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A forceful guitar with solid tonewoods and stage-ready electronics.
Takamine's P5JC jumbo cutaway model is loud and forceful, with a resonant solid spruce top with scalloped "X" top bracing for maximum volume, rosewood back and 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.
Built with the performer in mind, the P5J 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 ivory and abalone "dot-in-dot" inlays, a rosewood headcap, gold tuners with gold buttons, a natural bone nut and gloss natural finish.
The P5JC comes complete with a premium archtop hardshell case.
The two-channel CT4-DX offers the ultimate in preamp flexibility. Used with the Palathetic under-saddle pickup, it offers four-band EQ (low, low mid, high mid, high) and two notch filter controls to reduce feedback.
Add a second pickup (the Takamine Tri-Ax, for example), and the CT4-DX gives you independent control over both pickups, each of which will then have two-band EQ and a notch filter control. You can also alter the mix levels of each of the pickups. Other features include volume control and onboard tuner.
• Two channels
• 4-band EQ (low, low mid, high mid, high)
• Two notch filters to control feedback
• Connection for second pickup source
• Mix control for use with second pickup
• Built-in digital tuner
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Comments about Takamine Pro Series 5 Jumbo Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
This is my 3rd acoustic; I also own a low end Tak and a Taylor.
First off, the craftsmanship of this instrument is top notch. Saying that this instrument is beautiful is an understatement.
Unplugged, the guitar sounds pretty darn good. It doesn't sound like a tin can, unlike most Taylors in this price range. Plugged in and the onboard preamp takes the sound beyond the next level. When you compare the woods, tone, and craftsmanship to other popular brands in this price range, the choice becomes very clear.
Note that this guitar was brand spanking new out of the box and played pretty well. However like most new instruments, it needed a setup. So I took it to my local luthier. The action is now super low and the instrument plays like butter.