Takamine’s powerful P7DC dreadnought combines tradition with contemporaryrefinements; a solid spruce top with scalloped “X” top bracing and solid rosewood back and sides for rich clarity and projection, a convenient Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard, and elegant maple body binding with dark wood purfling and abalone rosette.
Built with the performer in mind, the P7DC features Takamine’s proprietary CTP-2 Cool Tube™ preamp system paired with the unique Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for peerless amplified response. The dual-channel CTP-2 provides low-voltage tube tone, variable from bright and brilliant to thick and warm, three-band EQ with semi-parametric midrange, auxiliary input and volume (for use when a second pickup is added), and an onboard chromatic tuner.
Other performance-enhancing features include Takamine’s asymmetrical neck profile – which is slightly thinner on the treble 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, and the rosewood bridge features abalone-dot ivory pins.
Premium design appointments include an ebony fingerboard with ivory binding, abalone “snowflake” inlays, a dark rosewood headcap with abalone Takamine logo, gold tuners with gold buttons, a natural bone nut and smooth gloss natural finish. The P7DC comes complete with a premium archtop hardshell case.
Series: Pro Series 7
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Dreadnought Cutaway
Bracing: Scalloped X
Body Binding: Maple
Body Back: Solid Rosewood
Body Sides: Solid Rosewood
Body Top: Solid Spruce
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss
Scale Length: 25.3" (643 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.77" (45 mm)
Position Inlays: Abalone "Snowflake"
Controls: Volume, 3-Band EQ with Semi-Parametric Midrange, Auxiliary Input, Onboard Chromatic Tuner
Special Electronics: CTP-2 Cool Tube™ Preamp System with 3-Band EQ, Auxiliary Input, Onboard Chromatic Tuner, and Palathetic™ Under-Saddle Pickup
Bridge: Rosewood with Split Bone Saddle
Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
Tuning Machines: Gold Die-Cast
Strings: D'Addario® EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges)
Unique Features: Asymmetric Neck Profile, Split Bone Saddle, Maple Body Binding