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Toby Keith debuts his signature Takamine guitar

by Brandy McDonnell Published: January 25, 2013

For a do-it-yourself singer, songwriter and entertainer like Toby Keith, an acoustic guitar is the equivalent of a carpenter’s hammer. Pretty much nothing gets done without it.

Now, the Oklahoma country music superstar has signed off on his own signature model of guitar: Takamine’s EF250TK Toby Keith Signature acoustic-electric. Crafted to his tastes and based on his longtime workhorse guitar, the Takamine TF250MCSB, the new signature model is loaded with features.

A full-sounding jumbo cutaway body, solid spruce top with scalloped “X” bracing and flame maple back and sides set the stage for Keith’s signature on the heel cap and his silhouette on a special headstock medallion.

Also featured is Takamine’s Palathetic under-saddle pickup and the acclaimed CT4B II preamp with its three-band EQ, volume control and built-in tuner. Other features include abalone and mother-of-pearl fingerboard inlays, a split-bone saddle for accurate intonation and pin-less bridge for easy string changing.

A hard-shell case is included, but the unyielding string of chart-topping singles, platinum albums and sold-out shows are not included in the price of the new model, according to a news release.

-BAM

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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