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Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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Product# H97571
OVERVIEW

Special back construction and exceptional preamp combine for a guitar that demands attention.

Featuring Takamine' sleek and curvaceous NEX-style body, the GN93CE is an acoustic/electric guitar with a solid top and special back construction that give it an upscale feel and distinctive sound. For players seeking a well-balanced guitar with great performance features and refined looks, the GD93CE has a solid spruce top, rosewood sides and a beautiful three-piece rosewood/quilt maple back. The slim mahogany neck and 12-radius bound rosewood fingerboard provide great feel and playability, while the onboard Takamine TK-40D preamp system gives you a built-in tuner, 3-band EQ and gain controls, mid-contour switch, notch filter and EQ bypass switch for the ultimate in versatility and sound quality.

The GN93CE's other premium features include maple body, neck and headstock binding; dark wood rosette and body purfling; synthetic bone nut and split bridge saddle; rosewood headcap; abalone dot inlays; gold die-cast tuners with black buttons; and a beautiful gloss finish. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body shape: NEX Cutaway
Bracing: Quartersawn "X"
Body back: 3-piece rosewood with quilt maple center
Body sides: Rosewood
Body top: Solid spruce
Neck material: Mahogany
Neck finish: Gloss
Scale length: 25.4" (644mm)
Fingerboard: Bound rosewood
Fingerboard radius: 12" (305mm)
Number of frets: 20
String nut: Synthetic bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8mm)
Position inlays: Abalone dot
Special Electronics: Takamine TK-40D Preamp with Built-In Tuner
Bridge: Rosewood
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuning Machines: Gold Die-Cast with Black Buttons
Strings: D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges)
Color: Natural
Body finish: Gloss
Case sold separately

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TakamineGN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Guitar didnt work right out of the box musicians friend

By R

from rhode island

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Guitars g string would not amplify Musicians freind would not take the guitar back buyer beware very unhappy with the guitar and the poor service I will not be buying anything else from this company again

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Nice Axe for a Good Price

    By JT

    from Salt Lake City, UT

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good bang for the buck
    • Good electronics
    • Plays Well
    • Sounds good

    Cons

    • A Bit On The Bright Side
    • Cheap Tuners
    • High action

    Best Uses

    • Bar gigs
    • Bar mitzvahs
    • Fingerstyle
    • Honky Tonks
    • Juke Joints
    • Performances
    • Rehearsals
    • Weddings

    Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I'd been looking for a grand auditorium-style guitar for a while, and found one of these slightly used for a really good price. I was very pleased when I got it. Overall, this is a very beautiful, well-built guitar for the price. It just goes to show how much better Chinese guitars are getting.

    I did replace the tuners, as the ones it comes with are pretty cheap plasic ones, and it's hard to get a precise tuning. Also, as another reviewer mentioned the frets were a little sharp, but that's to be expected when you by a Chinese guitar. The solid spruce top looks and sounds nice, the back and sides are laminate, but since I live in a dry climate and play a lot of bar gigs, I appreciate the sturdiness. The nut and saddles aren't bad quality, but the action was high, which is easy to take care of if your willing to pay for a good set up and upgrade.

    The pickup has a surprisingly natural sound, and the built-in tuner is a nice extra. Not quite as hot as my dreadnought's Fishman, but it doesn't have that bright, nutty sound that a lot of piezos have.

    If you're looking for a perfect guitar right out of the box, you better plan on spending another grand on something else. However, if you're willing to have a luthier set it up, replace the tuners, and install a bone nut and compensated saddles, you'll have a really useable workhorse axe.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the money

    By G

    from Oak Grove Alabama

    Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I am the Music Minister and Worship Leader for a small church. I have played a Takamine for over 20 years and decided I wanted to try the NEX body style.
    The tone is impressive, with our without the electronics. This guitar proves that you don't have to break the bank to own a beautiful and great sounding guitar. I have been running it through my Fishman Loudbox Artist and it's a great combination. This combo suits my every need.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    good and the bad

    By Grasshopper

    from Kings Park, NY

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Looks great
    • Nice Low Action
    • Sounds Great
    • Well Made

    Cons

    • Fret Ends Very Sharp
    • Hade To File Fret Ends

    Best Uses

      Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      guitar was what I expected - however be prepared to file the fret ends

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Absolutely forgiving for the novice wonderful sounding

      By dave

      from New Jersey

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Getting this guitar has greatly improved my ability by its easy of play allowing you to put your focus on what your trying to play and not have to fight the instrument close smooth action bright rich sound only encourages to play more finding chords you though you could never reach it plays itself just show it where you want to go and it'll get you there

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent value for the money!

        By Dan from Virginia

        from Haymarket, VA.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Guitar was heavily discounted due to it being a blem. It took me some serious looking before I finally located the blem that just happens to sit on the lower bottom edge facing the floor where your arm hides it anyway. It was a small 1" scratch that is barely visible. At least now I do not have to feel bad about the first scratch I am destined to make myself...

          I would buy this guitar again any day. It has great tone, plays wonderfully and looks nice as well. Takamine makes a great product.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING

          By Jamisstrawberries

          from Becker, MN

          Pros

          • Feels Great
          • Good for Anything
          • Gorgeous
          • High Quality
          • Perfect tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everything Else
            • Gigs
            • Off Stage
            • On stage

            Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I got this awhile back and haven't been able to put it down! I was amazed at the quality of this awesome instrument as soon as I picked it up. Very highly recommended!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            High end G-Series

            By JC

            from Lula, GA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Requires Constant Tuning

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Takamine GN93CE G Series NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Guitar was obviously not inspected by MF before shipping. The action was high and the strings were old.

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