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Item Reviews for: Takamine EF341SC Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar with Case  -  TAK EF341SCWC LIST

Better than Expected - Well Worth the Money
By: Chris from Redmond, Washington      Submitted: 2/3/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. Was looking for cutaway electric acoustic that is durable and sounds great for around $1,000. Played many guitars that met the criteria. This is the best of the bunch by far. Initially ordered a Taylor 214ce. Sent it back. Sounded like a shoe box. Ordered this Takamine and love it. For the money, the most well made and best playing in the category, in my opinions Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Very well made. Very dependable. Solid guitar. Bone nut and saddle an upgrade over most guitars in this price range. Cedar top is what makes this guitar. It counter-balances the natural brightness and provides a deep, more balanced, even tone. Strings are not good coming out of the box - but not a big deal. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Very comfortable. I am used to an OM body, so a slight adjustment to a dreadnaught, but I expected this. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Bright sounding guitar, with sound easily adjusted to your preference using onboard electonics. And as I mentioned earlier, Cedar top mellows the overall tone and will improve more over time. Action How was the action out of the box? Action fine at the nut. Action a bit high at the bridge. Will probably adjust. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Appearance is one of the appeals of this model. Finish is flawless. I like the binding around the fret board and while border around the body. It looks great. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Just got it, so not much to say here. But all great so far.
Takamine EF341SC - Best in it's price range
By: Jason from Chicago Burbs, Illinois, USA      Submitted: 7/19/2011

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Absolutely. I think this will last for years to come. I know the likes of Springsteen, Bon Jovi, and various country stars use this particular model. Obviously it's dependable to them. Reliability How has it stood up over time? I've only had this for a couple weeks, but I did own an earlier model (with the same preamp, etc), back in 2004-2005. It stood up to about 50 gigs in a band setting with absolutely no issues. General Your general opinion of this product. I've owned many guitars over the years and keep coming back to this particular model. For the price you won't get anything like it in the same range. You're looking to pay double for a Martin, Gibson, or Taylor with the same features (trust me, I've owned all these brands and paid 2-3 times the price of the EF341SC but have eventually sold them off). Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The neck is medium, not real thick like a Martin V Neck but not pencil thin either. I find the playability to be similar to en electric almost, it's that easy to play. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Bright and snappy given the cedar top and maple back and sides. You can tewak the EQ to your taste though when plugged in which is nice. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The black finish is beautiful. Obviously it'll need more maintenance to keep it looking nice and shiny, but it's well worth it. Action How was the action out of the box? Perfect - about as low as you can get without any buzzing. Just above 4/64" on the 12th fret bass side, 3/64" on the treble. You'll never get that low on a Gibson or Martin acoustic without buzzing and/or losing tone.
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