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Takamine Pro Series 3 Folk Nylon Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural  (Used)

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An elegant nylon string with a slightly narrower neck and enhanced electronics.

Takamine’s long history in traditional classical guitar construction manifests itself in the P3FCN contemporary nylon string acoustic/electric, designed to deliver classic nylon string tone in modern live and recording environments. The solid cedar top features hand-scalloped X bracing and ivory binding, with dark purfling and a gorgeous concentric-ring rosette with wood marquetry. An elegant Venetian cutaway offers optimum access to the upper registers. The unique Takamine split-saddle bone bridge provides faultless intonation and excellent acoustic coupling to the top. Other premium features include a solid sapele back, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard with wood “dot-in-dot” inlays, gold tuners with amber buttons, natural satin finish and the highly acclaimed CT4B II preamp system with three-band EQ, volume control and built-in tuner.

The Palathetic pickup
Using six individually shielded piezo-electric elements, one for each string, the Palathetic pickup is not a just a UST (under saddle pickup). In fact the Takamine design employs twelve times the element mass of the typical under saddle pickup. The six elements penetrate the bridge plate, soundboard and bridge to make direct contact with the saddle creating a sonic linkage with the string. The pickup casing is mechanically attached to the guitars top and bridge creating a sonic linkage with the soundboard. The result of this design is a signal that possesses the articulation of an isolated string signal and the rich harmonic content delivered by the resonating soundboard for a full, complete and accurate acoustic guitar tone at high sound pressure levels.

CT4B II Preamp Features
The CT4B II preamp is designed for ease of use and purity of tone. The CT4B II consists of 3 bands of graphic EQ tone control, a volume control slider and a built-in chromatic tuner.

The 3 band EQ provides control over the bass (LOW), midrange (MID) and treble (HIGH) frequency response. With the sliders set at the midpoint (0) the electric signal from the guitar is evenly balanced across the frequency range. The desired tone is then dialed in by using the sliders to add or subtract frequency response as desired. Each frequency control slider will raise or lower the band response by +/-5db.

The volume slider adjusts the output volume of the preamp.

The convenient built-in chromatic tuner is extremely accurate and very easy to use. The tuner is activated by pressing the TUNER POWER button. To tune your instrument, simply pluck any open string. The tuner will then display the name of the note that has the closest frequency of the string played. The amount of deviation from the note (higher or lower) is displayed by red arrows indicating sharp or flat. When only the green center light illuminates, the note indicated in red has reached precise tuning. When the guitar is unplugged, the TUNER POWER switch acts as on and off.

Your CT4B II tuner is also capable of being calibrated to frequencies other than standard A440. When the PITCH button is pressed, the frequency that is currently set will be shown by a flashing red light above the frequency number. While the reference light is flashing, press the Pitch repeatedly to set the desired reference pitch. With each press of the button, the reference pitch will increase by 1Hz increments from 440Hz to 445Hz. Once the pitch has reached 445Hz, the next press will decrease the pitch to 438Hz. When the button operation is stopped, the reference pitch is set and the tuner will stand by for tuning.

To facilitate silent on-stage tuning, the TUNER POWER button also acts as a mute switch when the guitar is played amplified. If you wish to be able to tune with your signal amplified, simply press the TUNER POWER a second time. Press a third time to shut off the tuner function. The tuner will shut off automatically when there is no signal for a couple of minutes.

Features

  • Fxc body shape
  • Solid cedar top
  • Solid sapele back
  • Sapele sides
  • Rosewood pin-less bridge
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Gold w/amber button tuners
  • Concentric rings w/wooden marquetry rosette
  • Wood dot-in-dot inlays
  • Satin natural finish (top)
  • Palathetic pickup, CT4B II preamp electronics
  • 47.5mm nut width

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TakaminePro Series 3 Folk Nylon Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.0

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Defective Model - x2

By Minko69

from San Antonio, Texas

Pros

    Cons

    • Defective electronics
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Takamine Pro Series 3 Folk Nylon Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is my second guitar of this model from Musicians Friend. The first never worked. MF immediately sent a replacement and was very good about processing a refund. The second guitar (same model) worked for about 3 weeks and then died, with the same symptoms as the first model (no sound from the pickup). I own Many different brands of guitars and have never had an issue with anything purchased from MF. MF is great. Takamine is not! I do not recommend purchasing any Takamine product.

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      5.0

      Excellent guitar for picking #1

      Pros

      • Craftsmanship Perfect

      Cons

      • Not For Jamming

      Best Uses

      • Picking Finger Style

      Comments about Takamine Pro Series 3 Folk Nylon Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is a cumulation of ages of craftsmanship and technology blended together to create a finger/flat picking instrument to a unimaginable perfect level. The width of nut to the feel of the neck,perfect. The weight as it sits on the leg is power, this is not a light flimsy guitar, it's built. The 14 frets to the body is perfect. The craftsmanship as you play it will mesmerize you with the beauty. This is not a rocking or mass strumming guitar, the electronics and body is not designed for that. I've weeks researching all the hybrid nylon string guitars and I narrowed down to this. I had to wait months for it. But it was worth it it, this is it, I have my Martin on my left and my TAK on my right Im set for the rest of my life. Thanks Takamine for making such a great precious instrument.

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