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.
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.
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-3Nâ€™s stellar preamplification with Takamineâ€™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.