Summer NAMM 2016 Models

New Takamine Guitars for Summer 2016

Our latest batch of Taklamine models might be one of our most mouthwatering group of new guitars ever. Let’s check out the EF75M TT, CP771MC SB, CP400NYK, and EF7M-LS.

Joining our “TT Series” that was introduced in 2015, the EF75M TT makes use of the inventive Thermal Top technology, in which the spruce wood of the guitar’s top is baked in an oxygen-free environment. This provides a highly-desirable tone that is generally only found in vintage instruments. The EF75M TT is a re-thinking of a legendary Takamine model, the EF75S, that was made from 2005-2007. The new version offers its solid thermal spruce top with solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides, and a spacious mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. An OM body style, the EF75M TT features high-end design components like flamed maple binding with abalone purfling, and is amplified via its TLD-2 preamplifier. As you can tell, this is a very special guitar, and hence will be limited in production to just 100 pieces made worldwide. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Keep it in mind.

The CP771MC SB is an OM style acoustic guitar with a cutaway, but with a quite different vibe. This beautiful all solid “American” mahogany guitar (solid mahogany top, back, and sides, with ebony fingerboard) has all the throaty, punchy midrange you’d want to complement acoustic blues, or roots music. Dressed in a striking Satin Shadowburst finish, this instrument looks and feels like a friend you’ve known a long time. Its natural voice gets brought to the stage with Takamine’s legendary CTP-3 CoolTube electronics.

The new CP400NYK is a fantastic limited-run New Yorker guitar that's a delightful combination of a satin-finished solid cedar top and Hawaiian Koa back and sides, giving you a syrup-sweet sound. The 12-fret neck joint moves the bridge of the guitar into the sweet spot of the soundboard, creating surprising warmth in a small guitar. The slotted peghead gives the instrument an old-school vibe that just looks cool! Your new songs will be effortlessly amplified through Takamine’s legendary CTP-3 Cooltube electronics.

Another very special limited-run model is the new EF7M-LS, in which the “LS” stands for “Lutz Spruce”. It's a hybrid spuce from the Northwest that grows between stands of Sitka spruce and Canadian white spruce. The sound reminds us of some of the best qualities of legendary Adirondack spruce, while being a bit more dynamically forgiving. Paired with solid Indian rosewood back and sides, the EF7M-LS gives you a great OM guitar that whispers and screams. It makes the stealthy transition to stage with ease thanks to the TLD-2 electronics.

“All four of these new models have special qualities,” says Tom Watters, Director of Product Development for Takamine. “None of them are run-of-the-mill instruments. Takamine has guitars for every kind of player, from solo singer-songwriters to players in world-renowned bands on international tours. Each guitar has unique aspects that make them perfect for the job at hand.”