The dreadnought, originating from the early 1900s, has been a pivotal shape in Takamine’s lineup since 1962, embodying the archetypal acoustic guitar image. With over 55 years in its craftsmanship, Takamine has perfected the dreadnought, a shape adopted by many iconic artists.
The term "dreadnought" was first associated with a formidable British battleship, aptly reflecting the guitar’s robust and fearless nature, known for its dominant acoustic capabilities.
Slightly smaller than Takamine’s jumbo, the dreadnought shares similarities with the NEX in size but stands out sonically with its unique percussive resonance, bringing a drum-like quality that is prized by artists from various genres, including Bruce Springsteen and Bruno Mars, for its eclectic and dynamic nature.
Takamine’s dreadnought shape epitomises acoustic resilience and multifaceted appeal, catering to a wide range of musical tastes.