Takamine GB72CE Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Bass

This elegant acoustic-electric Jumbo bass is a real workhorse. Its built-in Takamine TK-40B preamp system boasts a tuner, 3-band EQ, gain control and more.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Flamed maple back and sides Beautiful grain, crisp and responsive tone
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Solid spruce top Punchy, articulate and warm sound
With its mighty jumbo body style, solid-top construction, stunning cosmetic features and premium electronics, the Takamine GB72CE is a commanding acoustic-electric bass guitar that is built to perform.

Featuring a solid spruce top and flame maple back and sides, the GB72CE produces all the volume and robust sound that players expect from a jumbo bass guitar. The slim mahogany neck and 16-inch radius bound rosewood fingerboard provide great feel and playability, while the onboard Takamine TK-40B preamp system gives you a built-in tuner, three-band EQ and gain controls, mid-shift control, bass-boost switch and EQ bypass switch for the ultimate in versatility and sound quality.

Other great features include a dovetail neck joint, synthetic bone nut and bridge saddle, rosewood headcap, abalone rosette, pearl dot fingerboard inlays, gold die-cast tuners, and a beautiful gloss finish. Available in Natural and Sunburst.
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- Body Style: Jumbo Bass
- Top: Solid Spruce
- Bracing: Quartersawn "X" Bracing
- Back and Sides: Flame Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 16" (406 mm)
- Frets: 21
- Position Inlays: Pearl Dots
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1 77" (45 mm)
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Saddle: Synthetic Bone
- Bridge Pins: Ivory w/ Abalone Dots
- Hardware: Gold
- Special Electronics: TK-40B w/ Built-In Tuner
- Machine Heads: Gold Die-Cast
- Strings: D'Addario EXPPBB170 (.045-.100)
- Color: Black Sunburst.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Natural
Shipping Weight: 8.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 50 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAK GB72CE NT
Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 55 x 28 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAK GB72CE SB
Takamine Warranty Takamine offers a limited lifetime warranty on all products. Electronics and plating are not covered under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8233
(1 ratings)
Submitted October 23, 2020 by a customer from gmail.com
"My prized possession"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I bought mine from another seller that does not accept reviews, so I'm writing here because I've been a happy customer of zz on other purchases...When I first got the bass in January 2018, I thought it sounded like a harpsichord! I hated it. It took a while to appreciate the sounds that this thing is capable of. It's very bright and punchy- not dead and muffled like the other basses I was used to. It's unforgiving of sloppy technique. It has forced me to improve my playing. I think it is louder than other acoustic basses- but acoustic basses are not very loud relative to 6-string guitars.The construction of the body is amazing- the way they internally braced the beautiful outer skin oozes with quality and attention to detail. The construction of the instrument makes it a very good value for the money.I play it almost every day. It hangs on the wall in our living room and I bust it out to play along with the music and tv shows in the house whenever the urge strikes- which is often. This thing is high quality, durable and has no issues at all after nearly three years of frequent use. I deducted 1/2 a star on quality because the decorative white band where the body meets the neck has an amateurish craftsmanship- it's a minor point... The finish of the wood is still in perfect condition. The tuning hardware doesn't rattle at all and the guitar stays in tune for days. The electronics have performed perfectly and I really wanted that on-board tuner. When it's plugged in, the sound is just read more like it is unplugged, only louder. I'm totally impressed with the plugged in sound. It's hard to express how much I've come to cherish this beautiful looking and sounding bass. (I have the sunburst color and the finish is mesmerizing.)

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