The played-in tone of authentic vintage is yours from the first note with the EF360STT. With the Takamine ‘Thermal Top’ pre-aged characteristics and solid rosewood back and sides, this classic non-cutaway dreadnaught has an extra measure of low-end horsepower. The wide-open vintage tone of this superb instrument is properly accentuated by grained ivoroid binding and faux tortoiseshell pickguard, open gear butterbean tuners, and subtle ‘T’ branding. When you combine Takamine’s widely renowned ‘Palathetic Pickup’ with the stealthy ‘TLD-2’ line driver preamp, you get an acoustic guitar with the sound you’ve always wanted with electronics that can properly transmit to a crowd of fifty or fifty thousand people.
The Japanese manufacturer has done it again, creating a superb high-end guitar with outstanding tone, flair, and playability. The Takamine EF360S-TT is a winner for any vintage-minded acoustic musician, and it’s a guitar you’d feel at ease playing on the front porch or in front of a crowd.