Made to Takamine's strict specifications, G Series instruments represent exceptionally good value. Takamine Guitars are crafted from the finest handpicked tonewoods, hand-crafted by expert luthiers, all providing players with an unmatched excellence and surprising affordability. Play one today and you'll play one for a lifetime. The Takamine EG440C-STBQ features a NEX cutaway body made with quilt maple back, sides and top. Also features a rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and chrome tuners. The EG440C-STBQ is equipped with the easy to use TP4T preamp featuring a 3 Band Graphic EQ and a built in tuner.