Travel Guitar: Takamine GX 18 thoughts?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by fred4321, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. fred4321

    fred4321 Tele-Meister

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    Hi,
    Has anyone had experience with this 3/4 guitar?
    Thinking of buying one, instead of a Taylor GS mini.
    cheers
     
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    I don't have any experience with it, but I certainly prefer the Taylor Big Baby to the GS Mini. The BB is a 15/16 guitar with a full 25.5 scale. I don't know what the scale is on the Tak, but the GS Mini is 23.5, and for me too cramped.

    In this price range the Martin Dread Jr or 000 Jr. Both are all solid but have a 24.0 scale.
     
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    I bought one after watching this !
     
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    I've only played the Taylor and can give you my impressions of them, but I'm curious whether you are more interested in the guitar for travel (ie fits in the overhead bin, TSA proof case, ruggedness.....) or sound and feel (body size, scale length, acoustic and plugged sound....)
     
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    Well, I went shopping. I didn't like the overall play-ability and tone of the guitars I played: Yamaha, Faith, takamine and Ibanez mini guitars. Pulled the plug and got another Maton 808. Perfect.
     
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