A modern classic for a nice price.
The Takamine EF340SCGN Antique Acoustic-Electric Guitar brings the build quality and performance capability of Takamine professional series guitars to a whole new level of affordability. Built on the popular cutaway dreadnought platform, this guitar starts with a solid cedar top for great warm vintage tone right out of the box.
The EF340SCGN guitar's back and sides are mahogany with multi-ply bindings on the edges to protect it from the bumps and bruises that a guitar will get from day-to-day use, especially when you are out on stage. The neck is mahogany, with a rosewood fretboard, which holds 20 highly polished nickel-silver frets. The neck is supported by a dual-action tension rod, which can be used to keep your neck in perfect relief no matter what environmental forces try to act on your Takamine guitar. The tuning machines are chrome and of the finest quality for precision tuning. At the heart of every Takamine professional series guitar is a state-of-the-art electronics system, which starts with a palathetic pickup built into the bridge, and ends with the Takamine preamp system.
The CT-4B analog solid-state preamp features three bands of EQ, and a volume control. Tone shaping is done very easily with a user-friendly graphic EQ, with bass, midrange and treble slide controls. The volume is also on a slider. Another great feature on this preamp is the built-in chromatic tuner. The tuner on button also acts as a mute control for silent onstage tuning. It is also incredibly useful for non-standard and open tunings. The EF340SCGN dreadnought cutaway guitar comes out of the box looking and feeling like a well-worn old friend. The antique stain and the light satin finish give it that pure vintage feel and vibe.