The Takamine GD15CE Dreadnought Electro Acoustic Guitar using carefully selected tonewoods to create a model that is excellent for beginners, gigging guitarists, and experienced players alike. With over 50 years’ experience in building high quality guitars, Takamine have perfected their craft in delivering solidly built models with premium features, at affordable prices that everyone can take advantage of.
Powerful Dreadnought Body
The GD15CE is built to the dreadnought body shape, which has sustained its popularity for thanks to the impressive energy and timbre it produces. The depth of the body creates a powerful mid to low-end response, which is infused with a penetrating warmth. Whether you're a solo performer, part of a duo, accompanying an ensemble, or playing in a band, the dreadnought is powerful enough to shine all on its own, but is equally comfortable when playing with others.
The body back and sides are built using mahogany, a tonewood that is favoured due to its deeply resonant low-end energy, warm mids and softened highs. Mahogany produces a driving force without becoming an overwhelming presence, making it perfect for live performances and recording.
The body top has been crafted from solid spruce, a bright tonewood that balances out the low-end energy of the mahogany beautifully to deliver a crispness across the high end for sparkling brilliance. As solid spruce has been employed rather than a laminate, the soundboard will mature beautifully the more than this guitar is played, enabling it to develop a truly unique tone over time.
Neck and Fingerboard
Connected to the body is a mahogany neck, which provides a strong and reassuring feel as you play. The neck has been shaped to a slim profile that works well in partnership with the satin finish to ensure as smooth a playing feel as possible. Beginners will be inspired by the confident playing feel offered by the neck, whilst more experienced players will relish the lightning fast playing feel. The addition of a Venetian-style cutaway enables greater upper fret access. Paired with the neck is a sumptuous rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 20-frets that are decorated with dot position inlays to guide your way. The 12-inch fingerboard radius allows you to perform techniques, such as string bends, smoothly and seamlessly.
Takamine TP-4T Preamp
The GD15CE is equipped with Takamine's TP-4T preamp system, which allows you to plug your guitar into an amp, mixing desk, and recording interface, whatever you wish. The TP-4T translates the timbre of the guitar transparently, so that whether you're playing acoustically or amped up, the same rich tones will sing out. The preamp comes complete with a built-in tuner, volume and tone controls, and a mid-cut switch. Thanks to the tuner you never need to worry about being out of tune again, which the tone control and mid-cut switch allows you to shape your guitar’s output to suit your gig and playing environment.
Hardware and Finish
The body is equipped with a sturdy and resilient bridge, which creates a secure connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. The tuning machines apply a firm hold to each string, upholding tuning integrity precisely throughout each and every performance. The Takamine GD15CE Electro Acoustic Guitar is the perfect model for a beginner who wants a model that is great to learn on and grow with, and gigging guitarists who are looking for an affordable model to take along to gigs.
Manufacturer Takamine Model GD15CE Dreadnought Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Dreadnought Top Material Spruce Back and Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Position Inlays Dot Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Black Electronics Takamine TP-4T Preamp with Built-In Tuner
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