with case

Featuring gorgeous Hawaiian koa on the arched top and back -- as well as koa sides, this beautiful Thinline guitar is comfortable on the couch, and powerful on the stage. Its sleek neck is inlaid with beautiful abalone and shell on the ebony fingerboard. Stylish and powerful as well, its voice being easily transferred to the stage with Takamine's new CT-3N preamp. Comfort, quality, and performance in a great new format. It comes with a semi-hard SH100T case for lightweight, secure protection of your guitar.

Body Shape FX Cutaway
Top Arched Koa
Back Arched Koa
Sides Koa
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Finish Gloss Natural
Electronics CT-3N
Nut Width 42mm
Scale Length 630mm
Length 1012mm
Width 377mm
Depth At End 60mm
Case SH100T
Case Included Yes
David W.

I have this beautiful guitar and not only is the figured Koa incredible but I really love the sound. It isn't a big boomy sound like a dreadnaught guitar but more of a sparkle sound almost like a 12 string. It has that bright quality about it. The fit and finish could not be any better and is certainly spot on. Little things like the quality headstock with a koa face and the inlayed Takamine name. Flawless ebony embraces the fretboard making a smooth playing surface. It feels as smooth as my Fender American Stratocaster with the maple fretboard.

This guitar has exactly the sound I was looking for. My only complaint is the strings are a bit high and I prefer a lower action. I did have my guitar plek'ed before delivery and now I am wondering if that process shaved a little too much from the frets? I am not sure that is possible.

If you are thinking about this guitar I would recommend that you pull the trigger before Koa wood gets priced out of sight.