Takamine G Series EGB2S Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass  

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Takamine has been producing beautifully designed and tonally superior electric-acoustic guitars for over 40 years. Now the company has put that wealth of experience into producing some of the finest a... Read More

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Takamine has been producing beautifully designed and tonally superior electric-acoustic guitars for over 40 years. Now the company has put that wealth of experience into producing some of the finest acoustic-electric bass guitars the industry has ever seen. Takamine's dedication to the art and craft of guitar-making is plainly evident in the G Series EGB2S Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass.

Built on a jumbo design, the large, deep body of the Takamine bass guitar creates a boomy resonating chamber and soundboard, which translates into a bold sound, not often found in an acoustic-electric bass crossover. It starts with a solid spruce top adding deep, balanced tone. The mahogany body creates plenty of projection with a hint of bright crispness that adds definition to each note. The maple neck and rosewood fretboard add to this clarity, while the symmetrical neck shape and 1-3/4" nut width provide comfort for intricate movements along the 21 frets of the Takamine bass. Chrome tuners offer precise tuning from song to song and the cutaway on the upper bout provides range when accessing the upper-register notes. The Takamine EGB2S bass's other appointments include chrome hardware, striking white bridge, and a gloss finish to round out the package.

At the heart of this Takamine G NEX acoustic bass is an impressive electronics system, letting you amplify your sound with intuitive frequency controls. The Takamine TP4T preamplifier features a gain knob; tuner; active shelving system EQ with bass, middle, and treble frequency slider controls; and a low battery light.

Features
  • Jumbo body design
  • Mahogany body
  • Solid spruce top
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Symmetrical neck shape
  • 21 frets
  • 1-3/4" nut width
  • White bridge
  • TP4T electronics
  • Chrome tuners
  • Chrome hardware
Warranty
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.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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TakamineG Series EGB2S Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass
 
5.0

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5.0

Excellent quality at a Pleasing Price

By Dave

from Olympia, WA

Comments about Takamine G Series EGB2S Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I bought my Ebony Takamine EGB2S four months ago. I had not previously owned a bass guitar--I play an acoustic-electric Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500RE Jumbo, a Kremona Sofia classical, a Dean acoustic-electric classical and an Epiphone Sheraton II semi-hollow body electric. I have a growing home studio and had been adding bass lines with an Alesis Micron synth; however I'm primarily an acoustic musician and wanted the warmth and nuance of an acoustic bass. The guitar I received was perfectly finished--before playing any new guitar I generally remove the strings, mask off the fretboard and use fine emery cloth and #0000 steel wool to mirror-polish the frets and eliminate any sharp edges...I then apply boiled linseed oil to the fretboard before re-stringing the guitar. This wasn't necessary with the Takamine--the frets and rosewood fingerboard were already very professionally finished. I re-strung it, let it settle for a couple of hours and was ready to go. The neck was already set up perfectly--the strings were low (as I like 'em) but there wasn't a single buzzing fret. Using the onboard tuner each string registered perfect tuning at the fifth fret and nearly perfect at the tenth fret--tuning is usually a compromise as you work your way up the neck and I was quite impressed. My second happy surprise came when I plugged it into my Roland AC90 acoustic amp, with an outboard subwoofer added to capture the low bass. I'm not a fan of piezo pickups in acoustic guitars--as a rule they simply aren't accurate and sound thin--but the TP4T pickup and preamp are an exception. With minimal EQ it sounds like an acoustic bass. When I bought it I figured that I'd either mic it, use a mic in conjunction with the piezo pickup or even add a Fishman internal mic. Happily, piezo pickups apparently work better in the bass register than with higher notes, something I wasn't aware of. With the jumbo body and solid spruce top it's resonant and and loud unplugged. It's bigger than a standard jumbo, with a longer neck, and the onboard preamp adds some weight so it's a bit heavy. It's the only guitar I own that really requires a neck strap for a proper hold but this is true of any bass: I use finger-plucking style and this requires positioning the guitar low on your body. For sharper attack using a pick offers a different sort of sound. I found the guitar at a substantial discount--I paid $300--but at $549 I still don't think you can do much better for less than $1000. For me the EGB2S fits the bill as an entry-level professional bass; if you spend less money you'll sacrifice quality, and in spending more you'll get a diminishing return on your dollar (this is true with any instrument, there's a particular price point where you get the most bang for your buck). This is my first Takamine product and the overall quality, construction, finish and detail are better than any other Chinese-made guitar I've owned or played (including my $800 Epi--I wouldn't trade it for anything but it required some tweaking and detailing after it left the factory). The Takamine is solid wood, the neck and action are excellent, it's tough and stable (three days after restringing it stays in tune for a month), it has decent electronics, top-notch enclosed tuning machines and an accurate onboard electronic tuner. It's beautiful in an understated way--all my other guitars (including my electric) have natural finishes but when I bought the Takamine it was only available in Ebony. I've come to admire the flawless glossy black finish, subtle abalone sound hole inlay, pearl fretboard dots, cream-white purfing, enclosed chrome tuning machines, rosewood mustache bridge, cream bridge pins w/ black dot and plain peg head with white inlayed Takamine logo. It's subtle, classy and cool-looking while many guitars seem to look pimped-out these days. To wrap this up, it combines the best qualities of electric bass and stand-up acoustic bass, and for my style it's more versatile and offers a larger range of tonal qualities than a solid-body electric bass. It's a great addition to my home studio and I've played two small gigs backing acoustic guitar and mandolin without embarrassing myself. If you're considering your first acoustic bass this is the one to buy. If you decide to upgrade later you just might use this as a platform and add an internal mic pickup, bone nut and saddle etc. You can't go wrong with this puppy...if you're an acoustic guitarist just looking to expand your horizons you'll find the transition to acoustic bass comes easily and quickly.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Chance B.

from Grant, La

Comments about Takamine G Series EGB2S Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Bass:

I just got this bass a few days age and let me tell you I am very impressed. Solid construction, great sound, and electronics work very well. This bass also looks great and sounds amazing. I replaced the strings that came on the bass, and it sounds even better. 5 STARS!!!

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(4 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Its amazing!

By Denise

from Downey, CA

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I am just a beginner but when I play on this bass I sound like a pro :) I love it!

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