Sure, this Takamine GN93CE NEX has stunning good looks, but this acoustic-electric guitar will impress you with its proud, balanced voice, and outstanding playability. The GN93CE has a solid spruce top, so its voice is proud and clear with crystalline highs and solid lows. The 3-piece back is rosewood with a stunning quilt maple center. It's almost a shame that this beautiful wood is relegated to the back! The guitar's cutaway NEX "small jumbo" body is exceptionally comfortable to hold, even for smaller players. This example's solid spruce top has razor-straight grain and it responds articulately to fingerstyle playing, and yet opens up forcefully when you "dig in".
From quality tonewoods, scalloped X-braced solid spruce top, and perfectly applied bindings, Takamine's painstaking attention to detail is apparent throughout this instrument. Working musicians will appreciate the Takamine GN93CE NEX's stage-friendly gloss finish. This is a gorgeous guitar that will certainly command your audience's attention. Intonation is solid in all registers thanks to Tak's split saddle design. The die-cast tuners assure that one you're in tune, you'll stay in tune.
Electronically, the GN93CE is powered by Takamine's TK-40D preamp. The TK-40D is clean, clear and very quiet. Your soundman is going to thank you for your wise choice. The TK-40D features a gain knob, tuner, 3 bands of active EQ with bass, middle, and treble faders, and a feedback reducing notch filter. The preamp is switched on by plugging your cable into the endpin jack. For convenience, the TK-40D is powered by a single 9-volt battery.
This axe is the product of 55 years of Takamine's guitar-building expertise. Begun in 1962 at the foot of Japan's Takamine mountains, Takamine has been designing and building the guitars that are the "go to" choice of some of music's biggest stars including Garth Brooks, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruno Mars.
This specific guitar was checked at our supplier and was found to need no refurbishing other than smoothing some slightly sharp fret ends. They quickly took care of that and it came directly to us where it has just been given a complete "Post Factory" setup.
About Our Setup:
Although this guitar played “well enough to sell” when it arrived here at LightSpeed Music, I have just given it a full "post factory" setup. The truss rod was checked and adjusted. Then, the frets were leveled, crowned and polished. These first two steps allowed me to lower the saddle and nut a bit and improve the action, while still keeping the guitar free of fret buzz. The fretboard and bridge were conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. The electronics were tested and given a protective application of contact cleaner and lube. Everything was snugged up and then it was polished. Lastly, it was given a fresh set of S.I.T. 80/20 Golden Bronze strings gauged .012" to .052".
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
The pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please contact us.
This instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA. Final checking, polishing and setup is performed here, in our shop. Takamine requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and assign it a new serial number. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Takamine GN93CE NEX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:
Body Style: NEX w/ Cutaway
Top: Solid Spruce
Back: Laminated Rosewood & Quilt Maple
Bracing: Quartersawn Scalloped X
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Scale Length: 25-3/8"
Bindings: Figured Maple @ Body Top, Back, Neck & Headstock
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Die-Cast w/ Ebony Buttons
Nut & Saddle: Synthetic Bone
Electronics: TK-40D Preamp
Finish: Gloss Natural
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Manufacturer Part Number: TAKGN93CENAT