The Takamine TC132SC features a solid cedar top with a solid rosewood back, a venerable combination that produces a rich, nuanced tone with a nicely balanced bass to treble response. The TC132sc is handcrafted in Japan by Takamine’s most skilled builders and their dedication to the craft shines through in every detail. This guitar has a few features borrowed from the steel string guitar, such as the cutaway and dual action truss rod, but it plays and sounds like the fine classical instrument it is. This guitar is fitted with Takamine’s proprietary CTP-3 Cool Tube pickup and preamp system, which includes a three band EQ with semi-parametric midrange, an auxiliary input and volume (for use when a second pickup is added), and an onboard chromatic tuner. Includes a hardshell case.