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 proprietary CTP-3 Cool Tube™ preamp system. 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.