#1
Takamine EG333-C LTD
Went to the ol' guitar store today looking for a nice acoustic. I played a bunch of the guitars they had there, which was a bunch of Deans, Fenders, Takamines, Guilds, and Alvarez guitars. This guitar really stood out above all the others not just aesthetically, but tonally as well. It has a beautiful ash body that is complemented by abalone binding on it, and the back of the neck is flamed. The frets are nice and even. The neck is very comfortable. I am WAY too used to playing electric guitar, so the big dreadnaught body is a little awkward for me, but the low action makes it a little more familiar. The guitar projects sound very nicely. The tone is a warm, mellow, bassy one which can shine and glisten on the upper end. I ended up leaving the store with this guitar, a Fender Super Champ XD, and a new set of Groove power tubes that the nice salesman threw in for free. (I told him my Marshall Class 5 was rattling a bit.) I only intended on getting the acoustic, but you know how you get when you are in a guitar store.









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Marshall Class 5
Vox AC30 CC2


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#3
You should have wiped the fingerprints off before photography ensued.

Nevertheless, nice purchases.
Marshall amplifiers are the truest purveyors of rock and roll known to man.

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Holy crap, check this out!
#6
I know I should have wiped it down, my camera was dying.

I traded in an old Marshall AVT50 and got this guitar, my amp, and the tubes for $599 + Tax.
Epi Elitist LP Plus
Marshall Class 5
Vox AC30 CC2


"A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
#7
Good choice on going with the Takamine. I don't care for Dean or Fender acoustics. They just sound shallow and cheap to me- any one that I've played lacks a good tone. Some Guilds are alright and I've just never liked Alvarez for some reason.
Congrats on your new addition!
#8
I like it. It has some class to it.
I like Takamines, I just recently got to try the Takamine Flatpicker TF360SBG and really liked it. So HNGD.
#9
You will get used to the bulkiness. I have a full sized dreadnought that is not a cutaway and I can manhandle that thing that well now. And when playing my strat, it feels so small lol.

I'm surprised a Fender didn't catch your eye/ear.
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#10
The Fenders were okay. They had one of the old Concords with the Strat style headstock, and I REALLY like those. This one was a little beat up though, and I thought the Takamine was a better deal. The Deans looked fantastic, but didn't play very well. They sounded a little dull. The Alvarez guitars were decent, but most of them were 12 stringers.
Epi Elitist LP Plus
Marshall Class 5
Vox AC30 CC2


"A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."