Takamine Hirade Classic TH8SS CTP1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Case  

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Hirade's timeless design producing a classical sound for the ages, with gorgeous solid wood, meticulous craftsmanship, and strong electronics.

Using the designs of master luthier Mass Hirade, Takamine offers an exceptional classical guitar in the Hirade Classic TH8SS CTP1 acoustic-electric guitar. Hirade joined Takamine in 1968, and made great improvements upon design and build quality. The factory began producing world-class classical guitars that to this day still carries the Hirade name. Through his dedication and commitment to Takamine, Hirade was able to begin an overseas trading business in 1975. Takamine Guitars was able to reach out to guitar players around the world. Takamine was finally placed in the hands of musicians who had only heard about their great sound and fine craftsmanship.

The Takamine TH8SS guitar from the Hirade concert classic line is crafted using Mass Hirade's original drawings. Takamine classics features a solid wood top with solid rosewood backs and sides for a brilliant and rich classic tone. The braces are patterned and voiced for today's music.

This acoustic-electric guitar features the classical platform, with a body depth and width providing the optimal sound to let the nylon strings project to their fullest. The solid spruce top with the solid rosewood back and sides produce the ideal punchy sound that responds well to the amount of pressure and drive you apply to your playing. Whether you're performing complex classical movements or dancing over the strings on a searing flamenco rhythm, the Takamine TH8SS sounds superb.

The dovetail neck joint ensures the dedicated tone swelling from this instrument, eliminating any drop-off. The beautiful and highly desired mahogany asymmetrical neck, rosewood bridge, and ebony fretboard present an Takamine acoustic-electric guitar with a clear tone and lasting sustain.

The CoolTube on-board tube preamp features bass and treble tone controls, semi-parametric midrange, a second-source input and blend control, and chromatic tuner.

Dressed in a gloss finish and featuring luxurious gold tuners and hardware, this will be the envy of all who see and hear it. The Takamine TH8SS acoustic-electric guitar is a testament to the impeccable craftsmanship of Hirade, and shows the continuing Takamine tradition of providing some of the finest guitars available today.

  • 6-string acoustic / electric classical guitar
  • Body Shape: Classical
  • Rosette: Marquetry
  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back: Solid Rosewood
  • Sides: Solid Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale: 650mm
  • Neck Joint: dovetail
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Neck shape: asymmetrical
  • Frets: 18
  • Nut width: 51mm
  • Bridge pickup: palathetic
  • Electronics: Cool Tube Preamp
  • Tuners: Gold & Pearl
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