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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

Where's the slotted headstock?0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, 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 point2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, 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 instrument0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, 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 StoreBrampton, Ontario
It’s as beautiful as it sounds! ❤️
Posted by Nina Aguba on Jun 1, 2020
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A Taylor killer2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, 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 money5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, 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 surprise7 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. 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 style3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePickering, 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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