Solid spruce on sapele
Spruce tops have been at the heart of many great acoustic guitars, and in this way, the Thinline TSP138C proves to be no exception. Its solid spruce top and well-figured sapele body exhibit a strong, balanced, and dynamic response, with surprising punch and depth given this guitar's shallow depth. Together, these tonewoods supply excellent string-to-string definition and enough presence to pierce the busiest mix. A mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard give you a smooth and precise fretting surface while producing full, enveloping sustain.
Compact and comfortable
Large acoustic guitars are appreciated for their massive tone and extraordinary projection. That said, not everybody finds them comfortable to play; especially if they primarily play a solidbody electric. Enter the Thinline Series — these guitars enable electric players’ lower arm to rest on the instrument’s body at an angle that better accommodates their playing style. But don’t think for a minute that Thinline Series guitars lack in tone — their streamlined bodies offer excellent volume and clarity. Even when you play them unplugged, they deliver excellent projection and articulation.
Great-sounding CT-3N preamp system
When you take the stage with the Takamine Thinline TSP138C, you can expect top-shelf plugged-in tone, thanks to its CT-3N electronics. Created explicitly for the Thinline Series, this preamp system features a 3-band EQ for tone shaping and a notch filter for feedback elimination. You also get an onboard tuner, battery indicator, and master volume control. When you combine the CT-3N’s stellar preamplification with Takamine’s proprietary Palathetic pickup, the results are impressive. And since you're buying your new Takamine from Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery, you know the electronics have been tested and will be working for you right out of the box.