With humble beginnings in 1959 as a small family run guitar shop nestled at the foot of Mount Takamine in the central Japanese town of Sakashita, the fledgling company took on the mountainís name in 1962 and began in earnest the journey that led to the phenomenal success that is the modern Takamine company.
The new Pro series from Takamine, straight out of Japan, produces premium quality Acoustic's and has done for over fifty years now. Using top quality tone woods, producing quality preamps with precision Japanese craftsmanship Takamine is amongst the world's best. Just ask players such as John Scofield, Jon Bon Jovi, Toby Keith, Troy Cassar-Daley, Glenn Fry (Eagles), Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, Meredith Brooks, Bruno Mars, Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage), John Jorgenson, Paul Landers & Richard Z Kruspe (Rammstein).... and the list goes on.
The Takamine Pro Series 1 P1DCLH, Dreadnought size Left Handed acoustic electric guitar with cutaway. Solid Cedar top with Sapele back and sides, pin-less Rosewood bridge with a split bone saddle and Concentric ring rosette. The Cedar Top has a gloss finish on it while the Sapele back and sides are Satin, Scalloped X bracing.
Satin finish Mahogany neck with a Rosewood fretboard (12 inch radius, 305mm), 20 frets with Pearl dot inlays. Chrome die-cast tuners, 25.3 inch scale length with a 42.7mm Nut width.
Takamine CT4B-II preamp with 3 band EQ, Volume control and on-board tuner. Strung with D'Addario EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze 12-53 strings. Natural gloss top with satin back and sides, complete with hardcase.
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Body Shape - Dreadnought Cutaway (Left Hand)
Top - Solid Cedar
Back & Sides - Sapele
Body Finish - Gloss Top, Satin Back and Sides
Bracing - Scalloped X
Rosette - Concentric Rings
Neck Material - Mahogany
Fingerboard - Rosewood
Neck Finish - Satin
Scale Length - 25.3 inches (643 mm)
Fingerboard Radius - 12 inches (305 mm)
Number of Frets - 20
Nut Width - 1.6825 inch (42.7 mm)
Position Inlays - Pearl Dot
Electronics - CT4B II Preamp System with 3-band EQ, Volume Control and Built-in Tuner
Bridge - Pin-less Rosewood with Split Bone Saddle and Pin-less Base
Saddle - Split Bone
Machine Heads - Die-cast
Hardware Finish - Chrome
On The Net
More info available at the Takamine website