Takamine GD20-NS - 6 String Acoustic Guitar
The Takamine GD20 is solid-cedar topped acoustic guitar, a type of wood commonly used in classical guitars, which results in warmer tones. Since Takamine guitars are known for their brighter voicing, the use of cedar balances out the overall tone.
Another interesting feature of this guitar is Takamine's split-saddle, which comes in two pieces. Because of this, the positions of the strings are better positioned for improved intonation. This is especially useful when your playing intricate passages on the upper frets of the guitar.
- Body Shape: Dreadnought
- Top: Solid Cedar
- Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
- Finish: Natural
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Slim
- Fingerboard: Ovangkol
- Fingerboard Radius: 12”
- Number of Frets: 20
- Frets to Body: 14
- Scale Length: 25.3”
- Nut Width: 42.8mm
Playability seems to be the strong suit of this guitar, as expressed by both novice and experienced players. Many are also impressed with its tone, including some who own more expensive guitars from well known brands. Many flatpickers and fingerstyle players gave their thumbs up for the way it handles their playing style.
There are a few who reported minor aesthetic issues, while some are not too happy with the quality of the default strings it came with.
With its high rating and good reputation, this should be high on your list if you're looking for a good solid cedar top dreadnought.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available that you'll find in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars.