Takamine P3DC - Natural Satin

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Cedar Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and CT4B Electronics - Natural
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An Inspiring Acoustic-electric Experience

The Takamine Pro Series P3DC Dreadnought Acoustic-electric guitar rewards you with its mellifluous sonority, understated good looks, and buttery playability. Pick it up, take the fast mahogany neck in your hand, strum a few chords, and revel in the harmonic richness resonating from the solid cedar top. Execute a single-note run, let your fingers fly all the way up the bound rosewood fingerboard - courtesy of the P3DC's Venetian cutaway. Plug it in, and experience pure amplified acoustic tone, the way it was meant to be heard. The Takamine Pro Series P3DC - to play it is to love it.

Takamine Pro Series P3DC Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Great sound is in the details
  • Takamine - over 50 years of quality, great sound, and playability
  • Takamine's CT4B preamp system gives you natural amplified tone
Great sound is in the details

The Takamine Pro Series P3DC acoustic-electric guitar benefits from quality tonewoods and Takamine's painstaking attention to detail. With its scalloped X-braced solid cedar top and sapele back and sides, the P3DC looks great and is tonally versatile enough to handle whatever playing style your musical mood dictates. And if you're playing out, the P3DC's stage-friendly gloss finish will certainly command your audience's attention.

Takamine - over 50 years of quality, great sound, and playability

The Takamine Pro Series P3DC acoustic-electric guitar is the result of over a half-century of Takamine guitar-crafting knowhow. Launched in 1962 at the foot of Japan's Takamine mountains, Takamine has been designing and building acoustic guitars that are seen in the hands of some of music's biggest stars. With quality and value as guiding principles, Takamine's instruments employ the finest tonewoods, construction techniques, and technical innovations such as the proprietary CT4B preamp system found in this guitar.

Takamine's CT4B preamp system gives you natural amplified tone

The Pro Series P3DC sports Takamine's CT4B preamp, giving you rich, clear-sounding amplified output - instantly. A feature of Pro Series guitars, the CT4B features three-band EQ, a volume control and a built-in tuner. The preamp is switched on by plugging a standard instrument cable into the endpin/strap pin jack. Unplugging the cable turns the preamp off. The CT4B is powered by a single 9 volt battery.

Takamine Pro Series P3DC Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Dreadnought cutaway; scalloped X-braced solid cedar top, solid sapele back, sapele laminate sides
  • African Mahogany Neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, 20 nickel-silver frets, wood dot-in-dot inlays
  • Ivory binding, dark (wood trim) purfling, concentric rings with wood marquetry rosette
  • Rosewood pinless bridge, split bone saddle, bone nut
  • Ivory back binding, mahogany peghead with gold logo
  • Takamine CT4B II electronics onboard
  • Satin top, neck, back, and sides
  • Machine Heads: gold with amber buttons
The Takamine Pro Series P3DC - to play it is to love it!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Satin
Top Wood Solid Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Sapele
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Binding Ivory
Neck Wood African Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.375"
Tuning Machines Gold with amber buttons
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.673"
Electronics CT4B II
Strings D'Addario EXP16 light-gauge strings
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number TAKP3DC

Customer Reviews

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I have been playing about 25 yrs and recently have gone through about 6 acoustics just looking for the right sound and NO BUZZING. this guitar is it, unbelievable tone and playability. I even lowered the strings and still no buzz. The tone of this guitar is incredible. This will be my number 1 gigging guitar.

Best guitar I've ever played!

Played this guitar at the Gear Fest for the first time. I played a bunch of other guitars first, but nothing really stood out or felt good playing. I seen the Takamine booth, I had my eye on two guitars next to each other they both looked almost the same but one was $1,100 and the other was $400. and change. I grabbed the cheaper one first and like all the other I played that day it was just so-so nothing special. Then I grabbed the other one, I think it was a P1DC and WOW! I could really tell the difference. I didn't buy it that day, but I couldn't get my mind off of how well and easy it played and sounded. I couldn't take it anymore so I went back and picked up the P3DC and added it to my stable. I couldn't be happier.

Great Guitar

Just Fantastic. well worth the price
Music background: Basement Guitarist

Love it

Loveit the sound is great
Music background: Basement guitarist


I tried out many guitars at Sweetwater before deciding upon this one. i was willing to buy any brand at most any price. This guitar is utterly amazing! I have basal joint arthritis in my left thumb which makes forming chords painful at times. This guitar is effortless to play! The sound is so full and rich while still having the brights! I actually had two people compare this guitar to one double the price and both agreed this one sounded better and played easier. The action is great! Even the case is awesome! I can't say enough about the guitar AND the service I received at Sweetwater! They went above and beyond! Takamine can boast about this guitar! Thank you Sweetwater!
Music background: Hobbyist/Teacher/Occasional Performances at Church
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars