Takamine TC132SC Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case Equipped with the CTP-1 “Cool Tube” preamp! A beautifully crafted classical guitar designed to appeal to the acoustic/electric performer. The braces are patterned and voiced with today's music in mind and a cutaway design allows access to upper frets. Equipped with the innovative CTP-1 “Cool Tube” preamp for the ultimate tonal flexibility. A solid cedar top along with a solid rosewood back give the TC132SC a sound that is second to none. Select rosewood is also used for the fingerboard and sides. A Marquettery rosette adds the finishing touch to this handsome instrument. Case not included.
What makes the CTP-1 “Cool Tube” Preamp so cool? The Takamine CTP-1 “Cool Tube” preamp is an on-board acoustic- electric preamp that utilizes a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube. Packed with useful features including a digital chromatic tuner with a calibration range of A438 to A445; a graphic EQ section with an adjustable mid frequency of 200Hz to 8.5kHz; an auxiliary input jack and volume knob, which can control an additional add-on pickup and finally, the "Cool Tube" function. With this control, the player chooses the depth of effect the tube places on the signal generated by the built-in pickup. The player can choose from a high degree of “CUT” for aggressive strumming; expanded “sweetness” and harmonic density with fatter lows and rounder highs; or a full rich tone ideal for finger style players. Don't worry about the heat! The tube actually runs at only two or three degrees above ambient, so there is no concern over the delicate tone woods being affected by radiant heat.
Gold Tone Classical Tuners
Solid Cedar Top, Solid Rosewood Sides, Solid Rosewood Back
18 Frets, Cool Tube Preamp
Takamine TC132SC Nylon String Acoustic Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case
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