Tremendous Takamine tone at a bargain price.
The Takamine EG460SC features a solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides in a cutaway shape for full fingerboard access. Other appointments of this beautiful instrument include a rosewood fingerboard with abalone snowflake inlays, an abalone rosette, and gold tuners. The built-in TP4T preamp is easy to use, and has a 3 Band graphic EQ and a built in tuner.
- Body Shape: NEX cutaway
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Back: Rosewood
- Sides: Rosewood
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Abalone Snowflake Dots
- Rosette: Abalone
- Tuners: Gold
- Finish: Natural Gloss
- Electronics: TP4T Preamp
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Comments about Takamine EG460SC NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
This is a very nice acoustic-electric guitar. Played unplugged, its low end and overall volume are a bit less loud than a dreadnought (this guitar has the 'NEX' shape, sort of like Martin 000 or Takamine OM, but with just a bit more body behind the bridge). I use a hybrid finger picking style though, where I hold a pick with thumb (p) and forefinger (i), and pick with my middle (i) and ring (a) fingers. So my bass is always a tad louder than the treble, so this guitar works perfectly for me. If you like a loud unplugged acoustic or one with lots of low end (again unplugged), this guitar is probably not for you. But it's really a matter of taste, as some people who play electric prefer a Les Paul with humbuckers to a Telecaster, a much brighter guitar. The EG460SC is sort of a 'telecaster' of acoustics, with a bright sound, but then, plugged in, it can sound any way you want, depending on your amp, EQ, etc.. The cons of this guitar for me are mainly its six tuner machines, which are no-name brand (not Grovers, etc.) and tend to slip a bit. With these tuners it is sometimes a struggle to tune the guitar. This is an easy fix though as tuners are relatively easy to replace, although nice ones can be expensive ($40+ a piece or $240 for six). The action was surprisingly not too high for a stock guitar although I will need to do some work to lower it to my liking. The action is a bit high because the stock bridge seems a bit high, but that too is a relatively easy fix. It's got a very straight neck and seems very, very well constructed. Visually, it is a very beautiful guitar. The intonation is excellent, a very important feature of an acoustic because, unlike an electric, you can't change the saddle positions (scale length of the individual strings) to fix the intonation. I would definitely recommend this guitar, although be aware that the stock tuner machines may not be to your liking, but these are easily replaced with better ones. Plugged in, the guitar sounds great and very much like an acoustic, rather than that cheesy thin sound that some plugged in acoustics have. Unplugged, it is brighter and less loud than most dreadnoughts, but still sounds great. For the price, you can't beat it.