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.


Top Solid Cedar
Back Solid Mahogany
Sides Solid Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Finger Board Ebony
Nut Width 1.875" (47.6 mm)
Electronics CoolTube (CTP-3)
Finish Satin

OM Body

The Orchestra Model shape, with its strong lower midrange and versatile dynamics, is enjoying a resurgence.