Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by J Bird, May 17, 2021.

  1. J Bird

    J Bird Synchromatic

    This arrived yesterday, I unboxed it today. Plays and looks lovely. I've been missing the big dreadnought sound. Although not as big a sound as a non-cutaway dreadnought, this has a very full sound. Strummed so vigorously I thought I might break a string, but my pick broke instead.

    Any guesses?
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  2. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Beautiful acoustic! Maybe a few more hints?
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  3. J Bird

    J Bird Synchromatic

    Solid wood sides and back (walnut), maple binding and quilt maple center strip of back.

    Crafted in China, designed in Japan.
    20210517_125434.jpg And it comes with a jackplate of sorts, although not with a case.
    Last edited: May 17, 2021
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  4. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, what little I see looks great, enjoy and show more pics.
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Beautiful guitar and congratulations . Love 3 piece backs
    My guess - Takamine G series Dreadnaught
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  6. J Bird

    J Bird Synchromatic

    The split saddles work really well, in that the intonation is spot on. The integrated piezo sounds great plugged in. I'm boosting the treble and engaging the mid scoop feature and the notch filter for a well balanced sound.

    I like the asymmetrical neck shape, it helps to compensate for the roundness of the c-shaped neck. It is subtle, but effective.
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Absolutely beautiful . Congratulations and play well
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  8. J Bird

    J Bird Synchromatic

    Yes, indeed. The Takamine GD93CE is their high end of their intermediate level guitars. Sweetwater's setup is quite good out of the box.

    The guitar, acoustically, has a rich, deep timbre that encourages you to strum through completely to engage the highs. Thus, boosting the treble and engaging the mid-contour when plugged in helps to keep an even sound across the sonic spectrum.
  9. Bob Perrone

    Bob Perrone Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2017
    allentown, pa
    holy cow - could you get it a little closer to the water? EEEK!
    Beautiful instrument by the way, good luck with it!
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  10. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    Very nice guitar! But maybe take a cheap Tele with you next time you head out in the canoe?
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  11. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats JB!

    Pretty nice lookin' geet.
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  12. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    A cutaway Dreadnought!!! Sweet looking and great guitar...Congratulations! These are on my list along with the PRS Fiore model, a Royall or Gold Tone resonator, an Eastman semi-hollow, Broadkaster Jr. and a 2nd Tele (my 1st is in transit purchased less than 48 hours ago)!!!!!!

    The GAS never ends but you got a great one there!
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  13. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    That's a great looking guitar, enjoy it.
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, that looks very nice!
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  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I’ve owned three Takamines, still have a Dreadnought. They are great guitars with stunning preamps and amplified tone.

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  16. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats, J Bird!

    Love that three piece back. I will say that I'm kind of partial to dreadnaughts, too.
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  17. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
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  18. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    One of my bandmates plays one of those. It is a sweet ride. Congrats!
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  19. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Congrats. My bandmate collects Tak acoustics like we do Gretsch. Great guutars.
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