The TC132SC has a very open sound, but this comes with a thin toned treble - although there is plenty of warmth and depth in the lower register. Like many Japanese-made classical instruments it has a liquid-y, almost syrupy voice allied to a strikingly bright timbre.
Equipped with the very latest CTP-2, the TC132SC comes alive when it is plugged in. It’s a very well-spec’d preamp but the onboard valve technology seems to add more weight and depth to the tone at the expense, however, of reproducing the natural acoustic sound.
You may like that addition; this reviewer finds it intrusive. But such is the diversity of amplified sound that we must stress how important it is to get out and try these guitars plugged in.
Pros: Feel; playability.
Cons: Thin tone; lack of body in the treble; expensive.
Verdict: Nice playing instrument, not the best for authentic plugged in sound.