Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar  

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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
 
4.8

(based on 38 reviews)

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(41 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this guitar is awesome!!!

By greggster

from Mayville, NY

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

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!

(39 of 43 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More Praise

By Matt

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I played probably every sub $500 dollar guitar I could get my hands on before making this purchase and have not been disappointed. It's hard to believe the sound quality you get from such a moderately priced guitar. I highly recommend this model to anyone shopping the sub 500 category.

(36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A superb sounding guitar for the price!

By plateau1999

from Virginia Beach, VA

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

For less than $300 the sound and feel of this guitar rivals those of say, Seagull, Martin, or even Taylor brands. The sound resonating from the cedar top gives a slightly warmer sound that is perfect for finger picking or strumming. Not as bassy as some Yamahas or Ovations, but a perfect balance for mic recordings or just picking up and playing for the heck of it. This guitar will satisfy even the most consummate of players. Before your spend $1500 or even upwards of $2000 for a guitar give the GS330S a try. The salesperson I spoke to about this guitar recommended it and I am not disappointed by my decision about this marvelous sounding instrument.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the reviews say it all

By Trey-Page

from New Haven, Connecicut

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

This is my first guitar, I am thrilled about it. Best buy in the store for $300. Read the reviews on guitars in $200-300 range. I narrowed it down to three guitars, showed the guy at the store the list. He automaticly says I'll prob walk out with the Takamine, well'll see... A true testimate to all the other reviews is the sound. The bass sounds are amazing, the resination is awesome and the high end is very clean. The Ibanez I tryed out sounded like an electric, it was a very articulate sound. I like the rich warm sound of the Takamine. Go buy one...they could easily mark this thing up to 450 IMO.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Don't waste your time anymore!

By Gil hullian

from Novato ca

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

Buy now this guitar! It's really amazing the sound like Everybody said on all reviews. Believe me, This is the best guitar at GC! The only thing is not eletric but I'm going to buy the fishman rare earth pickup to play at gigs. So stop spend thousands in instruments like martins and taylors and start to spend more time studying in a good guitar. Actually instrument is not all about but a good instrument helps to express your music.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning... Especially for the price!

By Bob Allen

from Oskaloosa, Iowa

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I bought this guitar at the West Des Moines Guitar Center, where, by the way, the staff is tops. Very knowledgeable & helpful. I directly compared this guitar to many Martins, Guilds, Seagulls, Taylors, and other Takamines, and I must say this one compares to the best guitars in the $1000 price range. The neck was set up perfectly. It's ridiculously easy to play for an acoustic, with a thinner neck profile than most others. The frets were well-finished, and the fingerboard is silky-smooth. From the first chord I strummed, I was gobsmacked. I was sure the price tag was a typo. The volume is huge, and the tone leans toward the bright side, (which I prefer) and lively, with a good balance in all frequency ranges. The highs shimmer on this guitar, and the sustain is excellent. The tone was actually slightly bigger and louder than the big grand auditorium Takamine I tried. The tuners are petite, but high-quality. They operate smoothly, and hold their tune very well. I also love the unique string-through bridge that eliminates fussing with pegs when changing strings. All acoustic guitars should be made this way. The appearance of this guitar is downright spartan. There's no neck inlays, no pickguard, and minimal cosmetic touches. But it's the sound and the action that matter, and that's where this guitar shines. I haven't played a sub-$1000 acoustic from any maker that can touch it. If you're looking for a killer deal on a great acoustic, you owe it to yourself to check out the Takamine GS330S. You'll be very surprised.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing for the price!!!

By Sean Olds

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I have been searching for a new acoustic for about 3 months now and today I brought this home. I was in the GC room checking out all the Martins and Taylors but I couldn't find anything that projected well or had enough bass to it (under $900). So as I'm walking out of the "look but don't touch" room I noticed this Takamine and decided to pick it up. I've always been partial to satin or unfinished guitars and this one is a beauty (much better looking than the picture above). Needless to say I was astonished at the sound and projection. Plenty of bass and highs. The only complaints I have is that the strings that come on it aren't quite right for the guitar and mine are already dead after 2 hrs of playing. But that's not Takamine's fault. Also that there isn't another pin for the strap on the neck side of the body, but thats not that big of a deal. All in all.........AMAZING!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have played many and i like this one the best

By psudonam124

from Undisclosed

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I recently bought this guitar and it is amazing. It has a very full tone to it and the bass sounds are incredible. It is by far one of the best acoustics out there for this price. It's hard to find a good guitar for this amount of money, but boy do I tell you, when you try this one you will be hooked just like I was.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar for the price...

By Max

from olympia WA,

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I have the mini jumbo takimine. I got this guitar about 4 months ago and its amazing!!! For one the sound is beautifull and it feels just right.. I put a pickgaurd on it and now it looks amazing... I would say to any of you this is the best guitar for the price. and is a awesome starter guitar....

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprise!

By Dave

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Takamine GS330S Acoustic Guitar:

I wasn't really shopping, just hanging around between guitar shops, and played 40 or more guitars because I did need a new steel string. I had never heard of this model, and just picked it up because I loved the way it looked -- a G-series Natural? And then I played it, and kept going back to it, and finally decided to put it on layaway and checked the price. And just bought the thing and took it home. I can't say it was the best sounding guitar I played that day -- but it was definitely the best sounding and playing guitar under a grand I played, and that's saying something, considering how many stores and guitars I spent time with. I play it for a couple of hours every day, and teach with it. Awesome, gorgeous sound, great feel. The satin finish on the neck is polished shiny now -- just be aware of that.

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