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Our new SuperNatural Series of instruments are available with your choice of solid cedar or solid spruce soundboards, and voiced for players who appreciate brilliance and ambiance as much as depth and richness.

High ratio gold tuners for precise tuning capabilities.
Feel its acoustic power right through the solid rosewood back, braced and calibrated to enhance the broad range of the soundboard.
Abalone rosette with tortoise pickguard.

Takamine TAN77

6 String Acoustic / Electric

Body Shape: OM Body
Rosette: Abalone
Top: Solid Cedar
Inlays: None
Back: Solid Koa
Sides: Solid Koa
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Electronics: CTP-1
Tuners: Gold w/Amber
Features: Features the new CTP-1 Cool Tube Preamp.

THE CTP-1 COOL TUBE PREAMP

INTRODUCING THE "COOL TUBE"

After over two years of research and design time, Takamine has once again demonstrated their leadership in acoustic-electric guitar amplification technology.

The CTP-1 "Cool Tube" preamp introduced at the January 2004 NAMM show in Anaheim, California is the most significant development in "on-board" acoustic signal processing since Takamine presented the Acoustic DSP, the industry's first on-board "digital" acoustic guitar preamplifier in 1998. The Takamine CTP-1 "Cool Tube" preamp is an on-board acoustic- electric preamp that utilizes a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube. The CTP-1 packs a huge amount of features and amazing tone into a compact package that fits neatly into Takamine's "SoundChoice" docking port. This new "Cool Tube" preamp joins a range of five distinctly different preamps that are all interchangeable, giving the Takamine player several great options to fit their personal style and taste.

The CTP-1 "Cool Tube" preamp gets its name from Takamine's unique and new technology that runs the Tube at very low voltages, therefore the tube does not glow or produce high levels of heat. The tube actually runs at only two or three degrees above ambient, so there is no concern over the delicate tone woods being affected by radiant heat. With the Takamine CTP-1 "Cool Tube" preamp, the playing will be hot, the tone will be warm, and the tube always remains cool.

Cool Tube Features
Takamine players will find a most useful array of features to enhance their recording or live performance applications:
A chromatic tuner available at your fingertips keeps the guitar in tune. The tuner is capable of being calibrated from A438, to A445. An LED display reveals the note being played and directs the player with illuminated arrows that show sharp and flat.
The EQ section utilizes a shelving, graphic EQ, which can cut or boost bass and treble frequencies. The mid range is shaped using a semi-parametric EQ section comprised of a rotary knob used to choose the mid point of the midrange frequency. The midrange frequency can be cut or boosted with the mid slider. The range of frequency covered by the rotary knob is 200hz to 8.5Khz.
The tonality of the preamp is further enhanced by the use of the rotary knob labeled "Cool Tube" With this control, the player chooses the depth of effect the tube places on the signal generated by the proven Takamine "Palathetic" pickup. With this knob the player can choose from a high degree of "CUT" for aggressive strumming; expanded "sweetness" and harmonic density with fatter lows and rounder highs; or levels of rewarding richness for finger style players.
An auxiliary input jack and volume knob, which can control an additional add-on pickup of your choice. This facility can accept a magnetic sound hole pickup, or a soundboard transducer. The AUX control knob is used to blend the add-on signal with the Takamine pickup. A small switch in the back of the preamp can be used to match the varying outputs of different pickups with the preamp. The output volume slider can then control the blended signal. The CTP-1 is powered by 4 AA batteries, which will deliver approximately 24 hours of playing time.



 



Warranty Information:

Tech Support 203.243.7941 (Limited Lifetime warranty policy the first 2 years you own the product, all parts and labor for anything deemed defective are covered. After that initial 2 year period, the manufacturer will cover the parts for anything deemed defective as long as you own the product, the consumer is responsible for any labor charges incurred in the repair.) Takamine Website 
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot ship Takamine products outside the U.S. and its territories.

Takamine TAN77 Super Natural

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This item has been discontinued.

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Review of Takamine TAN77 Super Natural

Overall Rating by Customers:

Sound Quality 10
Features 10
Ease Of Use 8
Value 10
Reliability 10
Overall 10

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Review of TAKAMINE TAN77

RATING:

Sound Quality 10
Features 10
Ease Of Use 8
Value 10
Reliability 10
Overall 10
Great Guitar!! I went to my local music store to purchase a different guitar and came out with this one!! The cedar top sounds instantly warm and smooth, nice well rounded tones in all ranges from bass thru mid into treble. Once you plug it in and crank the cool tube button, this thing is a monster!!! I was rattling the glass in the sound booth. Great warm, liquid tone. I can't wait to play this in a group setting. The only down side is lack of info on the pre-amp, just a simple picture online. My other guitars are gonna be jealous. This is my new favorite!

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