Takamine GD20

Takamine GD20


Body&Neck:4.5 Stars
Hardware:4.6 Stars
Sound:4.8 Stars
Value:4.8 Stars
Average:4.7 Stars

After praising the GD93 in the $500 chart and the Jasmine (also made by Takamine) models in the cheap acoustic guitars chart, it is time for one of the best guitars that cost less than $300. I want to present you the Takamine GD20. An upgrade for the GS330s, this guitar comes with better design, better tonewoods, better hardware and most important of all with better sound. Hitting that sweet spot where you are offering value with your product is a wet dream for a lot of brands, for Takamine it is nothing but a routine.

H99530000001000-00-500x500Body and Neck
The classic dreadnought acoustic body is a combination of solid cedar top and mahogany sides and back. The result is an instrument that offers a lot of variety and that is capable of working great for a very wide range of music genres. The mahogany neck with a satin finish also features a 12” rosewood fingerboard with 20 frets. All of this offers great playability that is suitable even for beginners. Among the additional perks are the great looking headstock with the chrome die-cast tuning pegs, quality rosewood bridge and a set of D’Addario EXP 16 strings included in the package.

1600-GD20_detail2Finding a guitar with rich and full tone comparable to the GD20 in the same price range will be a hard task to deal with. For the casual guitarist that plays at home or with some friends in the garage, or for the advanced beginner that is looking for a better instrument, the output of this Takamine will sound godly. It takes a veteran ear and a very experience player to notice the insignificant tone imperfections that are not even worth mentioning. As a matter of fact, the guitar is ready to take some serious strumming before it goes out of tone so you can even test some hardcore stuff on it.

The Verdict
Takamine is offering the seasoned players a great substitution of their GS330 and at the same time they are putting on the table a viable solution for every beginner that is looking for his first instrument and is ready to throw couple hundred bucks on it. The reputation of the brand is outstanding and most of their guitars are really hard to resist. The GD20 is the pure example of a guitar that comes at a ridiculously low price and throws some premium features and output that is close to a lot of guitars that usually go for more than $600.

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