Product Code: TP1M
Takamine P1M - The P1M’s back is made of solid Sapele (the sides are Sapele too) with an X-braced solid Cedar top (as we all know by now, solid tops get finer and more harmonically complex with age compared to a laminated top, so it’s always a good idea to look for a guitar that has this feature), a Mahogany neck, and a Rosewood fretboard with simple, elegant pearl dots.
It’s a great-looking guitar with a high level of construction quality and a very comfortable neck. Most importantly, it features Takamine’s split saddle design, which allows better intonation of the whole guitar.
The P1M also has chrome die-cast machine heads and, a gloss natural-finish top on satin back and sides.This model has a CT4B II preamp system, features a three-band EQ, a volume control and a tuner.
It’s powered by a 9V battery and is connected to Takamine’s famous Palathetic under-bridge transducer; a clever system that passes through the top itself (instead of just being wedged between the saddle and bridge) and through the bridge plate via six individually shielded piezo-electric elements.
The idea is that the signal is given the articulation of an isolated string signal and the rich harmonics of the resonating soundboard.