Takamine G511SS Korean Built Dreadnought w/ Solid Spruce Top & Solid Sapele Back
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
Designed and built under the supervision of Takamine’s head luthiers, this G511SS guitar was created to serve all players from the hobbyist to the professional. The G511SS herringbone dreadnought features a solid spruce top for excellent clarity and a broad dynamic range. The solid sapele back and sapele sides provide plenty of resonance and body to this guitar's voice. The thinly applied satin finish "feels like home” and allows this dreadnought to sing without being clouded under a thick blanket of poly.
The G511SS has a traditional Dreadnought shaped body for plenty of bass response without being too boomy. And the solid spruce top assures that the G511SS still maintains the clarity and treble presence that fingerpickers demand. The neck profile is pure “Tak” and has a slim and soft “C” profile. It is the kind of neck that invites long playing sessions. Fans of “baseball bat” necks are advised to move along to the next listing.
This is simply a whole lot of guitar for the money. Takamine dispensed with some of the flashy appointments that would have taken away from this guitar's performance-to-price ratio. The result is a guitar with a very clean presentation and without trendy “bling”. Nonetheless, the herringbone binding, rosette and back center stripe impart a quiet classiness and sense of assuredness to this guitar. The best thing is, the solid top and back assure that this guitar's tone will only improve with every passing year.
This specific example is like new. It needed no repairs and has no scratches or player's wear. It has been discounted only because the QC crew at Takamine marked it as "AAA Second", meaning they believe it has some type of very minor cosmetic blemish. Whatever it may be, I cannot see anything that even remotely looks like a blemish!
Still, I have just given this guitar a full "post factory" setup. The frets were leveled crowned and polished. The truss rod was checked and adjusted. These first two steps allowed me to lower the saddle a bit and improve the action to better than factory spec. The fretboard and bridge were conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. It was given a fresh set of strings gauged .012" to .054" and no plays considerably better than "new in the box" examples.
You Can Add A New Gator Case To Your Order!
You can add a new Gator GW-Dread deluxe hard case to your order for only an additional $99.99, and it would be a very wise decision. This is a well-made, wood arch-top case with a durable Tolex exterior, padded handle and heavy hardware. The plush-lined interior is densely padded and includes an accessory compartment. I'm sorry, but the case is not available separately.
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Takamine Acoustic Guitar G511SS Specifications:
Body Style: Dreadnought
Top Material: Solid Spruce
Back Material: Solid Sapele
Neck Material: Mahogany
Bracing: Scalloped X Bracing
Finish: Satin Natural
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Scale Length: 25-1/8”
Fretboard Radius: 12”