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Takamine TAKEF340STT Thermal Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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The quick response, balance and projection ordinarily found in a well-played vintage instrument is yours right out of the case with the EF340S-TT. A ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Old school vibe with modern technology for classic performance.

The quick response, balance and projection ordinarily found in a well-played vintage instrument is yours right out of the case with the EF340S-TT. A solid spruce 'Thermal Top' drives solid American mahogany back and sides on this traditional non-cutaway dreadnought. Faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, open gear butterbean tuners and understated 'T' logo appropriately accentuate the vintage sound of this killer instrument. The vintage look, feel and sound of this hand crafted instrument must be experienced to be believed. Factor in the world-renowned Takamine ‘Palathetic’ pickup and the organic transparency of the low-profile, high-performance TLD-2 line driver preamp, and you have the absolute best of all acoustic guitar worlds.


TLD-2 Preamp
The Takamine line driver preamp (TLD-2) is a simple circuit designed to buffer the pickup and boost the current of the signal to eliminate any degradation with long cables. It is clean and quiet with a minimal amount of wiring and is discreetly mounted within the output jack assembly providing no outward sign of on-board electronics. The TLD-2 does have 3 simple tone shaping controls if you care to extract and tinker. But you are likely to find the preset TLD-2, combined with Takamine's renowned Palathetic pickup, as Takamine’s warmest and most natural acoustic – electric tone yet. 

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 guitar's 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. 

FEATURES
Body
  • Body type:Dreadnought
  • Cutaway:Non-cutaway
  • Top wood:SolidSpruce Thermal Top
  • Back & sides:Solid American Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern:Info not available
  • Body finish:Natural Gloss  
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Info not available
  • Nut width:Info not available
  • Fingerboard:Ebony
  • Neck wood:Mahogany
  • Scale length:info not available
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish:Natural Gloss 
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:Yes
  • Brand: Takamine
  • Configuration:Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ:No
  • Feedback filter:No
  • Tuner:No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Mahogany
  • Tuning machines:Open gearedbutterbean
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Saddle & nut:Bone
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:None
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None

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TakamineTAKEF340STT Thermal Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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4.0

These Guitars Should Be Selling Like Mad, BUT

By Silvercrow

from South East Pa.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Excellent Tone
  • Good Feel
  • Neck Feel To Die For*

Cons

  • Inaccurate Info. On This Website
  • Poor Marketing

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Performances
  • Recording

Comments about Takamine TAKEF340STT Thermal Top Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Takamine hit one "out of the park" in my opinion. Japanese made; Outstanding craftsmanship and wood selection. Tonal qualities equal to, or exceed IMO, U.S. series D-18 and D-16 Martin. Bone nut and saddle from the factory! Set up and action- EXCELLENT out of the box; I've not experience that with the Martins I've owned (HD-18; D-18SS) or my Santa Cruz DPW. The neck is asymmetric- meaning that it is not "evenly" contoured from Bass to Treble side. This enables, for me at least, to play complex chords and barre chords 'up the neck' without fatigue. The neck is robust- thicker that a standard acoustic in this class. Another BIG plus for me but would probably not be for everyone. All I will further say praising this guitar is; you owe it to yourself to try one if you are looking for a well balanced, tone machine, in this price range; fingerstyle and flatpick with great response and sound. Now the downside; Takamine, for whatever reason, has a reputation as being only good plugged in (it IS excellent in that arena- compare it to a Taylor "expression system" and let your ears tell you the truth!) but it is phenomenal played acoustically, too. Takamine- why aren;t you pushing the marketing to turn on others to this guitar? ALSO- the guitar suffers from "Headstock-itis", meaning that because is doesn't say Martin, Taylor, Gibson etc on the headstock some players won't give it a fair shot. Stupid IMO but that's hard to overcome without excellent marketing strategy and time. ALSO MUSICIANS FRIEND- get the spec sheet right in the description!! I've bought a lot of equipment from you folks over the past two years- spent a lot of money; you guys deserve your good reputation! BUT, for instance- you have "Hardshell Case: Optional" listed. The GUITAR COMES WITH A HARDSHELL CASE FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR (ESP). Are you TRYING to limit sales of this guitar? I called you on this- spoke to a CSR twice but they WOULD NOT CONFIRM, so unfortunately for you, I bought it elsewhere.

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