Dreadnought, cutaway, solid cedar top, gloss finish, solid rosewood back, includes CTP1. This cutaway model Takamine guitar puts a twist on the usual dreadnought sound with a beautiful solid cedar top, precision-scalloped bracing, and a solid rosewood back for a distinct tonal difference.
This cutaway model Takamine guitar puts a twist on the usual dreadnought sound with a beautiful solid cedar top, precision-scalloped bracing, and a solid rosewood back for a distinct tonal difference. The rosewood fingerboard is inlay-free for a very clean look. The simple appearance is tastefully enhanced by a skillfully inlaid abalone rosette and gold tuners with amber pearl buttons.
The Cool Tube Preamp (CTP-1) provides a cornucopia of tonal tools for rich piezo sounds. A revolutionary development straight from Takamine, The CTP-1 is an onboard acoustic-electric preamp that uses a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube for a touch of tube sparkle and magic. The Cool Tube gets its name from unique technology that runs the tube at very low voltages; therefore the tube does not glow or produce high levels of heat (2-3 degrees above ambient).
Takamine players will find a useful array of features in the CTP-1 to enhance their recording or live performance applications, including a chromatic tuner, shelving, graphic EQ, semiparametric midrange EQ, and a rotary Cool Tube control that selects the effect the tube places on the signal coming from the proven Palathetic pickup. There is also an auxiliary input jack and volume knob for control of an additional pickup. The AUX control knob is used to blend the add-on signal with the Takamine pickup, and a small switch in the back of the preamp can be used to match the varying outputs of different pickups with the preamp. The CTP-1 is powered by four AA batteries, which will deliver approximately 24 hours of playing time.
The CTP-1 fits neatly into the exclusive Takamine SoundChoice docking port, making it easy to choose from six distinctly different preamps, giving you several great options to fit your personal style and taste.
- Dreadnought cutaway body shape
- CTP-1 Cool Tube preamp and electronics
- Abalone rosette
- Solid bear claw spruce top
- Abalone snowflake inlays
- Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
- Ebony fingerboard
- Gold tuners