get great sound and quaility. That's not true with Takamine. Thanks to Takamine.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Problems become more and more evident

I actually replaced my G340SC which had an LR Baggs M1a soundhole pickup with this guitar - almost purely as we are gigging and I would get feedback with out a soundhole cover on that...Read complete review

I actually replaced my G340SC which had an LR Baggs M1a soundhole pickup with this guitar - almost purely as we are gigging and I would get feedback with out a soundhole cover on that guitar.

Initially I was happy with the ES340GC, did what I wanted, sounded great, can use with a pedal with minimum feedback etc etc.

I tried to set this up by myself, but the neck was set so I couldn't get it perfect and the frets needed dressing. Plus the cheap plastic nut and bridge chipped and caused early string snappage. I found it really really hard to find a bridge saddle piece as it is 76mm long - a bit of an odd size.

I took it to a proper luthier, and a couple of hundred later came out with a guitar that played magnificently. So that was sorted.

Since then we've done plenty of gigs and more problems arose. The electronics have a tendancy to jump in volume levels and also switch to pure distorted sound if the inbuilt gain is above say 40%. I use the gain on about a quarter volume and have to have my Acoustic DI and PA do the rest. Which is working, but still not ideal. Then the battery rattles in the cover, and has only a couple of times come out of contact with the springs. We do move around a bit on stage, but this is still a real pain. i made a felt cover for the battery which solved this, but still - not ideal.

As i've got a fair bit invested in this thing, I'll stick with it, But I am a bit worried about the electronics lasting.

If I had my time over I would've kept my G340SC and put a LR Baggs iBeam inside. A mate of mine did this and has been going strong with no problems at all.

So yeah, it is what it is - a fairly cheap guitar that will need some work to get it really cranking. Not totally unhappy with it, but wouldn't buy another with the other options out there

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4.0

Great Deal MF

By be be

from jersey

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Very nice action

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice And Recording

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    very smooth action and set up right out of the box and a good looking guitar

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    3.0

    Problems become more and more evident

    By thesmokingum

    from VIC Australia

    Pros

    • Great for beginners
    • Sounds Great
    • Well weighted

    Cons

    • Battery Rattles
    • Electronics Distort
    • Needs Plenty Of Set Up
    • Odd Saddle Size

    Best Uses

    • Beginners
    • Entry Level Gigging Etc
    • Practise

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I actually replaced my G340SC which had an LR Baggs M1a soundhole pickup with this guitar - almost purely as we are gigging and I would get feedback with out a soundhole cover on that guitar.

    Initially I was happy with the ES340GC, did what I wanted, sounded great, can use with a pedal with minimum feedback etc etc.

    I tried to set this up by myself, but the neck was set so I couldn't get it perfect and the frets needed dressing. Plus the cheap plastic nut and bridge chipped and caused early string snappage. I found it really really hard to find a bridge saddle piece as it is 76mm long - a bit of an odd size.

    I took it to a proper luthier, and a couple of hundred later came out with a guitar that played magnificently. So that was sorted.

    Since then we've done plenty of gigs and more problems arose. The electronics have a tendancy to jump in volume levels and also switch to pure distorted sound if the inbuilt gain is above say 40%. I use the gain on about a quarter volume and have to have my Acoustic DI and PA do the rest. Which is working, but still not ideal. Then the battery rattles in the cover, and has only a couple of times come out of contact with the springs. We do move around a bit on stage, but this is still a real pain. i made a felt cover for the battery which solved this, but still - not ideal.

    As i've got a fair bit invested in this thing, I'll stick with it, But I am a bit worried about the electronics lasting.

    If I had my time over I would've kept my G340SC and put a LR Baggs iBeam inside. A mate of mine did this and has been going strong with no problems at all.

    So yeah, it is what it is - a fairly cheap guitar that will need some work to get it really cranking. Not totally unhappy with it, but wouldn't buy another with the other options out there

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Beautiful In So Many Ways

    Pros

    • Fast-sliding Neck
    • Perfect Balance Of Eq
    • Proficient Tonewoods

    Cons

    • High action

    Best Uses

    • Everything

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar ever since I was a kid, so I have much experience with different guitars and different woods. It is perfect for me. I love gloss finished necks, because on certain varnish finished necks, my hand might get stuck. I really love the woods used to make this guitar. In my mind, mahogany blends perfectly with spruce. I have truly fallen in love with this guitar. The only con I can think of, is that it has a higher action than I expected. It may be a little hard to press down, but it could be lowered just a teeny bit. Don't let that discourage you from buying it though. It is very beautiful in every single way possible.

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    4.0

    Great Guitar

    By Soupy

    from North Adams, Mass

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Loved the Guitar. It was in great condition and it sounded amazing. Still playing it everyday and it still ceases to amaze me. The only problem that I found was that when I played in a band and went through there sound board it wouldn't play any sound unless I had it pluged into my effects board or put the tuner on. It was strange. But none the less I love it.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Guitar!

    By Kaleb Dye

    from Edmond, OK

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar a couple weeks ago and absolutely love it! Great action. The TP4T preamp took a little while to get used to, but its great once you learn how to use it. Takamine has affordable guitars that are actually better than the guitars that cost twice as much, this being one of the best! Absolutely love it!

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    5.0

    great guitar!

    By akg15

    from TX

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    i usually dont write reviews, but i just couldnt let people pass this deal up. this guitar sounds better than my brothers martin and i always catch him playing it. it sounds great, but it could use a little more bass, nothing major. this is my first guitar, and i love it!!

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    5.0

    Very nice for the price!

    By JEFFMM92

    from Sutter CA

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have had this guitar about a year now, its a great guitar all around, especially for someone like me whos only been playing guitar for about 2 years, its got a great sound and does everything well, it could use a little more bass in the sound but other than that its really great!!!. I have progressed and learned so much with this guitar its really easy to play.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't Go Wrong With This One

    By 4Given

    from Southeast, TN

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have had this guitar for a couple of years now and it still sounds and plays awesome. I own a higher end Martin and yet I still find myself picking this up and playing it very often.

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A dream come true

    By Sparkie-s-2kW

    from NE, Alabama

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I recently took ownership of my Takamine EG340SC and man is it a not only a beauty to play, but the craftsmanship is top notch. The seems from the binding and body and fret to neck areas are smooth as silk. The sound of this guitar will blow away higher-end acoustic products. My playing is by no means professional quaility so me and one of my friends put the instrument though a series of sound checks with other high-end brands at my local guitar shop and I can't believe that it has been "programeded" into us that you have to spend thousands to get great sound and quaility. That's not true with Takamine. Thanks to Takamine.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Very nice....

    By Casjes

    from Atlantic Canada

    Comments about Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for about 2 years now. Very happy over all. Just two problems. One, the tuning keys tarnished badly. The dealer dragged his feet in replacing them. Now the replacement keys turning into crap. Takes about a quarter turn before you can feel the strings. Because of these keys the guitar tends to not stay in tune very long.

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