Takamine GN10-NS - Natural Satin

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

The Takamine GN10-NS acoustic guitar delivers exceptional sound and performance, performing well above its price tag. At Sweetwater, we've always been amazed by Takamine's quality to price ratio. From the first strum, you'll be impressed by the GN10-NS's full, dynamic, balanced sound and direct, punchy delivery. When you dig into this guitar's fingerboard, you'll love the way the GN10-NS's overtones stack up and bloom, adding meat and authority to your playing. Extremely comfortable, the GN10-NS's slim satin-finish neck provides excellent playability. You'll love the Takamine GN10-NS acoustic guitar!

Takamine GN10-NS 6-string Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:
  • NEX body combines performance and playability
  • 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.

Takamine produces guitars of amazing quality, sound, and playability

The Takamine GN10-NS acoustic 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 GN10-NS for the first time.

Takamine GN10-NS 6-string Acoustic 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
  • Pin-less rosewood bridge for easy string changing
  • Chrome die-cast tuners keep you in tune
The Takamine GN10-NS 6-string acoustic 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"
Strings D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number TAKGN10NS

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful instrument

I bought this guitar as a Christmas gift for my college aged son. He is a beginner and had been teaching himself guitar on an old Yamaha electric we had lying around the house. I don't know a ton about guitars so I called a good friend of mine who owns a guitar shop on the other side of the country. I told him what I wanted to spend and this is the guitar he recommended. He also recommended that I buy it from Sweetwater. The online purchase was easy. The guitar arrived quickly and safely. I was very impressed with the guitar. It looks and sounds beautiful and seems to be extremely well made.

Takamine GN10-NS, NEX Body - Natural

Fantastic guitar ! Exellent value for money !!!

Great mellow sound

First of all I am a novice guitar player. Owned many quitars in my life. I love the sound of this guitar and the looks. It has a clean finished look and not like some that just shine and that's it. The sound is rich and clear and love the wide neck with my big fingers. Sweetwater is a great company to work with and my sales rep is Ikes Taylor. I don't like calling him a sales rep as I much rather call him a good friend who wants to work with you through out the purchase. I am 69 and I do not think you can go wrong with this guitar.
Music background: Trumpet through out HS. Novice guitar player.

Pretty Good Laminated Top Guitar.....

One of my first guitars was a Jasmine that looked a little bit like this one. Liked it but, eventually it didn't hold up. Think it cost me about $130 at the time. So when I saw this one with the Takamine nameplate I thought I'd order it and see if it was a better guitar than the old Jasmine. It appears to be. Nice satin finish with clean bindings and a backstrip to match. I like the "string thru" bridge......nice and clean look. I like it for fingerpicking......but, it sounds better than most laminated tops when strummed if you don't get too carried away. I love this NEX body size and shape Takamine builds and it's not a heavy guitar either. It has decent bottom end on the sound. As usual.......Sweetwater and my sales contact, Mike Arango made life easy. Sometimes too easy for a guy with "GAS". Great buying experience and a good product make for a satisfied client.......me.
Music background: Hobbyist

Great Price for a decent sound!!

This is a real nice guitar for the price. I was looking for a guitar I could take camping or to a bonfire and I got more than I was looking for! It has a bright sound and plays well throughout the fretboard. I cannot compare it to my Gibson's of course, however it sounds real good for this price range and I am not disappointed at all in the sound. I did change the strings to a custom light and then adjusted the truss rod accordingly. This guitar plays very well, a great finger-picker in my opinion. For under $200.00 bucks.... GREAT DEAL!!!!
Music background: Singer/ songwriter, music teacher.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars