The Takamine 2012 Limited Edition Acoustic Electric Guitar is a darkly splendid dreadnought cutaway with all the beauty, power and projection you'd expect from Takamine. Its beautiful spreading-vine motif complements premium features including a high-grade spruce top with scalloped X bracing, solid rosewood back, rosewood sides and bridge, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, gold rosette and headstock logo, gold hardware, and onboard Palathetic pickup and CTP-2 CoolTube preamp for powerful onstage presence and performance.
Takamine 2012 Limited Edition Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
Introducing the Cool Tube
- Top-grade Spruce top and solid Rosewood back
- Scalloped X bracing, rosewood sides and bridge
- Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
- Gold rosette and headstock logo, gold hardware
- Onboard Palathetic pickup
- Takamine Cool Tube preamp system
- Beautiful spreading-vine motif symbolizes Takamine's long and vital life
The Cool Tube on-board acoustic- electric preamp utilizes a 12AU7 dual triode vacuum tube. The Cool Tube packs a huge amount of features and amazing tone into a compact package that fits neatly into Takamine's ‘SoundChoice’ docking port. It 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.
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.