Takamine G 230

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Takamine

Description Very good beginner's guitar. No built-in pickup. Nice sound. Classic looking guitar.
Posted By Ryan Enloe (783)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 2/11/2004, Ryan Enloe (783) posted:
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When buying this one I looked at several other beginner's guitars but all the salemen insisted this was the best beginner's choice. I would not buy this guitar again simply because my playing level has more or less exceeded what this guitar is capable(I would like built in pickup and effects for stage playing). This guitar would be better with some built in pickups and electronics, but, again.. beginner's guitar. My favorite aspect is it's classic look and how easy it is to move around the fretboard. The worst aspect would be that.. I don't know.. don't have one. -this is a nice guitar for a beginner and real bargain from what i understand. no complaints. :)
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Crafted in the US. I think somewhere around Nashville. The body shape is just a classic dreadnought. Dot inlays on the rosewood neck. 20 frets with 6 strings. Unfortunately, it has no built in anything. This is intended as a beginner's guitar and is built accordingly.
Playability:
I have had no problems on this guitar whatsoever. It's been a beginner's dream. Nice sound and a classic look. It of course does not sound as nice as the more pricy models but, I have not found any flaws with this guitar.
Sound Quality:
I currently use no amps with this guitar. It plays great for folk/acoustic and flamenco styles. I've only dabbled in other styles and has yet to dissapoint. The sound is warm no matter where you are playing. I'm not currently using any mods. It does at times seem to produce excess noise when playing towards the bottom of the neck.
Durability:
It is definately reliable enough for stage playing, but like I mentioned earlier, not the most sound worthy since it is a beginner's guitar. -it stays tuned rather well for about 3 or 4 days. then you need to whipe out the ole' tuner again. -i've had it for a year and have not had to have anything repaired. -i've had it through extreme cold and mild heat. no problems.