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Takamine EF261S -BL FXC Cutaway (Gloss Black)

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FXC, cutaway, solid cedar top, sycamore back and sides, includes CT4B. Takamine have been making smaller-than-dreadnought sized guitars for many years. Their balanced tone, warm sound and comfortable size have made them favourite of players who also sing.

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FXC, cutaway, solid cedar top, sycamore back and sides, includes CT4B.

Takamine have been making smaller-than-dreadnought sized guitars for many years.  Their balanced tone, warm sound and comfortable size have made them favourite of players who also sing.The Takamine EF261 S is a favourite of coffeehouse to arena guitarists for their strong and clear midrange. Their solid cedar tops and mahogany bodies produce a beautifully warm tone.

The Takamine FXC body shape is a great acoustic for an electric band. The smaller and thinner body rejects feedback while providing a true and warm acoustic tone.

The CT4B electronic preamps featured in the Takamine EF261S provide a warm-sounding 3-band graphic with an extremely stable and accurate chromatic tuner. Great for non-standard and open tunings.


  • Body Shape: FXC.
  • Rosette: Concentric Circles.
  • Top: Solid Cedar.
  • Inlays: Dots.
  • Back: Mahogany.
  • Sides: Mahogany.
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood.
  • Electronics: CT4B.
  • Tuners: Chrome.
  • Extras: Supplied with Hardcase.
  • Colour: Antique Natural.
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EF261S-BL Review

Replaced my APX 4A with this guitar and have been very pleased with it. I play at Church meetings regularly so needed the electroacoustic bit as much as the acoustic. This does both jobs well, not spectacularly, but well enough. The smaller body lends itself to a strong but nice midrange although you do lose out a little on bottom end. Acoustically, given it's size I can't fault it really. Through a PA it's very good too, although a side by side comparison woth a Taylor 710ce (about two and a half grand) did show its shortcomings, but then it's four times the price and is a cutaway dreadnought giving better low end anyway. The split bridge compensates well for the dreaded G string tuning difficulties (more a prob with leccies...) and I've had no problems. The electronics work fine and the built in tuner is a stroke of genius (people think you're tuning by ear as you look down at the guitar!). Very stable and accurate in my experience. Initially I put 10s on as these had suited my APX, however this was a big let down. This Tak has a deeper body than the APX so went to 12s and it started to sing!
This guitar works well for finger picking or strumming but is excels when picked due to the lovely midrange and clear top end.
So, in conclusion, a workman like guitar that performs solidly for the money. I can think of nothing to critisise here. Well, until I heard that Taylor...

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