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Takamine TF740FS For Sale for £995.00

 15218 For Sale for £995.00 as stated.
User jangarrack Category Acoustic Guitars
Manufacturer Takamine Location Cornwall
Model TF740FS Viewed 54 times
Date Listed 07-Aug-2018 Price £995.00 as stated
Takamine TF740FS | Japanese built OM Fingerstyle Guitar

This is my Takamine TF740FS (made in Japan) which I bought new from Project Music in Exeter in October 2015 and as far as I can see is still in as new condition.

It is quite an unusual guitar with a slotted headstock, 12 frets to a fairly deep all solid cedar / mahogany OM body which gives it a powerful but very sweet and articulate sound. This one has the CTP-3 CoolTube preamp with built in tuner.

It also has nut width of 1.875" (47.6 mm) which makes it great for fingerstyle playing. I believe the neck is an asymmetric design as it is surprisingly comfortable and although wider than standard Takamine necks, still easy to fret notes with the thumb.


  • Solid Cedar Top

  • Solid Mahogany Back and Sides

  • Mahogany Neck

  • Ebony Fingerboard

  • Nut Width 1.875"(47.6 mm)

  • Electronics CoolTube (CTP-3)

The guitar has a beautiful gloss finish which can make it quite difficult to photograph without some distracting reflections so please contact me if you would like more specific photos or further information, all of which I will be happy to provide.

I would prefer the guitar to be picked up so have not included postage/shipping in the price. If this is required, please contact me to discuss.

I have put some information from the Takamine site below.

Tradesman Series "purpose built" guitars are built with luthier selected solid tone woods in our pro series facility that has been building precision quality instruments over five decades.

The TF740FS OM was conceived as an elegant performance platform for the fingerstyle artist. The 1 7/8" nut width broadens the string spacing at the nut and at the bridge. The slotted headstock gives the guitar a classic look and increases the break angle of the strings over the nut. The neck meets the body at the 12th fret, putting the bridge in the sweet spot of the guitar top for added tonal fullness and depth. Other features include a solid red cedar top, solid Mahogany back and sides, gold with ivory key tuners, ebony fingerboard and gloss natural finish.

Includes Takamine’s proprietary CTP-3 Cool Tube™ preamp system paired with the unique Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for peerless amplified response. The dual-channel CTP-3 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.

Also, some interesting reviews on YouTube.

Acoustic Guitar Review by Doug Young - Takamine TF740FS -

Takamine TF740FS Video performance by Lance Allen -