Stuck between which Takamine Acoustic-Electric to buy (between 3 different models)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MusicEnthusiast, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. MusicEnthusiast macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Here are the links to each acoustic-electric.

    Takamine G Series 340C ($349):

    Takamine G Series EG440C NEX ($379):

    Takamine G Series EG440SC NEX ($429):

    All I know is that the last 2 have solid spruce top as opposed to the 1st one having just a spruce top. I read reviews saying this gives the guitar a more crisp, bold sound. Is there anything else I need to know about the 3? I'm a beginner but learning quickly, so maybe in a few months to a year I'll be intermediate. I am not currently taking lessons, but I did last year.

    Any guitar pros out there wanna help me out? I'd like to purchase one of these Takamine's this week or next week. Thanks!
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    As money is a bit tight, go for the first one. It looks like a decent guitar. As you are a beginner I would recommend just buying a regular old beginner's guitar, as when you get better and upgrade you can really appreciate a solid well built guitar. However from your other thread it seems you want to do some recording, so an electro acoustic would be a good idea, and the cheaper Takamine will do that job perfectly. You don't need any more than that.

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