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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Takamine Dealer.
This deep-bodied orchestra model is one of the superb new additions to the TT Series of "Thermal Top" guitars from Takamine. By treating the spruce top with high heat in a controlled environment, the sugars and resins change, resulting in a great played-in sound much like a vintage instrument. This guitar has a great throaty voice due to the solid sapele back and sides and the 12-fret neck joint.
The mahogany neck features a distinctive slot headstock that appeals to musicians wanting a tradionalist look. The ebony fingerboard and simple abalone dots add an understated elegance—as does the abalone single ring rosette. The neck is a wide 47.5 mm (1.87”) low profile contour, making it great for acoustic blues and fingerstyle. Like the other guitars in the TT Series, it features the stealthy TLD-2 Line Driver preamp and Takamine's legendary Palathetic pickup system.
What Do We Think?
This 12-fret beauty lends itself exceedingly well to fingerstyle playing. The torrefied spruce top is rich and deep, but the guitar maintains a sparkling voice at the same time. Don’t get us wrong, it also sounds incredible for strumming or flat picking. But the wider nut width really makes this guitar feel at home for folks coming over from a nylon string background or for steel string players needing a little extra room for their chord voicings. The neck has a mild U profile that fills out the hand or supports the thumb if you prefer to play in a classical style.
How Does It Play?
We give a thorough setup to every instrument that comes through our shop. From truss rod to nut slots, fretwork to saddle height, you can rest assured we have this one dialed in. We also do a thorough inspection and check of all electronics and hardware to make sure nothing slips by!
The EF740FS TT is made in Japan and ships with a nice fitted Takamine hard case.
BODY SHAPE: Deep Body OM Cutaway
TOP: Solid Thermal Spruce
BACK: Solid Sapele
SIDES: Solid Sapele
FINISH: Natural Gloss
ELECTRONICS: TLD-2 Line Driver
NUT WIDTH: 47.5mm
SCALE LENGTH: 644mm
DEPTH AT END: 120mm
CASE INCLUDED: Yes