The Takamine GC1CE-NAT Electro Acoustic Classical Guitar in Natural finish is a beautiful model that is perfect for beginners and experienced players alike. Takamine are renowned for their peerless ability to craft affordable guitars that play like a dream, and the GC1CE-NAT is a shining example of just how good they are.
The GC1CE-NAT is shaped to a classical body profile, keeping things nice a simple with a focus on comfortable playability. The shallow depth of the body produces an impressively energetic timbre, which showcases the qualities of the tonewoods perfectly.
The body back and sides are crafted using mahogany, which is renowned for its generous mid to low-end energy. The textured tones produced by the back and sides provides the ideal foundation for the guitar's tone, creating the perfect balance of power and warmth.
Paired with the mahogany is a select spruce top, a tonewood that is favoured by many in the construction of the soundboard thanks to its ability to resonate efficiently. In order to give the spruce a little extra support, fan bracing has been employed to increase its structural integrity, as well as encouraging it to resonate unimpeded. Spruce projects the timbre of the GC1CE-NAT with effortless grace, ensuring the mid to high-end notes ring out with absolute clarity.
Neck and Fingerboard
Fitted to the body - via a supportive dovetail joint - is a slender and strong mahogany neck. The neck profile is shaped to be as slim and accommodating as possible, suiting both fingerstyle players and strummers. Married to the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which ensures a sumptuous playing feel as you navigate your way along each one of its 18-frets.
Takamine TP-E Preamp
In order to best represent the acoustic timbre of the guitar when played through an amp, Takamine has equipped the GC1CE-NAT with their TP-E preamp system. At your disposal are master volume and tone controls, which allow you to adjust the output level and shape your signal to suit your performing environment. Not only that, but the TP-E even has a built-in tuner, so no matter where your music takes you, you can tune your strings with ease.
Hardware and Finish
Fitted to the headstock is a synthetic bone nut, which works dutifully alongside the chrome tuners with white buttons to uphold tuning integrity with precision. The bone saddle on the body works with the bridge to create a seamless connection between the strings and body to maintain intonation and sustain.
Manufacturer Takamine Model GC1CE-NAT Electro Acoustic Classical Guitar Body Shape Classical Top Material Spruce Back and Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Headcap Rosewood Fingerboard Material Rosewood Guitar Size Full Tuning Machines Chrome with White Pearl Buttons Nut and Saddle Synthetic Bone Rosette Inlaid Mosaic Electronics Takamine TP-E Preamp with Built-In Tuner Finish Natural Gloss
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