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Takamine GS430S G NEX Acoustic Guitar
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The dreadnought depth ensures a great level of volume, yet it has the feel of a small-bodied guitar.

The Takamine GS430S G NEX is an acoustic guitar that represents a truly outstanding value. The GS430S Takamine guitar has a solid cedar top and nato back and sides for rich and sweet tone.

The NEX body is a signature Takamine design with a tantalizing blend of easy, comfortable playability and big, resonant sound. It offers a balanced tonal response with deep bass; clear treble; and a sweet, round midrange that projects well.

Other features of the Takamine GS430S G NEX include chrome tuners, a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and a natural satin finish. With its impressive style and performance, the Takamine GS430S guitar is an excellent accompaniment to the singer-songwriter, or the finger-style player.

Takamine GS430S G NEX Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • Body Shape: NEX
    Rosette: Concentric rings
    Top: Solid cedar
    Inlays: None
    Back: Nato
    Sides: Nato
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Bridge: Rosewood
    Tuners: Chrome
    Finish: Satin natural




Takamine GS430S G NEX Acoustic Guitar

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No warrany on electronics or plating.
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  • Lovely Guitar w/Slight Nuances

    As reviewed by John Gore on 9/29/2008

    I have owned this guitar for 6 months. I have strung it with both Elixirs and Martins and either way, the sound is very rich. The tones are almost piano-like. It is very easy to string because of the bridge design, it also tunes easily and stays in tune. Now...the nuances: For me, I found the string tension a little tight even with light 11s. And the neck is slightly narrower and thinner than what you'd find on similar martin/taylors making it more suitable for smaller hands, bar chords, and classical playing style. Big hands with wrap around playing style...forget it! If you fall somewhere in between, I think it's worth the slight extra effort because of the sound quality and the price.

    32 of 32 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazing entry level priced acoustic blues guitar

    As reviewed by Randy on 7/14/2009

    I could not believe the tone and playability of this guitar that sells for such a reasonable price. I own several acoustic guitars that fall into the "Folk" and "Blues" catagory including a turn of the century Lyon & Healey Parlor and a Gibson J45 both costing big bucks. While dreaming about a Martin OOO Eric Clapton Signature model I happened on this Takamine at one tenth the price and 98% of the tone. Excellent playability and truely great tone and sound seperation. Very worth your consideration if the blues or any acoustic music is what you are into!

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great guitar

    As reviewed by Evan R. on 12/31/2008

    Out of all of my guitars, this is my favorite right now. The cedar top gives a very warm tone and it came with an overall great set up. I like how the bridge is designed without any pins and the tuners are also very nice. I was surprised and very pleased with the high volume. Personally, I'm not worried about the lack of pickguard. I think it looks better without one. I also think it looks pretty cool without inlays on the fretboard. It was an overall great buy and this first Takamine of mine will definitely not be my last.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful.
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