Submitted October 31, 2018 by William A in Bogota, NJ
"Not up to Takamine standards"
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The sound is only okay, the bridge, and tailpiece, were improperly setup, and placed, and getting a decent sound trying to record from the output is impossible. I've owned several Takamine guitars over the past 32 years, and this one is the worst by a long shot. The action is too high, and adjusting the truss rod didn't improve it by much. I have not been able to get a decent sound, except by micing it, and even then it was sub-par. If you want a decent sounding 12-string acoustic-electric Takamine, I suggest buying one of the much more expensive guitars, because this one just doesn't cut it. One of the few purchases I truly regret. If I had found this out before trying to record with it, I would have sent it back. I will have to sell it used now. Very disappointed with this axe, and so should Takamine for selling it. Their Japanese made guitars are great, but this Chinese made one really sucks.
Professional musician and composer for 32 years
Rock, progressive rock, jazz, classical
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