The EF740FS TT from Takamine is a Thermal Series acoustic/electric guitar that features a deep orchestra-sized cutaway body constructed with a solid thermal spruce top, solid sapele back and sides, a mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard. Before construction, the top wood is treated with high heat to modify the resins and sugars in the wood, which imparts a played-in vintage tone and feel that is surprising for a brand new instrument. The quick response, balance, and projection is yours right out of the case.
This single-cutaway guitar has a 12th-fret neck joint and produces a throaty voice. The neck has a wide 47.5mm nut width and low-profile contour, making it suitable for acoustic blues and fingerstyle playing. Additional appointments include a distinctive slotted headstock, abalone dot fingerboard inlays, an abalone single-ring rosette, and an abalone "T" logo on the headstock, adding understated elegance for musicians wanting a traditionalist look.
For electronics, the EF740FS TT includes a TLD-2 Line Driver preamp that is designed to buffer the pickup and boosts the current of the signal to eliminate any degradation with long cables. The preamp is discreetly mounted within the output jack assembly and includes three tone-shaping controls which can be adjusted when the jack is extracted. Paired with the Takamine Palathetic undersaddle pickup, the system offers a warm and natural acoustic tone. A GC700D hardshell guitar case is also included.