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Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Great looks, premium sound quality, solid-top construction, elegant appointments and upgraded electronics.

With its mighty jumbo body style, solid-top construction, stunning cosmetic features and premium electronics, the GJ72CE-12 is a commanding acoustic/electric 12-string guitar that is built to perform. Featuring a solid spruce top and flame maple back and sides, the GJ72CE-12 produces all the lush, robust sound that players expect from a jumbo 12-string guitar. 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.

Other great features include a synthetic bone nut and split bridge saddle, rosewood headcap, abalone rosette, abalone "reversed mountain" inlay at the 12th fret, gold die-cast tuners with pearl buttons, and a beautiful gloss finish.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Shape: Jumbo Cutaway
  • Bracing: Quartersawn "X"
  • Body Back: Flame Maple
  • Body Sides: Flame Maple
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Scale Length: 25.4" (644 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Abalone Reversed Mountain at 12th Fret
Hardware
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Tuning Machines: Gold Die-Cast with Pearl Buttons
Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 38 Coated Phosphor Bronze 12-String, (.010-.047 Gauges)

An exceptional Jumbo at a non-jumbo price. Order today!

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TakamineGJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Stays in tune (9)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best 12 String Value You Can Find Anywhre

By JR

from South Burlington, Vermont

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Pros

  • Fabulous electronics
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Perfectly Balanced Sound
  • Playability and action as good as it gets.
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Compliments voice without being overpowering
    • Great sound into Marshall AS100D
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Every once in a while a truly excellent product is made. This Takamine is one of them. I had a J40 Martin 12 string that was very loud, but didn't have a cutaway or electronics. I took a chance on this guitar due to the great reviews. I like is so much I sold the Martin. The quality of construction is first rate. The action and setup needed nothing, and I'm extremely picky. Intonation is perfect on all frets. Oh, and it looks great. Although the back and sides are laminated maple, the top is a VERY fine grained spruce. Guitars mostly age from the top. Gloss finish is also appreciated as is the superb inlay work. You will not be disappointed in this guitar. It sounds great, is durable, and looks wonderful. The case is so-so, typical quality case, not great but not bad. It does the job.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Instrument.

    By Bill

    from Danbury CT

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Well-made. Sweet sound, acoustic and plugged in. Good low bottom and sparkle. Electronics work well. Nice action. Plays easy for a twelve-string.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I am perfectly happy with my purchase!

    By Rand

    from St. Augustine, FL

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Rhythm! I've got it, and now everyone knows it!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Ordered Monday evening, arrived next Monday morning.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sound. Great value.

      By TJ4

      from Mississippi

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      Pros

      • Good Intonation
      • Low action
      • Nice Finish
      • That 12 String Jangle
      • Well Made
      • Worth the money

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • '60's Folk Music
      • Sing along
      • Strumming

      Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Great choice for entry level 12 string acoustic guitar.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very happy

      By Chuck

      from The Villages, FL

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've never bought an instrument without playing it before but I trust MF. My guitar arrived as promised and was actually in tuned when I unpacked it! The fit and finish of this guitar is equal to my Martim Nd Taylor guitars. The BSB finish is stunning and I'm very happy with the balance of tones... there's a nice Bass presence. Takamine did a great job on this moderately priced guitar. If you're looking for a 12 string... THIS is a geat choice!

         
        4.0

        5 star guitar with zero case

        By Jimmy Old School

        from Manteca, CA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Looking
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Beautiful 5 star guitar, from the binding and finish, to the rich tone, top to bottom - playable right out of the box... which is my only negative. Delivered in cardboard shipping box, wrapped in foam wrap, so not damaged, but no case, gig bag or even link to suitable equivalent. Will have to take it to the local music store to get fitted for appropriate travel case. But excellent guitar.

           
          5.0

          Best 12 String Deal ever !!!

          By Mr. Ed

          from Orlando

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            Great Guitar for the money. I have played several $3000 plus 12 strings, and the Takamine blew them away. Added some high end Elixir Strings, Ivory Bridge Pins, sanded the saddle to lower the action, and tightened the neck a little. LOVE IT !!!

             
            4.0

            nice guitar

            By Bat Masterson

            from Missouri

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Nice guitar

               
              5.0

              Best Value

              By Will

              from St Petersburg Fl

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                I am 62 and have been playing since I was 14 and a good deal of that time on a 12 string. I have owned a few , my last one broken by a drunken friend, yup the traditional trip and fall right into the neck--snap! Thanks Mr. S Lamp.
                Back to this guitar, I think i played one better and that was a Taylor Leo Kottke but at many times the price. For the price you cannot do better than this, rings like a bell and easy action, sounds great plugged in as well.

                 
                5.0

                Awesome 12 string

                By Will

                from St. Pete Fl

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  I have owned many 12 strings since 1970 , mostly off brands but I am very accomplished playing the 12 string. My last one a Dean, a drunk friend stumbled into and snapped the neck. I played quite a few and bought a couple in my search. This one fits the bill! Great for finger picking and strumming, full sound and great action. Plus it stays in tune. I demoed some high end 12 strings and truly there is no need to spend more. Maybe an upgrade to the Cool Tube preamp if you are a pro player but that would be all that I would change.

                   
                  5.0

                  The best for the money.

                  By music man

                  from Tifton Ga.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Playing gospel music in churches
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    This guitar sounds better than more espensive guitars and will compliment the others playing around it.

                     
                    4.0

                    Beautiful sound

                    By RickyOnDrums

                    from Cornelius, OR

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                    • Thick neck

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Short gigs

                    Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    The guitar is overall a great instrument. The only defect, in my opinion, is that the neck is a little too thick than most guitars I've played. Once you get used to the feel, you'll find it's quite fun to play and make music with.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Guitar

                    By rick

                    from jackson, tn

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Feel
                    • Rich Sound
                    • Stays In Tune

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                      very nice looking. sounds great too. action is very low making it very playable.

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Glorious lush orchestral sounds

                      By Guitarstevo

                      from Dallas ga

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                      Pros

                      • Balanced
                      • Cool looking
                      • Cool Sounding

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording

                        Comments about Takamine GJ72CE-12 G Series Jumbo Cutaway 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                        Very good guitar

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                        • No

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