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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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)

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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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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Battery Compartment

By PADMAN

from Houston, TX

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

Beware Takamine has a know issue with their Battery Compartment. I have had the guitar for 1.5 weeks and it makes a cracking sound when I tap the guitar or battery compartment. I have found lots of threads in this matter on the internet. Also, I talked with another person who has a Takamine and siad the battery compartment is nothing but a huge problems. He has had to stuff foam into the compartment and even then sometime it does not work.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like it--e EG-340SC Acoustic Electric Guitar

By Dale338

from Deming, NM

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

I have had this Guitar for 3 months now and i really like it. The Quality is outstanding. For the money. I think you would be hard pressed to find a better buy. Its easy to play has a great tone, and is plenty loud,crisp and clear, and plugged in it sounds very good. For the negatives It has cheap plastic Bridge Pins and saddle wich all this price range guitars have, so I replaced them with Ebony pins and have a bone saddle coming for it. Other than that this is a great little Guitar. This is my first Tak but it wont be my last.Takamine EG-340SC Acoustic Electric Guitar

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A dream come true

By Sparkie-s-2kW

from NE, Alabama

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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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mid-range guitar

By Psr S900Lover

from The Netherlands

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

This is a great sounding and great playing guitar. The EG340SC is a very nice mid-range guitar. I don't know what this guy is talking about with the battery compartment issues?? Tak is know for their hi-quality electronics.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds great. Plays great.

By Chris

from South Carolina Coast

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

One of the guys in our church band has this guitar. It plays great and sounds great. It has a really bright, clear tone. He only plays it on fingerstyle pieces, and it really sounds nice plugged into the church house sound system. He has the means to buy any guitar he wanted, but decided that this guitar was a great value, and chose it over the Martins, Taylors, etc that he played. He said it doesn't necessarily sound better than the Martins and Taylors, but he couldn't justify the price of the others when the Takamine sounded so good.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's OK at best

By ElevenStandingStillGuitarist

from Ga

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

Owned this guitar since september of last year. The abalone rosette and inlays are great eye catchers and the tuner is very handy. Guitar sounds great unplugged but lacks warmth and body plugged in. Lots of highs and high mids but barely any lows. I have to use a feedback buster because if I turn the lows up the E and A strings feedback with a horrible buzz. I have an Alvarez AD60SC in black that looks and sounds much better. It should maybe worth $300. Definate beginners guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Acoustic Guitar for the $$$

By Bob F.

from New Mexico

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

I tried the Takamine EG340SC out in a local music store and found it to have a better neck action than the highest dollar Ibanez models. Solidly built - tuners are of the best quality I've seen on Martins and Taylors. Needless to say I was surprised at the low cost as I thought I was playing a higher level guitar. Can't go wrong buying this acoustic guitar - absolutely a winner!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By alex-SJdd0

from PA

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

Amazing guitar. Full, deep sound, great electronics, beautiful action. Beats any other guitar for the same price. The tuner is surprisingly accurate. I could not ask for a better guitar. My next guitar will not be for at least another few years when I have money for a high end Taylor. I have received many compliments as to the guitar's tone from other musicians. The guitar also looks very nice. The wood color compliments the gold hardware and glossy finish perfectly. If you are on the fence for this guitar, just go for it.

(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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It's worth every cheap cent, Beware!

By Dissapointed

from Georgetown, Mass

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

I was looking for an inexpensive guitar that I could use at bars and other venues where you don't want to worry about when you take breaks. This guitar's overall quality is worse than a Yamaha starter package. The neck refuses to stay in adjustment, the fret dressing is horrible and it has a huge appetite for batteries.Remember... If a guitar has gold and abalone in this price range, it's making up for lack of quality in workmanship and materials.

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