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  • Takamine gb7c

    Anyone play this guitar? Looking for some feed back?

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    Anyone play this guitar? Looking for some feed back?


    Put the guitar right next to the amp and strum. oke:
    2011 Guild D-125
    Gibsun J200 - Very appreciateive HCAG caper recepient. Thanks everyone!

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    • #3
      Put the guitar right next to the amp and strum. oke:


      lmao!
      Bob.
      Martin HD35 | Gibson J45tv | Taylor DN3 | Guild GAD25 | Taylor Baby | Yamaha FG413SBD | Yamaha FG200

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      • #4
        Here we go another tough computer nerd

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        • #5
          You're talking about the Garth Brooks model, right? I had one. Nice git. What do you want to know about it?
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          Brad

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          • #6
            I'm looking at picking one up any durability issues? How do you find the sound I've only heard it on you tube? Anything I should know before I buy it? I've never had a takamine before. Also I noticed theres no pins for the strings how do you change them

            Thanks
            Jamie

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            • #7
              Sorry and yes the Garth Brooks model

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              • #8
                I'm looking at picking one up any durability issues? How do you find the sound I've only heard it on you tube? Anything I should know before I buy it? I've never had a takamine before. Also I noticed theres no pins for the strings how do you change them

                Thanks
                Jamie


                Hard to tell for sure from pics of that Tak, but most pinless bridges look like this, so changing strings is easy.

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                • #9
                  I'm looking at picking one up any durability issues? How do you find the sound I've only heard it on you tube? Anything I should know before I buy it? I've never had a takamine before. Also I noticed theres no pins for the strings how do you change them

                  Thanks
                  Jamie


                  Well, yes, the "pinless bridge" means that you simply load the strings through the bottom as in the example that Sami provided. Supposedly, it provides a better transfer of energy to the top. Anyway, it's a real convenience and I liked the concept. I would like to see other brands go with that kind of bridge.

                  As for durability issues, it is one of the "pro-level" Taks and, as such, can be considered very dependable. This is the brand that many, many big name acts use for touring instruments. However, keep in mind that it has a cedar top and those are NOT durable. The one I bought was well used, and had lots of damage to the top. It also had some "issues" - mainly there was a tone bar or something lose that caused a rattle sound in the instrument. That's why I sold it. But it had been used HARD for many, many years, and any instrument can have something come undone after long enough hard use. But I had no complaints about the guitar except for this. It was a wonderful sounding instrument.
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                  Brad

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                  • #10
                    A couple of other things to be aware of with that guitar. First of all, with the funky guitar shaped soundhole, you will NOT be able to find a feedback buster to fit it (if this even matters to you). Also, it has an 1 11/16" nut, so it's not ideal for fingerpicking. Of course, I've now got a Epiphone Masterbilt that is 1 11/16" and it doesn't seem to be stopping me from fingerpicking on it, so maybe I was being too picky. Also, the last time I checked, it was about $1300 real world price (not MSLP), which puts it into the price range of some other seriously nice guitars. I picked mine up used for about half that. And, if it didn't have strange noises coming out of it, I probably would have kept it. But, if you're considering buying one at anywhere near the full new price, you have a LOT of really, really nice guitar choices available to you.

                    Just a few things to think about.
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                    Brad

                    My music can be heard here: http://www.reverbnation.com/braduebinger

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                    • #11
                      Ok thanks! For all the information. I've never owned a cedar top guitar why aren't they durable? The bridge makes sense now that I see the photo also the one I'm looking at is on eBay for 800us too much?? I have a garrison g50 now which I decent guitar and would like to spend a grand on another and I love Garth Brooks so I thought of giving this one a shot. My favorite guitar is a hummingbird but out of my price range right now what would you recommend for $1000? Thanks again

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                      • #12
                        Well, cedar is one of the softest woods used in guitar construction, so it is extremely vulnerable to dings and stuff. If you hit it with a pick, it'll be scarred from the experience. I can't really recommend a specific guitar in the $1000 price range because there are just SO many excellent choices there, and it comes down to personal taste. i like the GB7C, and thought it sounded wonderful, but I certainly wouldn't recommend laying down $800 on ANY guitar that you haven't played. For me, I thought the combination of the cedar top and rosewood b/s sounded lovely - incredibly complex! - but it might or might not be your cup of tea. I paid $650 for mine and, as I've mentioned, it turned out to be broken. I sold it at a loss, too, I think for around $600. $800 bucks for a newer one that doesn't have any "issues" would probably be a fair deal. Among other excellent choices in that general price range ($1000-ish), I would definitely look at some of the Larrivee's and Martins, especially if you're shopping used.
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                        Brad

                        My music can be heard here: http://www.reverbnation.com/braduebinger

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                        • #13
                          Yes I know the music store here doesn't have a very good selection of guitars and they are way over priced which is too bad that's why I am asking around on here. Plus I live 5 hours away from a decent music store thanks alot for the info. I haven't seen many larivees for under 1000 though but I'll keep looking

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                          • #14
                            I found my Larrivee Om-03 for $800 and sold as "used" but clearly was in pristine, new condition. It hadn't even been set up. If you like the Gibson sound, you might consider one of the Epiphone Masterbilts. I would take a road trip and find a store that has some in stock and play them to see if they suit you. Around $550 or so, depending on model. VERY nice guitars for the money. Also, I was very impressed with the Yamaha A-series guitars. Well made, solid wood instruments that come with a very nice case and a feedback buster in the case (on the electric models) and I think they're about $750 or so new.

                            Really, though, my main advice is to get out and try some guitars in person. $800 to $1000 is a LOT of money to throw down on a guitar that you've never heard or played. You're basically gambling with your money when you do that. You might end up liking the guitar or you might now. Even if you have to drive 5 hours or more, you need to get yourself to a BIG music store that's got several guitars, so that you can try them out. Make an overnight trip of it if necessary.
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                            Brad

                            My music can be heard here: http://www.reverbnation.com/braduebinger

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                            • #15
                              There was a yamaha I liked Here a yamaha life I believe it's called they want 750 new for that one? Ever hear of it? Not sure if it's a solid wood guitar or not. But I think your right I'll wait till I make the trip

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