Takamine GN71CE - Brown Sunburst

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and TK-40D Preamp - Brown Sunburst
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Small Jumbo, Big Versatility

The Takamine GN71CE acoustic-electric guitar will seduce you with its rich tone, stunning good looks, and amazing playability. Sporting a solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides, the GN71CE's cutaway NEX "small jumbo" body is incredibly comfortable - even for smaller players. The GN71CE's solid spruce top responds beautifully to a light, fingerstyle touch, yet will sing with authority when strummed boldly. If you're in the market for a versatile, comfortable, great-sounding acoustic-electric, check out Takamine's GN71CE.

Takamine GN71CE NEX Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Great sound is in the details
  • Takamine's TK-40D preamp system
  • Takamine - a legacy of amazing quality, sound, and playability
Great sound is in the details

The Takamine GN71CE NEX acoustic-electric guitar benefits from quality tonewoods and Takamine's painstaking attention to detail. With its scalloped X-braced solid spruce top, and rosewood back and sides, the GN71CE looks great and is tonally versatile enough to handle whatever playing style your musical mood dictates. And if you're playing out, the Takamine GN71CE NEX's stage-friendly gloss finish will certainly command your audience's attention.

Takamine's TK-40D preamp system

The GN71CE sports Takamine's TK-40D preamp, giving you rich, clear-sounding amplified output - instantly. The TK-40D features a gain knob, a tuner, an active shelving EQ with bass, middle, and treble sliders, and a low battery indicator. The preamp is switched on by plugging a standard instrument cable into the endpin/strap pin jack. Unplugging the cable turns the preamp off. The TK-40D is powered by a single 9 volt battery.

Takamine - a legacy of amazing quality, sound, and playability

The Takamine GN71CE NEX 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-electric 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 and construction techniques - something you'll discover fro yourself as soon as you pick up your GN71CE NEX for the first time.

Takamine GN71CE NEX Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • NEX-style guitar with a distinctive voice
  • Highly resonant solid spruce top with scalloped X-bracing provides incredible volume and projection
  • Rosewood back and sides produces a rich, wide-ranging sound with great definition
  • Mahogany Neck with rosewood fingerboard, 20 frets, dot inlays
    Electronics: under saddle pickup, TK-40D Preamp with 3-band EQ and built-in tuner
  • Machine Heads: gold
Takamine's GN71CE NEX acoustic-electric delivers amazing performance in a compact package!

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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 Brown Sunburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Rosewood
Body Bracing Quartersawn X
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-pearl Dot
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Gold die-cast with amber buttons
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Synthetic bone
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics TK-40D electronics
Strings D'Addario EXP16 light-gauge strings
Manufacturer Part Number TAKGN71CEBSB

Customer Reviews

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I was skeptical about buying this Takamine as I have never owned or played one before, but was initially captured by its stunning look. The price made me think it might be an "ok" ax and I was hoping it would have a full sound and tone when not plugged in. This beauty arrived today and I have to say it knocked my socks off! I have been playing it for about 3 hours and found it hard to put down. The website picture does not do it justice, this guitar IS THE SH*T!!! BEAUTIFUL! Plays beautifully with perfectly smooth action and the sound is as rich and bright as any $1000 + guitar! I am a new fan of Takamine especially this GN71CE!! Got the case with it which for about $600 all together, you cannot beat this deal! If you're an old time player like me or new, a great find! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!


Just received and unboxed my new Takamine (Ta-ka-mee-nay) guitar. This finely crafted musical instrument is absolutely stunning. I'm 65 years old and have been playing from the time I was a kid in elementary school. Over the years I have played professionally and at times made my entire living from performing. I really didn't need another guitar as I have several top quality instruments to choose from but this guitar ranks up there (in my opinion) with the best of them. I can't help thinking Gibson J45 or something like that, although I may even like the neck better on this one. The finish is as near perfect as I've seen. The top sunburst seems to have a depth to it and the colors are very deep, not yellowish or cheap in any way. As of this writing I haven't yet plugged it in but I am sure it won't disappoint. The tuners seem to operate very smoothly. There is really nothing about this instrument that I do not like. I'm going to change out the strings for extra light instead of the light gauge they have on it, which is something I would do if the guitar cost 6 times as much. Other than that, I can't find anything not to like. Amazing Japanese guitar crafted in China.
Music background: Professional performing musician.

Beautiful! Beautiful!

A beautiful guitar to look at and play. It sounds beautiful as well. I love the gold hardware and the pearloid tuners. I highly reccomend getting the case for this guitar to keep it looking and sounding beautiful. A lot of guitar and case for just a little bit of money.

Another great Takamine guitar

Thanks to Ken Davis, my advisor, another fabulous choice. I had just bought a similar Takamine Guitar for my son, which we both love. I must admit I really did not want a sunburst guitar but I am so glad I ordered it. Nothing negative here....The guitar has a little more bling that I wanted but after opening the box I was blown away. It sounds awesome, is easy to play and the built in tuner works great. Using it for home studio use. One thing I noticed is that the fret markers on the side of the neck are super easy to see. Tuners work like butter too. A really stunning guitar. I ordered the Gator white / cloth covered case which, as I mentioned in my last review, has THE most comfortable handle! I think I am now a Takamine junkie!
Music background: Violinist of 55 years. Ex British Rock Guitarist. Home Studio buff.

GN71CE. Takamine

I really love everything about this guitar, it is very beautiful in color. The sound of this guitar is amazing it is big and bold. The playability is very easy, and the build in tuner makes it so easy to tune up after replacing strings or to tweet alittle if strings need it.If u want the sound to reach out just plug in cord you can make beautiful music.
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