I play a gorgeous Takamine TAN16C dreadnought cutaway acoustic called Tara
I bought Tara around 8 years ago. I spent a whole year saving up all of my gig money just to buy her….and she’s so much better than I could ever have imagined.
Tara has been beautifully crafted and features a rosewood back and sides and a solid spruce top.
I love Tara for so many reasons. Her beautiful solid body means she sounds great mic-ed up in studio situations (although she does get a little self conscious about people commenting on her big body).
When plugged in I enjoy using both the CTP-2 and CT4-DX pre-amps. They are very different and have their own unique sounds.
Here’s a video featuring me jibba-jabbering about the CT4-DX pre-amp:
I used to use D’addario EXP11s, then EXP26’s. But I tried the 19s last year and have stuck with them ever since.
They feel super comfortable and suit my percussive playing style perfectly.
Give em a try if you haven’t already.!
At all my acoustic (and sometimes bass) gigs I’m armed with an L R Baggs Venue DI Box.