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Hoenne 02/23/2012

Takamine EF340 : Hoenne's user review

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Made in Japan, true copy of the Martin D28, to say, the logo is not the current takamine but a form with Martin East. Below 1962, issue copies are not any better!

I have no idea what kind of wood it can be, I would say for the mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, the rest says nothing to me.

20 frets, a bit old for me, but hey it will change later. There is a mic inside it has a volume / gain.

The only problem are the mechanics, the one I had with, I think it is those origins, were really pitiful. They were shaped like a mechanical oil bath but when I dismounted I saw they were not closed, I replaced by those of my Takamine G320 (so pretty standard), and there can be really judge the guitar. It takes better agreement, and recovers strangely acute (may be as bad engrendraient mechanical loss of his?)

In short, test!

Especially since the argus is variable it is found at all prices.


Eats very pleasant, well it is a matter of taste as for the rest, but it'' s format buche Canadian, he is well in hand.
The key is nice, I can even leave a little bluesy solos which is cool for an acoustic.
The rest of ergonomics is semblabe has any sound, yes it's big, yes it makes noise, so you can not Schredder above!

Get a good sound: play on. Harmonics are beautiful, endless sustain, the true acoustic sound I love. I have a J200 which I am less a fan, then I found the sound of City & Colour I love, missing boots and a plaid shirt.

Connected to the sound, I can hardly judge, I have a hot rod deluxe which is not very suitable. I think with a special acoustic amp can draw sounds much better.


Well, it'll be a bit repetitive.

It's like an old Martin except it's made by Takamine, less expensive, so cool, so it's good, so here goes.

The rest I said before, there is not really sound that I dislike, because it only has one.

I can just clarify that its volume capacities are quite substantial, it still is cool.


I use it for several months.

I do it again this choice, if I fell on another hand I repeat.

I was in the hands of many model (we train in all music stores), but I really started to get a true opinion a Takamine G320, a Martin D00 and a Epiphone EJ200 (United States) and it remains by far my favorite.