Takamine knows how important your tone is to your performance, especially when playing unplugged. The Takamine TH8SS delivers noteworthy tone with to-die-for playability wrapped up in a visually-appealing package. A classic pairing of spruce and rosewood gives this guitar it's voice. And since it's made with all-solid tonewoods, this guitar provides a range of tones that players of all styles can harness. For plugged-in performances, you can rely on the onboard CTP-3 Cool Tube preamp to deliver an impressive tone. It also has a built-in chromatic tuner and 3-band EQ for extra versatility. When you get your hands on the TH8SS for the first time, you'll be impressed by its playability, tone, and quality craftsmanship.
When it comes to acoustic guitars, the character is everything. As such, Takamine has spared no expense to ensure that the TH8SS provides a uniquely vibrant tone. The body design begins with a solid spruce top. A favorite of luthiers for centuries, spruce creates powerful projection and impressive note definition. the top is mated to an all-solid rosewood body. Rosewood is one of the most highly sought-after tonewoods due to its deep tone and textured midrange. Next, the body is joined to a mahogany neck topped with an ebony fingerboard. Together, these solid tonewoods produce a tone that is nuanced yet simultaneously punchy. Players with light touches and heavy hands are equally suited to this instrument.
Takamine began as a small family-run instrument maker in 1959. Named after the nearby Mount Takamine, the company rose to prominence in the late 1970s for their impeccable craftsmanship, attention to detail, and quest for continual improvement. As their guitars improved, so did the level of talent who used them. Over the years, Takamine guitars have found their way into the hands of stars including Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Toby Keith. Proudly made in the shadow of Mount Takamine, these guitars hold true to Takamine's long-held value of continual improvement. You can be assured that your Takamine guitar will feel and play great straight out of the box.