Takamine P7DC - Natural

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Solid Rosewood Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and CTP-3 Electronics - Natural
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A Dreadnought with a Tube Preamp

The Takamine Pro Series P7DC 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 P7DC's comfortable cutaway. Plug it in, and experience pure amplified acoustic tone, the way it was meant to be heard. The Takamine Pro Series P7DC - to play it is to love it.

Takamine Pro Series P7DC Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Great sound is in the details
  • Takamine - over 50 years of quality, great sound, and playability
  • Takamine's Cooltube CTP-3 preamp system
Great sound is in the details

The Takamine Pro Series P7DC acoustic-electric guitar benefits from quality tonewoods and Takamine's painstaking attention to detail. With its scalloped X-braced solid spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides, the P7DC looks great and is tonally versatile enough to handle whatever playing style your musical mood dictates. And if you're playing out, the P7DC'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 P7DC 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 preamp system found in this guitar.

Takamine's Cooltube CTP-3 preamp system

The P7NC boasts Takamine's Cooltube CTP-3 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 P7DC Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Dreadnought cutaway; scalloped X-braced solid spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides
  • African Mahogany Neck with ebony 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 CTP-3 Cooltube onboard preamp
  • Satin top, neck, back, and sides
  • Machine Heads: gold
The Takamine Pro Series P7DC - to play it is to love it!

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Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide
Takamine P7DC Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

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 Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Solid Rosewood
Body Bracing X Scalloped
Binding Ivory
Neck Wood African Mahogany
Neck Shape Asymmetrical
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone Snowflakes
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.375"
Tuning Machines Gold
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 1.77"
Electronics CTP-3 Cooltube
Strings D'Addario EXP16 light-gauge strings
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number TAKP7DC

Customer Reviews

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I've played a lot of high-end acoustic guitars and this Takamine plays and sounds better than many of the Martin, Gibson, and Taylor guitars that I have used. First off, I have never played a cutaway that has as much depth and articulation as the P7DC. The on-board tube preamp sounds fantastic, for once I am able to plug in my acoustic without it sounding like tin can. The frets are awesome and the edges are ultra smooth. This guitar is rock solid from top to bottom. It may be made in Japan but it is crafted like a fine Samurai sword. When I first tried this guitar I was switching between a Martin D45, Gibson SJ200 and a Taylor 914ce; and the Takamine came out on top not because of its good price but because of the playability and sound. I can't find one singe con with this guitar, it simply out performs any guitar I have used.

Stunning professional instrument

Absolutely gorgeous guitar plugged or unplugged, the build quality is superb. The valve (tube) pre amp sounds sublime plugged in also, these pre amps are unmatched at the moment. Its a big old unit though and its a heavy guitar with a fat neck, but its a superb instrument. Very pricey but as always you get what you pay for. Looked at D28 martins and I still love these but these are different and the overall sound and tube electronics just did it for me. Love the sound of this thats what got my attention first nothing else, but its all growing on me now. Great guitar buy it if you think its going to be right for you and if you can.
Music background: Casual Performer Enthusiast and general fussy git

Takamine P7DC

Everything about this guitar is out of this world. The playability, tone and electronics met or exceeded my expectations!!! The only thing that through me for a loop was how high the action was from the factory. I am DIY kind of guy so I took a chance and sanded the bone saddles down..this could have turned out ugly but I've done it in the past...the guitar turned out great..I mean great. The case is excellent as well.
Music background: Semi Pro musician
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