Takamine Guitars are crafted from the finest handpicked tonewoods, hand-crafted by expert luthiers, all providing players with an unmatched excellence and surprising affordability.
With their balanced tone, warm sound and comfortable size the Noveau and Santa Fe are a consistent favorite of players who also sing. Our Santa Fe Series is inspired by the designs and sounds of the desert Southwest. Its intricate inlays are perfectly executed and the tone is as wide as the horizon.
The small body offers great playing comfort for smaller performers plus high-fret cutaway. Very stylish looks come from the unique FXC body shape, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fretboard, and chrome tuners. Unbelievable tone emanates from the solid cedar top and custom Graph-EX electronics with graphic EQ.
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 EF261S 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.