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Old 01-22-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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Takamine help!

Hey guys!

I'm in the process of buying a new guitar..

Thing is, I'm stuck between 2.

http://www.takamine.com/guitars/g_s...om_bodies/g501s

http://www.takamine.com/guitars/g_s...noughts/eg340sc

I don't know which of these 2 to go for. I don't have the chance to go try them. And I can't find any youtube clips for the G501s. Do you guys have any idea?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Well to start with, one is an OM and has a smaller body than the other which is a dreadnought. Additionally, the dred model has a cutaway which may or may not appeal to you.

Are you stuck on Taks? There are a lot of good gutiars out there
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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I've always wanted a Takamine though. So yeah..
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:06 PM   #4
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Not sure if that's a great reason. What if there was a better guitar out there? ESPECIALLY since you haven't played them and I have.


But for a useful post, if you're dead set on a tak, you have to decide whether you want a smaller body or a larger one.
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Not sure if that's a great reason. What if there was a better guitar out there? ESPECIALLY since you haven't played them and I have.


But for a useful post, if you're dead set on a tak, you have to decide whether you want a smaller body or a larger one.


Could i get better for 300 pounds?
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Oh shoot, I didn't know you were UK. Tbh I don't know prices there as well as I do in the USA so I could be completely wrong.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Hmm... Think I'll just go for the dreadnaught.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #8
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if you're looking for a bigger, deeper sound, i'd definitely go for the dread. i'm not a huge fan of taks, but overall they tend to be well-built and nice guitars.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #9
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I tried G501. It's a great sounding guitar. If You can get it - You should. It's pretty rare model...even if it's a G-Series. Pick one with a full body without cutaway. You'll be suprised how rich is the tone of full body dread!
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I recently picked up a eg340c. The sc model seems a tad bit more expensive but the specs seem about the same, I'm assuming the quality and hardware are probably a bit better. In any case my eg340c is an excellent guitar for the money.
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I recently picked up a eg340c. The sc model seems a tad bit more expensive but the specs seem about the same, I'm assuming the quality and hardware are probably a bit better. In any case my eg340c is an excellent guitar for the money.


The SC is a solid top version while the C is a laminate. Solid tops are generally better sounding but quality wood costs money hence the higher price.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #12
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Well, it looks like the second has a cut-away, and first does not; so, it depends on what music you play, and if you play on stage often or just pick up a guitar and play.
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