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Takamine TSP178ACKN, Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Koa

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Takamine TSP178ACKN, Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Koa

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Arched Hawaiian Koa Top and Back, Hawaiian Koa Sides, Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Takamine CT-3N Electronics – Natural

Thin Body, Gargantuan Tone

The Takamine Thinline TSP178ACK N is an electric guitarist’s dream, thanks to its comfortable streamlined body and Slender C-shaped mahogany neck. What’s more, a cutaway supplies easy access to this acoustic-electric guitar’s upper frets. Enjoy ample projection and clear tonality via a stunning-looking all-koa body, while a CT-3N preamp system ensures top-shelf plugged-in tone. The Thinline TSP178ACK N boasts an eye-catching abalone rosette and fingerboard inlays.

Koa looks and great koa tone

The Thinline TSP178ACK N’s body is constructed entirely from Hawaiian koa. Koa looks beautiful — there’s no denying that. As for tone, this wood boasts the midrange of mahogany, along with the high end of maple. Take note — a new koa instrument may sound excessively bright; however, the more it’s played the more the sound will open up. Over time, your Thinline TSP178ACK N will increase in richness, sweetness, and resonance, especially for fingerstyle playing. Beyond that, this acoustic-electric guitar’s mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard give you a smooth and precise fretting surface while producing full, enveloping sustain.

Great-sounding CT-3N preamp system

When you take the stage with the Takamine Thinline TSP178ACK N, 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-3N’s stellar preamplification with Takamine’s proprietary Palathetic pickup, the results are impressive.

Compact and comfortable

Large acoustic guitars are appreciated for their massive tone and extraordinary projection. That said, not everybody finds them comfortable to play; especially if they primarily play a solidbody electric. Enter the Thinline Series — these guitars enable electric players’ lower arm to rest on the instrument’s body at an angle that better accommodates their playing style. But don’t think for a minute that Thinline Series guitars lack in tone — their streamlined bodies offer excellent volume and clarity. Even when you play them unplugged, they deliver excellent projection and articulation.

Takamine Thinline TSP178ACK N Features:

  • Acoustic-electric guitar with compact, streamlined body
  • Stunning-looking koa construction aids in a clear tonality
  • Thinline body gives you plenty of volume while providing easy playability
  • Slender C-shaped mahogany neck and easy-playing ebony fingerboard
  • Cutaway supplies easy access to the guitar’s upper frets
  • CT-3N preamp system with tuner and 3-band EQ delivers clear and articulate sound onstage
  • Eye-catching abalone rosette and fingerboard inlays

Tech Specs:

  • String Type: Steel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Shape: Thinline
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Color: Natural
  • Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Top Wood: Arched Hawaiian Koa
  • Back & Sides Wood: Hawaiian Koa
  • Body Bracing: X-bracing
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Slender C
  • Radius: 12″
  • Fingerboard Material: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid/Abalone Rectangles
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh Gold
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Bone/Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.653″
  • Electronics: Palathetic with Tuner
  • Strings: D’Addario, .012-.052
  • Case Included: Softshell Case
  • Manufacturer Part Number: TAKTSP178ACKN


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