Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar Natural 889406629950

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A wonderful classical guitar with cutaway body, cedar top, rosewood back and sides, and rosewood fingerboard. Its warm tone is supported by a CT-4B preamp, which itself has a warm sound, 3-band graphi... Click To Read More About This Product

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A wonderful classical guitar with cutaway body, cedar top, rosewood back and sides, and rosewood fingerboard. Its warm tone is supported by a CT-4B preamp, which itself has a warm sound, 3-band graphic EQ, and a stable and accurate chromatic tuner.

Features
  • Body Shape: Classical Cutaway
  • Rosette: Marquettery
  • Top: Cedar
  • Back: Rosewood
  • Sides: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Electronics: CT-4B
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited lifetime warranty on Japan-made, G Series, and Jasmine products.
5 year limited warranty on Jasmine Studio products.
No warrany on electronics or plating.
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TakamineEC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takamine EC132SC Classical Guitar

By Chad-XtOZS

from Virginia

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

Takamine makes a very good product for the price. I have always admired their workmanship and quality. I would give it a ten overall if it weren't for the EQ on the preamp and the case having problems right out of the box.

Also, I called Takamine to ask the questions about preamp EQ boost controls, and never even got a reply.
I have several high end steel string acoustic electrics that are fantastic when plugged in. I felt like the Takamine EC132SC left something to be desired when amplified. The three band EQ made hardly any difference if you tried to boost or reduce the output on treble, mid, low ends. I think this might be due to the characteristics of classical vs. steel strings, but haven't been able to get a good answer from Takamine support. I tried a Takamine EG128SC and found the same thing, and also a Cordoba C7-CE.

I will say that the tone reproduction amplified is fairly accurate of what it sounds like un-amplified. I am playing though a Fender Acoustasonic Pro, which is amazing in and of itself and would probably make any instrument sound great.
Every detail of the guitar is flawless. One of the buckles on the case fell off the second day and I had to adjust it with some pliers. It is okay now.
I bought mine as a level 2 (used instrument) from Musicians Friend. I felt like it was a pretty good value for the money. The EG128SC (which I also bought used from them) was in my opinion a better value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS GUITAR FOR THE PRICE, TONE, QUALITY AND THE BEAUTY OF IT!!!

By John H

from Minneapolis

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I'm a Guitar player for 15 years and LOVE to collect guitars, after trying out a few brands like Taylor, Jose Ramirez, Yamaha. The price for those brands were out of touch! while I can get this one with affordable price and SOUND, QUALITY, and the BEAUTY of it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am now an intermediate Player

By Dr. B Dog

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I am very lucky to come across this guitar. I visited a local Luthier re: an old Suzuki classical I have had for 40 years. I was inquiring about some work and a possible pickup. I also own a 1989 Jose Ramirez (My first Love). Although, I have played for years, I am still a beginner as I have never really pushed myself to be better. This Luthier told me about the Takamine EC132SC. I found it on-line through the Guitar Center and purchase it. I paid nothing for shipping and pick it up at my local store. HOLY S__T! Overnight I have gone from beginner to intermidiate. This is the best purchase I ever made. I am truly amazed. The tone is deep and rich and sustained. The action is perfect. I play some longer, more difficult pieces without any imperfect notes, which allows me to focus on musicality. I am really happy with this guitar. My Ramirez is on a temporary vacation. What a bargain

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't put it down!

By kvenable

from Louisiana

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

This guitar is beautiful. It was delivered @ 8:30 PM by the UPS and was almost frozen. I took it out of the box and case and tuned it up immediately. The sound was dull because it was still frozen i think. The next morning i started playing it again and could not put it down...in fact i was 30 min late for work. This is a very good sounding guitar unplugged even with the strings that came with it. I ordered some expensive strings but have not changed them yet. The nut width is exactly 2 inches. I can go from my fender, Taylor, CA dreadnought to this one with no problems (i do use them for different songs though) Plugged in, this pup system as expected is a feedback monster. I will try a sound hole plug and also try to just mic it. The built in tuner is a first for me and is quite convenient. For the price, this guitar can't be beat. I played guitars that were twice as much as this one that didn't impress me.PS this is the first time ordering a guitar online. I always like to play first and then buy the very guitar that i am playing...no regrets on this purchase. If you are looking for a fine classical guitar this it it. I welcome any questions.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the finest guitars you will ever own

By Dayton

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I decided on this guitar, when another was unavailable, based on the reviews. I wanted a fine classical for my collection. I was not dissapointed. I have been playing Jazz, Rock, Classical for over 30 years, and have never played a guitar that hit such s solid "5" star rating in every area: sound, playability, action. This guitar "sings!" I have over 14 fine stringed instruments on my wall, but this one stays in the case, only to be taken out and played by me! You will love it as much as I do. Thanks.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takamine EC132SC

By Nicholas DiFabbio

from Guilford, CT

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

Nice Guitar. Sounds good plugged in and acoustic. Will serve my needs (Broadway show work) very well.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love it, love it, love it, loooove it!

By RamonDoReMi

from Thorndale, PA

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

One day early in the morning my friend and I went out to find a really good guitar for me. I had an aging Yamaha classical guitar which as opposed to conventional wisdom, its sound didn't improve with age but got more and more flat. After visiting many places, we stopped at a Guitar Center in NJ and found the Takamine EC132SC and it was love at first sight because the finish, the grain of the wood I mean everything looked beautiful and professionally built. The icing of the cake was its sound. I played some romantic classical pieces and its mellow, subtle tonal palette came out beautifully and with projection. Played some Flamenco and it delivered the "rasgueados" equally well. So this guitar can be as sweet as a little girl and bold and powerful like a raging bull which surprised me because of its cutaway body style. The action was a bit high for my taste and I didn't liked the fact that it came with plastic nut and saddle. So I made myself a new nut and saddle out of bone and setup the action the way I like it. Oh wow!, the sound improved so much that it required just a little tweaking of its CT-4B preamp. Overall this is a great guitar that is worth its price. I use it everyday and don't regret buying it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Takamine EC132SC

By Tony Orion

from Lansing

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I have 2 beautiful classicals, a Miranda Travel guitar, A Gretsch Hollow Body, and a Takamine ENV 60 (Supernatural with Bear Claw Spruce Top and cool tube), but wanted a classical cutaway with a pick up. I tried the G series and they just did not have it. Then I played around with some thinned down hybrids from Yamaha, Alvarez, Cordoba, but they lacked the volume projection, and they were no fun to play in solo pieces. So here I was moaning about how much money I was going to spend.Played a TC132 and loved it. Was really disappointed in the quality of the Ramirez. For that money, I expect perfection.Finally stumbled on an immaculate EC132SC in a pawn shop, of all places. It cried out "please take me home". The guitar had not been played in a long time. In fact, it appeared to have the original strings on it. They hardly showed any wear.After changing out to Savarez reds, tweeking the action and playing at least an hour a day, the tone has changed dramatically. The workmanship on Takis is impeccable. The back and sides are solid rosewood with a solid cedar top.My only real complaint is the lack of dots on the top. Not many high end classicals do. I could never figure out a reason why, other than that the master luthiers think it an insult. I would like to see better tuning machines, but these work and look just fine. Some day I will swap them out for Gothos.OK, it is not a Ruck, but a very close second. Rich, loud tones. The CT4B does not match the Cool Tube, but I think for stage work, this pre amp works just fine and as good as anything else from Martin or Gibson. My cool tube does eat up batteries.I think for the money, even new, this is as good as it gets. For the next step up, one will pay for it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for the Money

By Dan-wEZK.

from Houston, TX.

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I am a guitar player of 35 years, many styles, classically trained. This guitar is a very well made production line guitar, we will overlook the fact that it has a poly finish instead of nitrocellulose (would have been much better). The woodwork craftsmanship of the guitar is excellent. The tone is very well balanced and sweet. The electronics are very natural sounding but the preamp output is a little weak. The only thing that was a real problem for me was the factory setup of the neck. I had to hire my star guitar repair guy to work on the bridge saddle, frets, and neck adjustment to lower the action where I wanted it with no buzz. Expect to pay an additional $50 to $100 to get this guitar setup for optimum playability.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By jieg

from mexico

Comments about Takamine EC132SC Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar:

I was looking for an electroacustic, after a lot of research an review readings I decided to go for the ec132sc. Mine says "used" in the inner label. Sound is great, rich and full. However I have a Mexican guitar from Paracho Michoacan, a Jeronimo Amezcua; costs only a fraction. I love both guitars, each is champion for different kind of music.

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