Takamine TNV460SC (No Longer Available)
6-string Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Bear Claw Spruce Top, Indian Rosewood Back and Sides, and Hardshell Case - Single Cutaway
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Takamine TNV460SC: Hand-Crafted by Expert LuthiersHand-crafted of all-solid woods by a special team at Takamine, the TNV460SC Nashville is as close to a luthier-built instrument as you will find from an international guitarmaker.
Takamine TNV460SC Nashville at a Glance:
NEX Single Cutaway Body
The NEX body of te Takamine TNV460SC is a signature Takamine design. The top has a pleasing, rounded profile that is narrow at the waist, yet broad behind the bridge creating a soundboard that offers a balanced frequency response with deep bass, clear treble, and a sweet, round midrange that projects well. The body carries the depth of a dreadnought to ensure a great level of volume.
The Takamine TNV460SC NEX body has the feel of a small-bodied guitar yet yields impressive performance, and is an excellent accompaniment to the singer-songwriter, or the finger-style player.
The back and sides of the Takamine TNV460SC Nashville are solid, bookmatched Indian Rosewood, chosen for both its appearance and acoustic integrity. The ebony fingerboard of the Takamine TNV460SC is fitted with nickel silver frets, leveled and finished by hand for perfect playability and intonation. The soundhole and perimeter of the Takamine TNV460SC's top are inlaid with hundreds of pieces of beautiful abalone shell.
The Cool Tube Preamp
The Takamine CTP-1 "Cool Tube" preamp is an on-board acoustic- electric preamp that utilizes a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube. The CTP-1 packs a huge amount of features and amazing tone into a compact package that fits neatly into Takamine's "SoundChoice" docking port.
The CTP-1 "Cool Tube" preamp gets its name from Takamine's unique and new technology that runs the Tube at very low voltages, therefore the tube does not glow or produce high levels of heat. The tube actually runs at only two or three degrees above ambient, so there is no concern over the delicate tone woods being affected by radiant heat. With the Takamine CTP-1 "Cool Tube" preamp, the playing will be hot, the tone will be warm, and the tube always remains cool.
Cool Tube Features
Takamine TNV460SC players will find a most useful array of features to enhance their recording or live performance applications:
A chromatic tuner available at your fingertips keeps the TNV460SC in tune. The tuner is capable of being calibrated from A438, to A445. An LED display reveals the note being played and directs the player with illuminated arrows that show sharp and flat.
The EQ section of the Takamine CTP-1 utilizes a shelving, graphic EQ, which can cut or boost bass and treble frequencies. The mid range is shaped using a semi-parametric EQ section comprised of a rotary knob used to choose the mid point of the midrange frequency. The midrange frequency can be cut or boosted with the mid slider. The range of frequency covered by the rotary knob is 200hz to 8.5Khz.
The tonality of the Takamine CTP-1 preamp is further enhanced by the use of the rotary knob labeled "Cool Tube" With this control, the player chooses the depth of effect the tube places on the signal generated by the proven Takamine "Palathetic" pickup. With this knob the player can choose from a high degree of "CUT" for aggressive strumming; expanded "sweetness" and harmonic density with fatter lows and rounder highs; or levels of rewarding richness for finger style players.
An auxiliary input jack and volume knob, which can control an additional add-on pickup of your choice. This facility can accept a magnetic sound hole pickup, or a soundboard transducer. The AUX control knob is used to blend the add-on signal with the Takamine pickup. A small switch in the back of the Takamine CTP-1 preamp can be used to match the varying outputs of different pickups with the preamp. The output volume slider can then control the blended signal. The CTP-1 is powered by 4 AA batteries, which will deliver approximately 24 hours of playing time.
Takamine TNV460SC Nashville Features:
If beauty is only skin deep, then what lies within every Takamine TNV460SC acoustic-electric can only be described as stunning.
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