Takamine GD93 6-String Acoustic Guitar


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Takamine GD93 Acoustic Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The Takamine GD93 appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars Under $1000 in the second edition from September 2020 until August 2021.


The GD93 may seem like a straightforward dreadnought, but it has some distinct and innovative features, a common theme among Takamine guitars.

The most noteworthy feature is its rosewood bridge with split-saddle, which departs from conventional saddle designs with the aim of improving individual string intonation.

The other distinct feature is not as obvious, you'll have to look past the guitar's solid spruce top, and look at the back to see its three-piece rosewood/quilt maple for the back.

This gives the guitar a more premium look and a subtly different sound.

Also, the GD93's mahogany neck has a slim profile with 12" radius rosewood fingerboard.

The Takamine GD93 is a reasonably priced dreadnought that will appeal to those who want modern playability from the iconic dreadnought shape.


  • Body Shape: Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Rosewood Sides and Three-Piece Rosewood/Quilt Maple Back
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Slim
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25.4"
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" "
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitars Under $1000.


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