Takamine GD20-NS - Natural Satin

6-string Acoustic Guitar with Solid Cedar Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Natural
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An Affordable Takamine Dreadnought

The Takamine GD20 dreadnought acoustic guitar will elevate your stage presence with its big, rich sound and stunning classic good looks. With its solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides, the rosette-adorned GD20 resonates with bold dreadnought tone. You get impressive playability, courtesy of a comfortable rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius. If you're in the market for a great-looking, sounding, and playing acoustic, we've got yours: the Takamine GD20 acoustic guitar.

Takamine GD20 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:

  • Great sound is in the details

  • Takamine - 50 years of quality, great sound, and playability
Great sound is in the details

The Takamine GD20 acoustic guitar benefits from premium tonewoods and Takamine's painstaking attention to detail. With its solid cedar top and mahogany back and sides, the GD20 serves up big, clear dreadnought tone. And with its eye-catching natural gloss finish and classic rosette, your fans' ears won't be the only sensory organs riveted on your performance. If it's beefy dreadnought power and visual presence you're after, the Takamine GD20 guitar is for you.

Takamine - 50 years of quality, great sound, and playability

The Takamine GD20 dreadnought acoustic guitar benefits from a half-century of Takamine guitar-crafting knowhow. Launched in 1962 at the foot of Japan's Takamine mountains, Takamine has been designing and building acoustic guitars that are seen in the hands of some of music's biggest stars. With quality and value as guiding principles, Takamine's instruments employ the finest tonewoods, construction techniques, and technical innovations.

Takamine GD20 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Classic dreadnought body style

  • Solid cedar top with mahogany sides and back
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Satin-finished mahogany neck
  • Quartersawn X-bracing
Dreadnought power and classic visuals: the Takamine GD20 acoustic-electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Black
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany with satin finish
Body Bracing Quartersawn X
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.3"
Tuning Machines Chrome die-cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Synthetic bone
Nut Width 1.6875"
Strings D'Addario EXP16 light-gauge strings
Manufacturer Part Number TAKGD20NS

Customer Reviews

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Very happy

I am very happy with this guitar. I am no expert about guitars, but I am a school band director and a professional musician. On the advice of a pro guitar player friend, I put D'Addario Nickel Bronze 12-53 strings on this guitar, as he said Nickel Bronze strings compliment cedar top guitars well. He was right. I experimented with picks and found my favorite was Dunlop Nylon 1.0mm picks. I hope this is helpful for someone out there. Thanks, Sweetwater, for a great experience buying this guitar. I will recommend Sweetwater to friends without hesitation.


I've been a flat-picking folk guy for 15 years. I've always and only played Martin guitars, most recently a Martin 000-15M (amazing guitar by the way). My local music store got in a couple of these Takamine GD20's and I thought I'd give 'em a try. I was blown away. For $299, this thing FEELS, SOUNDS, and PLAYS like a $2000 Martin. It's not even funny. I never touch entry-level Yamaha, Fender, or even Martin guitars because of how fake, plastic, and thin they sound. This guitar has warmth, personality, and tone WELL beyond it's price tag. If I could give advice to ANY parent wanting to get their kid their first acoustic, I'd say this- buy this acoustic, and at the same time buy a LR Baggs either "Lyric" or "Anthem" pickup from Sweetwater in the same purchase, and have them install it before they ship you the guitar. That will literally give you an incredible acoustic WITH the best pickup system money can buy... ALL FOR UNDER $500. Ask for Ben Porter at Sweetwater to help ya if you don't already have a rep. Boom. You're welcome.
Music background: Music Teacher, Music Director


As soon as I played this beauty, I instantly fell in love with it! The combination of the different tonewoods gives it a very good sound. I enjoy playing this guitar everyday, from nice full chords, to single string runs-this guitar delivers your fretting very well. Stays in tune and always ready to play. Thank you sweetwater!
Music background: Musician, student of theory

More than expected

I recently purchased two Takamine Pro Series guitars and was amazed at their quality and sound. I decided that I wanted a guitar that I could grab and play, take outside, a general budget guitar, so I decided to try this Takamine and didn't have high expectations since it is a low-price model. Taking it out of the box and seeing the quality put in a budget instrument really confirmed to me the dedication Takamine has for their product. Once I tuned the guitar, i started strumming and was really amazed at the sound and the ease in playing my favorites. i am very happy with my purchase and love this guitar as much as my Pro Series guitars!
Music background: guitar player for 35 years

Best Sparkel

The down, Action is a little hi. The rest is up, Great sound articulation the best I have heard in my life and I have played off and on for Fifty years. It' is almost a shame it doesn't cost more! (I build them too) Don't forget to buy a case with it. I think the ceder is the key to the sound (Sparkle) on this one. J.D.S.
Music background: Lost of sound searching, My own songs>Rock blues, Blues . Pop, Country. Classical. Articulation challenge like quick riff runs.
See also: Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars