12 string guitars are capable of delivering incredible sound. Once you become accustomed to the feel of playing one of these sonically rich acoustic delights, your music will be instantly rewarded.
Whether you're a fingerstyle player, or prefer to use a pick, the articulation of each note rings out with the utmost clarity. Strummers will love the open sound produced by chords on the GJ72CE-12, and the dynamic range of this model is fantastic, allowing the subtle nuances of your technique to shine in all its glory.
Takamine has used some excellent tonewoods throughout the construction of the GJ72CE-12. The body back and sides are built using a flamed maple, a tonewood that is often favoured due to its low-end energy, warm mids and softened highs. Maple produces a driving force without becoming an overwhelming presence and remains very lightweight, making it perfect for longer live performances and recording sessions.
The top of the body has been crafted from select solid spruce, a bright sounding and highly resonant tonewood that projects the timbre of the body with graceful precision. Spruce is much brighter in character in comparison to the mahogany, which ensures that each note is delivered with a crisp and clean articulation that is full of life.
Satin finished neck
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which delivers a sturdy but smooth feel. This is the coated in a satin finish so that you can glide up and down with optimal comfort. The addition of a single-cutaway on the body also makes it much more comfortable and much easier to reach the upper frets, opening up the neck to be explored to its full tonal potential. Finally, you have a bound rosewood fingerboard with a single "wing" motif inlay on the 12th fret providing an elegant visage.
The TK-40D Preamp System
The GJ72CE-12 is equipped with Takamine's TK-40D preamp system, which allows you to plug your guitar into an amp, mixing desk or recording interface. The TP-4TD translates the timbre of the guitar with exceptional accuracy so that whether you're playing acoustically or amped up, the same rich tone will be delivered consistently.
The preamp comes complete with a built-in tuner, volume and tone controls as well as a mid-contour shaper and EQ bypass capability. Thanks to the tuner you never need to worry about being out of tune again, whilst the tone control and mid-cut switch allows you to shape your guitar’s output to suit your gig and playing environment with incredible ease.
Hardware and Finish
The body is equipped with a sturdy and resilient bridge optimised for 12-string tension, which creates a secure connection between the strings and body to increase intonation and sustain. The tuning machines apply a firm hold to each string, upholding tuning integrity precisely throughout each and every performance, which is paramount for 12-string guitars.
The Takamine GJ72CE-12 Electro Acoustic Guitar impresses with every feature and a 12-string guitar of this quality and at this price is rarely seen. If you're thinking of branching out into the superb octave-rich world of the 12 string guitar, the Takamine GJ72CE-12 will not let you down.
Manufacturer Takamine Model GJ72CE-12 12 String Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Jumbo Finish Natural Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Side Material Flame Maple Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood Position Inlays Single "wing" motif on 12th fret Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Tortoiseshell Electronics Takamine TK-40D Preamp with Built-In Tuner
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