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Takamine GD20-NS - Natural Satin Reviews

5.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from Cary, NC April 14, 2017

    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.

  • from Washington State April 14, 2016Music Background:
    Music Teacher, Music Director


    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.

  • from United States August 9, 2014Music Background:
    Musician, student of theory


    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!

  • from Cincinnati, OH November 11, 2013Music Background:
    guitar player for 35 years

    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!

  • from February 6, 2015Music Background:
    Lost of sound searching, My own songs>Rock blues, Blues . Pop, Country. Classical. Articulation challenge like quick riff runs.

    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.

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