Takamine Guitars are crafted from the finest handpicked tonewoods, hand-crafted by expert luthiers, all providing players with an unmatched excellence and surprising affordability. The guitars of the Keystone Series are the working musician's best friend. The Dreadnought is the keystone of the acoustic guitar world - metaphorically speaking. That's why we've named our family of traditional (and not-so-traditional) Dreadnoughts the Keystone Series.
Every one of these Dreanoughts starts with a hand selected solid spruce soundboard, voiced to classic Dreadnought perfection. Add your choice of back and side woods and you've got an instrument that's ready for any stage or studio. All Keystone models feature Takamine’s patented Six Element pickup system, which gives you a separate pickup for each string resulting in true string-to-string balance and high ultra clear output. The CT4B Takamine Preamp offers professional clarity and tone control plus a built in accurate chromatic tuner.
The solid spruce top on the Takamine EF360SC produces rich, vibrant tone that gets crisp projection from gorgeous rosewood sides. CT4B preamp with 3-band graphic EQ gives you complete command of your electric signal while the cutaway on the big dreadnought body lets your fingers roam the higher registers with abandon. The acoustic electric guitar comes complete with gold tuners with amber buttons plus a maple and koa rosette that add an elegant flair.
At the heart of this Takamine is its CT4B electronics section. The CT4B preamp is designed for ease of use and purity of tone. It consists of three bands of graphic EQ tone control, a volume control slider, and a built-in chromatic tuner. The desired tone is dialed in by using sliders to add or subtract frequency response as desired. The built-in chromatic tuner is extremely accurate, very easy to use, and capable of being calibrated to frequencies other than standard A440, so your Takamine guitar will stay in key—whatever that key happens to be. To facilitate silent on-stage tuning, the tuner's power button acts as a mute switch when the guitar is amplified.