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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

This is a lot of guitar for such a small outlay! Order today.

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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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(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 Myrlte Beach

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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.

(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!

 
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
     
    3.0

    Problems become more and more evident

    By thesmokingum

    from VIC Australia

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    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
     
    4.0

    Beautiful In So Many Ways

    By SGT. Fuzzy Boots

    from Anonymous

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    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.

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    Great deal no matter the price

    By leftfootfirst

    from Baltimore, MD

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

    I've been looking for an acoustic for nearly two years, trying multiple Fender's, Takamine's, and Taylor's. I eventually came upon this deal and decided to take a risk and buy it without trying it.I am more than happy with this guitar than others I've tried. It has a great feel to the neck and the sound is very impressive for the price I paid. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone. The electronics sound great and the on-board tuner is really useful.

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    The Takamine G Series EG340SC Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar is an impressive guitar. If you don't believe me, buy it for yourself. I got this guitar as a birthday gift in 2007 as an upgrade from my 3/4 sized acoustic guitar. I like the mellow yet slightly twangy sound of this guitar(I call it: Sweet Tak o' Mine). It's a killer guitar for playing chords! It sounds amazing when played with the blues, and with country music or ballads. The electric sound system sounds pretty good if used with a good amp. I suggest using a bass amp. The tuning pegs look wicked cool because of their gold color, and I like the abalone inlays, but the built in tuner is not very accurate in it's tuning. I recommend you use a seperate tuner. Exluding the tuner (which most guitars do not have), this guitar is an awesome guitar for those who do not want to spend a large sum of money on a guitar. Thank You.

     
    5.0

    What a great buy!!!

    By countryboy79

    from b-ville, Ohio

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

    I've had this Guitar for about a year now and am very pleased with it. For the price you won't find any better. The electronics are very clean sounding when plugged in. The only negitive thing I can say about this guitar is that the pre-amp does use up batteries pretty fast. But still the best buy for your buck!!!!!

     
    5.0

    This Thing Is Amazing!!!

    By Trevor-qLYMG

    from Springfield, MO

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

    This guitar is amazing i got it about a year ago at a small local guitar shop and it hasn't let me down since. nothing buzzes, squeaks, cracks, or anything. It holds its tune and tunes itself what more could you want. the neck is also really great due to the thinness of it. No matter what kind of music you like to play this guitar is for you. Palm muting, strumming, finger, picking, this guitar does it all. Great guitar and competes with a Taylor, haven't played a better guitar yet. Buy it you wont regret it.

     
    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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