Takamine GY93 - Natural

Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top, 3-pc Rosewood/Maple Back, Rosewood Sides, Mahogany Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard - Natural
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A Parlor-sized Acoustic

The Takamine GY93 New Yorker acoustic 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. The Takamine GY93 New Yorker is compact guitar with big attitude.

Takamine GY93 New Yorker Acoustic Guitar at a Glance:

  • Great sound is in the details

  • Solid spruce top, rosewood/maple back, and rosewood sides are a magical tonewood combination
  • Takamine: a legacy of amazing quality, sound, and playability
Great sound is in the details

The Takamine GY93 New Yorker acoustic 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 GY93 looks great and is tonally versatile enough to handle whatever playing style your musical mood dictates. And if you're playing out, the Takamine GY93 New Yorker's stage-friendly gloss finish will certainly command your audience's attention.

Solid spruce top, rosewood/maple back, and rosewood sides are a magical tonewood combination

Sweetwater knows that the choice of top wood can make or break the sound of an acoustic guitar. For the GY93 New Yorker, Takamine chose a solid spruce top. Chosen as much for its look as its tone, solid spruce has an articulate sound with excellent projection. It's a great balance for the rich, dimensional sound of the 3-piece rosewood/maple back and rosewood sides. And because it's a solid-wood instrument, the tone of your GY93 New Yorker will only get better with enhanced harmonics and greater tonal balance as the years go by.

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

The Takamine GY93 New Yorker 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. 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 GY93 New Yorker for the first time.

Takamine GY93 New Yorker Acoustic 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 frets; dot inlays
  • Machine heads: gold
Takamine's GY93 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"
Strings D'Addario EXP16 light-gauge strings
Manufacturer Part Number TAKGY93NAT

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

Great little,guitar

Always wanted a parlor size guitar and this one is the boss. I put custom light strings (11's) on it and the sound just blossomed. The shape of the neck makes it very comfortable. Great setup, usually aimed up makin some adjustments but not this time.
Music background: Amateur player
5/5

Great Christmas Gift

My wife gave me the New Yorker for Christmas this year and I have to admit that for the money this is a great guitar. I bought a similar Takamine for my grandson last year and I was really impressed. So impressed that my wife took the que. I was really surprised on how well the neck was set up. At first I thought it to be a bit low but I find it is perfect for finger style playing. I have to admit that this little guitar will give my Martin some competition as the playability is that good. The guitar is a bit heavy for its size but that's to be expected from a laminated back and sides. It doesn't detract from the sound of the instrument. This little guitar is loud for its size. I recommend this guitar to anyone that is looking for a beginners guitar or an experienced player looking for a guitar to keep at the office to get in some practice at lunch.
Music background: Intermediate player
5/5

Takamine GY93 New Yorker

I have been wanting a New Yorker style guitar since I played one in a local guitar shop 5 years ago. I finally found it it my budget so I knew I had to buy it. It blew away every expectation I had. It is amazingly comfortable. The pictures on the internet do not do it any justice. As one would expect from Takamine, every little detail has been taken care of. The inlays, binding, and mahogany neck are beautiful. And, of course, the three piece rosewood/quilted maple back is absolutely stunning. The last guitar I got from Sweetwater was great, but the action was just a bit too low for my liking. This guitar had slightly higher action that makes for a perfect blend of playability and tone. It sounds great whether you prefer to use your fingers or a pick. Even though it is smaller, it still packs a great sound and sits well when played together with larger body style guitars. The tone is brighter and has a great high end, but it is still very balanced and beautiful. Words cannot even describe this guitar. It far exceeds any other guitar a have purchased in a similar price range. Do not hesitate if you are thinking about purchasing this guitar. You will not be disappointed.
Music background: Hobbyist, Worship Team Guitar Player
4.5/5

Fantastic Guitar

I purchased two guitars from Sweetwater just weeks apart. Takamine had been on my wish list for a long time, so I was thrilled when I received this beauty. I am female, 5'9", and find a dreadnought too uncomfortable to play. This Takamine New Yorker is the perfect size for me, and it blows my dreadnought out of the water when it comes to sound. This thing projects like a beast, so don't let the small size fool you. Although the front is a little plain, like most acoustic guitars, the back of the guitar is stunningly beautiful. The neck size is perfect, the action is perfect, easy to play, great sound, great look. The only reason I took half a point off of my rating is because the frets need work. Every fret on both ends are sharp. I was surprised by this, as this is the only guitar I have ever purchased that had burry fret ends. When this guitar arrived, it was packaged well. It was nearly in tune, which surprised me considering that most guitars are sent with the strings a little slack. (See my review on the Epiphone Limited Edition Caballero.) There were seven marks on the back that looked like nasty scratches but turned out to be some skid-like marks that buffed off. There were three scratches near the neck, also on the back of the guitar. I was not happy with the scratches or the gunk, but I love this guitar, so I decided not to return it to Sweetwater. I may have to pay a little extra to get someone to buff out the three scratches. Overall, the Takamine is a great purchase. The comfort of the neck makes it easy to play for longer periods of time and also makes it easier to reach chords that were previously difficult. I also noticed that I can slide on this guitar nearly as well as my Les Paul, which I am not able to do on any other acoustic guitar that I own. So, if you are willing to have the frets dressed to remove the burry bits, you can't go wrong with this guitar. I highly recommend it.
Music background: Piano, Guitar
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars