Takamine Guitars: Jasmine S35
by Guitar Guru
“Cheap. Spend More to Get More.”
The Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar by Takamine is perhaps one of the best quality acoustic guitars for under $120. In fact, Takamine has a reputation as one the best producers of the highest-quality, most inexpensive acoustic guitars on the market.
The Jasmine S35 has a number of features that recommend it to both guitarists who are just starting out, and those who have been playing for some time. The S35’s primary feature is price, which at just under $120, makes it a tempting choice for those guitarists who are on a budget. But it also has a number of other features to recommend it, such as its spruce top, nato back and sides, full body binding, chrome tuners and a satin finish which enhances its resonance.
While experienced players may find it an inexpensive choice for a decent quality working guitar, one thing to keep in mind is that the S35’s top is not a solid spruce top but rather a laminated spruce top. This means that the tone of the guitar is not as true as that of a guitar with a solid spruce top. In addition, its combination of features makes for an instrument whose action is slightly too high, though this can be tempered with some adjusting and the right choice of strings. Though the Jasmine S35 is inexpensive, spend an extra $100 and purchase the
Jasmine Takamine NEX Cutaway S34CFM or the
Jasmine Takamine S35Q with a solid spruce top for the student just learning the acoustic guitar.
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