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Takamine Pro Series 1 NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar


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Takamine’s top-line Pro Series presents the new P1NC acoustic/electric, which delivers full and balanced tone from the unique Takamine NEX/grand auditorium-style body with a comfortable Venetian cutaway, smooth playability and state-of- the-art onboard electronics. Great warmth, balance and harmonic richness resound from its X-braced solid cedar top and sapele back and sides. Other premium features include a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. The unique Takamine split-saddle bone bridge provides faultless intonation and excellent acoustic coupling to the top. The P1NC also features chrome die-cast machine heads for superb tuning stability, a gloss natural-finish top on satin back and sides, 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.

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Came Back Home To Takamine


Several years ago I had a Takamine acoustic/electric guitar that I used for home recording. I was always impressed with it's playability and sound, but as I got back into gigging I felt like I needed to have a Martin. So I traded in my Takamine for a Martin. After a few months I realized I had made a mistake. Although the Martin had a lush acoustic sound, it did not have the easy feel and playability of the Takamine, nor did it have the advanced characteristics in their pre-amp. Getting the Martin to sound good on live performances, or in recording was always a chore, and playing it was never as much fun. After about 7 years I decided I'd had enough and went back in to look at the Takamine's. From the moment I picked this guitar up it was like coming home finally. The feel was right and using the pre-amp pluged into a powered speaker was simply stunning in it's clarity and fullness. So I came home. Traded my Martin in on the Takamine. I normally gig with electric guitars. My rig consists of a Helix with a line to a Yamaha DXR12 powered monitor, and a line out to the mixing board. I used to occasionally do some songs on the acoustic, but I got away from that because the Martin just didn't cut it. Now, with the beautiful sound and playability of the Takamine, I'm thinking seriously about bringing the acoustic back into some of our songs at gigs.


Dunedin, FL


Beautiful Guitar with Great on board electronics


What a great guitar! I was in the market for $750-1200 guitar that would offer smooth playability and great tone unplugged or plugged in. This body style has a wonderful sound using no electronics. It is easy to play and offers a warm and transparent sound. It is artfully crafted with zero flaws. In my opinion, it is an absolutely stunning guitar to look at. I bought this primarily for worship acoustics sets at my church and boy does it perform. The other guitarists in our group play Taylor's, which sound good, but required more eq and effect signal modifications than I thought you would need to get a full acoustic sound. Every ear is different but, to my ear, this takamine plugged in and sounded more full, warm, and genuine to an acoustic sound direct in to the PA than the Taylors. I bought this guitar on a recommendation from the guitar tech at Sam ash and I couldn't be happier. He told me that, for the price range, this was this most guitar I would be getting for the price, especially vs equally priced Martin's, Taylors, and guilds. If you are looking for a quality acoustic electric with great sound, both plugged and unplugged, look no further. The only thing I wish I could have done is play the P1DC (the dreadknot version of this guitar) before purchasing, but they didn't have one in stock.


Hesperia, ca


Pro Series 1 NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

5.0 2


Warranty Info:

Your new Takamine instrument is warranted to be free of any defects in materials and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations described below. This warranty is non-transferable and applies only to the original purchaser when product is purchased as NEW from an Authorized Takamine Dealer. Instruments sold as Factory Seconds do not carry a lifetime warranty, but are limited to a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty. Electronic parts and guitar hardware are limited to a warranty period of one (1) year from date of purchase.


If this Takamine instrument malfunctions at any time as a result of faulty materials or workmanship, Takamine will repair the defect(s) or replace the instrument, as it deems appropriate, at its sole discretion. In the event that original materials are no longer available, Takamine reserves the right to use materials regularly utilized at the time of repair. If replacement of customer’s instrument is deemed necessary by our staff, Takamine will replace the instrument with one of the same or most similar style of a value not in excess of the original purchase price of customer’s instrument.

This limited lifetime warranty covers the cost of both labor and materials on any repair deemed necessary by our Warranty Department Representative for the lifetime of the original retail purchaser. In the unlikely event that the customer’s instrument is destroyed, lost, or damaged beyond repair, while in the possession of Takamine for warranty repair, Takamine will replace that instrument with one of the same or most similar style of a value not in excess of the original purchase price of customer’s instrument. Owner at owner’s expense must carry any insurance covering the instrument, including but not limited to collector’s value insurance.

For additional warranty information, please visit http://www.espguitars.com/pages/warranty-takamine

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