Takamine GY93E - Natural

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, 3-pc Rosewood/Maple Back, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and TK-40D Electronics - Natural
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A Parlor-sized Acoustic with Electronics

The Takamine GY93E New Yorker acoustic-electric guitar may be small, but it rewards you with its great sound, understated good looks, and smooth playability. Grab the fast mahogany neck, strum a few chords, and revel in the clear, full-bodied richness resonating from the diminutive parlor-style body and scalloped X-braced solid spruce top. Plug this little 6-string gem in, and experience pure amplified acoustic tone, the way it was meant to be heard. The Takamine GY93E New Yorker is a compact guitar with big attitude.

Takamine GY93E New Yorker 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 GY93E New Yorker acoustic-electric guitar benefits from quality tonewoods and Takamine's painstaking attention to detail. With its scalloped X-braced solid spruce top, rosewood sides, and 3-piece rosewood/maple back, the GY93E looks great and is tonally versatile enough to handle whatever playing style your musical mood dictates. And if you're playing out, the Takamine GY93E New Yorker's stage-friendly gloss finish will certainly command your audience's attention.

Takamine's TK-40D preamp system

The GY93E New Yorker 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 GY93E New Yorker 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. 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 GY93E New Yorker for the first time.

Takamine GY93E New Yorker Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Parlor-style guitar with a distinctive voice
  • Highly resonant solid spruce top with scalloped X-bracing provides incredible volume and projection
  • 3-piece rosewood back with maple center produces a rich, wide-ranging sound with great definition
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, 20 nickel-silver frets, dot inlays
  • Electronics: under-saddle pickup, TK-40D preamp with 3-band EQ and built-in tuner
  • Gold machine heads
Takamine's GY93E New Yorker delivers amazing performance in a compact package!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape New Yorker
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood 3-piece rosewood back with quilt maple center
Body Bracing Quartersawn X
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.4"
Tuning Machines Gold die-cast with black buttons
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Synthetic bone
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics Takamine TK-40D Preamp with Built-In Tuner
Strings D'Addario EXP16 light-gauge strings
Manufacturer Part Number TAKGY93ENAT

Customer Reviews

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45 Day Update

This is a follow-up to my previous review after a month and a half of owning this guitar. I've had the chance to play it live and plugged in at an open mic event and the electronics were outstanding. I have nothing but praise for this guitar. Here's a phenomenon I can't explain but will pass on: We've been having some wild weather here lately, with frequent changes in temperature and humidity. This little guitar seems to stay in tune under these conditions better than any other I've ever owned. Strange but true.
Music background: Singer/songwriter

Beautiful in every way

I usually wait awhile before reviewing a purchase, but after only two days of owning this guitar, I am so impressed that I feel compelled to offer my opinion. I have owned seven Takamine guitars since 1975, all of them great. I still have five, including a 12-string and an electric-acoustic bass. This little guitar is truly beautiful. The fit and finish is flawless. It's small and light and very comfortable to play. What surprised me was how LOUD it is for such a small-bodied instrument. My performing guitar has a cedar top, and sounds wonderful, but it was a nice change of pace to go back to the sound of the spruce. I haven't plugged it in yet, but I've had the same system on some of my other guitars so I'm sure it will be fine. Takamine is known for their electronics, the best in the business, which is why Taks are some of the most recorded guitars in Nashville studios. For quality and value, you can't go wrong with this guitar.
Music background: Singer/songwriter, in a band, part-time professional

Tak New Yorker is Awsome

Stunning guitar! This guitar is well make and a beauty to look at. Better than that is it’s sound. Great intonation and sustain. Wonderful neck action and extremely comfortable in your lap. The woods are very nice, solid all the way through and what can I say about the back.. better in real life than on the picture. The pre amp is good not great but does give you a solid acoustic sound and the tuner works well. It was between this parlor and an Alvarez and I am happy I chose this guitar. (Nothing against Alvarez..Great guitars also). The price couldn’t be better for what you get and Sweetwater’s service so far is impressive. Still waiting on the case and hoping it is as nice as the guitar. I WOULD RECOMMEND this beautiful instrument. Scheduled for some studio time soon and will defiantly be taking this guitar. Sweetwater needs a loyalty program, earn points buy more stuff, great concept.
Music background: Pro Musician
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars