Made in Korea ...
Solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides. cutaway, all painted and equipped with mechanical quality, chrome oil bath.
Size: Grand Auditorium body relatively small, mini-jumbo, which gives it a round sound, and oddly enough, despite the warm mahogany.
Complete Preamp: tuner, notch, acute settings, middle, bass, etc. ...
Mahogany neck, nice.
Microphone from the saddle.
The handle is comfortable, easy to play.
Access to the treble is very easy.
This guitar has its weight, for a small ...
The acoustic sound is not powerful, but very round. (+)
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Virtual Decadence's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The handle is of Taka ideal. I gave this guitar to my girlfriend and she never leaves her (she is a school of music).
The preamp is really not bad. on the other hand, as with any electro-acoustic, we must work to have a good sound passed through a piezo. I do not like the sound piezo band on stage but it does, especially pop-rock.
In finger-picking alone for something else queda coaching, I am more skeptical (but because nothing beats a Dreadnought for that).
The tuner super convenient.
I just wanted to respond to the earlier opinion that found the sound too muffled. I had exactly the same reaction with another mini-jumbo from another brand. I do not usually have sound Jumbo (who seems ever less balanced, especially in the midrange, as a quality dreadnought). Add to that the small size and the acoustic sound is always "too small" to me.
So to compare what is comparable, including in relation to other Taka mini-jumbo more "low end" or my Ibanez AEL cheaper, it's a good mini-jumbo.
And for me to buy a mini-jumbo is an issue of size (my girlfriend behind a true jumbo we no longer see .. the mini is ideal for a girl) or to play in a band because again Electrified once his electro-acoustic is really pure Takamine, for those who love. It remains a current standard in pop or rock.
Having reached 100 euros less than the retail price, for me it's a great value if one takes into account everything I said above.
It has been over a year.
The pros: the comfort Taka, electro-acoustic sound Taka, the look, the overall quality of workmanship for the price (and the "Made in Korea"), the integrated tuner.
The -: the mini-jumbo acoustic sound
If it had been for me, I took a Cort Parkwood not necessarily Dreadnought acoustic-electric. The day I bought that Taka, I tried everything Lead Guitars had at hand and I do not regret my choice as the Chahya feedstocks (balance comfort for small hands Budget max + + electro-acoustic + + his instantly recognizable style).
I said that I tried a lot but cheaper models équivalenst from Takamine and that there is really falls into the "I'll sell you some shit with a famous brand name above. But EG540SC is better and amply justifies the price difference.
The previous opinion is therefore quite relevant, but to recover in a particular context of use.