The Takamine GC3CE Electro Acoustic Classical Guitar is an exquisite model that is perfect for beginners and experienced players alike. Takamine are renowned for their attention to detail which contributes to an outstanding ability to build affordable guitars that play like a dream, and the GC3CE is a prime example of just how good this brand is.
The GC3CE is shaped to a classical body profile and the shallow depth of the body produces a rich, energetic sound, which promotes the qualities of the tonewoods with elegance and accuracy.
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 mahogany provides the ideal foundation for the guitar's tone, creating a balance between power and warmth.
Complementing the mahogany body is a solid spruce top, a tonewood often favoured by luthiers for the construction of soundboards because it resonates so efficiently. Fan bracing has been employed to increase the guitar’s structural integrity, as well as offering additional support and encouraging it to resonate with no limitations. The spruce tonewood projects with effortless finesse, ensuring the mid to high-end notes ring out with absolute clarity. It is also worth mentioning that spruce merely gets better with age.
Neck and Fingerboard
Fitted to the body of the GC3CE is a slim but strong mahogany neck. The neck profile is designed to be accommodating and comfortable which appeals to both fingerstyle players and strummers. Married to the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which gives a superb playing feel as you work your way along the 18 frets.
Takamine TP-4T Preamp
In order to transparently represent the acoustic and classical tones of the guitar when played through an amp, Takamine has kitted out the GC3CE with their TP-4T preamp system. This includes master volume and tone controls, which allow you to adjust the output level and shape your sound to suit your performing or playing needs. Not only that, but the TP-4T even has a 3-band EQ and a built-in tuner, so you can tune your strings with complete accuracy no matter where you are.
Hardware and Finish
A synthetic bone nut is fitted to the headstock, which, alongside the chrome tuners ensures tuning efficiency and optimum accuracy. 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.
The GC3CE is a sensational Electro Acoustic Classical guitar by Takamine which will please any guitarist whether you’re a beginner or a professional.
Manufacturer Takamine Model GC3CE-NAT Electro Acoustic Classical Guitar Body Shape Classical Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Headcap Rosewood Fingerboard Material Rosewood Guitar Size Full Tuning Machines Chrome with Pearl Buttons Nut and Saddle Synthetic Bone Rosette Inlaid Mosaic Electronics Takamine TP-4T Preamp with Built-In Tuner
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