Takamine TC132SC Acoustic Electric Nylon with Cutaway - Natural

6 String Acoustic/Electric Classical with Solid Cedar Top, Rosewood Back and Sides, Gold Classical Tuners and CP-3 Preamp
Takamine TC132SC Acoustic Electric Nylon with Cutaway - Natural image 1
Takamine TC132SC Acoustic Electric Nylon with Cutaway - Natural image 1
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Hirade Classical Nylon-String Voiced For Today's Sounds

The Takamine TC132SC Hirade concert classic is crafted using Mass Hirade's original drawings. The Takamine TC132SC features a solid cedar top with rosewood back and sides for a brilliant and rich classic tone. Takamine Classics can be equipped with any one of four unique interchangeable SoundChoice preamps which provide maximum control over any performance application. The braces are patterned and voiced for today's music. The Takamine TC132SC comes with the CP-3 preamp. Great for non-standard and open tunings.

Takamine TC132SC Features:
  • Body Shape: Classical Cutaway.
  • Rosette: Marquettery.
  • Top: Solid Cedar.
  • Back: Solid Rosewood.
  • Sides: Rosewood.
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood.
  • Electronics: CP-3 preamp.
  • Tuners: Gold Classical.
  • Natural Classic finish.
  • Includes GC1118T Hardshell case.
  • Also Available as a Left Handed Model.

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Classical
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss Natural
Top Wood Solid Cedar
Back & Sides Wood Solid Rosewood Back, Laminate Rosewood Sides
Body Bracing Traditional Fan
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 18
Scale Length 25.59"
Tuning Machines Gold Classical
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone
Nut Width 2"
Electronics CP-3
Strings D'Addario EXP45 Coated Normal Tension strings
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number TAKTC132SC

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Amazing playability in all genres.

I'm a full-time professional musician. I have owned two of the EC132C, the model that this one replaced. I sold the first many years ago and regretted it since. 10 years ago I found another one used and immediately bought it. I'm a Classically trained guitarist and play many different styles. My other nylon is a Ramirez. I love this guitar and even toured with it in Turkey in 2006 with great success. Although the airline almost destroyed it. Thankfully I had a Humicase that protected it! I recommend Takamine to other serious players.
Music background: Professional
5/5

Time is the test

I bought this guitar in 1984 and have played everything from James Taylor to Segovia and it has only improved over time. I don't write reviews but this is an amazing guitar. I have been able to inspire tears with Romanza as well as fire and rain and it only gets better over time. It still looks perfect and feels like my best friend every time I pick it up. I have seven guitars but I truly believe Takamine mistakenly made this guitar perfect or I would have purchased several by now. Oh by the way, I payed $396.00 in 1984 and that was every dime I had at the time. I would do it again.
Music background: Recreational
5/5

Worth every penny

I've owned this for over five years now and still get that tightness in the gut every time I pick it up. It takes away the gear factor and leaves it to your talent only. I had a graduate of Juilliard in classical performance in my studio and had to apologize to him that I only had this Takamine, if he wanted to try it. Boy was I amazed when he played pieces that I'm years away from even trying. He LOVED my Tak and although he played a 10 times more expensive guitar, he told me he would get one in a second especially to amplify and play live. I'm lucky that I just happened to string it with his favorite hard strings but all in all when he left i felt vindicated for shelling out what I thought was an exorbitant amount for a classical guitar ( since I'm such a Neewbie ). This Tak has seen numerous churches, weddings and studio work in the last five years and I'm very glad I bought it.
Music background: Drummer, Bassist, Guitarist, Recording Engineer, Teacher
5/5

the best classic eletric guitar

I have being using takamine guitar for more 17 year and this is the best one I ever play, it will give you the full rich suond that you want from a accustic guitar,it is pricist but if you serius about sound it worst every penny of it.
Music background: latin music bank choir derector
4.5/5

Hard to live without

I bought this 3 weeks ago to use as my gig guitar. I had been using a Pavan classical with a DPA mic which does sound very good. I like this Takamine guitar because the preamp does a very good job and I play it through a Fisman SA220 which sounds great and sets up really quickly. I've done 5 gigs with this guitar and it sounds great and is pretty easy to play. I think the tuners could be a bit better however they'd be easy to replace if necessary. I'm very happy to find an electric classical with a good acoustic tone that sounds great amplified.
Music background: professional guitarist
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Takamine, Takamine Acoustic / Electric Guitars, Takamine Classical/Nylon String Guitars