NAMM 2020: Takamine’s newest guitar boasts hand-laid fingerboard inlays

The limited-edition LTD-2020 ‘Peace’ guitar makes its debut, along with several others.

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NAMM 2020: Takamine has revealed a limited-edition ‘Peace’ acoustic guitar, made entirely by hand at Takamine’s design and manufacturing facility in Sakashita, Japan.

LTD-2020 ‘Peace’

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The Takamine LTD-2020 Peace is an auditorium-sized acoustic-electric guitar that employs a solid Sitka spruce top with a semi-translucent Green Tea finish that reveals the grain of the spruce. The guitar features solid ovangkol back and sides, paired with a mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard. One significant feature of the LTD-2020 is its hand-laid fingerboard inlays, which take the form of various doves and olive branches. In terms of electronics, the guitar uses Takamine’s Palathetic pickup coupled with their CT4-DX preamp which comes with integrated tone-shaping and tuning controls.

The Takamine LTD-2020 ‘Peace’ lists for $2,899 and will ship at an as-yet-unconfirmed date.

EF341DX & EF841DX

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Also making their debut are two dreadnought-shaped guitars, the EF341DX and the 12-string EF381DX. Both guitars feature a solid spruce top along with maple back and sides. The mahogany neck comes with a rosewood fingerboard that features Takamine’s iconic diamond inlays. Other upscale appointments include abalone purfling, abalone rosettes and Gotoh tuners with pearloid buttons. Both the EF341DX and EF381DX will come stage-ready with CT4BII electronics.

The Takamine EF341DX and EF381DX are now available for $1,899.99 and $1,999.99, respectively.

TSP158C & TSP158C-12

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Takamine has also expanded its Thinline series to include the TSP158C and TSP158C-12. The TSP158C features a large sound due to its arched maple back and sides. The guitar’s body is complemented by a solid Sitka spruce top, a maple neck and an ebony fingerboard. The TSP158C and TSP158C-12’s sound can be further amplified through the use of the onboard CT3N electronics.

The Takamine TSP158C and TSP158C-12 TBC is now available at an as-yet-undisclosed price.

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