The TLE-M1 is a limited edition guitar with an elegant orchestra-style body and exclusive features that provide distinctive sound quality and versatile performance options. Its solid bear claw Sitka spruce top and beautiful solid Malaysian blackwood back and sides make for a special combination of tone woods that provide a rich, articulate sound with exceptional warmth and sparkle. A great choice for today’s demanding playing styles.

The onboard CT4-DX preamp system delivers the industry-leading sound quality that players expect from Takamine. A dual-channel system, the CT4-DX offers the flexibility of adding a second pickup in addition to the acclaimed Takamine Palathetic® under-saddle pickup already on board. On the TLE-M1, the second pickup source is delivered in the form of a high-quality soundboard transducer. With the ability to mix in as little or as much as you want, this adds a whole new dimension to the already-amazing sound of this special guitar.

Other premium features include an ebony fingerboard with maple snowflake inlays, flame maple body binding with dark wood purfling, beautiful abalone rosette, bone nut and split bone saddle, and gold tuners with black buttons.

Limited to 50 pieces worldwide. To order, contact the dealers below.

Music Power.com
Sweetwater Sound
7120 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111 USA
5501 U.S. Hwy 30 W.
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Grassroots Music
Smack Guitars
1045 Asbury Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226 USA
3434 FM 1092 Suite 350
Missouri City, TX 77459

Yellow Mama Music
Zorro Sounds
200 Spartanburg Hwy
Lyman, SC 29365
35 South Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

Music Master, Inc.
Lost Art Vintage Inst. Inc.
2007 U.S. 15
Laurinburg, NC 28352
330 Third Ave
Bellmawr, NJ 08031


Series: Limited Edition Models
Color: Natural
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Orchestra
Bracing: Scalloped X
Rosette: Abalone
Body Binding: Flame Maple
Body Back: Solid Malaysian Blackwood
Body Sides: Solid Malaysian Blackwood
Body Top: Solid Bearclaw Sitka Spruce
Purfling: Dark Wood
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss
Scale Length: 25.4" (644 mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Snowflake
Controls: Volume, 4-band EQ, Two Notch-Filter Controls, Dual-Pickup Mix Control
Special Electronics: CT4-DX Preamp with 4-band EQ, Two Notch-Filter Controls, Dual-Pickup Mix Control (If Second Pickup is Added), Volume Control, Onboard Tuner and Palathetic™ Under-Saddle Pickup.
Bridge: Rosewood with Split Bone Saddle
Hardware Finish: Gold
Tuning Machines: Gold Die-Cast with Black Buttons
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
Strings: D'Addario® EXP 16 Coated Phosphor Bronze (.012-.053 Gauges)

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