The neck is typical of the Japanese made Takamines - very comfortable and very supportive in the hand. Nut width is 43mm and it tapers out quite quickly giving nice, comfortable finger space up the fretboard. Made in Japan in Nov 2009. Solid cedar top & Solid Rosewood back.The Rosewood back and sides have a beautiful swirly grain, much like the holy grail Brazilian rosewood. I'm not sure on the origin of the rosewood used: I very much doubt it's Brazilian and it looks more like Madagascan than Indian. I do know Takamine had an excellent stockpile of fine tonewoods for their premium Japanese made guitars throughout the 1990's and 2000's. Rosewood pegless bridge makes string changes a breeze and prevents string breakages at the anchorage points. Double saddles for better intonation and easier, more accurate set up tweaks in the years down the line.
The CT-4B II model installed here is a professional level pre amp that has a 3-band EQ & volume sliders and an excellent built in tuner. 3-screw fixed chrome end pin jack. Takamine/Gotoh Dual Channel truss rod. Gotoh made (Japan) premium tuner machine heads, at least as good as Grovers.Beautiful and unusual inlays on fretboard and soundhole. Condition is very good for a 2009 guitar. It does have a few marks and some pick strumming scuffs.
These scuffs would likely polish out if required. The worst mark is on the lower bout, viewable in the pics. The guitar has not seen much playing time at all so has no fretwear. The nut, bridge and saddles are excellent, again with no wear. They all work perfectly and it sounds excellent plugged directly into an amp or PA.
The preamp is active and powered by a 9V battery, giving a strong signal with plenty of headroom and warmth. It's always been stored inside the house, in its case, in the correct climate so has no cracks or warping. Comes with the original TKL made Takamine fitted hard case. Case is in very good condition but needs one of the catches replacing on one clasp (an easy job with parts readily available as it's a TKL case). Case carries and protects the guitar fine as it is but needs that catch repaired to be perfect.
Cash/Bank Transfer on collection due to the rarity and high value of this guitar. I can box it up in its case inside another large, strong cardboard box for you for no charge but please note I take no responsibility for any loss or damage by the courier.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Guitars & Basses\Electro-Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "meffy87stephanie" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.