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Takamine GD30CE-12 BLK G30 Series 12-String Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar Available in Either Requinto or Standard Tuning

Takamine GD30CE-12 BLK G30 Series 12-String Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar Available in Either Requinto or Standard Tuning

Regular price $587.00 USD
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The GD30CE-12 is a stage-worthy acoustic/electric dreadnought 12-string guitar that features solid-top construction, a soft Venetian-style cutaway and a superior-sounding Takamine electronics system. If it didn't have the word "used" stamped in the back of the headstock, you would never know it wasn't brand new. This guitar comes with a setup by a professional luthier.

Ready for any performance situation, the GD30CE-12 features a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides that produce a rich, resonant sound. The slim mahogany neck and 12”-radius ovangkol fingerboard provide great feel and playability, while the onboard Takamine TP-4TD preamp system gives you a built-in tuner and three-band EQ and gain controls for excellent amplified performance and versatility.

Other great features include a ovangkol bridge, synthetic bone nut and split bridge saddle, ovangkol headcap, pearloid rosette and dot inlays, chrome die-cast tuners and a beautiful gloss finish. This is a used instrument. It looks and sounds terrific!

In recent years, there has been a renaissance of 12-string guitar in Regional Mexican music. Norteño music, especially the Sierreño variety, has made the 12-string guitar a chief melodic component. This great music is popular all over California and the Southwestern US, and Takamine 12-strings are the gold standard for players in this style. However, the way 12-string guitars are typically set up for these music styles are different than standard 12-strings for other genres. This is called Requinto Style.

In a traditional 12-string setup, the courses (dual sets of strings that are played together) are an octave apart from each other on the lowest four strings (E, A, D, and G) and in unison only on the top two (B and E). But for Regional Mexican styles, players prefer to have all of the strings set up in courses of two identical unison pitches, as opposed to the traditional octave courses. They do this by simply using two identical 6-string sets. This gives the player a sound with more growl in the low notes, while still retaining the natural "chorusing" of the dual string sound.

Specifications

Top: Solid Spruce

Back: Mahogany

Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Bridge: Pin - Black with White Dot

Finger Board: Ovangkol

Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)

Electronics: TP-4TD

Finish: Gloss Black

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