Takamine TSP138C TB Thinline Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Takamine TSP138C TB Thinline Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Takamine TSP138C TB Thinline Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar

4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This Takamine TSP138C TB Thinline Series Acoustic-Electric Guitar has been fully tested and serviced by our team of music experts and works like new. There are some signs of previous use, but what fun is a rental if you don’t use it? Any signs of previous use are minor and superficial and there are no notable marks or scratches. All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can see for yourself (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product). Includes: Soft case

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Thin Profile'd Acoustic-electric Built from Quality Tonewoods

With its slim figure and quality tonewood construction, the easy-playing TSP138C from Takamine's Thinline series boasts a full, dynamic acoustic response that even electric guitarists will feel quite comfortable behind. Plugged in onstage or for songwriting at home, the TSP138C marks a smart compromise between solidbody-like playability and rich, stage-ready acoustic tone. It's built from a tried-and-true cocktail of spruce, sapele, and mahogany to deliver a traditionally balanced and punchy sound. All the while, onboard electronics, powered by Takamine's own CT-3N preamp, inject pure-grain acoustic tone directly into your interface or PA without the need for a mic. An onboard tuner and notch filter, along with traditional 3-band EQ and output controls, give you full control over your sound directly from the stage. Rounding out this handsome package are an eye-catching abalone soundhole rosette and matching dot fingerboard inlays.

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.

  • Acoustic-electric guitar with compact, streamlined body
  • Solid spruce-on-sapele construction exhibits a full and dynamic response
  • Slender C-shaped mahogany neck and easy-playing rosewood fingerboard
  • Cutaway supplies easy access to the guitar’s upper frets
  • CT-3N preamp system with tuner and 3-band EQ delivers clear and articulate sound onstage
  • Eye-catching abalone rosette and fingerboard inlays
  • String Type:Steel
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Shape:Thinline
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Color:Tea Burst
  • Finish:Gloss Polyurethane
  • Top Wood:Sapele
  • Back & Sides Wood:Solid Spruce
  • Body Bracing:X-bracing
  • Neck Wood:Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:Slender C
  • Radius:12"
  • Fingerboard Material:Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Abalone Dots
  • Number of Frets:21
  • Scale Length:24.75"
  • Tuning Machines:Gotoh Gold
  • Bridge Material:Rosewood
  • Nut/Saddle Material:Bone/Bone
  • Nut Width:1.653"
  • Electronics:Palathetic with Tuner
  • Strings:D'Addario, .012-.052