This new model takes advantage of "Thermal Top" technology, in which the spruce wood for the guitar tops are baked in a controlled high-heat, low-oxygen environment.
The result is the volume and tone of a well-seasoned vintage guitar in a brand new instrument. The NEX shape of the TEF450CTTTBB, is an original Takamine body shape and is a scaled down jumbo at heart. The NEX has a silky balance to the tone that supports vocals beautifully.
An elegant Venetian cutaway offers optimum access to the upper registers. The TEF450CTTTBB is a beautifully made instrument, featuring "Grass Flower" inlays made from hundreds of pieces of abalone and pearl. The neck is made of maple with a striped ebony fingerboard. The body features beautifully flamed maple on the back and sides, giving the player a bold and articulate voice. The unique Takamine split-saddle bone bridge provides faultless intonation and excellent acoustic coupling to the top. Like the other guitars in the TT Series, it features the TLD2 Line Driver preamp and Takamine's legendary Palathetic pickup system.
|Series||Takamine Thermal Top Series|
|Finish||Transparent Black Burst Gloss|
|Body Top||Solid Thermal Spruce|
|Body Back||Solid Flame Maple|
|Body Sides||Flame Maple|
|Position Inlays||Fretboard:Striped Ebony|
|Nut||Width - 42.5 mm|
|Machine Heads||Gold Machine Heads with White Pearl Buttons|
|Bridge||Striped Ebony with Split Bone Saddle|
|Rosette||Concentric Circles with Mother of Pearl|
|Electronics||TLD-2 Line Driver Preamp|
|Unique Features||"Grass Flower" inlays made from hundreds of pieces of abalone and pearl, Made in Japan, Includes Hardcase|