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Jasmine by Takamine ES31C Acoustic Electric Guitar

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  • Spruce top
  • Nato back and sides
  • Rosewood fretboard

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Product Description

The Takamine ES31C Jasmine Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar is an excellent Acoustic for budding guitarists. The ES31C Jasmine is a high-value Dreadnought with a Nato body, impressive gloss finish, Spruce top and Rosewood fingerboard. Great features at a great price, the chrome plated tuning machines will keep this guitar tuned up and ready to jam for years to come. Inside every Jasmine, you'll find the heart and soul of a Takamine. Their finest luthiers oversee every aspect of the design, construction, and quality control of these beautiful looking, beautiful sounding guitars. The electronics system in these models includes a piezo pickup under the bridge and a control section with volume and tone controls. If you could see inside a Jasmine Dreadnought by Takamine, you'd see its true beauty. Skilled craftsmen, using time-tested construction methods along with contemporary styling, have created acoustic/electrics with powerful resonance. Thanks to built-in preamps and sensitive pickups, these instruments have a clean and distinct bass and treble range.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 41.5 x 18.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000653JNO
  • Item model number: ES31C
  • Batteries 1 9V batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,922 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 30, 2004

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By J. Lozon on September 1, 2005
The ES31C is a great deal, and I do not regret purchasing mine in the least! The sound is rich and resonant, and the guitar feels very comfortable to hold and play. The action is nice, and the dreadnought body (although obviously large)is very resilient and holds up to some tough playing. I purchased mine about 6 months ago, and aside from changing the strings every month or so, the guitar has really needed no upkeep. The only other issue I have had is when a friend scratched my pickguard up by playing excessively rough - but I fixed that problem by removing the old pick-guard and replaced it with a few dollar self-adhesive replacement that I purchased locally from Elderly instruments. I keep it clean and polished with Martin guitar polish (also an excellent product), and I use Martin SP strings (the strings that come with this Takamine are the guitar's only real fault - they just do not sound as good as they should, and are poor quality. However, that is an easily remedied problem, Martin SPs cost about $5. For the value price of this guitar, you can't really expect them to ship it stock with nice phosphor/bronze strings, so they give you what appears to be some sort of cheap nickel/iron. Oh well, took 5 mins to fix.

I play everything from Eric Clapton to Pink Floyd, Nirvana to Nickelback, and System of a Down to Stone Temple Pilots all on this one guitar, and it handles everything with no problem. If you are a professional, you may not be quite as pleased with this instrument, as the Takamine does use a maple neck, and is not made from the most expensive of wood (like those multi-thousands of dollar Martins and Washburns) - but anyone who isn't a professional (myself included) would never know the difference. Honestly, this guitar plays and sounds better than many I have tried that cost hundreds of dollars more. Buy it now, and thank me later.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Jose Gonzalez on May 14, 2007
This Guitar is the best sounding guitar for this price!!!!

I play at church with it connected to the mix console and the sound is really clean and gives a beautiful electric-acoustic presence in each song that I play.

I'm really happy with this product,if you would need a guitar for a heavy-duty performance frequence, then this is the instrument.!!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nikkiepants on July 24, 2008
I bought this guitar as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. I'm glad to report that he LOVES it!!! It sounded a lot better than I expected! Before I bought it, I read reviews on amazon, but also from several other web pages (just to make sure it was worth my money) and they all said that it was a great guitar for beginners and I would have to agree. I'm writing this review because I genuinely like this guitar (in fact I steal it from my boyfriend whenever I can) and recommend it to all beginners or people looking to give an acoustic as a gift!!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Hibben on January 9, 2007
This guitar is a great value, has great sound, and is easy to play. It has a beautiful black finish and seems to be well made. There is also an adjustment at the base of the neck which can be used to straighten the neck should it ever become warped. A friend of mine said that this was a good feature to have, especially if you plan to keep a guitar for a while.

I have only used the electric controls to plug the guitar into a tuner, so I can't evaluate the sound of the guitar when played through a sound system.

I did have one issue with the button for the strap at the base of the guitar; it became loose and looked like it might have pulled out of the guitar body if I really put pressure on it. But I found that it could be tightened and it seems OK now - but I am careful not to put too much pressure on it. This is why I rated it 4 stars instead of 5.

If you are looking for a good value in a guitar, definitely consider this model. But if you want to spend a bit more for an acoustic-electric, you might look for one that has a built-in tuner (this model does not). However, I was able to purchase a great Korg tuner for under $25, and this works fine. But it's one more thing to carry around...

Overall I am very happy with this guitar, and as a new guitar player I have found myself spending hours with this thing! It is addicting!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By MongoCross on April 14, 2011
I was given this guitar as a birthday present by a group of my dear friends 12 years ago.

I have been playing her every day, everywhere, and in all kind of crazy conditions.

I have to say, when I first got her, I was skeptical on how she would last on the road and in venues. Let me just say, she keeps on rockin.

I made an upgrade to Grover tuners about 9 years ago, it just needed to be done. And I no longer use the onboard ribbon transducer, though it was nice and responsive, but instead I use a Fishman Rare Earth Humbucker soundhole pickup... less feedback at high volumes.

To really fill out the sound, and give it a boost (so your sound guy doesn't gripe about having to turn up the gain), I suggest a simple eq stompbox... I use a Boss, but I've played through Behringer and Danelectro ones as well, and they really help to give the stock pickup some muscle and more control.

So yeah, my Jasmine has lasted a long time, seen some crazy times, and still has a sound that makes everyone say, "How are you getting that sound out of a cheap guitar?"

My next purchase will be the Luna Trinity guitar, but Jasmine will always be with me, ready to roll out no matter what... and that's a real comfort.
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