Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar Natural 886830699603

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There's no imitating the silky-sweet tone of a genuine solid cedar top, so Takamine created the GS330S with laminated nato back and sides and a light satin finish. The result is an incredibly affordab... Click To Read More About This Product

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There's no imitating the silky-sweet tone of a genuine solid cedar top, so Takamine created the GS330S with laminated nato back and sides and a light satin finish. The result is an incredibly affordable guitar with truly high-end tone. Rosewood fretboard and expansive dreadnought body style.

Features
  • Genuine solid cedar top
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Laminated nato back and sides
  • Light satin finish
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.
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TakamineGS330S Acoustic Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 123 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

this guitar is awesome!!!

ok, so i went to my local guitarcenter wanting to buy a nice acoustic guitar for under 900 dollars. so i found the martin dm, and i was soo excited i thought it...Read complete review

ok, so i went to my local guitarcenter wanting to buy a nice acoustic guitar for under 900 dollars. so i found the martin dm, and i was soo excited i thought it played great and it was a martin. so i had my heart pretty much set. then i saw this guitar, and just to blow some time i picked it up and started to play. OMG i was amazed! it was louder, had a great tone, it was amazing! and i still hadnt even looked at the price. so while im playing this, in my head im comparing it to a 800 dollar martin. this guitar sounded soo much better! so im thinking well this takamine must caust like 1500 bucks or sumtin. wen i looked, i swear my jaw dropped. this guitar is in my oppinion better than a 800 dollar martin. this is a great guitar. buy it!

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Not that great

I own several guitars, and sadly this is the latest addition to my collection. The guitar is really loud for a cedar top, but the tone is awful. The bass notes have a...Read complete review

I own several guitars, and sadly this is the latest addition to my collection. The guitar is really loud for a cedar top, but the tone is awful. The bass notes have a plastic like quality to them, and the treble notes are very harsh and way too bright. For such a loud guitar, there is almost no sustain. And one more thing, after you have a left a good guitar in its case for a few days, when you pull it out, it smells like the woods its made of. This guitar smells like glue, enough said.

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5.0

Great Buy

By Michael Murphy

from Alamogordo, NM

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I picked up the Takamine GS-330S through the Guitar Center website, mostly based on reputation and on-site reviews, for my sister-in-law who is just learning how to play. I wanted something with good action, nice full tones and easy playability for a beginner. This was perfect and well within a reasonable price range for me. Definitely a great guitar for encouraging a beginner.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

3chords

By Community User

from Australia

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

When this guitar arrived and I tuned it and began to play I was seriously asking myself what the hell have I done this sounds like s......t! All those online rave reviews must be wildly over stated. Anyway, I polished the frets, oiled the fret board, lowered the action and put on some Elixir bronze 11/52 strings...boom, what a transformation! This guitar punches well above its weight and I believe, in a blind audition, it would stand up to ENTRY level Taylors and Martins. My Takamine EF340SC is getting a lot less play time now.
This is the most basic of dreadnaughts, no frills not even inlaid fret board dots! I love the pinless bridge (it supposedly improves the tone as well). Just a clean guitar attractive in its simplicity. Solid cedar top at this price point is a winning feature.
Typical of Takamine's high quality. Nice materials very well put together and the satin finish lends a high end look to the instrument. Given that it is manufactured in China I was very pleasantly surprised.
At this price there are probably a handful of guitars producing this tone with this playability and build quality.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful instrument, great value

By Sean Herriott

from Green Bay, WI

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

My wife surprised me with this guitar for my birthday, and this is my first day with it. I have absolutely fallen in love with this guitar! The tone has the crisp but mellow quality I've always liked in Ovations and Martins; it sounded nice playing some folk/soft rock, but it also did justice to some blues licks. I'm really, really gong to love playing this thing. I'm back to playing after about 14 years off, and this guitar is already bringing back some great memories and decent technique. I don't need to spend four times more on a Martin; this is a great guitar.
Beautiful looks, mellow, full-bodied tone across the spectrum, great action
Some brands offer inferior instruments on the lower end (or at least ones lacking a lot of the qualities of their more pricey siblings). I've always liked Takamine guitars (although I've never owned one), and this one does justice to the name. The finish is beautiful (a sort of matte finish rather thant he glossy look, and it's nice to have something than bright yellow birch staring at me from the guitar stand). It feels good in my hands, the action is stellar, and as some other reviewers have said, it's got the overall feel of a much more expensive guitar.
I played four or five guitars in various price ranges; this wasn't the most expensive guitar I played, but it was the one I liked the best. It's an excellent guitar for the money.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Deal

By Alex Ferro

from Earth

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

Hands down the best guitar for the price. Very basic looks... but the sound is incredible. Sounds better than my old Martin DM. Sweet rounded tones and loud. Will definitely stand out in a multi-acoustic jam sesh. Also, the action is amazing and quick. If you slapped a blindfold on me and handed me this guitar, I would probably guess it costs 3x more. Thank you Takamine!!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome bang for the buck

By Fatsharpo

from NC

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

VERY nice guitar. Smokes the Martins and Taylors that are in the 1000-1200 range. If you want a GA body style I would check out the NEX brother of this guitar, the GS430s rather than blow it on a Taylor. Great sound and cheap enough to be my go-to traveling, coffee shop guitar. Prefer satin finishes and the fret work and feel of the neck is great - soft C and smooth and low. My other guitar is a high-end Tacoma Dread - so I know what good tone is. Although not as mellow as my Spruce/Rosewood Tacoma it still has a great voice of its own. Tried the gloss finish Tak's and although they all sounded good the thin finish on this one let its tone shine through. I'm a finicky buyer and often have buyers remorse - but not with this guitar.
No major additional features, but the fundamentals like fretwork, tuners are all outstanding. If you want looks over function this guitar is not 4 you.
For the money, this guitar is as good as it gets. A little brighter tone than I expected from Cedar, but loud, full and good across the entire tonal spectrum.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy!

By ssssss-7X6Nx

from sasdf

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

Great tone, love the looks. I would not call this a beginner guitar, because it is comparable to most

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar you'll find for the price

By K2EFC

from Southern Californa, US

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I was shopping for a cheap travel guitar to bang up and lug with me on the airplane for extended work trips. When Craigslist didn't pan out, I went by the local music store. Played a couple of nice Martins and Taylors to "calibrate" myself, and then started playing all the cheapest ones in the store...ugh. I had settled on a heavy, dull Yamaha when I spotted the price tag on this Takamine GS330S- really?? Hmmm. I picked it up, strummed about 3 chords, and told the guy to go get me the box! The best playing guitar in my stable had been my $1500 Takamine EF341, which I was too afraid to take anywhere. But now, having owned the GS330S for a few months, it's reliably the one that gets picked up when I want to play. Bright tone that just begs for flatpicking, and clear bass without muddiness on a heavy strum. It's incredibly simple and light, the ultimate no-frills player's guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best acoustic for the money

By mountaindwarf123

from Baltimore

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

This is one badass guitar. It's got plenty of high end and brightness, but not so trebly that your ears start to bleed. I like a really bright tone so this is perfect. Picked mine up B-stock with a scratch on the face that got the price knocked down by nearly half. It's an amazing beautiful guitar that stands up to my brother's Martin. It's also plenty loud. Buy it, you won't regret.

 
5.0

Amazing guitar, classic looks, biggggg sound

By Benito

from new york

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I went to guitar center shopping for a bigger acoustic guitar then a fender parlor I had. I was planning on looking for the epiphone ej200 or the epiphone hummingbird. The ej200 sounded very flat, hummingbird was much better, but I ended up buying this tekamine because of its sound. The sound is amazing, i love it

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Sounding Cheap Guitar

By Paul Gaschler

from Imperial, Nebraska

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

This is a great sounding guitar for the price. i have had one for a year now and just love the sound, and have played many others in various guitar stores, and thought the same. The secret is the cedar top that has such a warmer tone than spruce tops in this price range The neck is slim, and the satin finish is really beautiful. It does scratch pretty easily, especially the back and sides, but that just adds character. The action was fine on mine, but obviously you should expect to adjust that on any new guitar. One of the best unknown features on this guitar is the string in bridge, no bridge pins = no hassle. The picture shown above is not quite what it looks like, like i said it has a string in bridge, unlike the picture shown. Also, it has very, very good tuners for this price range and stays in tune quite well. Would make a great starter acoustic for someone who wants a cheaper, quality instrument and wants the best sound for the price range.

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