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 Takamine EF340SCGN Antique Acoustic-Electric Guitar brings the build quality and performance capability of Takamine professional series guitars to a whole new level of affordability. Built on the popular cutaway dreadnought platform, this guitar starts with a solid cedar top for great warm vintage tone right out of the box.
The EF340SCGN guitar's back and sides are mahogany with multi-ply bindings on the edges to protect it from the bumps and bruises that a guitar will get from day-to-day use, especially when you are out on stage. The neck is mahogany, with a rosewood fretboard, which holds 20 highly polished nickel-silver frets. The neck is supported by a dual-action tension rod, which can be used to keep your neck in perfect relief no matter what environmental forces try to act on your Takamine guitar. The tuning machines are chrome and of the finest quality for precision tuning. At the heart of every Takamine professional series guitar is a state-of-the-art electronics system, which starts with a palathetic pickup built into the bridge, and ends with the Takamine preamp system.
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 EF340SCGN 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.