Takamine GJ72CE - Brown Sunburst

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

Get massive tone and projection from Takamine's GJ72CE jumbo acoustic-electric guitar. With its jumbo body, you can already expect the GJ72CE guitar to deliver full-bodied 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, dimensional 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 plugged in.

Takamine GJ72CE 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 is nothing short of a sound cannon. Maple has long been revered for its thunderous low end and airy, glittering highs, and the GJ72CE makes the most of this extended frequency range. When it comes to rich and dimensional tone, you couldn't ask for more than this.

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

The GJ72CE sports Takamine's TK-40D preamp, giving you rich, clear-sounding amplified output - instantly. In addition to a large volume knob, the TK-40D system on the GJ72CE gives you a tuner and an active shelving EQ with bass, middle, and treble sliders you can use to shape your sound. There's even a low-battery indicator onboard so you know when you need to swap out the 9V. 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 acoustic-electric guitar is the result of over 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 such as the proprietary preamp system found in the GJ72CE.

Takamine GJ72CE Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • An affordable acoustic-electric that's great on and offstage
  • 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 massive tone anywhere you play with a Takamine GJ72CE acoustic-electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Jumbo
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Brown Sunburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Flame Maple
Body Bracing Quartersawn X
Binding White
Neck Wood Maple, set
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 1.6875"
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 TAKGJ72CEBSB

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Kaboom Again

I purchased this GJ72CENAT in a natural finish on a Christmas deal. I already have a G "Big" body EG523SC and was already blown away with it. One of the complaints with the EG523SC is that the set-up is always too high. even the local Luther told me this could not meet tight standards like my Taylor and he was right, so the sound was great but after an hour or so I would have some stress due to the slightly high set-up. So now on a chance on this model "GJ72CENAT I received it in perfect condition, with a battery already loaded. Only two strings needed tuning and to my great pleasure the set-up was as low as my pro level acoustic. The pick up is the same as my other Tack, the TK-40 and is a solid good sounding system. This is a china made guitar but I have no complaints with the workmanship. In fact for what I paid it is most impressive. I have a Cool tube on another Tak and it is the best of the best, but unplugged I would put this new Tak up against anything out there. I did notice the sound hole is a little wider from 3 7/8 to the new 4" than my previous G body and the body is actually a bit wider too from 16 1/2 to 17 inches wide but will still fit my TKL case and sounds amazing. Even my wife likes it. I have played it for a few weeks and am highly impressed with the sound and play-ability. Thanks Sweetwater and thanks to my sales engineer Greg. Nice product, service and price. I simply could not turn this one down and I was right on this deal. Happy! Happy! Happy! Blessings to all my picking friends, and Merry Christmas 2015. Even at full price this is a solid guitar, Takamine has won my business with performance again.
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OK Guitar

I too bought this as a Christmas deal with a natural finish. Beautiful finish by the way. I was looking for a backup guitar to my main Takamine. The action was a little high, but nothing that a couple small turns of a wrench couldn't get into play, not perfect, but very playable. The tuning machines, particularly the G and D were tight and somewhat hard to turn. I always replace the factory strings on a new guitar. For a Jumbo it sure has a small sound. Unplugged it was very thin and small sounding. My cheap old Ibanez (the guitar it was replacing) is much louder. Plugged in, it sound good, not great, but for the price the sound is what you would expect. The G string is a little weak sounding, not a deal breaker, but something to be aware of...the same is true of my Jumbo body Tak 12-string. I brought her to a show case I had, a 40 minute set of originals and she performed adequately. Again, not amazing, but solid. So, take this for what it's worth.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars