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FDP Forum / Non-Fender Gear Reviews / Jasmine by Takamine S35 Acoustic Guitar


New England, USA

Quid Malmborg In Plano
Nov 25th, 2011 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Actually, it's for my 25-year-old oldest son. We were talking this morning and the conversation turned to music and guitars. He told me that he'd like to start playing guitar soon, and maybe Santa would be good to him this year. So since I had a 15% off coupon from GC I went there this afternoon and picked up one of these - a Jasmine by Takamine S35 Acoustic Guitar, regular $100, for $85.00. I did my homework beforehand, and they came highly recommended, and guess what? They're right! I highly recommend them too! It's amazing what you can get for very little money these days. OK, it's not a Martin, and it doesn't pretend to be, but right out of the box the fit and finish (satin) are of a good quality, the action is good and playable, the hardware is decent, and the strings are in good condition. So I tuned it up and gave it a go. It's a classic dreadnought sound, slightly on the trebly side, but I wouldn't hesitate to play this guitar anytime, anywhere. I've never played a bad Tak, and this Jasmine is no exception. I highly recommend it for the beginning guitarist out there.

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idiot - I have several pieces missing!
Nov 25th, 2011 10:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It's amazing what you can get for very little money these days."

Very true! Technology has made the starter guitar into something that actually works and doesn't hurt to play.

B Labrador

united kingdom

Dec 28th, 2011 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1 that really surprised me is vintage v300 about £130, is that maybe $200 not sure, but this little gem won best acoustic guitar under £1000.
You can hear it on youtube !



Dec 24th, 2012 08:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm always on the lookout for a decent "campfire" guitar and I've had a couple Jasmines in the past. I agree the S35 is a nice guitar for not a lot of cash but the one that impressed me was the Jasmine S34C NEX cutaway. Just a few bucks more but has better access to the higher frets, bigger body and bigger sound.

Power Trio

Columbia MD

Dec 26th, 2012 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

its not the $35 Lori Guitar that I started out with that had super high action was
un tunable and a curved neck.

more or less a boxed peice of paneling with strings.

starters def cam a long way in 40 yrs.



Dec 27th, 2012 06:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree, that guitar is good for any beginner. You can always sell it to another beginner if your skills are way beyond than your guitar can give you

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