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Takamine LTD-2018 Gifu-Cho Acoustic-Electric Guitar Gloss Natural

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1500000207507   POS #:114249030
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Each year, Takamine releases a limited edition guitar that celebrates the culture and beauty of the Gifu prefecture, in Japan, where Takamine has built guitars since 1962. These beautifully-crafted instruments feature artistic inlay designs that will never again be repeated. This 2018 model is the LTD-2018 Gifu-Cho acoustic-electric which comes wit...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Price: $3,199.99
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Overview

Each year, Takamine releases a limited edition guitar that celebrates the culture and beauty of the Gifu prefecture, in Japan, where Takamine has built guitars since 1962. These beautifully-crafted instruments feature artistic inlay designs that will never again be repeated. This 2018 model is the LTD-2018 Gifu-Cho acoustic-electric which comes with a very special theme.

The Gifu-Cho's most obvious appointment is the delicately inlaid butterflies along the pickguard and fingerboard. This inlay artwork heralds the arrival of the spring season. The butterflies, also known as “Spring Ephemeral”, cannot survive in the deep forest. They only thrive for a short time in the hills and meadows between the forest and the villages of Gifu. During this brief period, they flutter around the violet flowers as if enjoying their relationship with the neighboring human beings.

The LTD-2018 Gifu-Cho is an NEX-sized acoustic-electric guitar with a solid cedar top and ovangkol back and sides. It features a mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard and pickguard inlaid with the beautiful abalone “Gifu-Cho” motif described above. The guitar features Takamine’s renowned Palathetic pickup with a CTP-3 CoolTube preamp, a bone nut and saddle, abalone purfling and rosette, and gold tuning machines with ivoroid buttons. It has a unique "antique whitewash" treatment to the cedar top, along with ivoroid binding and a superb gloss natural finish. The LTD-2018 Gifu-Cho is shipped with a Certificate of Authenticity from Takamine.

Case included.

Features

  • Glossy Lift-Out Antique White top finish
  • Abalone purfling and rosette
  • Ivoroid binding
  • Palathetic pickup with a CTP-3 CoolTube preamp
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: NEX
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Solid Cedar
  • Back and sides: Solid Ovangkol
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Gloss Natural
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.675" (42.5 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: African mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.3"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss Natural
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Takamine
  • Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gold
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: Inlays
  • Case: Hardshell case
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  • Country of origin: Japan
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Limited lifetime warranty on Japan-made, G Series, and Jasmine products.
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