With Takamines' distinctive NEX body style, the P5NC is a singers delight, combining with the power of a balanced tone that perfectly complements the vocal range.
It features a resonant solid spruce top with scalloped X top bracing for superior balance and articulation, solid rosewood back and rosewood sides, a convenient Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard, and elegant ivory body binding with dark wood purfling and abalone rosette.
Built with the performer in mind, the P5NC features Takamine’s proprietary CTP-3 Cool Tube™ preamp system paired with the unique Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for peerless amplified response. The dual-channel CTP-3 provides low-voltage tube tone, variable from bright and brilliant to thick and warm, three-band EQ with semi-parametric midrange, auxiliary input and volume (for use when a second pickup is added), and an onboard chromatic tuner.
Other performance-enhancing features include Takamines' asymmetrical neck profile which is slightly thinner on the bass side so that it fits the natural shape of your hand, resulting in a comfortable feel and improved playability. The split bone saddle provides more accurate intonation, while bridge pin positioning optimizes the break angle to improve sustain and presence.
Premium design appointments include a rosewood fingerboard with abalone "dot-in-dot" inlays, a rosewood headcap, gold tuners with gold buttons, a natural bone nut and gloss natural finish.
Comes with Deluxe "Takamine" branded Archtop Hard case.
|Series||Takamine Pro Series 5|
|Body Top||Solid Spruce|
|Body Back||Solid Rosewood|
|Binding||Ivory with Dark Wood Purfling|
|Position Inlays||Abalone Dot In Dot|
|Nut||Width - 1.675" (42.5mm)|
|Machine Heads||Gold Diecast|
|Bridge||Rosewood with Split Bone Saddle|
|Electronics||CTP3 Cool Tube Preamp System with 3 Band EQ, Built-in Tuner & Palathetic Pickup|
|Unique Features||Scalloped "X" Bracing, Elegant Red Faux Tortoise Shell Pickguard, Rosewood Headcap, Made in Japan, Includes Hardcase|