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The Takamine EF450C NEX acoustic-electric guitar utilizes innovative Thermal Top technology to give you a bold, articulate tone right out of the box. Its solid spruce top is baked in a controlled high-heat, low-oxygen environment, speeding up the wood's aging process and imparting the warm, rich sound of a well-played vintage instrument.

Thermal Top Technology Ages Wood for Vintage Appeal

Takamine's innovative Thermal Top process bakes the EF450C NEX's solid spruce top in a controlled high-heat, low-oxygen chamber. This chemically ages the wood, modifying its resins and sugars to mimic the tonal qualities of a decades-old acoustic. The result is an instrument with the complex voice and supple feel of a vintage guitar, but without the wait.

Flame Maple Construction Produces Powerful Tone

The EF450C NEX's flame maple back and sides generate a bold, articulate tone with impressive projection. Maple is a traditional tonewood for violins and other orchestral stringed instruments and those same qualities translate beautifully to the acoustic guitar. The maple construction, combined with the resonant spruce top, gives this Takamine a crisp, punchy and well-balanced voice perfect for any musical style.

Flawless Playability and Resonance

The EF450C NEX's maple neck and ebony fingerboard provide a smooth, fast feel under your fingers. Its Venetian cutaway gives you full access to the upper frets, while Takamine's signature pinless bridge yields maximum resonance. You'll appreciate the guitar's comfortable 1.67" nut width and perfectly balanced weight as you shape chords and melodies.

Premium Electronics for Natural Amplification

Takamine's renowned Palathetic pickup system captures the EF450C NEX's acoustic properties with stunning realism. Paired with Takamine's TLD-2 Line Driver preamp, you have onboard tone controls to adjust the EQ and volume levels. Whether recording in the studio or performing on stage, the guitar's electronics will faithfully convey your playing dynamics and the subtleties of your technique.

Ornate Yet Tasteful Aesthetics

While the EF450C NEX produces a bold tone, its visuals remain refined. Hundreds of pieces of abalone and mother of pearl are inlaid in a delicate "Grass Flower" pattern across the fingerboard and headstock. The back and sides are crafted from highly figured flamed maple, beautifully bookmatched for an symmetrical appearance. Gold hardware, maple binding and a glossy brown sunburst finish complete the guitar's ornate yet tasteful look.

Takamine EF450C NEX Thermal Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar Transparent Black Burst
Takamine EF450C NEX Thermal Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar Transparent Black Burst
Takamine EF450C NEX Thermal Top Acoustic-Electric Guitar Transparent Black Burst

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  • Thermal spruce top treated with high heat
  • Maple back and sides with flame maple
  • Ebony fingerboard and maple neck
  • TLD-2 preamp and Palathetic pickup system

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  • Shape: NEX Cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid thermal spruce
  • Back wood: Solid flame maple
  • Side wood: Flame maple
  • Wood: Maple 
  • Scale length: 25.35”
  • Wood: Ebony
  • Nut width: 1.875"
  • Preamp: CT4B II Undersaddle Piezo
  • EQ/Tuner: Yes, 3-band
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Strings: 6
  • Case: Soft-shell

collapse expand iconWarranty

Limited lifetime warranty on Japan-made, G Series, and Jasmine products.
5 year limited warranty on Jasmine Studio products.
No warrany on electronics or plating.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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