Takamine TSF40C
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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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" ;-)


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.


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 ...)


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.

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

Takamine TSF40C
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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.


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.


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.


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 .