For the players that want a jumbo sound but with the benefits of a smaller body, the Takamine GN51CE Electro Acoustic Guitar makes a stellar choice. The NEX body profile of the GN51CE, which is similar to a jumbo with scaled-down proportions to make it more comfortable to play - without compromising on that awesome energy and power.
Whether you're a fingerstyle player, or prefer to play with a pick, the articulation of each note rings out with the utmost clarity. Strummers will love the open sound produced by chords on the GN10CE, and the dynamic range of this model is fantastic, allowing the subtle nuances of your technique to shine in all its glory.
Takamine has employed select tonewoods throughout the construction of the GN51CE-NAT. 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 select 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 represented clearly with a crisp and clean articulation - guaranteeing a well-balanced output that is presented with sparkling brilliance.
Neck and FingerboardFitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which delivers a sturdy but smooth feel. Shaped to a slim profile and combined with a satin finish, the neck is a joy to glide along. Newer players will be inspired by the confident playing feel offered by the neck, whilst more experienced guitarists will simply fall in love the responsive feel. The addition of a single-cutaway makes it much more comfortable and much easier to reach the upper frets, opening up the neck to be explored in its entirety. 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.
The TP-4TD Preamp System
The GN51CE is equipped with Takamine's TP-4TD 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. 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.
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 GN51CE Electro Acoustic Guitar is an exceptional guitar in its own right and would do any professional or intermediate player proud whilst providing many years of consistently good performances.
Manufacturer Takamine Model GN51CE Electro Acoustic Guitar Body Shape Scaled-Down Jumbo Top Material Solid Spruce Back and Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood Position Inlays Dot Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Pickguard Black Electronics Takamine TP-4TD Preamp with Built-In Tuner
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