The guitars created in Takamine Specialty Shop are very limited production models showing design elements that appear nowhere else in the Takamine line. Every so often we get the opportunity to acquire some exquisite examples of rare and valuable tone woods. These timbers are so unique they deserve an extraordinary guitar to show off their natural brilliance. The EF450DLX NEX brings your stage presence to a whole new level. From the intricately inlaid pick guard and fretboard to the stunning solid flame maple back and sides, every element of this guitar was chosen to catch the eye and the ear. The combination of solid sitka spruce over solid flame maple back and sides creates a harmonic richness and amazing level of sustain to the voice of this guitar. Gloss natural finish and deluxe gold hardware put the finishing touch on this visually striking instrument. Includes Takamine’s Palathetic™ pickup, known in the industry as one of the most accurate and natural sounding acoustic/electric pickups. Takamine’s TLD Line Driver provides the player with an active output.


Top Solid Spruce
Back Solid Flame Maple
Sides Solid Flame Maple
Finger Board Ebony
Electronics TLD Line Driver
Finish Gloss Natural

NEX Body

This original Takamine body is a scaled-down Jumbo at heart. The NEX has a silky balance to the tone that supports vocals beautifully.