Takamine GJ72CE-12 12-string - Natural

12-string Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Flame Maple Back and Sides, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Active Electronics - Natural
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Your Everyday 12-string!

Get massive tone and projection from Takamine's GJ72CE-12 12-string acoustic-electric guitar. With its 12-string design and its jumbo body, you can already expect the GJ72CE-12 guitar to deliver lush sound and tons of volume. Add to that the deep bass and sparkling highs of a spruce-topped maple body and you'll absolutely fill the air with thick, shimmering 12-string sound. What's more, they outfitted this guitar with their TK-40D preamp system, so you'll get the same wonderful sound when you play your Takamine GJ72CE-12 plugged in.

Takamine GJ72CE-12 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Spruce-topped maple gives you big, bold, and powerful sound
  • Takamine's TK-40D preamp system delivers fully detailed sound onstage
  • Over half a century committed to quality, playability, and wonderful sound
Spruce-topped maple gives you big, bold, and powerful sound

With its back and sides made of maple and massive jumbo body style, the Takamine GJ72CE-12 is nothing short of a sound cannon. Maple has long been revered for its thunderous low end and airy, glittering highs, and the 12-string GJ72CE-12 makes the most of this extended frequency range. When it comes to rich and dimensional tone, you couldn't ask for more.

Takamine's TK-40D preamp system delivers fully detailed sound onstage

The GJ72CE-12 sports Takamine's TK-40D preamp, instantly giving you rich, clear-sounding amplified output. In addition to a large volume knob, the TK-40D system on the GJ72CE-12 gives you a tuner and an active shelving EQ with bass, middle, and treble sliders which can easily shape your sound. There's even a low-battery indicator onboard so you know when you need to swap out the 9-volt. Plug in to turn on the preamp, unplug to turn it off.

Over half a century committed to quality, playability, and wonderful sound

The Takamine GJ72CE-12 acoustic-electric guitar is the result of over a half century of Takamine guitar-crafting know-how. 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 such as the proprietary preamp system found in the GJ72CE-12.

Takamine GJ72CE-12 12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • An affordable 12-string acoustic-electric that's great onstage and off
  • Jumbo cutaway body gives you tons of volume while providing easy access to the whole fingerboard
  • Flame maple back and sides topped by solid spruce give you rich lows, shimmering highs, and smoothly balanced mids
  • Slim mahogany neck and 12"-radius, bound-rosewood fingerboard provide great feel and playability
  • Onboard TK-40D preamp system with tuner and 3-band EQ delivers clear and articulate sound onstage
Get the 12-string tone you love anywhere you play with a Takamine GJ72CE-12 acoustic-electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Jumbo
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Flame Maple
Body Bracing Quartersawn X
Binding White
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape Slim
Fingerboard Material Bound Rosewood, 12" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone Reversed Mountain at 12th Fret
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Gold die-cast with pearl buttons
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Synthetic bone
Nut Width 1.875"
Electronics TK-40D Preamp with built-in tuner and 3-band EQ
Strings D'Addario EXP 38 Coated Phosphor Bronze 12-String, (.010-.047)
Manufacturer Part Number TAKGJ72CE12NAT

Customer Reviews

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Outstanding guitar & service!

Never in my 62 years on this planet have I ever ordered a guitar online. I decided to go with Sweetwater due to other reviews I've read. I called Sweetwater and spoke with salesman Greg Savino and expressed my concerns. Greg informed me of their 55 point evaluation on every instrument that leaves their store. He was very courteous and answered my every question. I'm so glad I chose this Takamine 12 string. The picture online doesn't do it justice. Once I unpacked it I was immediately impressed with the beautiful finish and hardware. It was already tuned and ready to go. It plays like a dream and it's loud. I mean the jumbo body really projects. There are D'Addrio strings and the tone is unbelievable.
Music background: I've been a musician most of my life. Self taught.

takamine 12

Just like you said here..came in tune,beautiful guitar,plays like butter!!..wow!!

Takamine GJ72CE-12

My first Takamine but not my last! The sound that comes out of this 12 string jumbo blows me away. It came in setup perfect! The TK-40D Preamp with 3-band EQ sounds great. I also love the Built-in Tuner! I also want to thank IsRael Foster for the great service!Sweetwater Rock!!
Music background: Hobbyist, After 40 years,getting back into playing. Loving it!

My First 12 String

Love that sparkle. This guitar is very well made and sounds much better than I'd imagine it would. All the parts and tuners look like they'll last forever. Was in tune when it arrived and requires just minor tuning now and then as would be expected. Action and set up are spot on. My hat is off to Jason Koons who once again steered me in the right direction with this baby plus other gems in the past. Sweetwater has some amazing service and sales folks. I'll be back now that I'm eyeballing a semi hollow body Gretch.
Music background: Semi-pro turned hobbist.

Great Guitar

Special thanks to Adam and the gang for a great price and perfect setup. This 12-string is at least the equal, and in most cases superior to instruments costing three times as much. The workmanship on all the binding, the frets, the electronics, are all first rate. A word about laminates. Most of them sound the same. This guitar is maple. If it were mahogany, rosewood, or other woods, you would not detect much of a difference in sound. For solid woods you can. Guitars age mostly from the top. The top on this Takemine is a VERY fine grain spruce of surprisingly good quality. The tuner is very good and the electronics sound very fine through my Marshall AS100D. Intonation is spot on, and the lows are very good. The guitar is well balanced. If you want a lot of guitar for the money, this is it.
Music background: Used to play out, but am now a retired hobbyist
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Takamine, Takamine 12-string Acoustic Guitars, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars