Best Takamine Acoustic Guitars With Rosewood Back in 2024

Here are the top Takamine acoustic guitars with Rosewood back. Since the ban of Brazillian Rosewood, this has become a rare and expensive wood. It's not usually used for guitar bodies because of this, and also because it's heavy. Instead, it's used mainly for fretboards. Sometimes it's also used for necks because it's an extremely hard wood (even harder than maple). Its tonality tends to favor warm tones.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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1. Takamine EF400SC TT

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Playability 77
Sound 86
Build quality 85
Value for money 73
Overall Score 83

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  • From Takamine's 2018 TT series
  • Made in Japan
  • 12 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Thermal Spruce top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine tuners
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  • From Takamine's 2018 TT series
  • Made in Japan
  • 12 strings
  • 25.4"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Solid Thermal Spruce top
  • Solid Indian Rosewood back
  • Indian Rosewood sides
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
  • Fixed bridge
  • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
  • 20 Medium frets
  • Takamine tuners
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Takamine EF400SC TT
  • Made in Japan
  • Expensive Wood
  • Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Electronics
  • Bone Saddle
  • Solid Top Wood
  • Solid Back Wood
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Laminated Side Wood
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Takamine EF360SC TT

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 85
    Value for money 73
    Overall Score 83

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    • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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    • From Takamine's 2018 TT series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermal Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    • From Takamine's 2018 TT series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Thermal Spruce top
    • Solid Indian Rosewood back
    • Indian Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Takamine EF360SC TT
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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    3. Takamine EF360GF

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    Playability 77
    Sound 86
    Build quality 84
    Value for money 77
    Overall Score 82

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    • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
    • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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    • From Takamine's 2019 Signature series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    • From Takamine's 2019 Signature series
    • Made in Japan
    • 6 strings
    • 25.4"'' scale
    • 12" Fretboard Radius
    • Solid Spruce top
    • Solid Rosewood back
    • Rosewood sides
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fretboard
    • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
    • Fixed bridge
    • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
    • 20 Medium frets
    • Takamine tuners
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    Takamine EF360GF
    • Made in Japan
    • Expensive Wood
    • Bone Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Electronics
    • Bone Saddle
    • Solid Top Wood
    • Solid Back Wood
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • Laminated Side Wood
    • No Compound Radius Fretboard
    • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
    • No Strap Lock

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      4. Takamine P5DC

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      Playability 77
      Sound 86
      Build quality 84
      Value for money 77
      Overall Score 82

      What our users think

      • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
      • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
      • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
      • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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      • From Takamine's 2018 Pro Series 5 series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Solid Rosewood back
      • Rosewood sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine Gold tuners
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      • From Takamine's 2018 Pro Series 5 series
      • Made in Japan
      • 6 strings
      • 25.4"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Solid Spruce top
      • Solid Rosewood back
      • Rosewood sides
      • Mahogany neck
      • Rosewood fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
      • Fixed bridge
      • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
      • 20 Medium frets
      • Takamine Gold tuners
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      Strengths & Weaknesses
      Takamine P5DC
      • Made in Japan
      • Expensive Wood
      • Bone Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Electronics
      • Bone Saddle
      • Solid Top Wood
      • Solid Back Wood
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • Laminated Side Wood
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        5. Takamine P7NC

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        Playability 73
        Sound 86
        Build quality 89
        Value for money 68
        Overall Score 83

        What our users think

        • Neck access to high frets: Very Easy (1 vote)
        • Fret edges: Smooth (1 vote)
        • Tuning stability: Holds tune well (1 vote)
        • Weight: Slightly heavy (1 vote)
        • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
        • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
        • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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        • From Takamine's 2014 Pro Series 7 series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Spruce top
        • Solid Rosewood back
        • Solid Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Takamine Gold tuners
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        • From Takamine's 2014 Pro Series 7 series
        • Made in Japan
        • 6 strings
        • 25.4"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Solid Spruce top
        • Solid Rosewood back
        • Solid Rosewood sides
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
        • Rosewood bridge
        • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
        • 20 Medium frets
        • Takamine Gold tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Takamine P7NC
        • Made in Japan
        • Expensive Wood
        • Bone Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Electronics
        • Bone Saddle
        • Solid Top Wood
        • Solid Side Wood
        • Solid Back Wood
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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          6. Takamine P7JC

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          Playability 73
          Sound 88
          Build quality 87
          Value for money 73
          Overall Score 83

          What our users think

          • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
          • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
          • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
          • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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          • From Takamine's 2019 Pro Series 7 series
          • Made in Japan
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Solid Rosewood back
          • Solid Rosewood sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
          • Rosewood bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Takamine Gold tuners
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          • From Takamine's 2019 Pro Series 7 series
          • Made in Japan
          • 6 strings
          • 25.4"'' scale
          • 12" Fretboard Radius
          • Solid Spruce top
          • Solid Rosewood back
          • Solid Rosewood sides
          • Mahogany neck
          • Ebony fretboard
          • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
          • Rosewood bridge
          • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
          • 20 Medium frets
          • Takamine Gold tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Takamine P7JC
          • Made in Japan
          • Expensive Wood
          • Bone Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Electronics
          • Bone Saddle
          • Solid Top Wood
          • Solid Side Wood
          • Solid Back Wood
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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            7. Takamine P7DC

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            Playability 73
            Sound 88
            Build quality 87
            Value for money 73
            Overall Score 83

            What our users think

            • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
            • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
            • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
            • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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            • From Takamine's 2013 Pro Series 7 series
            • Made in Japan
            • 6 strings
            • 25.4"'' scale
            • 12" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Spruce top
            • Solid Rosewood back
            • Solid Rosewood sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
            • Rosewood bridge
            • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Takamine Gold tuners
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            • From Takamine's 2013 Pro Series 7 series
            • Made in Japan
            • 6 strings
            • 25.4"'' scale
            • 12" Fretboard Radius
            • Solid Spruce top
            • Solid Rosewood back
            • Solid Rosewood sides
            • Mahogany neck
            • Ebony fretboard
            • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
            • Rosewood bridge
            • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
            • 20 Medium frets
            • Takamine Gold tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Takamine P7DC
            • Made in Japan
            • Expensive Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Electronics
            • Bone Saddle
            • Solid Top Wood
            • Solid Side Wood
            • Solid Back Wood
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

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              8. Takamine P7D

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              Playability 73
              Sound 88
              Build quality 87
              Value for money 73
              Overall Score 83

              What our users think

              • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
              • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
              • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
              • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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              • From Takamine's 2020 Pro Series 7 series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 25.4"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce top
              • Solid Rosewood back
              • Solid Rosewood sides
              • Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
              • Rosewood bridge
              • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Takamine Gold tuners
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              • From Takamine's 2020 Pro Series 7 series
              • Made in Japan
              • 6 strings
              • 25.4"'' scale
              • 12" Fretboard Radius
              • Solid Spruce top
              • Solid Rosewood back
              • Solid Rosewood sides
              • Mahogany neck
              • Ebony fretboard
              • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
              • Rosewood bridge
              • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
              • 20 Medium frets
              • Takamine Gold tuners
              • See all specs and compare >
              Strengths & Weaknesses
              Takamine P7D
              • Made in Japan
              • Expensive Wood
              • Bone Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Electronics
              • Bone Saddle
              • Solid Top Wood
              • Solid Side Wood
              • Solid Back Wood
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

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                9. Takamine TSF48C

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                Playability 77
                Sound 85
                Build quality 85
                Value for money 72
                Overall Score 82

                What our users think

                • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
                • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
                • Pickups noise: Noiseless (1 vote)
                • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (1 vote)
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                • From Takamine's 2014 Legacy series
                • Made in Japan
                • 6 strings
                • 25.4"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Spruce top
                • Solid Rosewood back
                • Rosewood sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
                • Fixed bridge
                • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Takamine tuners
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                • 3 Prices - New from $2,899 >
                • From Takamine's 2014 Legacy series
                • Made in Japan
                • 6 strings
                • 25.4"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Spruce top
                • Solid Rosewood back
                • Rosewood sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: CTP-3 CoolTube (Preamp/Active)
                • Fixed bridge
                • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Takamine tuners
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                Strengths & Weaknesses
                Takamine TSF48C
                • Made in Japan
                • Expensive Wood
                • Bone Nut
                • Top Brand Pickups
                • Electronics
                • Bone Saddle
                • Solid Top Wood
                • Solid Back Wood
                • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                • No Locking Tuners
                • Laminated Side Wood
                • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                • No Strap Lock

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                10. Takamine GB7C

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                Playability 77
                Sound 86
                Build quality 84
                Value for money 77
                Overall Score 82

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                • Neck profile shape: Asymmetrical (3 votes)
                • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (2 votes)
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                • From Takamine's 2017 Signature series
                • Made in Japan
                • 6 strings
                • 25.4"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Cedar top
                • Solid Rosewood back
                • Rosewood sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
                • Fixed bridge
                • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Takamine tuners
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                • From Takamine's 2017 Signature series
                • Made in Japan
                • 6 strings
                • 25.4"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Solid Cedar top
                • Solid Rosewood back
                • Rosewood sides
                • Mahogany neck
                • Rosewood fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: CT4B II (Preamp/Active)
                • Fixed bridge
                • Acoustic Asymmetrical C Set neck
                • 20 Medium frets
                • Takamine tuners
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                Takamine GB7C
                • Made in Japan
                • Expensive Wood
                • Bone Nut
                • Top Brand Pickups
                • Electronics
                • Bone Saddle
                • Solid Top Wood
                • Solid Back Wood
                • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                • No Locking Tuners
                • Laminated Side Wood
                • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                • No Strap Lock

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