I have this guitar, and it is built with great care and attention to detail. The slender neck is a joy to hold. This guitar has a voice of its own. great mid range, and a crisp high treble. The bass is lacking a bit, but should open up as the guitar opens up. The craftsmanship is outstanding. The three pc back is beautiful, and the fit and finish is outstanding. Being its a all wood guitar, and at a great price. I bought it, and a case, and it will be my travel guitar, so I wont have to take my Martin D28 D18, nor my Gibson J45 custom when I go to see my kids and grandkids.
Over all, I would recommend this guitar. Most of all I recommend Sweetwater music. They are top notch and will do everything to satisfy their customers.
I got mine at Sweetwater in Ft.Wayne, Ind. I had seen this modle in the Takamine catalog and was shocked at how it looked. I then had a chance to see it and play it for my self. I could not believe that it looked as good in real as it did in the pictures. Their attention to detail is nearly as good as their $3000 one. The electronice are great and the tone and playability is great as well. If you are looking for a show stopper guitar that won't break the bank, this would be one to check out. I am very glad I did.
I played a Takamine EG363SC a few years ago and I loved it. They discontinued it about a year ago. What now do I do? Then this year 2013 I got an e-mail from Takamine about this GD93CE. They answered my prayers! I believe they did it better! I found that Sweetwater was the only ones where I can get it. I talk to Katie Stockman and she came thru for me! I've been playing it for a few months now and I love it better then the other. Not only is it a beautiful guitar. The sound is the greatest and the Pre Amps Takamine TK-40D is one great preamp! I do believe the 3-piece back has a lot to do with it! I trust Sweetwater for there crew and there 55-point checking it over!
I believe you will love this Takamine GD93CE!!!
Great sound and features, love this guitar
This is a good guitar that sounds great. My guitar came with some cosmetic defects due to the fact that it is made by machine and not by hand.
MY GD93CE WAS DELIVERED WHILE I WAS GETTING READY TO REPLACE THE STRINGS I NOTICED A FLAW IN THE CLEAR COAT FINISH OF THE GUITAR. DO GE ME WRONG THE GUITAR PLAYED AND SOUNDED GREAT JUST DIDNT WANT TO KEEP IT WITH THE FLAW IN THE FINISH. I CALLED DYLAN UP AT SWEETWATER AND HAD A HASLE FREE RETURN. DYLAN AND SWEET WATER WERE GREAT. HAD A NEW ONE AT MY HOUSE 3 DAYS LATER. UNFORTUNATELY THE SECOND ONE HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE ONBOARD ELECTRONICS. CALLED DYLAN AGAIN AT SWEET WATER AND HAD A FEDEX RETURN LABEL IN MY EMAIL WITHIN MINUTES. I GUESS I WASN'T MEANT TO HAVE THIS GIUTAR. SWEETWATER WAS WONDERFUL AND GAVE ME NO ISSUE WITH THE RETURN PROCESS. NOW I CALLED DYLAN AND ORDERED A EPIPHONE MASTER BUILT DR500MCE. THE GUITAR HAS ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED TO ME BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN HOME TO OPEN IT. HOPEFULLY IT GOES WELL WITH THIS GUITAR.
Most putrid bridge design causes a muffled string response.
Took mine apart to inspect. Half a dozen shims, and a metal piezo pickup are worthless. Pickup will not even detect low E string.
I put a Baggs pickup in it. WAAY better. I'm replacing the crappy plastic bridge saddle with a bone saddle, removed all the shims and metal parts preventing string resonance and sustain.
It improved sound dramatically, and improved sustain, clarity, harmonics, and tone. GET RID OF THAT BRIDGE! The rest of the axe is fair quality.
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