Features

The TH5C Hirade concert classic is handcrafted in our pro series facility that has been building precision quality instruments over five decades.

A sterling example of the luthier’s art, these classical guitars that bear the name of Master Luthier Mass Hirade are still built by hand in our Takamine pro facility in Japan. This guitar features a solid cedar top for warmth and broad dynamic range and a solid rosewood back for excellent projection. Gloss natural finish provides durability and adds to the beauty of the guitar. These instruments are designed and built to stand beside the finest classical guitars made today.

Includes Takamine’s Palathetic™ pickup, known in the industry as one of the most accurate and natural sounding acoustic/electric pickups. The electronic performance package is beyond state of the art with the Cool Tube® Preamp – the first and only tube preamp in an acoustic guitar.

Specifications

Series: Classics and Hirade
MSRP: $2399.99
Color: Natural
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Classical
Bracing: Traditional Fan
Body Back: Solid Rosewood
Body Sides: Solid Rosewood
Body Top: Solid Cedar
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Scale Length: 25.59" (650 mm)
Fingerboard: Ebony
Number of Frets: 18
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 2.008" (51 mm)
Controls: Volume, 3-Band EQ with Semi-Parametric Midrange, Auxiliary Input, Onboard Chromatic Tuner
Special Electronics: CTP-2 Cool Tube™ Preamp System with 3-Band EQ, Auxiliary Input, Onboard Chromatic Tuner, and Palathetic™ Under-Saddle Pickup
Bridge: Rosewood with Bone Saddle
Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
Tuning Machines: Gold Die-Cast with Pearl Buttons
Pickguard: None
Strings: D'Addario® EXP45 Normal Tension, (.028 to .044 Gauges)
Unique Features: Hand-Built in Japan, Gloss Finish