Takamine TSF40C
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Takamine TSF40C

TSF40C, Acoustic-electric Folk/Western guitar from Takamine in the Noveau & Santa Fe series.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 8 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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samyteam08/31/2014

samyteam's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE sound I like Takamine"

Takamine TSF40C
This is a jumbo cutaway at the 20th box

Table Solid Cedar
Sides and solid Mahogany back
Mache mahogany
Ebony Button

21 frets, mechanical oil bath
Bone nut and bridge

Japanese manufacturing
Glossy finish
Insert Santa Fe blue pearl on the 12th fret
Rosette with a dash of blue pearl

Equipped preamp Takamine CTP-2 "also called Cool Tube"
Possibility of adding an additional mic connected to the auxiliary input of the preamp.

Delivered very well finished hard case.

UTILIZATION

Takamine handle very comfortable throughout the pitch.
Access to acute is easy.
Jumbo frets very snug and perfectly polished

The weight is slightly heavier than a Folk due to the presence of CTP-2 preamp

It sounds wonderful acoustics, but once connected you discover the magic of the preamp makes the success Takamine. The sound is very well balanced and playing with the settings of the equalizer and the control in the preamp tube, we find a more beautiful sound.

I plug whenever I can to enjoy the game amplified.

The only regret I have is that it has no pickguard (beware shots mediator, it does not forgive).

SOUNDS

If only one likes the sound of Goldman on the last tour, we quickly understand what sound Takamine. That's what I wanted to find her. I'm not disappointed.
Magic arpeggio, it is also very well balanced struming.

Connected to monitors with a nice reverb and slight chorus. It sounds awfully good.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one month and I do not get tired. About 2 hours a day of fun.

After trying a Taylor 214ce and some Martins in the same price range, I came on this Takamine with certainty that it is the latter that I needed.

A violin quality and flawless finish. € 1,200 on list price, bought € 850 in new condition.
I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I do it again this choice with his eyes closed.

She joined my family of instruments where it has a special place.

Maybe one day I dare acquire its big sister the TSF48C with a slightly larger budget, but it must be worth its price also.
philimor11/27/2011

philimor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Wonderful"

Takamine TSF40C
Japan
Trs good quality manufacturing
A little brand by age
Traces on the table
Varnish attack level rose
But the wood has aged well trs
One of the old with CTP1
Pulling an old version only for the battery pack
CHARACTERISTICS known!

UTILIZATION

Despite the number of non ngligeable guitars I have I can say that it celu frle perfection
IMMEDIATE ease APRS rglage a small correction and frets! easel to review the action.
For the weight it is not bulky equilibrated the balance

SOUNDS

So is the ecstasy I unplugged notes that sound natural harmony and last point that I found myself doubting a link with a reverb SECRTS cache in!
L I was able compared with the new mature wood of mine.
J'hsitais between it and a Martin D28, but may wait long before I get bored!
Connected without using the lamp is clean as a good electro ds but we seek the lamp is impressively rich! Attention has also amplifies the hiccups!
I understand better the sound and meticulous studio who swear by these sries
ESF 40, TSF40, TSF48, EN20!
Malgr.tout it will give its best on a good clean amp lamp

OVERALL OPINION

has had a good time I ogled the ct of tsf I do not regret having taken the plunge!
I still say that in my case the sound of the old is 100 times more than the dtour new
If you have a chance with you try not to die even for idiots like me!
Etienne G03/01/2011

Etienne G's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A guitar once plugged honest"

Takamine TSF40C
The model I own is made in Japan. The most famous is the preamp "tube". I put it in quotes, because it's a warmer sound, but it does not "slap" in the lamp not, necessarily, it works with batteries ... Used batteries are a plus, it is the most common batteries in use at home (LR6) in the end, the production is correct (the patent was not "perfect" to purchase, at the juncture of neck / body the guitar) but it is not transcendent, it stands with the price, no "miracle" ;-)

UTILIZATION

The game is easy and comfortable for my taste, and is one of the highlights of this guitar, the easy access to acute, with a good cut, and the handle is not of type "logger" it's pretty fine and pleasant. the guitar is neither too heavy nor too bulky, excellent ergonomics. The different settings of the preamp are clear, and the small built-in tuner can be useful for who needs it, or when there is agreement in concert without hearing the sound of the guitar ... it is just a pity that no 'ale there is no possibility of "cut" the preamp, which is active as soon as you plug in the guitar, because the batteries are worn very quickly, especially because of the use of the lamp. On the other hand, even if it kept me going, the battery is a fragile element that eventually move with the times.

SOUNDS

The sound of this guitar is good enough to sustain it enjoyable. The problem is that it is not very typical. Obviously, it can be a desired quality (if you play a variety of different music and it has a single instrument). The value for money is again good, nothing can be blamed on that level. Rather it is "sublimated" once connected. There, one can say that quite a good deal, but nothing that is decisive, since once associated with the right equipment (external preamp etc. ..) another guitar that would not have this famous preamp may well fact achieve the same result (or better ...)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 7 years and I have tried many other models, including the price of other esoteric. The feature I like most is its sound once connected, simply and without any other equipment that simple acoustic amp. value for money is good. After, we must know what you want, and we may prefer a more guitar "type", and / or more expensive and less sound "neutral". I can not say I "fell in love" with this guitar, unlike other models can be much more expensive elsewhere. It's more a choice of "reason". On the other hand, one can find pure sound better in my opinion for the same price.
antranik11/11/2010

antranik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" BRAVO FOR COOL TUBE"

Takamine TSF40C
EVERYTHING IS ALREADY IN THIS TOPIC
AND CONFIRM
THE COOLTUBE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE ONCE CONNECTED CHANNEL PERFECT

UTILIZATION


THE FORMAT IS INCONVENIENT TO WHETHER ON SMALL ARMS AND C IS MY CASE
I AM MORE COMFORTABLE ON AL DREADNOUGH
HANDLE PAINT IS LESS THAN THE NICE SATIN TO MY PERSONAL TASTE

SOUNDS

POLYVALENTZ ONCE CONNECTED
EVERYTHING EXCEPT ROCK POP FOLK METAL
ACOUSTIC AMP WITH A LITTLE REVERB IS THE TOP C

SOUND IN PURE I PREFER MY FENDER CD 100 5 TIMES CHEAPER
BECAUSE THAT IS SENT ON FLANGED
MAY BE TOO NEW

OVERALL OPINION

JE L AI C FOR 8 MONTHS AND IS PERFECT AMPLIFIED
DISCONNECTED I PREFER THE SOUND AND THE FURTHER ITS MORE OF U.S. THE FENDER
FORT C HIS PINT IS UNBEATABLE AMPLIFICATION

WELL I CHANGE FOR THE SAME QUALITY BUT IN TAKA SMALLEST SIZE
OR TAYLOR 210 CE
maliou07/05/2010

maliou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Santa ... FEE!"

Takamine TSF40C
- Inlays rosette Santa Fe, beautiful satin varnish
- Rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge, the CTP-1 preamp is a pure delight!
- Mechanical golden bath oil, pearl buttons amber
- Nut Width: 42.8 mm
- Overlay Santa Fe at the twelfth fret,
- Table massive cedar, massive mahogany back, mahogany sides
- Supplied in case.



UTILIZATION

The handle is big strong point of this guitar in my opinion. it is a comfort rarely equaled. For the body it is a jumbo rather small, with good grip and good access to treble.
Very nice guitar to pick up and play.

SOUNDS

The overall sound is very crystalline, and may not be serious depending on what is desired. For the "big" sound more folk turn you into a EN20, but for a very specific guitar in treble, and with his rather neutral, it is the guitar for you. Furthermore it is possible to get a good seed through tube preamp that PTC-1 team.


OVERALL OPINION

I've had 5-6 years now I have made the stage and studio and is a really good guitar. The day I bought it, I tried a Martin, Taylor, a Seagull, and Normann. I really had the idea to buy a Martin or Taylor, then I re-tried this guitar I knew through a friend who had already lent me a recording, and I'm left with!
In this price range I think it's one of the very best guitars, only downside, as I said a little earlier, the smallness of his body limits its diffusion in the low frequencies.
If it all over again I would resume the same, plus EN20!
PierreGP05/23/2009

PierreGP's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine TSF40C
See "product Retailer"

Manufacturing is srieuse and exudes quality with the notable exception of the battery of prampli, which is really cheap plastoc. Handle with prcaution, he asks that break. After two years, I have concerns systmatiques false contacts (contact of batteries and contacts of the battery on the prampli). These contacts require the false manipulations and render its use on scne random image: remove the batteries, put them back, reinforced housing in the contact prampli.

Note that the prampli is fitted with a lamp that is powered by 4 AA LR6 rather than the traditional 9 V battery

It is also prvu to receive the signal from a micro magntique optional.

Intgr tuner with function "mute".

Edit APRS qq months: there would be more qu'apprci an on / off button on the prampli view the rapid wear of the batteries, you have to dplugger.

Note that the table is bread and trs sensitive to scratch, it will eventually even by digging under the rose window at home.

Book without tui.

UTILIZATION

The highlight of this guitar RSID in ergonomics:

The handle is comfortable enough, but there are better approximations to forgive the hoop and bar does not turn into power of torture.

However, those who do not spend their way the varnish, it is pais on the handle.

The cutaway allows for hooping the 18me box in good condition, which is not common on folk.

The form is trs country jumbo ergonomic while maintaining sufficient depth of body (11 cm against 11.5 for my dreadnought).

It is a Relva dsquilibre the guitar that tends ct dive head because of the heavy weight of the prampli.

The autonomy of prampli is small compared prampli a food by a 9V or ten hours or so.
Furthermore it is capricious when the batteries are sufficiently charges.

SOUNDS

The acoustic sound is prcis, balanced and mat.

In return, the projection is mdiocre, the sound is "small", a bit sweet with some low trs over a dreadnought, although it seems more Dfine.
Dtachent the notes but the guitar has little momentum, the sound is compressed a lot when you attack a bit. You can feel the scratch flange. weird.
Branch, it sounds right now, we find the acoustic sound CHARACTERISTICS (compression, balance and sharpness), but lack of size and power rose acoustic disappears. This guitar really has a big sound and its output level is lev. For the game arpge, the sound seems to IDAL.

The full prampli CTP1 trs is fitted with a lamp, with a gain SETTING THE.
Nothing blatant filler through the tube, the sound seems more mellow and "liquid" with rglage noon, with a breath ngligeable.
The EQ is musical rglages; of the frquence mdium is controlled by a knob effective.

No feedback, even high volume.

The tuner Intgr is very practical, with a mute function. It rvle capricious sound when the batteries are not block charges.

Result: an acoustic sound and a trs mdiocre good electro sound that typ piezo remains, even with the additional microphone.

OVERALL OPINION

This guitar is beautiful, ergonomic, easy, good team and offers good sound amplifier.
By adding the additional micro TriAx, we gain a little depth and thickness.

This guitar is not trs attractive because it has big default: the acoustic sound means no incentive to play at home.

Its electronic age well. False contacts prampli make it moderately reliable source fcheux happening in concert. When we identified the source of the problem, we know that you have to play with new batteries and ensure that good contacts are ok, but it is not always possible just before playing.

The balance sheet, this is a good scratching Taka srieuse amplifier to play if need to buy this type of MODEL in his living room to play or record, a massive dreadnought Corenne three times less CHRE can sound better .
calokiri08/27/2008

calokiri's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine TSF40C
Very good finish of all the guitar, we are in the high-end ...
for the price (less than 1000 euros secondhand today) hard to beat!
system tube preamp is very effective, and you plug it takes a slap!

edict: 2.5 + years later I again! and I return to my opinion about the "little use" battery is normal and not a problem at all;)
except that they sometimes forget to set the preamp off after tuning in then like any acoustic guitar with preamp when you forget to set off the preamp bah all need to change the batteries after (lol)

UTILIZATION

The handle is quite comfortable and ergonomic design is well balanced, it is better for some Americans but the cost is at least 2 times!
Despite the high technology tube preamp, the weight of the guitar is correct.
to sound: acoustics, everything is more ordinary for a guitar in this range but the one not buy one to avoid the electrical plug and then plug in there and this is the slap assured!

edit: Always as good as the first day

SOUNDS

My style is pop rock and French varieties, and this guitar suits me perfectly.

not need effects to embellish the sound of this guitar
a little reverb on the amp or the PA and this is beautiful ...

+ edit 2.5ans later it goes through a multi-purpose art is even better!

OVERALL OPINION

My purchase is fairly new and I also really enjoy the first day of my purchase I have played over four hours, that is to say ...
the strong point that is well on the technology of tube preamp with the built-in tuner
Overall finish is very successful and polish is neat.
the handle is comfortable and the bars are no longer a complicated chore ...
a very good value for money, little less: the battery is a little hard to open but the titillating from left to right we finally found the trick, unless of having two left hands or criticism easy .. ..
reassure you it is reliable and strong!
I play for 20 years the guitar and I have tried over 30 guitars before I decided for it in much more expensive and less expensive and again, for less than 1000 euros hard to beat!

edit: 2.5ans attention to you later once she easily brand it is a little less! but hey it's a scratch it's not staying locked in its case it will flourish ...
I do not regret my purchase and do it again do it again if it is really a top prize once again has its paltry compared qualitées!
surfy10/08/2004

surfy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Takamine TSF40C
CHARACTERISTICS for acoustic and ergonomic exactemet is the same as the ESF 40C are:
- Shape country jumbo pan coupbr /> - Table massive cedar
- Solid mahogany back, sides mahogany on the 40C
- Rosewood 21 boxes, 12 of Turquoise Inlay me box
- Rosette pattern "Eagle Santa Fe" on the 48C, 40C on the Turquoise Inlays
- Mcaniques dores oil bath, pearly buttons Ambr
- Chromatic tuner intgrbr /> - Double nut
- High-gloss finish, making Japan.
This is the pre-amp that changes with the new CTP-1 Prampli Cooltube lamp:
- Sounds more "hot". Rglage level possible, Cool Tube
- Requires 4 AA batteries 1.5 V
- Rglage the treble is semi-paramtrique
- It has always been the equalizer and the chromatic tuner Intgr (practice prcis, and do not ncessitant the guitar or branch.)

She is beautiful, practical ... But of course, also tried to get the big sister 48C (the same with rosewood instead of mahogany), I would not put 10.

UTILIZATION

- The handle is perfect
- Access in acute, no problem
- Ergonmique, noiveau to balance the weight, no problem Hanse, even with my small frame
- The sound is superb

Ct use, nothing wrong.

SOUNDS

- The Country Jumbo shape gives a softer sound, ideal for arpges, but lends itself well any style.
- I tried it with any amp bte, sound amplifier with Cool Tube is extraordinary. As can rgler level Cool Tube, you really see the diffrence with the old pre-amps. The sound is crystalline, it's beautiful ...

In short:
- No branch it is very well, but less than the same price Martin
- Branch, she is fabulous, but especially not with the pre-amp Cool Tube, and is 10x times better than any guitar of the same price

OVERALL OPINION

- I just bought it, I rgale
- The Cool Tube gnial really gives a sound, even if I am afraid to eat batteries a vengeance. I have no perspective on the hard (wear, fragility ...)
- The pure sound is softer than the average. The wood is not the best, but if you can put 600 more for the 48C (Rosewood) ...
- The report qualitprix is ​​what is the best. The price is 1230 catalog, easily ngociable 1100

It is perfect:
- A budget of about 1000
- Someone who uses his guitar plutt than just acoustic branch (even if the acoustic is good trs)