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TAN15C Supernatural Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Cool Tube Preamp Gloss Natural

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The cutaway Takamine TAN15C Supernatural Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Cool Tube Preamp puts a twist on the usual dreadnought sound with a beautiful solid cedar top, precision-scalloped bracing... Read More

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The cutaway Takamine TAN15C Supernatural Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Cool Tube Preamp puts a twist on the usual dreadnought sound with a beautiful solid cedar top, precision-scalloped bracing, and a solid rosewood back for a distinct tonal difference. The rosewood fingerboard is inlay-free for a very clean look. The simple appearance is tastefully enhanced by a skillfully inlaid abalone rosette and gold tuners with amber pearl buttons.

The Cool Tube Preamp (CTP-1) provides a cornucopia of tonal tools for rich piezo sounds. A revolutionary development straight from Takamine, The CTP-1 is an onboard acoustic-electric preamp that uses a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube for a touch of tube sparkle and magic. The Cool Tube gets its name from unique technology that runs the tube at very low voltages; therefore the tube does not glow or produce high levels of heat (2-3 degrees above ambient).

Takamine players will find a useful array of features in the CTP-1 to enhance their recording or live performance applications, including a chromatic tuner, shelving, graphic EQ, semiparametric midrange EQ, and a rotary Cool Tube control that selects the effect the tube places on the signal coming from the proven Palathetic pickup. There is also an auxiliary input jack and volume knob for control of an additional pickup. The AUX control knob is used to blend the add-on signal with the Takamine pickup, and a small switch in the back of the preamp can be used to match the varying outputs of different pickups with the preamp. The CTP-1 is powered by 4 AA batteries, which will deliver approximately 24 hours of playing time.

The CTP-1 fits neatly into the exclusive Takamine SoundChoice docking port, making it easy to choose from six distinctly different preamps, giving you several great options to fit your personal style and taste. Includes a Takamine hardshell case.

  • Dreadnought cutaway body shape
  • CTP-1 Cool Tube preamp and electronics
  • Abalone rosette
  • Solid cedar top
  • Solid Indian rosewood back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Gold tuners
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Warm Warm Sound

By Mack Lester

from Norwalk, Ca

First off i've owned this guitar for around seven years and play it every single day. I fell in love with this guitar the moment i picked it up and strummed a single chord. The cedar top and indian rosewood sides makes you melt when you hear it, the Tan15C is so warm and rich and is my favorite guitar. The tuning machines are phenomenal and the onboard tuner is fantastic. It's so easy to change tunings on stage (Yes you can mute yourself with a feature on the onboard tuner.) The electronics and the cooltube are like nothing else around, truly superb. I'm not lying i play this guitar hours on end everyday. I've never been more satisfied with a guitar in my life and it was worth every penny, it plays better than all of the other american cedar tops in the room that were more than a thousand dollars more. It's also a great looking guitar with the cutaway and looks just the way it did when i bought it. Really comfortable to play. Buy this guitar!

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Electronics are amazing.

By Jared Haley

from LA

I do not own this guitar but my friend does. The guitar sounds amazing when its plugged in. Very good electronics inside. Its a very crisp sounding guitar that cuts through all the other instruments. Great guitar

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Great guitar...never lets me down

By WyldStallyns

from Northampton, MA

I love this guitar.. I bought it a while back because of the great electronics and it has never let me down. I play shows twice a week and use this guitar everytime. The other guitarist in the band has to use pedals to get even close to the rich sound that this guitar makes straight up. I cant tell you how many sound guys have been blown away by the output from the cooltube. I cant say enough about this guitar, Great sound, plays awsome no complaints.

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


Love This Guitar!

By New2U

from Los Angeles, CA

I am a beginner. I did not want to buy a low priced guitar and I did not want to invest in a top end expensive guitar, as I was not sure that I would take to playing. What I did want was a quality instrument, reasonably priced that would inspire me to play and to learn. I have found it with this beauty! In addition, the on-board tuner is really handy and great for me being new to the sounds. I love the electric option with the on-board Cool Tube Preamp. The electronics motivate me even more to get to the point that I can really enjoy those options. I am leaning quickly. I attribute much of my progress to the enjoyment I get from playing this guitar and really looking forward to my time spent practicing. I am not qualified to compare this guitar with others, however, I know what I know, and I know this guitar is a winner and that I am very pleased with it. In addition to all the guitar offers, it also comes with a great hard shell case that is well built to protect the guitar. I recommend trying this guitar. I think you will be very happy with it.

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(12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


A not so gentle crystal sound

By Araubas

from Belgium

Takamine has already sounded to me like traditional sound, good quality, but really standardized product ... until I own one ! The guitar is shipped in a robust hardcase, well designed to protect it. When playing unplug, the instrument work as design and give what you can expect from a such high quality guitar. No more, no less.. but this is already OK. This is when you plug in the beauty that you'll se the beast !! After some tuning, I can easily get rid of the hiss effect I heard and can start playing with all the buttons and parameters available. The multi band EQ offer allow to shear the sound to get a large panel of sound. But the most interestant parameter is the cool tube level which enhance everything by giving a warm texture to the sound. So, after a few weeks of tests, I feel really happy with that instrument and I give an overall rate of 4.5

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