Takamine’s P5JC jumbo cutaway model is loud and forceful, with a resonant solid spruce top with “X” top bracing for maximum volume, rosewood back and sides, a convenient Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard, and elegant ivory body binding with dark wood purfling and abalone rosette.

Built with the performer in mind, the P5J features 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.

Other performance-enhancing features include Takamine’s asymmetrical neck profile – which is slightly thinner on the bass side so that it fits the natural shape of your hand, resulting in a comfortable feel and improved playability. The split bone saddle provides more accurate intonation, while bridge pin positioning optimizes the break angle to improve sustain and presence.

Premium design appointments include a rosewood fingerboard with ivory and abalone “dot-in-dot” inlays, a rosewood headcap, gold tuners with gold buttons, a natural bone nut and gloss natural finish. The P5JC comes complete with a premium archtop hardshell case.


Top Solid Spruce
Back Solid Rosewood
Sides Rosewood
Neck Mahogany
Finger Board Rosewood
Nut Width 1.68" (42.67 mm)
Electronics CoolTube (CTP-3)
Finish Natural Gloss

Jumbo Body

The Jumbo excels as a rhythm guitar - big, meaty chords, plenty of volume and outstanding balance.