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Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Soaring sound plus uptown appointments.

A solid spruce top creates booming tone and projection, while rosewood sides and a very tasty 3-piece rosewood and quilted maple back contribute to the rich tone. Features abalone rosette, a rosewood fretboard, a bound top and back, and scalloped X bracing. The CP102C pickup provides clear, vibrant plugged-in tone.

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  • Solid spruce top Rosewood sides
  • 3-piece rosewood and quilted maple back Abalone rosette
  • Rosewood fretboardBound top and back
  • Salloped X bracing
  • CP102C pickup
  • TP4T preamp
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TakamineG Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A very nice guitar. Greatsound and looks.

I own some Taylors and a Martin D-28, and while this guitar doesn't sound quite as nice as those, it sounds great for an <$1000 guitar. I bought this...Read complete review

I own some Taylors and a Martin D-28, and while this guitar doesn't sound quite as nice as those, it sounds great for an <$1000 guitar. I bought this for a friend and I had a budget to stick to. I played several guitars in this price rage and liked this the best. To be honest, I thought it was just Ok in the store. I put a set of Martin Marquis on it and adjusted the neck and what a difference! It really sounded a lot better with a bigger low end. It really impresses me. My friend is a worship leader and he used it in church and it sounded really good plugged in. I can't recommend this guitar enough. It really is good.
This guitar has a nice mix of features, both acoustic and plugged in. The woods and hardware are nice and the electronics, while basic, get the job done.
The quality of this guitar is excellent for its price range. There was no visible glue and all the bracing and fit looked excellent. The finish was really well done and alth9ugh poly, was not thick or sloppy in any way. As I said before the electronics are basic but they sound good plugged in without alot of quack that peizo pickups can have. The built in tuner is also plus.
Even though the back and sides are laminates, they look really good and the sound is solid.
You get a whole lot for your money. It is beautiful and very good sounding guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not as good as it looks

After weeks of research and deliberation I desided on the 363 and ordered the guitar through MF. I recieved it in the mail and upon opening the box found the guitar was as visually...Read complete review

After weeks of research and deliberation I desided on the 363 and ordered the guitar through MF. I recieved it in the mail and upon opening the box found the guitar was as visually appealing as I would hoped would be. The wood on the back of the guitar and the inlays were breath taking. I was excited to take it for a test run. Tuned the strings and found that all the strings had either a buzz or a dead sound from about the 11 fret to the 14 fret. took it to the local guitar shop and was informed the guitar had a hump in the neck that would be costly to repair. Sent the guitar back and recieved another a week later. Luck would have it this one had the same problem, took it to a different guitar shop. The tech's there diagnosed the same problem. so I sent it back and recieved another; was hoping that the 3rd would be a charm. Well I was wrong, the 3rd 363 had the same problem. I have concerns that the quality control of the G series coming from China are not as good as indicated at Takamines web site. I returned it to MF and decided to give up my hopes of owning a Takamine G series guitar.
Features of the 363 is was drew me to the guitar. I never got the chance to appriciate them as I had hoped.
visually the 363 is very stunning. You would find a better looking guitar in this price range. I give a low rating due to the recieving several guitars with the same problem. This comes down to how the either the guitars are being stored prior to shipping or the quality control of the guitars coming out of the factory or being shipped from over seas. Either way, Takamine should be concerned about the problem and make necessary changes.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

BEWARE!!

By Teledude-VSXPC

from El Paso TX

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for 6 months now. When i first played this guitar i thought it was the best sounding guitar for the price. I compared almost all the acoustic electric guitars in the same price range and this one beat the others by far. Also the playability was good too. But i was so lured by its sound and how easy it was to play that i didnt examine the guitar closely enough. First of all, all strings buzzed from the 11th fret to around the 15-16th. Some of those buzzez were really bad so i took it to my luthier to fix them.....instead he just told me to take it back cuz the frets were just trash, but it was too late to return it. In the end i payed to refret it. It was well worth it as my guitar now plays like magic!!! This guy doesn't mess around and has over 40 years experience. Now im as happy as i can be, it sounds good and it plays like a dream and not a single buzz. ALSO if you think that i just got a defective unit, think again. I read other reviews over the internet and one on guitar center.com which described the same problem i had with the buzzing on all strings from the 12th fret to 15-16. I tried to get takamine to fix it but the shipping was over $100 and just to get an evaluation!!! Instead i just put those $$ towards getting a quality job. Lastly, the guitar sounds really nice but its a little bit too quiet for a dreadnought. Hope this helps!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best guitar

By Dalton Raye

from Spring,Tx

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i have 2 gibson acoustic electrics and a jay turser along with one i built years ago. none of them are as wonderful as this on. i bought my eg363sc a couple months ago and i couldnt be happier.the shear beauty of this guitar is breathtaking. the tone and clarity that comes out of this instrument are amazing. my lead and bass guitarist were in awe when i showed up with my new beauty.needless to say i rarely pick up my Gibson's anymore and this has become my full time guitar on stage and off stage. way to go takamine!!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very nice guitar. Greatsound and looks.

By RJ the drummer

from Jacksonville FL

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I own some Taylors and a Martin D-28, and while this guitar doesn't sound quite as nice as those, it sounds great for an <$1000 guitar. I bought this for a friend and I had a budget to stick to. I played several guitars in this price rage and liked this the best. To be honest, I thought it was just Ok in the store. I put a set of Martin Marquis on it and adjusted the neck and what a difference! It really sounded a lot better with a bigger low end. It really impresses me. My friend is a worship leader and he used it in church and it sounded really good plugged in. I can't recommend this guitar enough. It really is good.
This guitar has a nice mix of features, both acoustic and plugged in. The woods and hardware are nice and the electronics, while basic, get the job done.
The quality of this guitar is excellent for its price range. There was no visible glue and all the bracing and fit looked excellent. The finish was really well done and alth9ugh poly, was not thick or sloppy in any way. As I said before the electronics are basic but they sound good plugged in without alot of quack that peizo pickups can have. The built in tuner is also plus.
Even though the back and sides are laminates, they look really good and the sound is solid.
You get a whole lot for your money. It is beautiful and very good sounding guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar for a minimal investment

By Chuck Liebhart

from USA

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is an excellent value for the money. I own several other "high end" guitars namely a Taylor 410ce LTD R and a Martin J40. The EG363SC Takamine can hold its own against either of them. The action, playability, and intonation are stellar for a guitar in this price range and it is a cannon unplugged. The preamp and EQ work nicely through a Fender Acoustasonic SFX and I'm finding it to be my guitar of choice for amplified applications. The Martin and Taylor may still shine for critical recordings but this guitar also has a voice of its own that works very well in the studio. I am predominately a fingerstyle player (aka James Taylor) but do occasionally flatpick and this guitar responds well in both situations. The aesthetics of this guitar are amazing...I personally like the D-35 style 3 piece back. It has just enough inlay and binding to make a statement but not overdone. Overall, I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone needing a back up guitar to their main axe or wanting to upgrade from an entry level instrument.
Aesthetically a very attractive guitar. Just enough appointments to make it classy but not overdone. The preamp and EQ work very well and the on board tuner is a plus.
This guitar is very well made. The fit and finish rivals much more expensive guitars.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EG363SC

By Freeflight16

from Los Lunas, NM, USA

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is an absolutely beautiful guitar! The three piece back and abalone inlays are exquisite! The actual guitar is a bit lighter than the picture, but even more beautiful. This is my third Takamine, and I haven't had one yet that plays this smooth. Excellent tone; sounds great unplugged or amplified. I would've gladly paid twice the price for this beauty!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

not as good as it looks

By Tom Riskus

from PA

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

After weeks of research and deliberation I desided on the 363 and ordered the guitar through MF. I recieved it in the mail and upon opening the box found the guitar was as visually appealing as I would hoped would be. The wood on the back of the guitar and the inlays were breath taking. I was excited to take it for a test run. Tuned the strings and found that all the strings had either a buzz or a dead sound from about the 11 fret to the 14 fret. took it to the local guitar shop and was informed the guitar had a hump in the neck that would be costly to repair. Sent the guitar back and recieved another a week later. Luck would have it this one had the same problem, took it to a different guitar shop. The tech's there diagnosed the same problem. so I sent it back and recieved another; was hoping that the 3rd would be a charm. Well I was wrong, the 3rd 363 had the same problem. I have concerns that the quality control of the G series coming from China are not as good as indicated at Takamines web site. I returned it to MF and decided to give up my hopes of owning a Takamine G series guitar.
Features of the 363 is was drew me to the guitar. I never got the chance to appriciate them as I had hoped.
visually the 363 is very stunning. You would find a better looking guitar in this price range. I give a low rating due to the recieving several guitars with the same problem. This comes down to how the either the guitars are being stored prior to shipping or the quality control of the guitars coming out of the factory or being shipped from over seas. Either way, Takamine should be concerned about the problem and make necessary changes.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Amazing Acoustic Guitar

By gentleman jack

from Berlin, Germany

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar last year at guitar center and fell in love with its sound. It has a woody, clear, pure tone that I have never heard from any other guitar I've ever played. Whenever I play it in a group or at a party I get constant comments on the beauty of it's sound and body. The quilted maple stripe and the rose inlay are breathtaking. In conclusion, both the aesthetics and tone of this guitar are amazing and make it one of a kind in its price range.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Follow up

By Johnydaydream

from Auburn,AL

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is my follow up review for the EG363SC. After several months my opinion of this guitar has not changed very much. It like most solid top guitars has become more open and rounded. Nothing else has really happened. Like any other gloss finish guitar you will need to polish it occasionally because of the easily visible dust. Also, you need to polish the gold tuning machines every time you polish your guitar to keep them from tarnishing. I have also noticed one flaw right after I had posted my last one. The 12th fret marker, which on most guitars has two dots, has one that seemed to be miss filled. This is no big deal and does not effect the overall product. The strings that were first strung on it were pretty good for stock strings and lasted about two weeks before I decided to pull 'em off. Also one more thing. I had a problem with the action because I had changed the strings to mediums (the stock strings are light) and therefore caused the neck to warp. After seeing this I changed quickly back to the lights to improve it. This is a great guitar for the price range. I definitely recommended this guitar to any starter, intermediate, or even pro who would like a beautiful and well playing instrument.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bang for your Buck

By Kensguitar

from CA

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This was a sight unseen purchase for me, which i have never done before. I was real nervous when i first ordered but figured i could send it back if i didn't like it. Well....I ain't send it back! This guitar is beautiful, great workmanship, wonderful sound, great playability. The plugged in sound is amazing, the EQ is very useful to get your tone dialed in. Built in tuner is great. My knocks on the guitar? Very few and very minor; The Tuner doesn't mute when you activate it, but turning down your volume or having the planet waves circuit breaker cord(like i have) is easy, the preamp was sitting up a little out of the pocket when received but i pushed it in and no problems since.Overall this has been great, I play every week at my Church and all my fellow guitarist love it there. Sounds wonderful unplugged or plugged into the PA. Great, get it, besides spending $3,000 on a taylor you won't find a better guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!

By Jesse-7MgbD

from Orange County, CA

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I rated this guitar a 5 overall because I fell in love with this guitar. The moment I picked it up I knew I was going to buy it. That day I had played many Taylors, Martins, and Breedlove's, but this guitar stood out between all of those. For the price it was a no-brainer to buy this beautiful guitar! With it's 3 piece back, outstanding tone, and not to mention it plays like no other! The tone is what really won me over, both unplugged or amplified. The best way to describe this guitar, is gorgeous!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Copotay

from Lafayette, La

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar for about 25 years, ten years ago I put it down and began again recently. I have a Fender Tele and a lower end Ovation for acoustic and always wanted a Takamine. So after reading reviews after reviews and researching I chose this guitar for the price and looks. The picture is deceiving, it looks way better in person. Also the wood is a bit lighter than pictured, but to me, it looks better. The action is great with a little string buzz every now and then. One thing that I was looking for that was not explained very well by Takamine is which models come with a second strap button next to the heel instead of just one on the rear of the guitar where you plug in the guitar. I was not interested in having to drill a hole in a brand new guitar to strap it and I do not like strapping it near the nut, it gets in the way. Well I can tell anyone who is reading that this guitar does come with a second factory installed strap button at the heel, hope this helps someone. The electronic box was sticking out when I opened the box but only had to push it in and it clicked into lock position. Great guitar,worth the money.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EG363SC

By Freeflight

from Los Lunas, NM

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This being my fourth Takamine, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed, and I wasn't, but little did I know how impressed I would actually be. Appearance-wise, the colors are brighter than pictured, but beautiful. The abalone inlays are a gorgeous touch to a finely crafted guitar. As far as sound and playability, this axe definitely does not disappoint. Hooked up or unplugged, it has excellent tone. Well done, Takamine, well done.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Not to Miss

By NazStrat

from CA

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Been looking for a good acoustic-electric guitar for about two months now and have been to various stores. Tried different guitars of different brands including this Takamine guitar that I give two thumbs up! At the store this week, I just wanted to keep playing with this thing. It sounded so nice and my fingers on its neck just glided up and down and side to side with ease. It looks sharp, has great sound and superb quality for a moderately-priced guitar. It also met or exceeded my expectations when I plugged it in an amplifier. I just feel I have to have one of them and therefore decided to purchase one. Highly recommend it. Don't need to spend thousands of dollars for a good guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takamine EG363EC

By THEULTIMATESHREDDER

from Sarnia,Ontario

Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I played this at my local music store and it was a pleasant surprise. I have had my eye on a Breedlove C250/EF for the longest time but instantly forgot about it as I played this guitar. The sound was bright but not twangy, but the rosewood gives the low end a nice smooth sound. I would highly recommend this guitar, but try to play it somewhere before you buy as it is all about what you want in a guitar

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EG363SC

By Freeflight16

from Los Lunas, NM, USA

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Very beautiful guitar. Excellent craftsmanship. I've owned Takamine's for twelve years, and this one does not disappoint. It is a bit lighter in color, but more beuatiful than advertised. I would have gladly paid twice than the listed price with no hesitation. I HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone from beginner to pro!

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Kensguitar

from CA

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar sight unseen, never having played this model, but having played many takamine guitars. I was still nervous. My nervousness and fears where swept away after opening the box on this beauty. It's cosmetics rival a guitar 3 times it's price. The playability is typical takamine: low action, easy playing. The neck is a bit narrow but it is a small adjustment to a superb feeling neck. The sound is beautiful. Full and Rich!!! I dislike acoustics that sound like a wet blanket is stuffed inside, all midrange no presence. This guitar is the acoustic sound i hear in my head. Nice and bright without being harsh, great bass response without being boomy, overall extremely well balanced. The electronics and built-in tuner are top notch, i used this guitar with just a direct box into a PA and got a great sound and the EQ range was incredible. I would recommend this to anyone, in this price range i don't think you could ever find a guitar with these woods, electronics, craftmanship, etc..AMAZING! Get it, Get it NOW!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow.

By Johnydaydream

from Auburn,AL

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Although my guitar experience is limited (4 years) I know as a fact that this guitar has great tone, great fit and finish, and is stunning. This guitar is the first guitar I ordered online (from musician's friend of course) and I am, frankly, surprised at the quality of this guitar. When it first arrived, I checked for surface problems(i.e. blemishes/mars/scratches etc.) and there were absolutely none, not even a finger print. I tuned up (via on board tuner! Yay!) and checked for fret buzz with a barre. None to be found, and let me tell you, the tone was gorgeous even when just played with that barre. I started with my favorite song, "Tears and Heaven" and it just sung. I haven't tried plugging it in yet, but I expect nothing less then perfection. This guitar is by far one of the best in its price range. I will be buying from Takamine again. Note: This guitar is one of the prettiest guitars I have ever seen. The build quality is excellent and the set-up feels professional. Thumbs up to Takamine standards and to Musician's friend's service. P.S.: This guitar arrived two days after my order was received. I was very surprised to see the large box on my doorstep. Kudos to MF/UPS for great service.

 
5.0

guitar man

By tak man

from North Dakota

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Comments about Takamine G Series EG363SC Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar used, from a music store. And I just enjoy this guitar, the sound is great, easy to play, and the electronics are pretty simple to use. I would recommend this guitar for the beginner, to the pro. So beginners if you can afford to buy this guitar do so you wont be sorry.

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