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Takamine G Series GD20 Dreadnought Solid Top Acoustic Guitar Satin Natural

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The GD20 is a beautiful dreadnought-style acoustic guitar with a special combination of tonewoods that offers a new take on this classic body style.F...Click To Read More About This Product

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A special combination of tonewoods that offers a new take on this classic body style.

The GD20 is a beautiful dreadnought-style acoustic guitar with a special combination of tonewoods that offers a new take on this classic body style.

For players looking for a different sound, the GD20 combines a solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides to produce a warm, detailed tone that works beautifully for a wide range of musical styles. The slim satin-finish mahogany neck and 12"-radius rosewood fingerboard provide great feel and playability, while the split-saddle design of the pin-less rosewood bridge provides superior intonation for sweeter-sounding chords and single-note runs.

Other great features include a synthetic bone nut and bridge saddle, rosewood headcap, pearloid dot inlays, chrome die-cast tuners and an elegant natural satin finish. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Solid cedar top
Mahogany back and sides
Slim satin-finish mahogany neck
12"-radius rosewood fingerboard
Split-saddle design of the pin-less rosewood bridge
Synthetic bone nut and bridge saddle
Rosewood headcap
Pearloid dot inlays
Chrome die-cast tuners
Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS
Series: G20 Series
Body Finish: Satin
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Bracing: Quartersawn "X"
Body Back: Mahogany
Body Sides: Mahogany
Body Top: Solid Cedar
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Satin
Scale Length: 25.3" (643mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Number of Frets: 20
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Bridge: Rosewood
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Chrome die-cast
Strings: D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges)
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TakamineG Series GD20 Dreadnought Solid Top Acoustic Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Huge bang for your money!

By Sagittarius

from Arizona

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Takamine G Series GD20 Dreadnought Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

    Takamine GD20 is one awesome guitar. The solid Cedar top generates a very pretty tone regardless if finger picking, strumming, or playing lead. As a finger picker I love this guitar. It has a plain Jane look to it, but, its simple look is what I find so appealing. It does not even have a gloss finish on the body. The entire guitar has a satin finish which I absolutely love. Gloss finish shows finger prints and prevents the wood from vibrating freely, therefore, not as nice as a tone. The neck has a slim profile which again I love and the tuning keys are smooth and keep the strings in tune for a long time. What I love the most about this guitar is its ability to produce strong and well-defined bass notes. That to itself is a sign of a great guitar craftsmanship. Another thing I like is the fact that strings are run through the back of the bridge like an electric guitar and there is no need for bridge pins, therefore, no worries about damaging the bridge plate when pulling on the new string to secure it under the pin and that means eliminating the future need for repair work and besides it makes installing new strings easier.
    When I walked into the music store about a month ago I wanted to check out all the acoustic guitars on the wall that had a price tag of 500dlrs or less. This was the fourth guitar that I brought down and right away I fell in love with its sound. From then on every guitar I brought down I compared its sound side by side against this Takamine GD20. For me it was a no brainer. There were prettier guitars, but, an instrument should be all about the sound and this guitar had the best sound. At that time I was just window shopping but three weeks later I ordered it on line. It arrived couple of days ago and I absolutely love it, no imperfections anywhere. This guitar is worth a lot more than 250dlrs. I've purchased over 60 guitars during the last 40 years and I've played hundreds of others in music stores; you can trust my words. Better yet, check it out for yourself before ordering and I bet you'll agree with my opinion of this guitar.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful, sweet sounding dreadnaught

    By Guitarman

    from Greensboro, N.C.

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    Pros

    • Beautiful matte finish
    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Any music style
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Takamine G Series GD20 Dreadnought Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

    This is a beautifully crafted, really good sounding instrument with very nice bottom and sweet, sparkling top end. It plays easily after a slight tension rod adjustment and sanding the saddles down a bit. I bought it as a "restock" on the Stupid Deal of the Day and now feel stupid that I didn't already order one at full price. This cedar top is a sleeper of a deal, comparable with my more expensive dreadnaughts for a fraction of their cost and a bit distinctive sounding up against the other spruce top dreds. You won't regret the purchase. As always, Musician's Friend sent me a flawless copy even though this was originally a returned instrument. It was hard to tell that anyone except the craftsman/woman who built it had ever touched it. A great one for your collection!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Extraordinary value

    By Bop Kit Bill

    from In front of my amps

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Excellent playabilty
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Great cedar tone
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Takamine G Series GD20 Dreadnought Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

        A super bargain if you are good at adjustments and setup. The guitar appears to have come direct from the factory in China with no setup whatsoever... I had to remove the split saddle and do quite a lot of fileing to lower the saddle. I also had to adjust the truss rod which was way off... Once that was done I was rewarded with a fine playing instrument that sounds great... The adjustments are pretty minor and normal and are to be expected on a guitar at this price...If you pay quite a bit more for an instrument then you might expect these kind of adjustments to have been done when you recieve it.
        All in all - for the price of this guitar I think it's still quite a value even if you pay to have the initial setup done at a shop.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surprising Hidden Gem by Takamine

        By MacMan

        from San Luis Obispo, CA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Great Value
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Unique Sound
          • Vocal Accompaniment

          Comments about Takamine G Series GD20 Dreadnought Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

          This is my first 'Cedar Top' acoustic guitar. I've always had various kinds of spruce on some very high end units with the exception of one mahogany top. I'd heard cedar was softer and not as lively as spruce. I would have to agree with that, but in a good way. The tone is nicely balanced over the entire spectrum with a very beautiful sustain quality that lends itself to excellent backup for vocals. I guess you could term it 'mellow' overall as it won't be a bluegrass pickers choice to really project like a Martin for instance. But once you've played it awhile, you will really appreciate the unique quality of it's sound. For the money invested, you just can't go wrong here. They knocked this one out of the park in my opinion.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent Instrument for the Price-Shipping is another story

          By SoulfulJim

          from Boston, MA

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Takamine G Series GD20 Dreadnought Solid Top Acoustic Guitar:

            I use this acoustic guitar for playing at the campfire basically. It sounds really nice for the price. I would say it can almost touch that magical resonance of a really expensive guitar, but, of course you couldn't expect it to quite get there at this price. The action is pretty good. The instrument arrived in perfect condition except the intonation was off and required adjustment. Musicians' Friend shipped this guitar (without a case) and in a box with hardly any packing material, AND it did not have a fragile sticker on it! I don't know how it wasn't more damaged. It was one of their returned items, so for this reason, I don't recommend buying those from them.

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