Takamine P4DC Dreadnought Acoustic/Electric w/Cutaway, Natural

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and CTP-3 Electronics - Natural
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An Inspiring Acoustic-electric Experience

The Takamine Pro Series P4DC 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 spruce top. Execute a single-note run, let your fingers fly all the way up the bound rosewood fingerboard - courtesy of the P4DC's comfortable cutaway. Plug it in, and experience pure amplified acoustic tone, the way it was meant to be heard. The Takamine Pro Series P4DC - to play it is to love it.

Takamine Pro Series P4DC Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Great sound is in the details
  • Takamine - over 50 years of quality, great sound, and playability
  • Takamine's CTP-3 Cooltube preamp system
Great sound is in the details

The Takamine Pro Series P4DC acoustic-electric guitar benefits from quality tonewoods and Takamine's painstaking attention to detail. With its scalloped X-braced solid spruce top and sapele back and sides, the P4DC looks great and is tonally versatile enough to handle whatever playing style your musical mood dictates. And if you're playing out, the P4DC'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 P4DC 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 CTP-3 Cooltube preamp system found in this guitar.

Takamine's CTP-3 Cooltube preamp system

The P7NC boasts Takamine's CTP-3 Cooltube preamp system, which runs a 12AU7 tube at low voltage to prevent it from heating up and affecting your guitar. The sound is natural and rich, with exceptional dynamics. It also houses a built-in chromatic tuner, a Notch control, and a sweepable Mid Frequency control to really dial in your perfect tone. And an Aux jack allows you to install an additional pickup source to be blended with Takemine's undersaddle pickup for adding even more detail and warmth to you live acoustic sound.

Takamine Pro Series P4DC Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Dreadnought cutaway; scalloped X-braced solid spruce 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
  • Built-in CTP-3 Cooltube preamp
  • Gloss top, neck, back, and sides
  • Machine Heads: gold with amber buttons
The Takamine Pro Series P4DC - 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 Gloss
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Sapele
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Binding Ivory
Neck Wood African Mahogany
Neck Shape Asymmetrical
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 CTP-3 Cooltube preamp
Strings D'Addario EXP16 light-gauge strings
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number TAKP4DC

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Wow

Ok, I haven't bought a guitar in about six years. I have never bought one over the internet without playing it first. Until now. I bought this guitar because I like the demo and the sound was sweet. I am in love. I got it today andI I haven't put it down. Hyperbole maybe, but, there are angels inside. The overtones are wonderful. They just make me smile. I am in love.
5/5

Fine Guitar without the high price

I am a hobbyist with about 12 years experience. I've had my P4DC for about 6 months and it is rapidly becoming my favorite guitar. The playability is excellent and the quality is 100%. Tone is much better than I would expect from a guitar in this price range, I have a more expensive Martin with the Fishman Aura system, and 2 Taylors with the Expression System. Plugged it, the electronics in the Takamine beats them both. (It also works well with pedals) and holds its own against the above unplugged as well. The only minor drawback - I wish they had used white dots on the fretboard as the wood grain ones are hard to see. But that's a really minor point as the fretboard purfing has usable black dots. I would highly recommend the P4DC to anyone looking for a top notch acoustic-electric guitar.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Takamine P4DC

I was very hesitant to purchase a guitar on line, but was very pleased on the service I received at Sweetwater. I received my P4DC in a well packed shipping box. I cannot get over the quality and craftsmanship put into this guitar, reflective of an acoustic twice the purchase price. The sound is very even, good lows, mids are punchy and loud, and highs just cut through perfect. The neck is phenomenally quick, especially with the asymmetrical design I find certain chords are a tad bit easier to reach with my fingers. The electronics, there's not much to say here, just plain awesome! I would recommend Takamine to anyone, the fit and finish are excellent, the price point is perfect.
Music background: Bassist and drummer for years, learning a new instrument
5/5

Great guitar

I've only had this guitar for about 4 weeks, but so far I am really pleased. The solid Spruce top is beautiful and the Sapele back is simply gorgeous. I've been playing guitar for 50 years and this is the best playing acoustic I've ever owned. And, at least for me, it's also the most expensive acoustic I've ever owned( the last acoustic I bought was 30 years ago and only cost $100)! I know a lot of you probably have guitars that are 2-3 times the price, but not everyone can afford guitars of that caliber. So for those of you who cannot afford a $3000-$5000 acoustic, the P4DC is a very good choice. The action is really nice. It's almost like playing an electric. And the sound, well, it's great. I play and write a lot of different types of music and this thing holds it's own in all genres. It's good for finger style or strumming. And, the tuner is wonderful! This is one of the best tuners I have ever used. One word of advice. The more you play it, the better is will sound. Just like anything else, it needs to be broken in. I can't wait to hear how this sounds in another 3-4 years!
Music background: Former semi-pro musician
5/5

Loud and Clear

I have had a few Taylors and Martins in the $1500 price range. This beats them all. I also have a Takamine ean 10c with cedar top that I thought sounded incredible, until I got this p4dc. It has the same great playability but a couple of notches louder with more crispness. This guitar is very very responsive and does not buzz anywhere on the neck. The action is set a bit high from Takamine, but I play a lot of bluegrass and country so it works great for me. The action could be lowered easily enough. This guitar may not have the Martin gut busting boom but it does rip perfectly in the low midrange level with great sounding highs(not that metal tinny sound), and is in my opinion, perfectly balanced tone wise. It is a perfect singer-songwriters guitar.
Music background: singer songwriter
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Takamine, Takamine 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars