Takamine Pro Series 5 P5NC Nex Cutaway Electro Acoustic
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With Takamine’s distinctive NEX body style, the P5NC is a singer’s delight, combining the power of a dreadnought with balanced tone that perfectly complements the vocal range. It features a resonant solid spruce top with scalloped “X” top bracing for superior balance and articulation, solid rosewood back and rosewood sides, a convenient Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard, and elegant ivory body binding with dark wood purfling and abalone rosette.
For over 50 years Takamine have been offering high grade Japanese craftsmanship and technical innovation for electro acoustic guitars. This has lead it to be a stage favourite for numerous musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Biffy Clyro, Bon Jovi, India Arie and Jerry Cantrell.
Still produced with the same values in mind as when the company formed over 50 years ago, Takamine is dedicated to the art and craft of making acoustic instruments.
Built with the performer in mind, the P5NC features Takamine’s proprietary CT4-DX preamp system and unique Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for superior amplified response. The dual-channel CT4-DX provides a four-band EQ, two feedback-reducing notch-filter controls, a flexible dual-pickup mix control (for use when a second pickup is added), volume control and an onboard tuner.
Other performance-enhancing features include Takamine’s asymmetrical neck profile – which is slightly thinner on the treble side so that it fits the natural shape of your hand, resulting in a comfortable feel and improved playability. The split bone saddle provides more accurate intonation, while bridge pin positioning optimizes the break angle to improve sustain and presence.
Premium design appointments include a rosewood fingerboard with abalone “dot-indot” inlays, a rosewood headcap, gold tuners with gold buttons, a natural bone nut and gloss natural finish.
All Takamine guitars have a number of unique features:
Palathetic Pickup: Specially designed by Takamine this pickup minimises string crosstalk and delivers pure tone.
Specially designed preamp: Working in combination with the pickup Takamine's preamps deliver near mic quality sound, check out the video below to hear just how good it sounds.
Two way truss rod, double saddle bridge, grounded twice: To ensure reliability on stage, protection from neck warp and perfect intonation.
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