Takamine GY11ME-NS New Yorker Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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GY11ME-NS New Yorker Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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GY11ME-NS New Yorker Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar
GY11ME-NS New Yorker Sapele Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Takamine's GY11ME New Yorker acoustic is an ideal pick for blues and fingerstyle guitarists thanks to its compact body style and on-board TP-4T electronics.

Features

• New Yorker body style
• Sapele top, back and sides
• Natural satin finish
• Laurel fingerboard
• Nut width: 42.5mm
• Mahogany neck
• C-neck profile
• 20 Frets
• Takamine TP-4T Preamp and Pickup System

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Amazing acoustic guitar 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
Sounds very warm, you don't even need to strum it too hard for it to sound vibrant. The built in tuner is great and the guitar is pretty light compared to the other electric-acoustic guitars that I have tried before or in the store
Posted by Ahir on Jan 18, 2024
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Try/buy this guitar! 4 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Winnipeg (Pembina), Manitoba
Amazing! Preferred this over a Taylor GS mini by miles. The on board electronics are insane! Plugged in on stage it's a monster! Very easy/comfortable to play. Beautiful warm yet crisp tone. Throw some Martin retro monel 12-54 on it and never look back.
Posted by Des on Nov 19, 2023
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What a lovely guitar. 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Ottawa, Ontario
I am somewhat of a novice guitar player, but I know what I like, and I liked this guitar. I wanted an easy-to-play acoustic-electric that had to sound great unplugged and that would suit a fingerpicking style. Also decided on a budget of around $500. Tried four guitars in similar price range (a Yamaha, Fender, Martin, and the Takamine). The Takamine was the clear winner, and the one I took home. This guitar sounds great (considering the limitations of its compact size). It has a bright, clean sound unplugged and also sounds amazing when plugged in. The build quality appears to be excellent. Shout out to the Long and McQuade staff who were very helpful!
Posted by Mark on Mar 16, 2023
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Had to buy it 0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Saskatoon South, Saskatchewan
Was in town one day just plucking away at random guitars and basses.and then I picked this one up.first thought was Hmm it's smaller then I started to play it and just wow For it's smaller size it was really big sounding I was impressed.it played really good and sounded just as great.i was surprised. It felt good and made me just want to keep playing it.i left and like a memorable date I kept thinking about it.and decided I needed it. I already own quite a few guitars from electrics and even a 12 string hummingbird. I'm not a stage player but in 25 years of playing theirs only a few guitars I just had to buy and this is one of them .
Posted by Jhirett Kaye on Mar 13, 2023
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Needs slotted headstock 0 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Mine is the mahogany model, but it has the slotted headstock, which adds character, in my opinion. Without that I don't feel it's worth owning....sorry but esthetics matter!
Posted by John on Jan 15, 2023
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Great playability and versatility 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
I purchased this guitar for two reasons. First, it has better playability than any other acoustic guitar on display up to $500 at Long and McQuade. The action is very close to the fretboard, and no other setup is required. Second, this guitar has a built-in pickup and preamp/tuner so it can be used with an acoustic guitar amplifier or a PA system. This combination of playability and versatility is hard to beat under $500.
Posted by Rudy on Jun 1, 2022
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Awesome guitar 2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Stratford, Ontario
Plays great,sounds great, looks good to.
Posted by Rich on Sep 9, 2021
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Where's the slotted headstock? 2 of 4 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Hey, this isn't the New Yorker I bought about a month ago; mine has the slotted headstock and rich looking gold tuners/amber knobs. It may sound the same -- with a minor variation because of substituting sappele for mahogany on the back and sides -- but it's not nearly as nice looking an instrument now.
Posted by John on Sep 27, 2020
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A really, really good guitar at this price point 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Unlike my other acoustic guitars (LL6 and EL-00) which have solid tops, this guitar has a laminated mahogany top. Because of that the guitar will never sound any better than it already does. But it already sounds rich and surprisingly mellow. Bear in mind, however, that this is a $500 laminated top guitar, not a $199.99 laminated top. The sound is loud when needed, but the 3-band EQ allows you to back the bass off somewhat, which my EL-00 doesn't offer. Overall, this is a guitar that sounds like it cost twice as much, it stays in tune and is comfortable to play. That action is a tad high but that's easily fixed by Jacques Belanger. The pickup itself is far superior to the Fishman in my EL-00. This one's definitely a keeper.
Posted by John on Aug 10, 2020
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Beautiful instrument 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
I just bought this today and my first impressions are really good. First off, this is a great playing guitar -- it needs a bit of a setup -- the action is pretty good and the intonation dead on. Pickup works well with the 3-band EQ, but playing unplugged gives a bright, strong sound that belies its small size and the fact that the top is laminate rather than solid. Ordinarily, guitars at this price point have a solid top, usually spruce, but this doesn't and the sound is, well, you really have to play it and hear it to really appreciate it. This guitar is in addition to my Yamaha LL6 and my Epiphone EL-00, but I like the sound this one has and where it sits between the voices of my other two acoustic-electrics.
Posted by John on Aug 7, 2020
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Worth it! 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Brampton, Ontario
It’s as beautiful as it sounds! ❤️
Posted by Nina Aguba on Jun 1, 2020
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A Taylor killer 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Hamilton, Ontario
Open headstock with gold and amber tuners hit the aesthetics out of the park. The 00' size of the body is very comfortable to hold while sitting and the tone is warm and articulate.
Posted by Chucker on Sep 1, 2019
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Cool and good sounding guitar, good price, worth the money 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Scarborough, Ontario
Very nice couch guitar, sounds surprisingly loud, very crisp sound, enough bass for the size, but that will also depend on the string gauge you use. Tuners are great, nut OK, pre-amp with equalizer and tuner very good, I did not have a chance to test it on a good PA system. Action is very comfortable. After 6 months of use I had to smooth the sharp fret ends, which were initially OK. I did it myself, it was probably caused by low humidity. However, I don't object. I owned and tried other acoustics in the similar price range but this one wins hands down. I have only one complaint - fret size. They look like vintage frets and may not last very long. If you do your frets like me - fine, but otherwise may not be economical.
Posted by Sasa on Apr 13, 2019
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A pleasant surprise 7 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I've always thought of Takimine as more of a country style guitar. Boy was I surprised when I picked this guitar up and played it at the store. Breath volume for a small body, almost on par with my Taylor which says a lot if you have ever played or owned a Small body Taylor. Action is great for strumming or for playing around with finger style and blues licks down the neck. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone. Great value for the price. Perhaps the best value I've seen in my 25 years of playing.
Posted by Andy Skiffington on Dec 28, 2018
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excellent size features sound and style 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Pickering, Ontario
I wanted open Headstock without paying twice the amount of other brands. I like takamine guitars The electronics and tuner same as my other takamine. Easier to play in and arm chair then the dreadnought size. The monster sale price was incentive needed .
Posted by mmm on Jun 6, 2018
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