Takamine GN10CE-NS - Natural Satin

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and TP-E Electronics - Natural
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Small Body, Big Sound

Performing well above its price tag, the Takamine GN10CE-NS acoustic-electric guitar delivers exceptional sound and performance. At Sweetwater, we've always been amazed by Takamine's quality to price ratio. From the first strum, you'll be impressed by the GN10CE-NS's full, dynamic, balanced sound and direct, punchy delivery. When you dig into this guitar's fingerboard, you'll love the way the GN10CE-NS's overtones stack up and bloom, adding meat and authority to your playing. Extremely comfortable, the GN10CE-NS's slim satin-finish neck provides excellent playability. Finally, the GN10CE-NS's onboard Takamine TP-E preamp system delivers outstanding amplified performance. Plugged or unplugged, you'll love the Takamine GN10CE-NS acoustic-electric guitar!

Takamine GN10CE-NS 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • NEX body combines performance and playability
  • TP-E preamp delivers excellent amplified performance
  • Takamine produces guitars of amazing quality, sound, and playability
NEX body combines performance and playability

A proprietary body shape developed by Takamine, the NEX body style is essentially a scaled-down jumbo. Extremely comfortable to play (especially for smaller players) the NEX body style brings a silky balance to a guitar's tone that lends itself especially well to vocal accompaniment. The NEX body style, while small, will provide you with full-sized sound whether you're onstage or unplugged.

TP-E preamp delivers excellent amplified performance

Featuring a simple, easy-to-use control layout, the TP-E preamp allows you to quickly dial in a great sound. Nonetheless, by utilizing a gain control, master tone control, and mid-cut switch, you'll find that the TP-E still provides you with plenty of sonic control. The gain knob controls your overall volume. The tone knob controls your overall tone, while the mid-cut switch lets you attenuate some of your guitar's mid frequencies for that "scooped-mid" sound. The TP-E also includes a built-in tuner!

Takamine produces guitars of amazing quality, sound, and playability

The Takamine GN10CE-NS acoustic-electric 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, including Glenn Frey, Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, and Toby Keith. With quality and value as guiding principles, Takamine's instruments employ the finest tonewoods and construction techniques - something you'll discover for yourself as soon as you pick up your GN10CE-NS for the first time.

Takamine GN10CE-NS 6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Select spruce top and mahogany back and sides produce a full and balanced sound
  • Slim satin-finish mahogany neck provides great feel and playability
  • TP-E preamp system for excellent amplified performance
  • Pin-less rosewood bridge for easy string changing
  • Chrome die-cast tuners keep you in tune
The Takamine GN10CE-NS 6-string acoustic-electric guitar delivers exceptional sound and performance!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape NEX
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Satin
Top Wood Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing Quartersawn X
Neck Wood Mahogany (Satin Finish)
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Chrome Die-Cast
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Synthetic Bone
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics Takamine TP-E Preamp with Built-In Tuner
Strings D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number TAKGN10CENS

Customer Reviews

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Excellent First (Real) Guitar

As an experienced musician, but a fairly new guitarist, I can confidently say this instrument was a great choice. Price was low and quality is high, and I'm really enjoying practicing and recording with the new addition to my collection.
Music background: Composer

Above average sound in a budget guitar

I must say, the experience of purchasing this instrument sure made me a believer in the Sweetwater reputation! Great price, top of the line tech help, the very best service....nice! Delivery was very quick, too. This acoustic/electric was to be a poor man's back up for small live shows, one I could cart about and practice on. When I pulled this Takamine out of the box, it was close to tuned. Had no problem tuning it with those stock strings, and after a bit of string bendin', it stayed in tune...like for quite a while. It's a nice looking acoustic, had a quality build at that price. Body and neck was tight all around, and the ease in changing strings with this bridge is a nice touch. A pretty decent beginner guitar that is made to last and sounds good. I plugged it in to a favorite guitar modeler with some basic pre-sets I like. It's a reliable way to test the tonal boundaries of a guitar and I was surprised this acoustic was holding things so tight. The tonal type knob on the pre-amp worked pretty well on the high end, and even mid's were "there"... but too much low available ALL the time, if not careful. No hum and weird noise, nice and quiet. The latch cover holding in the battery must fit tight, or the electronics will drop out suddenly. Had to fiddle about with that for a bit, but no problems since. All in all, a pretty sharp guitar that sounds warm and full, is easy to play, and a good deal for under $300.
Music background: recording engineer,live sound,guitarist
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars