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Old 10-20-2011, 09:59 AM
Mike_A Mike_A is offline
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Default NGD! Tak EG440C STRQ

Hi folks! I bought a new Takamine EG440C STRQ. The STRQ means seethrough red quilt. I love it! I think the plugged in sound is wonderful! the action is a bit high but it came with a shim underneath the saddle and i took it out and the action went down to medium (just right for strumming, maybe 7/64 on the low E and 5/64 on the hi E). i also found out that the piezo pickup is integrated into the saddle bottom. i think that helps it get that great plugged-in sound.

i see from a search that there are a couple of other AGF'ers here who have the same guitar!

NGD aint valid without pics so here you go!



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Old 10-20-2011, 10:35 AM
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I really like the NEX shape. Almost wish I'd gotten that body instead of my EG363SC dread.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:03 PM
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Congrats Mike - great looking guitar. Is the action ideal for you or are you going to try and lower it? Put a capo on the first fret to see whether you want to lower the saddle or the nut.

Did you buy the guitar mostly for acoustic or plug-in?
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:19 PM
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Thanks for the replies! The action is good for strumming, a little bit difficult for some fast fingerstyle. but its alright, my Taylor will handle the low action needs..
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Taylor 114ce
Epiphone AJ220SCE
Epiphone IB64 Texan FT-79
Ibanez Artwood AW15
Ibanez AEG10NII
Ovation CC44-4q

Takamine EG440C STRQ (gone)
Ibanez Artcore AG75 (gone)
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:57 PM
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Nice-looking guitar! I've looked at the EG series with interest. How does it sound unplugged?
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:57 AM
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Nice-looking guitar! I've looked at the EG series with interest. How does it sound unplugged?
it sounds decent unplugged. great? no, but good yes. its LOUD, got balance, good bass, mids and highs could be better . its actually quite warm for a laminated maple top back and sides.

plugged in it is great! i think for the first time i have a gigging guitar that I can just plug-in to anything and it will sound great. couldnt say that with my ES-T equipped Taylor.
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Epiphone AJ220SCE
Epiphone IB64 Texan FT-79
Ibanez Artwood AW15
Ibanez AEG10NII
Ovation CC44-4q

Takamine EG440C STRQ (gone)
Ibanez Artcore AG75 (gone)
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