Takamine have had a remarkable knowhow for over five decades when it comes to building premium quality acoustic guitars that are not too steep in price. The GF30CE model in brown sunburst sports the FXC body which is comparable to the grand concert shape yet its compact feel offers comfort and great playability whilst it gives a rich tonal sound.
FXC BODY, GRAND CONCERT FEEL
The FXC body shape employed by Takamine is most similar to the Grand Concert design with a soft Venetian cutaway which allows you to access the higher notes down the fretboard. As this particular model has a compact body, it feels comfortable to play especially for smaller guitar players. The grand concert style body is often revered by fingerstyle players considering it projects such sweet notes and sleek intonation.
MAHOGANY AND SOLID SPRUCE
For the GF30CE to maintain its articulate, well-balanced sound, Takamine have built the guitar using mahogany to construct the neck, back and sides. Mahogany is a complex, close grain tonewood that improves with age. The density of the wood guarantees a clear sound with punchy projection that would give enough bite in any musical genre.
The solid spruce body top offers stunning tonal integrity with an impressive dynamic range and an all-round smooth sound that is not too bright. These two tonewoods work perfectly together and the sound they generate can be further enhanced by the onboard preamp system whenever you want to plug into an amplifier.
TAKAMINE TP-4TD PREAMP ELECTRONICS
Takamine have incorporated the TP-4TD preamp system into the GF30CE guitar which empowers you to be able to recreate the rich acoustic response of the guitar when playing through an amplifier or recording equipment. The preamp system comes with a built-in tuner, volume and tone controls to best characterise its acoustic timbre through an amplifier.
The built-in tuner ensures that you never have to worry about going out of tune again as you can retune with ease wherever you are.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
The The GF30CE guitar features a pin-less rosewood bridge to enable you to restring your guitar quickly and efficiently wherever you are, plus it eliminates the possibility of losing those small, cumbersome pins when you’re just swapping a string. The split saddle bridge is an innovative design on the Takamine G Series guitars as it enhances the overall intonation for a fuller, clearer sound.
Fitted to the body is a slim mahogany neck that ends in a soft Venetian cutaway in the body top to give you freedom when reaching the upper frets as you glide up and down the luxurious rosewood fretboard.
The GF30CE is a stunning electro acoustic guitar with a beautiful gloss brown sunburst finish, this model is perfect for beginners and professionals alike.
Manufacturer Takamine Model GF30CE-BSB Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape FXC Grand Concert Top Material Solid 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-4TD Preamp with Built-In Tuner Finish Brown Sunburst
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