back and sides: mahogany
electronics: TP-4T 3 band graphic equalizer with tuner. Under saddle pick up.
Inlay dots: Abalon
Frets: 20 frets
The Takamine EG440C is a great guitar for intermediate level players. The guitar looks beautiful with golden tuning pegs, a cutaway design and amazing finish and colours.
The guitar features a spruce top with mahogany back and sides for a great sound. The neck is made of mahogany and is a bit fatter than some other guitars’ necks. This fatness of the neck could cause a bit of a discomfort in the beginning if you have shorter fingers but you get used to it after some time. The fingerboard is made of rosewood and is very smooth to slide around with your fingers while playing. Honestly, I was impressed with the smoothness of the rosewood fingerboard of the guitar. There are 20 frets and the cutaway design makes it possible to reach the top frets with ease.
The Takamine EG440C guitar features a TP-4T 3 band graphic equalizer with an onboard electronic tuner. When plugged in, the guitar produces great quality sound and I was honestly amazed. It produces clean and clear sound without unwanted noise when you record by plugging on to your computer too. The pick up is placed under the saddle of the guitar which receives and transmits sound from the vibrations of the strings to the amplifier. The amplifier output jack of the guitar is located at the bottom of the guitar in the strap holder pin. So the strap holder pin also works as the output jack.
The guitar is quite heavier than some other guitars – even heavier than some other electro acoustic guitars. And the neck is a bit fatter than other guitars. Though that should not be much of a problem, it would have been nice to have a lighter guitar with a little thinner neck. Other than that, the Takamine EG440C is a great guitar with smooth playability, nice tone and bright sound.
Note that the set of strings that originally comes with the guitar is a bit heavier gauge than regular strings and produces a bit bassier sound. You may have to change the strings to a regular lighter gauge strings if you want a brighter sound.