With Takamine’s distinctive NEX body style, the P5NC is a singer’s delight, combining the power of a dreadnought with 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 CT4-DX preamp system and unique Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for superior amplified response. The dual-channel CT4-DX provides a four-band EQ, two feedback-reducing notch-filter controls, a flexible dual-pickup mix control (for use when a second pickup is added), volume control and an onboard tuner.
Other performance-enhancing features include Takamine’s 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. The P5NC comes complete with a premium archtop hardshell case.
|Series:||Pro Series 5|
|Body Shape:||NEX Cutaway|
|Body Back:||Solid Rosewood|
|Body Top:||Solid Spruce|
|Scale Length:||25.3″ (643 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12″ (305 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||20|
|Nut Width:||1.675″ (42.5 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Abalone Dot-in-Dot|
|Special Electronics:||CT4-DX Preamp with 4-band EQ, Two Notch-Filter Controls, Dual-Pickup Mix Control (If Second Pickup is Added), Volume Control, Onboard Tuner and Palathetic™ Under-Saddle Pickup.|
|Bridge:||Rosewood with Split Bone Saddle|
|Tuning Machines:||Gold Die-Cast|
|Strings:||D’Addario® EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Asymmetrical Neck Profile, Ivory Body Binding, Palthetic™ Under-Saddle Pickup|