The G406S New Yorker Acoustic Guitar offers the smallest body profile Takamine makes. The New Yorker has a traditional old-time guitar shape that produces an immediate, clear, full-bodied tone evoking... Read More
The G406S New Yorker Acoustic Guitar offers the smallest body profile Takamine makes. The New Yorker has a traditional old-time guitar shape that produces an immediate, clear, full-bodied tone evoking old 78-rpm records of the '40s.
The Takamine New Yorker guitar's strumming voice is sharp and airy. When played finger-style it sings with sweetness and character that make you want to dig a little deeper into the roots of American music.
The Takamine G406S combines the craftsmanship and materials that have made traditionally styled guitars so desirable: a solid spruce top and a gorgeous 3-piece rosewood and quilted maple back, mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard. New Yorker guitar appointments include wood body binding and heelcap, an abalone rosette, and gold tuning keys.
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I play fingerstyle guitar and they're haven't been any "smaller" guitars that really did that much for me. Until I played this one. The spruce top and rosewood sides and back made this one guitar I just couldn't pass up. It outshines it's comtemporaries by a mile. The tone is well-balanced and loud enough to accompany my singing voice. Take one for a test-drive. Don't be surprised if you buy it.
I ordered this guitar through the store. When it arrived it was scuffed on the back and it was not the same guitar in the photos, headstock and fretboard was completely different. After returning it with a request to check the box, I made a call to customer service and realized no one bothered to do so and it was shipped again. I asked that they check and was told it would take a day. I called 36 hours later and found out that once again no one checked and was told it would take about 48 hours to check the inventory. Guitar center customer service has proven to be incompetent, after hours of phone calls and trips to the store, no one can tell me whether or not the guitar in this picture exists. Do yourself a favor and order from another dealer who has a clue about what they are selling.
What a guitar..I just pick up this guitar and only have had it for 3 months now. The only thing I did to it was replace the strings. The only thing I have notice is that you have to play this guitar a lot. Its kinda like a new pair of shoes. The more you run in them the better they start to feel. The same with the New Yorker, the more you play it the better and better it starts to sound. This guitar really stands up in giving a great full sound, feel, and look. I have read that this guitar is only good for praticing or writing songs. But, I say no..Mic it up and this guitar would sound great live. For this price I can't believe it. I have never been an Takamine guy. I've been looking for a great acoustic guitar that I can seat on stage and make a great sound and I think I have found it.
One of my young students recently asked my opinion on buying this guitar. Besides being beautiful with all the abalone inlays and quilted maple insert on the back, it sounds great, is accurately fretted, and is set-up well right out of the box. You can't go wrong with a rosewood body and spruce top. I bought one for myself!
a great guitar, almost classical size. it's beautifully made and well appointed. bought about a year ago and only gets better.a guitar well suited for a studio and easy to write new songs with. check this new yorker out, you'll want one. dennis
Pros: Slender, fast-playing full-scale neck with nice fretwork, excellent finish, comfortable small body, bright-but-full tone. Not a dreadnought or even grand auditorium sound - it's a parlor guitar. Nonetheless excellent for songwriting sessions and recording. I am totally satisfied with this guitar and value the comfort of the neck greatly, being more of an electric player than a purist acoustic player. Great bang-for-buck. Crisp flattop tone is very satisfying for strumming, single-note playing, and finger-picking. If you enjoy small guitars, this one is an excellent choice. Great build quality at this price in the instrument I received. Cons: None, really - perhaps too much "bling" factor for some - the abalone and wood inlaying is incredible for something in this price range. It's flashy but beautiful. Not a problem when you're playing it!
This guitar is amazing, I took it to my guitar guy, and the first thing he did was cut the strings off of it, and removed the shim, from under the saddle, replaced the strings, with Elixir's tuned it to standard, and fingerpicked blues, just seem to flow out of the soundhole,and expand. The top three strings, seem to sustain, for minutes, and the vibration of the body on the gut, seems to feel more pronounced, than most of my other accoustics.
I bought this guitar not exppecting much, being a metallica and clapton lover, i started to try out their signature songs, everything sounded just perfect. the tuners on this guitar seem magical, i haven't tuned this ONCE since i got it and it has NEVER fallen out of tune. the looks are awesome and looks better from close range. i reccomend elixir strings for maximum sexiness of this guitar.go buy this guitar the price is too low to pass up this must have