Takamine GN51CE NEX "Small Jumbo" In Natural w/ Electronics & Fresh Pro Setup
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
This Takamine GN51CE NEX "small jumbo" acoustic-electric guitar not only looks amazing, but it also has the full-bodied voice that only a carefully built, solid top guitar can possess. With its rosewood body, you'd expect the GN51CE guitar to deliver balanced sound and ample volume. But this guitar is much more than simply "sweet". It has the focused bass and shimmering highs of a spruce-topped rosewood body, a combination known for clear, articulate sound. Takamine equipped this guitar with their top-flight TP-4TD preamp system, so you'll get the same balanced and musical sound when you play your Takamine GN51CE plugged in.
The GN51CE sports Takamine's TP-4TD preamp, giving you rich, clear-sounding amplified output - instantly. In addition to a large volume knob, the TP-4TD system on the GN51CE gives you a tuner and three bands of active EQ with bass, middle, and treble sliders you can use to shape your sound. There's even a low-battery indicator onboard so you know when you need to swap out the 9V.
The Takamine GN51CE acoustic-electric guitar is the result of 55 years of Takamine's guitar-crafting experience. Founded in 1962 at the base of Japan's Takamine mountains, Takamine has been building guitars that are seen on stage with many of music's biggest stars. Takamine continues to use quality tonewoods, proven construction principles, and technical innovations such as the proprietary preamp system found in the GN51CE.
This guitar's frets and fretboard have absolutely no wear at all and the finish is free of any dings or cosmetic blemishes. When it was inspected at our supplier, all their techs needed to do was to smooth out some slightly sharp fret ends. That was quickly done and then it came directly to us.
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 call us at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you M-F from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central time.
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 GN51CE Specifications:
Body Style: NEX "Small Jumbo" w/Cutaway
Top: Solid Spruce
Back & Sides: Rosewood
Bracing: Quartersawn X Bracing
Neck Construction: Glued-In, Set
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Binding: Top, Back & Neck
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Sealed, Die-Cast
Nut & Saddle: Synthetic Bone
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Electronics: TP-4TD Preamp w/ Built-in Tuner & 3-Band EQ
Finish: Gloss Natural
Manufacturer's Part #: GN51CE-BSB