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The Takamine G-Series acoustic guitar was my first guitar and I'd have to say that it was a very versatile acoustic guitar for a beginner. It has a tone that is unlike any other that i've played or its price for about $500 ($800 when i first purchased it).
Takamine GD71CE-NAT acoustic steel guitar, dreadnought, cutaway, solid spruce top, quartersawn X bracing, back and sides rosewood, mahogany thomann neck satin, rosewood fretboard bound, 20 frets, scale 644mm, nut width 43mm, pickup takamine TP-40D preamp with built in tuner, abalone rosette, gold hardware, finish natural gloss.