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Takamine GY51E-BSB Sunburst Parlor Acoustic *Authorized Dealer*

The TAKAMINE GY51E is a Parlor-sized acoustic this ideally suited for finger style players and coffee house troubadours. The Parlor guitar originated at the turn of the century as a "ladies" instrument literally for use in the parlor. Genteel ladies of that era did not go to open mic nights, and the Parlor guitar was built for home entertainment. In later years the Parlor guitar gained favor with blues players and finger stylists who appreciated it's responsive nature and punchy sound. Blues and folk greats like Keb 'Mo and Jeff Muldaur are frequent Parlor guitar players.

The smaller internal dimensions of the Parlor body moves the air very quickly, providing great response to the player's touch. This is a primary reason why they are favored by finger pickers. And the Takamine GY51E makes the most of its solid Spruce top and Black Walnut back and sides to produce a dynamic and focused tone. Plus the traditional slotted headstock creates greater string pressure on the nut for increased open string clarity and detail. Takamine has always been known for their electronics, and the TP-4TD system is both simple and effective with a 3-band EQ and built-in tuner. And the top mounted battery compartment makes replacement a breeze.

The Takamine GY51E is a lively playing companion, and it's projection and spunky nature belies its size. From the couch to the coffee house the GY51E won't let you down. 

The Takamine GY51E features:

  • Slot head Parlor shape, Sunburst finish
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Laminated Black Walnut back and sides
  • White body and neck binding
  • Mahogany neck
  • 12" Laurel fretboard
  • Takamine split saddle for precise intonation
  • Synthetic bone nut and saddle
  • TP-4TD 3 band electronics
  • Includes Takamine gig bag
  • Made in China