A distinguished acoustic/electric dreadnought guitar with a refined and contemporary look, the GD93CE features a solid top and special back construction, giving it an upscale feel and distinctive sound. For players seeking stage-worthy features and an uncommon look, the GD93CE features a solid spruce top, black walnut sides and a beautiful three-piece black walnut/quilt maple back. The slim mahogany neck and 12"-radius bound laurel fingerboard provide great feel and playability, while the onboard Takamine TK-40D preamp system gives you a built-in tuner, three-band EQ and gain controls, mid contour switch, notch filter and EQ bypass switch for the ultimate in versatility and sound quality. Other premium features include maple body, neck and headstock binding; dark wood rosette and body purfling; synthetic bone nut and split bridge saddle; black walnut headcap; abalone dot inlays; gold die-cast tuners with black buttons; and a beautiful gloss finish. Available in Natural.
2010. I was ready to buy an acoustic guitar again, I'd been playing electric for years and didn't have one. I went to my nearby Guitar Center and played in their acoustic room for about four hours one day; I played everything from a $99 Epiphone to $4,000 Gibsons and Taylors. I ended up buying a Takamine EG363SC for about $450 (I wish they still made them, I would buy it again).. I kept coming back to its sound. It sounded absolutely angelic. Very bright, good lows and excellent mid-range, too. I sold it six years later so I could save up to get a new Les Paul, which I love for sure; but I wish I still had THAT Takamine. It was perfect. When I buy acoustic again I will probably buy a Takamine, at least that is what I will seriously look at first. Super well-made.