Build and features
The solid cedar table of the TC132SC carries a rich, warm, golden hue and triple cream carriage lines to the binding. The soundhole rosette is finely detailed with a mix of marquetry and transfer.
The solid rosewood rims are figured with the same classy cream double carriage lining to both the top and bottom, while the equally sumptuous bookmatched solid rosewood back is outlined by more double carriage lines, which are again repeated in duet down the central spine.
With a modern half moon rosewood-faced heel, the solid cedar neck and its truss rod carries a rosewood ’board with 19 medium frets, while the rosewood-faced headstock with ‘T’ script carries threeon- a-strip brass tuners with plastic buttons.
The bone nut matches the bone saddle set on a matt rosewood bridge. Electrics are Takamine’s Palathetic pickup and the new CTP-2 Cool Tube preamp system, which includes a useful green ‘operating’ light, an onboard chromatic tuner and an auxiliary jack and volume knob for controlling an add-on pickup.