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Takamine Santa Fe PS-48C

The American Southwest is full of rich traditions. Few places on the globe have as unique a character - from the organic architecture to the enduring native culture. The Takamine Santa Fe captures the personality of the Southwest in an acoustic-electric guitar that's unlike any other.  
An extraordinary black crow rosette, made of padauk, ebony and maple, is hand-inlaid into the select solid cedar top. The richly striped rosewood back and sides are bound with multi-colored binding. Natural turquoise inlays decorate the fingerboard.  
But the stunning look of the Santa Fe is only the beginning of its appeal.  
Acoustically, it's got a sound that's as big as the Grand Canyon and as clear as the Taos sky. Plug it in and you've got an instrument that's as hot as a jalapeno.  
CTP-2 Cool Tube Preamp The Takamine Cool Tube is the first and only on-board tube preamp for acoustic guitar. Featuring a 12AU7 (ECC82) valve, it delivers a warm, rich harmonic tone available from no other preamp. Furthermore, due to the unique low voltage circuit designed by Takamine, the tube does not glow or radiate high levels of heat which could damage the tone woods of the guitar.  
Powered by 4 AA batteries, the Cool Tube preamp features 3 band shelving EQ, a built in chromatic tuner, and an auxiliary input with blend control for adding a secondary pickup such as the Tri-Ax.