A special limited edition Takamine with Cool Tube electronics and an elegant Miyabi design.
The 2010 Takamine Limited Edition Acoustic-Electric guitar boasts an ornate pickguard, rosette, body purfling, fretboard inlays and peghead facing that are crafted from genuine kimono cloth fused for a deep multi-dimensional look.
Each year since 1987 Takamine has offered a special guitar that would only be built one time and never again with the same configuration. Thus began the Limited (LTD) program. Each of the LTD series guitars are interesting snapshots of the capabilities of the Takamine factory at that time. Over the years as the sophistication of the Takamine factory evolved, the design complexity of the LTD guitars reflected those changes. Following the ideals of Miyabi (aesthetic detail dating back to the 11th century) Takamine's skilled luthiers have created the latest example of the art and craft of guitar making.
For the 2010 LTD, Takamine applies an entirely new technology to fuse traditional kimono cloth into an acrylic matrix to form the stunning inlays and overlays that adorn this very special guitar. The kimono cloth is black with delicate gold threading that sparkles under lights to give the guitar an amazing visual presence.
Based on a powerful cutaway dreadnought design, the 2010 Takamine LTD guitar is equipped with a select Sitka spruce top and finest rosewood backs and sides. The neck is mahogany with an ebony fretboard finished in nickel silver frets and a nut width of 1-3/4". Tuners are a gold-finished vintage open-gear design.
Sonically, the 2010 Limited Edition guitar possesses all the power that players have come to expect from a Takamine dreadnought. The scalloped X-bracing is hand-carved and provides a careful balance of powerful lows, sweet midrange, and a high-end sparkle. This beauty must be heard as well as seen, so the 2010 LTD guitar is equipped with the Takamine Palathetic pickup system and the rich acoustic tone of the CTP-2 Cool Tube preamp.