Takamine Sales Guide
Retail Prices
£&€
Feb 2016
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Glen Hansard
Bruno Mars
Jon Bon Jovi
Takamine: The hardest working guitar from the hardest working guitar company
From a small fledgling guitar company starting life in the late 1950s, Takamine has become one of the world’s most revered
guitar brands. And Takamine’s success is genuine, not created by marketing gimmicks, but by making guitars that have
always been just damn good!
The key ingredient for making these great guitars have always been innovation and craftsmanship. Takamine’s history is a
timeline littered with genuine innovations that have stood the test of time. The 1960’s saw the introduction of many effective
design and manufacturing improvements as Takamine became one of Japan’s leading classical guitar and mandolin builders.
In the 1970s Takamine guitars soon become available worldwide and the development of the under-saddle Palathetic™ pickup
revolutionized amplified acoustic guitar design, fuelling Takamine’s success worldwide.
But you still need more than just design and innovation alone to make a great guitar. That’s why Takamine designs are
underpinned and built from a backbone of Japanese craftsmanship that has been an ethos and tradition at Takamine since
the 1950s.
Faithfully used by world class artists like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and many more, Takamine guitars have nothing
more to prove. But Takamine, the hardest working guitar company will continue to innovate and build guitars that are just so
damn good!
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CONTENTS
Pro Series
G Series cont.
THERMAL TOP SERIES (NEW!)
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20 SERIES
23
LIMITED EDITION 2015
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30 SERIES
24
PRO SERIES 1
7
50 SERIES
26
PRO SERIES 2
8
70 SERIES
28
PRO SERIES 3
9
90 SERIES
30
PRO SERIES 4
10
CLASSICAL
31
PRO SERIES 5
11
G SERIES BASS
33
PRO SERIES 6
12
TAKA-MINI
34
PRO SERIES 7
13
UKULELE
35
SIGNATURE SERIES
14
LEGACY SERIES
15
CLASSICAL & HIRADE
17
CRAFTSMANSHIP
36
PRO BASS
18
ELECTRONICS
37
G SERIES PREAMPS
39
BODY SHAPES
40
G Series
Info
10 SERIES
20
HISTORY
42
11 SERIES All MAHOGANY
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MAINTENANCE
43
20 SERIES
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MODEL NUMBERING
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TAKAMINE is exclusively distributed by
KORG UK LTD
1 Harrison Close
Knowlhill
Milton Keynes
MK5 8PA
Tel: 01908 304601
Email: takamine@korg.co.uk
Guitar Team Area Sales Manager – North & N.I.
Dave Griffiths - Mobile: 07887 854339 - Email: dave@korg.co.uk
Guitar Team Area Sales Manager – South West, Midlands & Ireland
Tim Spurr - Mobile: 07889 217951 - Email: tim@korg.co.uk
Guitar Team Area Sales Manager – South
Matt Longbottom - Mobile: 07788 310710 - Email: matt@korg.co.uk
Order online 24/7 at access247.korguk.com
www.takamine.com
takamineuk
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THERMAL TOP
Thermal Top Technology and New TT Series
It is common knowledge that the sound of a quality, wooden musical instrument improves with age. A well-played acoustic guitar’s natural
aging process allows it to ‘open up’ in terms of both tone and volume. Takamine’s new TT series captures those sought-after vintage acoustic
guitar tones by employing a wood treatment process known as ‘torrefaction’. In this process, the wood in the guitar’s top is heated slowly in a
vacuum, allowing most of the moisture to be released along with the sugar vapors and volatile compounds of the resins in the wood. As the
wood cools, moisture vapor is added to the wood so that it remains supple. The result changes the wood’s structure, dramatically improving
the tone, appearance, and stability--much like that of a great vintage instrument. Add Takamine’s critically acclaimed ‘Palathetic Pickup’ and
‘TLD-2’ line driver preamp and you own an acoustic guitar with the sound you’ve always dreamed of and electronics that can accurately
translate that tone to an audience fifty or fifty thousand. You also get the world-class playability of a hand-crafted Takamine.
With the EF340STT, a solid spruce ‘Thermal Top’ drives solid American mahogany back and sides in classic, non-cutaway dreadnought style.
Faux tortoise shell binding and pick guard, open gear butterbean tuners and understated ‘T’ logo appropriately accentuate the vintage sound
of this killer instrument. The EF360STT boasts the same features with solid rosewood back and sides and grained ivoroid binding.
EF360S-TT Solid spruce thermal top
with solid rosewood back and sides.
EF340S-TT Solid spruce thermal top
with solid mahogany back and sides.
NEW ‘TLD-2’ line driver preamp
Takamine’s new TLD-2 line driver preamp is installed into these
thermal top guitars. This indiscreet circuit required no extra wide
apertures to be made in the guitars body, therefore retaining the
full aesthetics and tone of a traditional acoustic only guitar.
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THERMAL TOP
EF340S-TT
UK Code: TK-EF340S-TT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,599.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,199.00
Sides : Solid American Mahogany
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid American Mahogany Finger Board : Ebony
EF360S-TT
UK Code: TK-EF340S-TT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,659.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid Rosewood
CP7MO-TT
UK Code: TK-CP7MO-TT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,829.00
Body Shape : OM Orchestra Model
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid Ovangkol
EF740FS-TT
UK Code: TK-EF740FS-TT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,999.00
Body Shape : OM “Deep” Cutaway
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid Sapele
EF450-TT-TTB
UK Code: TK-EF450-TT-TBB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,499.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid Flame Maple
EF450-TT-BSB
UK Code: TK-EF450-TT-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,499.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid Flame Maple
EF450C-TT-TTB UK Code: TK-EF450C-TT-TBB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,499.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid Flame Maple
€ 2,499.00
EF450C-TT-BSB UK Code: TK-EF450C-TT-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,499.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Thermal Top
Back : Solid Flame Maple
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,249.00
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,369.00
Sides : Solid Ovangkol
Neck : Mahogany (Wide Neck)
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,499.00
Sides : Solid Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,849.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,849.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,899.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,438.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,498.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,642.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,798.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.5 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,218.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,218.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,278.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
£1,849.00
£2,218.80
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,899.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,278.80
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : TLD-2
Finish : Natural Gloss
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LIMITED EDITION
The LTD-2016 is a special expression of more than 50 years of tradition and craftsmanship instilled
within the team of talented artisans who create Takamine Guitars.
LTD2016 DECOY
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,775.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £2,099.99
Body Shape : FXC
Sides : Flame Maple
Top : Flame Maple Arched Top
Neck : Maple
Back : Flame Maple Arched Top Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,518.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Green Blue Burst
The fingerboard delicately and artfully portrays the Japanese fishing technique known as “Tomozuri” used to catch the Wild Ahu, or “Watermelon Fish” so called because of its similarly sweet, smell and taste.
This fascinating technique celebrated within the Gifu Prefecture (where Takamine’s hometown is located) utilizes the territorial behavior of
the Ahu fish by introducing a live, hooked decoy fish which the angry Ahu will then attack in dramatic fashion. Between the Ahu’s extremely
spirited nature and the fast-flowing rivers and rapids in which they dwell, pulling in the “Watermelon Fish” is known as a challenging and
exhilarating experience.
We hope you draw as much inspiration from this guitar as we have from the many gifted musicians who choose Takamine to create their
individual musical voice.
The Takamine LTD-2016 guitars are built in limited quantity with a combination of design and features that will never be duplicated.
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PRO SERIES 1
Featuring the
CT4B II Preamp
Have resonant X-braced solid cedar tops and sapele backs and sides, mahogany necks with rosewood
fingerboards and pearl dot inlays, and split-saddle bone bridges for faultless intonation. Other features include
chrome die-cast tuners for superb tuning stability, beautiful gloss natural-finish tops on satin backs and sides,
and Takamine’s acclaimed CT4B II preamp system for outstanding amplified sound and performance.
P1D
UK Code: TK-P1D
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,079.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Sapele
P1DC
UK Code: TK-P1DC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,099.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £815.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £830.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Sapele
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Sapele
Finger Board : Rosewood
P1NC
UK Code: TK-P1NC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,099.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Sapele
P1M
UK Code: TK-P1M
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,079.00
Body Shape : OM Orchestra Model
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Sapele
P1JC
UK Code: TK-P1JC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,149.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Sapele
P1JC-12
UK Code: TK-P1D-12
(12-String)
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,199.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £830.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £815.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £869.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £949.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway 12-String
Sides : Sapele
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Sapele
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £978.00
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss top, Satin B&S
UK SSP Inc VAT : £996.00
Nut Width : 1.6825” (42.7 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss top, Satin B&S
UK SSP Inc VAT : £996.00
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss top, Satin B&S
UK SSP Inc VAT : £978.00
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss top, Satin B&S
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,042.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss top, Satin B&S
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,138.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss top, Satin B&S
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PRO SERIES 2
Featuring the
CT4B II Preamp
Build on the features of the Pro Series 1 models but with solid spruce tops instead. These soundboards are
slightly lighter in appearance and impart a more resonant quality, with a loud, clear tone and great sustain.
Features Great projection, balance and harmonic richness. Split-bone-saddle bridge provides faultless
intonation.
P2DC
UK Code: TK-P2DC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,149.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £865.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Sapele
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Sapele
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,038.00
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss top, Satin B&S
Classic tone, optimum playability and state-of-the-art onboard electronics make
playing Takamine’s new Pro Series P2DC dreadnought a thoroughly rewarding
acoustic experience. Great projection, balance and harmonic richness resound
from its X-braced solid spruce top and sapele back and sides. Other premium
features include a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays.
The unique Takamine split-saddle bone bridge provides faultless intonation and
excellent acoustic coupling to the top.
The P2DC also features chrome die-cast machine heads for superb tuning stability,
a gloss natural-finish top on satin back and sides, and the highly acclaimed CT4B
II preamp system with three-band EQ, volume control and built-in tuner.
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PRO SERIES 3
Featuring the
CT4B II Preamp
Have western cedar tops with hand-scalloped X bracing, stylish ivory body binding
complemented by handsome dark purfling, and beautiful concentric-ring rosettes
with meticulous wood marquetry. Other features include gold tuners with amber
buttons, distinctive wood “dot-in-dot” fingerboard inlays, a natural satin finish and
Takamine’s acclaimed CT4B II preamp system for outstanding amplified sound and
performance.
P3D
UK Code: TK-P3D
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,159.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Sapele
P3DC
UK Code: TK-P3DC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,189.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £869.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £889.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Sapele
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Sapele
Finger Board : Rosewood
P3DC-12
UK Code: TK-P3DC-12
(12-String)
P3NC
UK Code: TK-P3NC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,269.00
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,189.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Sapele
P3MC
UK Code: TK-P3MC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,189.00
Body Shape : OM Orchestra Model
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Sapele
CP3NYK
UK Code: TK-CP3NYK
UK SSP Ex VAT : £949.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway 12-string Sides : Sapele
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Sapele
Finger Board : Rosewood
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,529.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £889.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £889.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,149.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Ovangkol
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Ovangkol
Finger Board : Rosewood
P3NY
UK Code: TK-P3NY
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,159.00
Body Shape : New Yorker
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Sapele
P3FCN
UK Code: TK-P3FCN
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,189.00
Body Shape : FCN Body
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Sapele
CP3DC-OV
UK Code: TK-CP3DC-OV
Limited Edition
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,399.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £869.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £889.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,049.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Ovangkol
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Ovangkol
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,042.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,066.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,138.80
Nut Width : 1.825” (46.35 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,066.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,066.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,378.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,042.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,066.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,258.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Satin
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PRO SERIES 4
Featuring the
CTP-3 CoolTube III
Preamp
With a refined style and strong, clear voice, the P4DC offers an immediately rewarding acoustic experience.
With a solid spruce top, solid sapele back and sapele sides, and CTP-3 CoolTube preamp.
P4DC
UK Code: TK-P4DC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,369.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,029.00
Sides : Sapele
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Rosewood
Back : Solid Sapele
CP4DC-OV
UK Code: TK-CP4DC-OV
Limited Edition
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,579.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,189.00
Sides : Ovangkol
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Rosewood
Back : Solid Ovangkol
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,234.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,426.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
Takamine’s P4DC dreadnought cutaway combines tradition with contemporary refinements, including a resonant solid spruce top with scalloped “X” top bracing for superior
clarity and projection, and a solid sapele back with sapele sides for rich, warm sound.
Built with the performer in mind, the P4DC features Takamine’s proprietary CTP-3 Cool
Tube™ preamp system paired with the unique Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for
peerless amplified response. The dual-channel CTP-3 provides low-voltage tube tone,
variable from bright and brilliant to thick and warm, three-band EQ with semi-parametric
midrange, auxiliary input and volume (for use when a second pickup is added), and an
onboard chromatic tuner.
Other performance-enhancing features include a convenient Venetian cutaway for easy
access to the upper reaches of the fingerboard, and Takamine’s asymmetrical neck profile
– which is slightly thinner on the bass side so that it fits the natural shape of your hand, resulting in a comfortable feel and improved playability. The split bone saddle provides more
accurate intonation, while the pin-less rosewood bridge makes string changes a breeze.
Premium design appointments include elegant ivory body binding with dark wood purfling,
a rosette featuring concentric rings and wood marquetry, a rosewood fingerboard with
ivory binding and wood “dot-in-dot” inlays, gold tuners with amber buttons, a natural bone
nut, elegant red tortoise pickguard and a gloss natural finish. The PD4C comes complete
with a premium archtop hardshell case.
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PRO SERIES 5
Featuring the
CTP-3 CoolTube III
Preamp
A truly fine family of Pro Series guitars crafted with the performer in mind. All have
solid spruce tops, solid rosewood backs and rosewood sides, 12”-radius rosewood
fingerboards with stylish abalone “dot-in-dot” inlays, rosewood bridges with split
bone saddles for faultless intonation, gold tuners and hardware, and the CTP-3
CoolTube preamp system for peerless amplified performance.
Built with the performer in mind, the Pro Series 5 features Takamine’s proprietary CTP-3 Cool Tube™ preamp system paired with the unique
Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for peerless amplified response. The dual-channel CTP-3 provides low-voltage tube tone, variable from
bright and brilliant to thick and warm, three-band EQ with semi-parametric midrange, auxiliary input and volume (for use when a second
pickup is added), and an onboard chromatic tuner.
P5DC
UK Code: TK-P5DC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,599.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,199.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Rosewood
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Rosewood
Finger Board : Rosewood
P5NC
UK Code: TK-P5NC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,599.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
P5J
UK Code: TK-P5J
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,649.00
Body Shape : Jumbo
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
P5JC
UK Code: TK-P5JC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,679.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,199.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,249.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,249.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,438.80
Nut Width : 1.68” (42.67 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,438.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,498.80
Nut Width : 1.68” (42.67 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,498.80
Nut Width : 1.68” (42.67 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
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PRO SERIES 6
Featuring the
CTP-3 CoolTube III
Preamp
A stunning collection of guitars with bold looks and refined performance features that will help you stand out visually and sonically. All
models feature solid spruce tops, solid flame maple backs and flame maple sides, bound 12”-radius ebony fingerboard with mother-ofpearl snowflake inlays, split bone saddle for faultless intonation, gold tuners with pearl buttons, and the CTP-3 CoolTube preamp for peerless
amplified performance.
P6N
UK Code: TK-P6N-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,159.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Flame Maple
P6NC
UK Code: TK-P6NC-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,199.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Flame Maple
P6JC
UK Code: TK-P6JC-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,249.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Flame Maple
P6JC-12
UK Code: TK-P6JC-12-BSB
(12-String)
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,299.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,619.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,649.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,689.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,729.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway 12-String
Sides : Flame Maple
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Maple
Back : Solid Flame Maple
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,942.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,978.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,026.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,074.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
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PRO SERIES 7
Featuring the
CTP-3 CoolTube III
Preamp
Pro Series 7 guitars are for serious performers. They feature solid spruce tops and solid rosewood backs and sides for a rich and pure
sound, beautiful flame maple body and neck binding, 12”-radius ebony fingerboards with elegant abalone “snowflake” inlays, split bone
saddles for faultless intonation, gold tuners and hardware, and the CTP-3 CoolTube preamp for unmatched amplified performance.
P7D
UK Code: TK-P7D
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,799.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
P7DC
UK Code: TK-P7DC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,839.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £2,099.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,518.80
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £2,129.00
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Ebony
Back : Solid Rosewood
P7NC
UK Code: TK-P7NC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,839.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
P7JC
UK Code: TK-P7JC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,879.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,554.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £2,129.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,554.80
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £2,169.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,602.80
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
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SIGNATURE SERIES
Glenn Frey
(Late 1948 – 2016)
Toby Keith
Equipped to inspire great performances from singers and songwriters alike.
EF250TK Toby Keith
UK Code: TK-EF250TK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,369.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Flamed Maple
KC70 Kenny Chesney
UK Code: TK-KC70
SW341SC Steve Wariner
UK Code: TK-SW341SC
Sides : Flamed Maple
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,859.00
Body Shape : OM Orchestra Model
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Sapele
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,779.00
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,679.00
UK Code: TK-JJ325SRC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,499.00
JJ325SRC-12 John Jorgenson UK Code: TK-JJ325SRC-12
(12-String)
EF360GF Glenn Frey
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,639.00
UK Code: TK-EF360GF
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,669.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
GB7C Garth Brooks
UK Code: TK-GB7C
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,369.00
UK SSP Inc VAT :£1,498.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,029.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Rosewood
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Rosewood
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT :£1,474.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,249.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT :£1,354.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,229.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway (12-String) Sides : Bubinga
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Rosewood
Back : Bubinga
UK SSP Inc VAT :£1,510.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss Black
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,129.00
Sides : Bubinga
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Rosewood
Back : Bubinga
UK SSP Inc VAT :£1,678.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Satin
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,259.00
Sides : Mahogany
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Cedar
Finger Board : Rosewood
Back : Solid Mahogany
JJ325SRC John Jorgenson
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,399.00
Sides : Sapele
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT :£2,134.80
UK SSP Inc VAT :£1,234.80
Nut Width : 1.578” (40 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Satin
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LEGACY SERIES
A distinct collection of many longtime fan favorites from past Takamine® series with great names such as Keystone, Tradesman, Nouveau and
Santa Fe.
EF261S-AN
UK Code: TK-EF261-AN
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,139.00
Body Shape : FXC Body
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Nato
EF261S-BL
UK Code: TK-EF261-BL
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,139.00
Body Shape : FXC Body
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Nato
EF407
UK Code: TK-EF407
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,099.00
Body Shape : OM Orchestra Model
Top : Hawaiian Koa
Back : Hawaiian Koa
TFS40C
UK Code: TK-TFS40C
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,379.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Mahogany
TSF48C
UK Code: TSF48C
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,899.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £849.00
Sides : Nato
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £849.00
Sides : Nato
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £830.00
Sides : Hawaiian Koa
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,029.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,429.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,018.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss Antique Stain
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,018.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss Black
UK SSP Inc VAT : £996.00
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,234.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,714.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Natural Gloss
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LEGACY SERIES
A distinct collection of many longtime fan favorites from past Takamine® series with great names such as Keystone, Tradesman, Nouveau and
Santa Fe.
TF77-PT
UK Code: TK-TF77-PT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,699.00
Body Shape : OM Orchestra Model
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Koa
EF508-KC
UK Code: TK-EF508KC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,279.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Figured Koa
Back : Figured Koa
EF341SC
UK Code: TK-EF341SC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,239.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,279.00
Sides : Solid Koa
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £959.00
Sides : Figured Koa
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £929.00
Sides : Laminated Maple
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Cedar
Finger Board : Rosewood
Back : Laminated Maple
EF341SC-LH UK Code: TK-EF341SC-LH
(Left-Handed Model)
EF381SC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,339.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £999.00
Sides : Laminated Maple
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Cedar
Finger Board : Rosewood
Back : Laminated Maple
UK Code: TK-EF381SC
(12-String)
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,299.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £979.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Laminated Maple
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Laminated Maple
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,534.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,150.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,114.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss Black
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,198.80
Nut Width : 1.675” (42.5 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss Black
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,174.80
Nut Width : 1.825” (46.35 mm)
Electronics : CT4B II
Finish : Gloss Black
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CLASSICAL & HIRADE
Solid cedar or spruce tops with rosewood backs and sides for a brilliant and rich classic tone.
TC135SC
UK Code: TK-TC135SC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,669.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,249.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Rosewood
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Rosewood
Finger Board : Rosewood
TC132SC
UK Code: TK-TC132SC
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,359.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,019.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Rosewood
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Rosewood
Finger Board : Rosewood
C132S
UK Code: TK-TC132S
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 979.00
Body Shape : Classical Body
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Rosewood
TH90
UK Code: TK-TH90
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,899.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £729.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,429.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Rosewood
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Rosewood
Finger Board : Ebony
H8SS
UK Code: TK-H8SS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,699.00
Body Shape : Classical Body
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Solid Rosewood
TH5C
UK Code: TK-TH5C
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,539.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,279.00
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,159.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Solid Rosewood
Finger Board : Ebony
H5
UK Code: TK-H5
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 1,099.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £829.00
Body Shape : Classical Body
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Solid Rosewood
Sides : Solid Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,498.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,222.80
Nut Width : 2.008” (51 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £874.80
Nut Width : 2.008” (51 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,714.80
Nut Width : 2.008” (51 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,534.80
Nut Width : 2.008” (51 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,390.80
Nut Width : 2.008” (51 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £994.80
Nut Width : 2.008” (51 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
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BASS SERIES
Solid spruce top, maple sides and arched maple back all contribute to the performance of these world-class acoustic basses.
TB10
UK Code: TK-TB10
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,769.00
Body Shape : Bass
Top : Arched Spruce
Back : Arched Maple
PB5-ANS
UK Code: TK-PB5-ANS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,199.00
Body Shape : Bass
Top : Spruce
Back : Arched Maple
PB5-SBL
UK Code: TK-PB5-SBL
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 2,199.00
Body Shape : Bass
Top : Spruce
Back : Arched Maple
UK SSP Ex VAT : £2,079.00
Sides : Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Ebony
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,649.00
Sides : Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £1,649.00
Sides : Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £2,494.80
Nut Width : 1.825” (46.35 mm)
Electronics : CTP-3 CoolTube III
Finish : Red Stain
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,978.80
Nut Width : 1.65” (42.0 mm)
Electronics : CT4-DX
Finish : Gloss Antique Stain
UK SSP Inc VAT : £1,978.80
Nut Width : 1.65” (42.0 mm)
Electronics : CT4-DX
Finish : Gloss Trans Black
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19
G SERIES 10
An excellent choice for players seeking affordable guitars that perform well above their price tags. Takamine 10 Series
instruments features great looks, superior build quality and big acoustic sound.
GD10-NS
UK Code: TK-GD10-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 249.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GD10CE-NS
UK Code: TK-GD10CE-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 379.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £185.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £285.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GD10CELH-NS UK Code: TK-GD10LHCE-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 389.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £289.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GN10-NS
UK Code: TK-GN10-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 249.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GN10CE-NS
UK Code: TK-GN10CE-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 379.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
UK SSP Ex VAT : £185.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £285.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £222.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £342.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £346.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £222.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £342.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Satin
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G SERIES 11 ALL MAHOGANY
The GD11M all-magohany models are a traditional dreadnought-style acoustic guitar with a twist. For those who love to
be different, The GD11M-NS Takamine’s all mahogany construction offers a rich tone and stunning look to match.
GD11M-NS
UK Code: TK-GD11M-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 219.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
GD11MCE-NS
UK Code: TK-GD1MCE-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 329.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £159.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £245.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £190.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £294.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Satin
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G SERIES 15
An excellent choice for players seeking affordable guitars that perform well above their price tags. Takamine 15 Series
instruments features great looks, superior build quality and big acoustic sound.
GD15CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD15CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 389.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £289.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GD15CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GD15CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 409.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £309.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GN15CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GN15CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 389.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GF15CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GF15CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 389.00
Body Shape : FXC Cutaway
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GF15CE-BSB
UK Code: TK-GF15CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 399.00
Body Shape : FXC Cutaway
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GF15CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GF15CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 409.00
Body Shape : FXC Cutaway
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
UK SSP Ex VAT : £299.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £299.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £299.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £309.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £346.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £370.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £358.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £358.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £358.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £370.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Black Gloss
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G SERIES 20
For players seeking a different sound. 20 Series instruments feature classic Takamine body styles and solid cedar tops
that produce a warm, detailed acoustic sound that works beautifully for a wide range of styles.
GD20-NS
UK Code: TK-GD10-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 319.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Mahogany
GD20CE-NS
UK Code: TK-GD20CE-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 319.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £239.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £239.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Cedar
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GN20-NS
UK Code: TK-GN20-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 469.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Mahogany
GN20CE-NS
UK Code: TK-GN20CE-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 469.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Cedar
Back : Mahogany
UK SSP Ex VAT : £349.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £349.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £286.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £286.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £418.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Satin
UK SSP Inc VAT : £418.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Satin
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G SERIES 30
Perfect for players looking for great all-around acoustic guitars at accessible prices. Takamine 30 Series instruments offer
solid-top construction, tasteful appointments and great sound quality in a wide range of body types that cover any style.
GD30-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD30-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 349.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GD30-BLK
UK Code: TK-GD30-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 359.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GD30CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD30CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 489.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £259.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £269.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £365.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GD30CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GD30CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £375.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GD30-12-NAT UK Code: TK-GD30-12-NAT
(12-String)
UK SSP Ex VAT : £279.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought 12-String
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GD30-12-BLK UK Code: TK-GD30-12-BLK
(12-String)
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 379.00
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 389.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £289.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought 12-String
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £310.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £322.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £438.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £450.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £334.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £346.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Black Gloss
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G SERIES 30
GD30CE-12-NAT UK Code: TK-GD30CE-12-NAT
(12-String)
GN30-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 539.00
UK Code: TK-GN30-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 349.00
UK Code: TK-GN30-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 359.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GN30CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GN30CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 489.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GN30CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GN30CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GF30CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GF30CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 479.00
Body Shape : FXC Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GF30CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GF30CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 479.00
Body Shape : FXC Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GF30CE-BSB
UK Code: TK-GF30CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 489.00
Body Shape : FXC Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GD30CELH-NAT UK Code: TK-GD30LH-CE-NAT
(Left-Handed Model)
UK SSP Ex VAT : £399.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway 12-String Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GN30-BLK
UK SSP Ex VAT : £389.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway 12-String Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GD30CE-12-BLK UK Code: TK-GD30CE-12-BLK
(12-String)
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 529.00
EURO SSP : €POA Ex VAT
UK SSP Ex VAT : £259.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £265.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £365.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £369.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £359.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £359.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £365.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP : £ POA Ex VAT
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway L/H
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £466.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £478.80
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £310.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £318.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £438.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £442.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £430.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £430.80
1.6875” (42.8 mm)
TP-4TD
Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £438.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP : £ POA Inc VAT
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Black Gloss
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G SERIES 50
Deluxe appointments and the big, bold sounds of solid-top construction with rosewood back and sides. Classy-looking
50 Series instruments will inspire your musical creativity.
GD51-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD51-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 369.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GD51-BSB
UK Code: TK-GD51-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 369.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GD51CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD51CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £275.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £330.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £275.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £375.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Back : Rosewood
GD51CELH-NAT UK Code: TK-GD51CE-LH-NATEURO SSP Ex VAT : € 519.00
(Left-Handed Model)
GD51CE-BSB
UK SSP Ex VAT : £389.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway L/H
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK Code: TK-GD51CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £375.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Back : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £330.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £450.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £466.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £450.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
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G SERIES 50
GN51-NAT
UK Code: TK-GN51-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 369.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GN51-BSB
UK Code: TK-GN51-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 369.00
Body Shape : NEX
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GN51CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GN51CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GN51CELH-NAT UK Code: TK-GN51CE-LH-NAT
(Left-Handed Model)
GN51CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 519.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway L/H
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
UK Code: TK-GN51CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £275.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £275.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £375.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £389.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £375.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £330.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £330.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £450.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £466.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £450.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4TD
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
With deluxe appointments, solid-top construction and great performance features including a Venetian-style cutaway and Takamine electronics
system on the electric models, the G50 Series is built to bring your music center stage.
Ready for the demands of any performance situation, the G50 Series features a solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides that produce a
big, bold sound. The slim mahogany neck and 12”-radius bound rosewood fingerboard provide great feel and playability, while the electric models
have onboard Takamine TP-4TD preamp systems that give you a built-in tuner with three-band EQ and gain controls for rock-solid amplified
performance and versatility.
Other great features include a synthetic bone nut and split bridge saddle, rosewood headcap, abalone rosette and mother-of-pearl dot inlays, gold
die-cast tuners and a beautiful gloss finish. Available in Natural and Sunburst.
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G SERIES 70
A stylish group of acoustic/ electric instruments. Takamine 70 Series guitars are all about great looks and premium sound
quality, with solid-top construction, elegant appointments and upgraded electronics.
GD71-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD71-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 419.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GD71-BSB
UK Code: TK-GD71-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 419.00
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GD71CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD71CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 579.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £315.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £315.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £429.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Back : Rosewood
GD71CE-BSB
UK Code: TK-GD71CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 579.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £429.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Back : Rosewood
GN71CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GN71CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 579.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
GN71CE-BSB
UK Code: TK-GN71CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 579.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £429.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £429.00
Sides : Rosewood
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £378.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £378.00
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £514.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £514.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £514.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £514.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
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G SERIES 70
Featuring solid-top construction, elegant appointments and an upgraded electronics system, the G70 Series is a stylish acoustic/electric dreadnought guitar that is all about great looks and premium sound quality.
Delivering everything you need to hit the stage and look good doing it, the G70 Series features a solid spruce top and rosewood or flame maple
back and sides that produce a rich, detailed sound. The slim mahogany or maple neck and 12”-radius bound rosewood fingerboard provide
great feel and playability, while the onboard Takamine TK-40D preamp system gives you a built-in tuner, three-band EQ and gain controls, mid
contour switch, notch filter and EQ bypass switch for the ultimate in versatility and sound quality.
Other great features include maple body, neck and headstock binding; synthetic bone nut and split bridge saddle; rosewood headcap; abalone
rosette; maple dot inlays; gold die-cast tuners with amber buttons; and a beautiful gloss finish. Available in Natural and Sunburst.
GJ72CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD72CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 599.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Flame Maple
GJ72CE-BSB
UK Code: TK-GD72CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 599.00
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Flame Maple
GJ72CE-12NAT UK Code: TK-GD72CE-12-NAT
(12-String)
GN75CE-TBK
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £449.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £538.80
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £618.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway 12-String
Neck : Maple
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Back : Flame Maple
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Natural Gloss
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 689.00
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 689.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £515.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Body Shape : Jumbo Cutaway 12-String
Neck : Maple
Top : Solid Spruce
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Back : Flame Maple
UK Code: TK-GD75CE-TBK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 669.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Quilted Maple
GN75CE-WR
UK SSP Inc VAT : £538.80
UK SSP Ex VAT : £515.00
GJ72CE-12BSB UK Code: TK-GD72CE-12-BSB
(12-String)
UK SSP Ex VAT : £449.00
UK Code: TK-GD75CE-WR
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 669.00
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Quilted Maple
UK SSP Inc VAT : £618.00
Nut Width : 1.875” (47.6 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £499.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £598.80
Sides : Quilted Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Trans Black Gloss
UK SSP Ex VAT : £499.00
UK SSP Inc VAT : £598.80
Sides : Quilted Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Bound Rosewood
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Wine Red Gloss
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G SERIES 90
A distinguished acoustic/electric guitar with a refined and contemporary look, the G90 Series features a solid top and special back construction, giving it an
upscale feel and distinctive sound. For players seeking stage-worthy features and an uncommon look, the G90 Series features a solid spruce top, rosewood
sides and a beautiful three-piece rosewood/quilt maple back. The slim mahogany neck and 12”-radius bound rosewood fingerboard provide great feel and
playability, while the onboard Takamine TK-40D preamp system on the electric models give you a built-in tuner, three-band EQ and gain controls, mid contour
switch, notch filter and EQ bypass switch for the ultimate in versatility and sound quality. Other premium features include maple body, neck and headstock
binding; dark wood rosette and body purfling; synthetic bone nut and split bridge saddle; rosewood headcap; abalone dot inlays; gold die-cast tuners with
black buttons; and a beautiful gloss finish. Available in Natural.
GD93-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD93-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £369.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : Dreadnought
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : 3PC Rosewood/Maple Finger Board : Rosewood
GD93CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GD93CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 669.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £499.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : Dreadnought Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : 3PC Rosewood/Maple Finger Board : Rosewood
GN93-NAT
UK Code: TK-GN93-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £369.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : NEX
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : 3PC Rosewood/Maple Finger Board : Rosewood
GN93CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GN93CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 669.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £499.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : NEX Cutaway
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : 3PC Rosewood/Maple Finger Board : Rosewood
GY93-NAT
UK Code: TK-GY93-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 499.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £369.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : New Yorker
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : 3PC Rosewood/Maple Finger Board : Rosewood
GY93E-NAT
UK Code: TK-GY93CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 669.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £499.00
Sides : Rosewood
Body Shape : New Yorker
Neck : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : 3PC Rosewood/Maple Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £442.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £598.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £442.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £598.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £442.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £598.80
Nut Width : 1.6875” (42.8 mm)
Electronics : TK-40D
Finish : Natural Gloss
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G SERIES CLASSICAL
The G Classical Series are attractive classical acoustic guitars that are built to deliver beautiful nylon-string sound.
An excellent choice for any player seeking an affordable classical guitar that performs well above its price tag, these
guitars features a fan-braced select spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a full and balanced sound. The
comfortable mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard provide great feel and playability.
Other great features include a dovetail neck joint, beautiful inlaid mosaic rosette, synthetic bone nut and bridge saddle,
rosewood headcap, chrome tuners with white pearl buttons and an elegant gloss finish.
GC1-NAT
UK Code: TK-GC1-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 219.00
Body Shape : Classical
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GC1-BLK
UK Code: TK-GC1-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 229.00
Body Shape : Classical
Top : Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GC1CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GC1CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 339.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £159.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £169.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £249.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GC1CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GC1CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 349.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £259.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GC3-NAT
UK Code: TK-GC3-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 219.00
Body Shape : Classical
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GC3-BLK
UK Code: TK-GC3-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 309.00
Body Shape : Classical
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
UK SSP Ex VAT : £219.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £229.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £190.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £202.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £298.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-E with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £310.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-E with Built-In Tuner
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £262.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £274.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Black Gloss
31
G SERIES CLASSICAL
GC3CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GC3CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 429.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £319.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GC3CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GC3CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 439.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £329.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
GC5-NAT
UK Code: TK-GC5-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 299.00
Body Shape : Classical
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GC5CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GC5CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 469.00
UK SSP Ex VAT : £259.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £349.00
Body Shape : Classical Cutaway FCN
Sides : Mahogany
Top : Solid Spruce
Neck : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £382.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £394.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £310.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £418.80
Nut Width : 2” (50.8 mm)
Electronics : TP-4T
Finish : Natural Gloss
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G SERIES BASS
The GB30CE is a stage-worthy acoustic/electric bass guitar that features solid-top construction, a soft Venetian-style cutaway and a superior-sounding
Takamine electronics system. Ready for any performance situation, the GB30 features a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides that produce a rich,
resonant sound.
With its mighty jumbo body style, solid-top construction, stunning cosmetic features and premium electronics, the GB72CE is a commanding acousticelectric bass guitar that is built to perform. Featuring a solid spruce top and flame maple back and sides, the GB72CE produces all the volume and robust
sound that players expect from a jumbo bass guitar.
GB30CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GB30CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 589.00
Body Shape : Bass
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GB30CE-BLK
UK Code: TK-GB30CE-BLK
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 599.00
Body Shape : Bass
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GB72CE-NAT
UK Code: TK-GB30CE-NAT
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 669.00
Body Shape : Bass
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Flame Maple
GB72CE-BSB
UK Code: TK-GB30CE-BSB
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 669.00
Body Shape : Bass
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Flame Maple
GB30CELH-NAT UK Code: TK-GB30CE-LH-NAT
(Left-Handed Model)
Body Shape : Bass L/H
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
GB30CELH-BLK UK Code: TK-GB30CE-LH-BLK
(Left-Handed Model)
EURO SSP : €POA Ex VAT
EURO SSP : €POA Ex VAT
Body Shape : Bass L/H
Top : Solid Spruce
Back : Mahogany
UK SSP Ex VAT : £439.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £449.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £499.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £499.00
Sides : Flame Maple
Neck : Maple
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP : £ POA Ex VAT
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP : £ POA Ex VAT
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £526.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TK-40B
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £538.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TK-40B
Finish : Black Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £598.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TK-40B
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £598.80
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TK-40B
Finish : Brown Sunburst Gloss
UK SSP : £ POA Inc VAT
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TK-40B
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP : £ POA Inc VAT
Nut Width : 1.77” (45 mm)
Electronics : TK-40B
Finish : Black Gloss
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G SERIES TAKA-MINI
GX11ME-NS
This all mahogany, non-cutaway 3/4 size Taka-mini may be the best excuse ever to own a smaller scale guitar. Tuned standard, alternate or high strung to
heaven, the GX11ME-NS is a very unique and versatile instrument all unto itself. The rosewood 21 fret fingerboard and friendly 42mm nut width have the
feel of an old friend. Take it to the beach. Take it to the studio - and with the TP4T preamp you can take it on stage.
GX18CE-NS
The Taka-mini GX18CE-NS is a 3/4 size guitar with a full size voice. Featuring custom designed bracing, a solid spruce top in a scaled down version of
the famous Takamine NEX body style, this very worthy instrument will win your playing time. Mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and TP4T
preamp with tuner round out this very cool guitar.
GX11ME-NS
UK Code: TK-GX11ME-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 389.00
Body Shape : Mini NEX
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
GX18CE-NS
UK Code: TK-GX18CE-NS
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 419.00
Body Shape : Mini NEX Cutaway
Top : Spruce Solid
Back : Mahogany
UK SSP Ex VAT : £289.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £315.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £346.80
Nut Width : 1.65” (42 mm)
Electronics : TP4T
Finish : Natural Gloss
UK SSP Inc VAT : £378.00
Nut Width : 1.65” (42 mm)
Electronics : TP4T
Finish : Natural Gloss
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G SERIES UKULELE
Sweet sounding, easy to play, traditional 4 String Ukuleles from Takamine.
GUS1
UK Code: TK-GU-S1
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 169.00
Body Shape : Ukulele - Soprano
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
EGUS1
UK Code: TK-EGU-S1
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 259.00
Body Shape : Ukulele - Soprano
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
GUC1
UK Code: TK-GU-C1
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 199.00
Body Shape : Ukulele - Concert
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
EGUC1
UK Code: TK-EGU-C1
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 239.00
Body Shape : Ukulele - Concert
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
GUT1
UK Code: TK-GU-T1
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 209.00
Body Shape : Ukulele - Tenor
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
EGUT1
UK Code: TK-EGU-T1
EURO SSP Ex VAT : € 209.00
Body Shape : Ukulele - Tenor
Top : Mahogany
Back : Mahogany
UK SSP Ex VAT : £125.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £175.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £145.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £189.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £155.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Ex VAT : £199.00
Sides : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany
Finger Board : Rosewood
UK SSP Inc VAT : £150.00
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural
UK SSP Inc VAT : £210.00
Electronics : Takamine Ukulele Preamp
Finish : Natural
UK SSP Inc VAT : £174.00
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural
UK SSP Inc VAT : £226.80
Electronics : Takamine Ukulele Preamp
Finish : Natural
UK SSP Inc VAT : £186.00
Electronics : N/A
Finish : Natural
UK SSP Inc VAT : £238.80
Electronics : Takamine Ukulele Preamp
Finish : Natural
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CRAFTSMANSHIP
We aim to craft guitars in an
artful, thoughtful way—
instruments that take your
performance to new heights.
High-volume builders use production
machinery to speed up their output,
but speed isn’t the issue for us—
it’s the quality of the instrument.
We’re proud of the level of our
craftsmanship, and we invite you to
see it for yourself by taking a close
look at our instruments, part by part.
INNOVATION
ASYMMETRICAL NECK
Improved playability for everyone.
The neck profile of a Takamine™ guitar is offset—like an asymmetrical letter “C”, so that it fits the natural shape of your hand. This
improves playability by reducing the distance the wrist must move
when the thumb is moved toward the first string, resulting in a comfortable feel and an exceptional playing experience.
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ELECTRONICS
INTERNAL STRUCTURE
Preamp
Palathetic Pickup
Endpin Jack
PALATHETIC PICKUP
The key to the amplified superiority of Takamine™ acoustic-electric guitars is
the Palathetic pickup.
Using six individually shielded piezoelectric elements (one for each string), the
Palathetic pickup is no ordinary under-saddle transducer. Takamine’s design, in
fact, boasts a dozen times the element mass of typical under-saddle pickups,
resulting in a more fully realized amplified sound. All six pickup elements penetrate the bridge plate, soundboard and bridge to make direct contact with the
saddle, creating a distinctive sonic linkage with the string. The pickup casing is
attached to both the guitar top and bridge mechanically, creating a solid pairing
with the soundboard.
The result of this design is a signal that has the defined articulation of each
individual string and the rich harmonic content delivered by the resonating
soundboard. That means a full, complete and accurately realized acoustic guitar
tone at high sound pressure levels.
ENDPIN JACK
An all-in-one endpin output jack is fastened by three large wood screws so that the endpin should not
be loose or fall, and the damages to the body should be kept at minimum when the connected cable is
accidentally tugged hard. A commonly used 1/8’ mini plug is connected to the other end of the internal
cable to make the repair work, like replacement of the jack, easier.
SPLIT SADDLE
The bridge to great intonation.
Takamine’s distinctive split-saddle bridge provides accurate acoustic intonation through a specially compensated design that is quite literally split, giving the two unwound strings—the B and the high E—their
own well-deserved “break” and enhancing overall intonation.
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ELECTRONICS
EURO SSP : €279.00 Ex VAT
UK SSP : £ 199.00 Ex VAT
UK SSP : £ 238.80 Inc VAT
CONTROL
VOLUME
LOW/MID/HIGH
MID-FREQUENCY
COOL TUBE
NOTCH
AUX PU MIX VOLUME
AUX PU GAIN
SWITCH
COOL TUBE STANDBY
TUNER POWER ON-OFF(with MUTE)
TUNER PITCH CHANGE
NOTCH CUT LEVEL SELECT(-6dB/-12dB)
MAIN PU GAIN(Steel-Nylon)
AUX PU EQ(MID CUT/HIGH CUT)
SSP : €99.00 Ex VAT
CT-4BII EURO
UK SSP : £ 79.00 Ex VAT
UK SSP : £
CONTROL
VOLUME
LOW/MID/HIGH
SWITCH
TUNER POWER ON-OFF(with MUTE)
TUNER PITCH CHANGE
Tri-Ax 2 PICKUP
94.80 Inc VAT
Our CT-4BII preamp system is simple
to use and delivers pro-level sonic
purity and tone control. Easily dial in
your amplified level and tone with volume and three-band graphic EQ (low,
mid and high). A built-in chromatic
tuner with independent on/off switch
and mute enables convenient spot-on
tuning, and the Auto-Off feature preserves battery life.
EURO SSP : €299.00 Ex VAT
UK SSP : £ 209.00 Ex VAT
UK SSP : £ 250.80 Inc VAT
CTP-3 COOLTUBE
The CTP-3 CoolTube™, the first and only onboard tube
preamp for acoustic guitar, produces a rich, full sound. It takes
its name from innovative Takamine™ technology that runs its
12AU7 dual-triode vacuum tube at very low voltages—so low
that it stays cool to the touch—with variable tube tone that can
be adjusted from bright and brilliant to thick and warm.
The full-range EQ section uses shelving filters to sculpt bass
and treble frequencies, with semi-parametric shaping control
over the midrange.
A control knob adjusts the frequency from 250Hz to 5kHz,
and a pinpoint-precise onboard chromatic tuner is standard
equipment.
Other features include Mid and High cut switches for a second
pickup.
CT4-DX
(Available only factory
fitted)
CONTROL
1PU Mode : VOLUME
: LOW/LOW-MID/HIGH-MID/HIGH
/NOTCH.1/NOTCH.2
DUAL Mode : VOLUME
:MIX
:[ LOW/HIGH/NOTCH ]×2route
SWITCH
TUNER POWER ON-OFF(with MUTE)
TUNER PITCH CHANGE
NOTCH CUT LEVEL SELECT(-6db/-12db)
The two-channel CT4-DX offers the ultimate in preamp flexibility. Used with the Palathetic under-saddle pickup, it offers
four-band EQ (low, low mid, high mid, high) and two notch filter
controls to reduce feedback.
Add a second pickup (the Takamine™ Tri-Ax, for example),
and the CT4-DX gives you independent control over both pickups, each of which will then have two-band EQ and a notch
filter control. You can also alter the mix levels of each of the
pickups. Other features include volume control and onboard
tuner.
SOUNDBOARD TRANSDUCER
CONTROL : VOLUME
SWITCH : Active-Passive SELECT BATTERY : 1000 hours with CR2032
(Factory-installed or fitted by Takamine agents £ POA )
The Tri-Ax 2 active soundhole pickup, with its built in class A discrete
preamp, features outstanding body sensitivity with great warmth and
presence. Its dual-coil design employs L.R. Baggs exclusive patented
Tri-Axial Dynamic Technology, which senses both the string and body
vibrations for a clear, rich and complex tone. The design is highly resistant
to feedback, noise and hum. A volume control is conveniently located for
fingertip control.
The Tri-Ax 2 will fit all guitars with a soundhole larger than 3.5” that is centered beneath the strings.
The Tri-Ax 2 comes with a cable-to-end-pin jack connection for use when installing in an acoustic
guitar.
In active mode the Tri-Ax 2 delivers a full, robust signal that is capable of being plugged directly into
an amp or mixing console.
CTP-3 and CT4-DX preamps offer the flexibility of adding a second pickup in addition to the Takamine Palathetic™ pickup already on board. The
Takamine original high-quality soundboard transducer is a second pickup
source. This adds a whole new dimension to the already natural sound of
our famed Takamine electronics.
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G SERIES PREAMPS
TP4T
The TP4T preamp found on G Series guitars features a gain
knob, a tuner, an active shelving system EQ with bass, middle
and treble frequency sliders controls, and a low battery indicator light
The preamp is switched on by plugging a standard mono
instrument cable into the endpin / strap pin jack
Powered from a 9 volt battery
TK-40
The TK-40 preamp is found on high-end G Series guitars. It
features a main gain control, 3-band shelving EQ sliders for
bass, middle and treble, a tuner, mid contour switch and an EQ
Bypass switch. There is also a control for the notch filter that
can help eliminate feedback plus a low battery indicator.
Powered from a 9 volt battery
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HISTORY
THE TAKAMINE STORY
For more than half a century, Takamine has proudly dedicated itself to the art of fine guitar
craftsmanship.
Its long standing devotion to innovation and continual improvement has placed it among the
world’s premier acoustic guitar makers, with truly fine instruments that are the first choice of
performing guitarists worldwide.
With humble beginnings in 1959 as a small family-run guitar shop nestled at the foot of Mount
Takamine in the central Japanese town of Sakashita, the fledgling company took the mountain’s
name in 1962 and began in earnest the journey that led to the phenomenal success that is the
modern Takamine company.
Throughout the 1960s, Takamine expands with 60 workers and with the arrival of Luthier Mass
Hirade, many effective design and manufacturing improvements are introduced and Takamine
become one of Japan’s leading classical guitar and mandolin builders.
The 1970s sees Takamine branching out to a much wider audience, becoming available worldwide. Continued innovation results in the development of the under-saddle Palathetic™ pickup
that revolutionizes amplified acoustic guitar design. Takamine then goes on to introduce its first
acoustic-electric model, the PT-007S.
The success of this new electro-acoustic guitar design is undeniable and creates the perfect
acoustic sound system for the steel string guitar and is looked to as the reference in the guitar
world today.
World –class artist like Ry Cooder, Glen Frey of the Eagles among other become Takamine users
Over the following decades, Takamine continue to innovate and
introduce many signature models for it’s growing artist line up.
In 2004 Takamine debut of the first onboard acoustic guitar tube
preamp, the CTP-1 Cool Tube®, and the Tri-ax “add-on” acoustic
guitar pickup.
In September 2005, The Takamine team in Sakashita, Japan
moved to a new headquarters and production location. It is positioned high in the foothills of Mount Takamine.
Takamine, today are one of the biggest names in the guitar building
community and has a volume production covering many different
price and performance aspects of guitar manufacture.
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MAINTENANCE
Removal And Installation Of Takamine Pre Amps
To release the preamp from the preamp frame.
Step 1
First, to release the preamp from the preamp frame, you must depress the two clips located on the inner wall of the preamp frame.
This is done by inserting a sturdy paperclip through the preamp slots as shown on the illustration. The clips are plastic and should
release easily. Do not use excessive force as too much pressure can break the clips.
Slide the preamp out of the guitar body
Step 2
Once released from the frame, slide the preamp out of the guitar body. Disconnect plugs attached to the jacks on backside of the
preamp. Note: to avoid damage to the wiring, do not pull the plugs out by the wire. Instead remove by grasping the plastic plug
body. Install the plugs into the new preamp jacks. Takamine preamps use two different types of plugs for input and output - so an
incorrect connection cannot be made.
When installing the new preamp
Step 3
When installing the new preamp, position it so that the battery compartment on the preamp is located on the side closest to the
guitar neck. Slide the new preamp down into the preamp frame, until it snaps into the frame clips. Install battery and you are ready
to play.
The Cool Tube and CT4B II preamps are both designed for use only in Pro Series Takamine guitars made in Japan. These are not
compatible with G Series guitars and electronics.
The TK-40 and TP-4T preamps are both designed for use only in G Series model guitars and are not compatible with Pro Series
Takamine guitars made in Japan.
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MAINTENANCE
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Here are the basics on keeping your guitar in great shape:
Care and Maintenance Keep It Clean
Among the many fine guitar-cleaning products available at your local music store, a good polish and some lint-free polishing rags are must-have
items.
After playing your guitar, wipe the strings with a dry cloth. Use guitar polish sparingly on the rest of the instrument.
On satin finishes, the wood will take on an attractive patina over time. Again, use polish sparingly or simply use a clean, slightly damp cloth to wipe
down the surface, following it up soon after with a clean, dry cloth to ensure that no moisture remains.
Use lemon oil or a specially formulated fingerboard conditioner on the fingerboard and bridge a couple of times a year or when the wood looks
dry (you must remove the strings to do this).
Replace old, dull or discoloured strings. Do not remove all the strings at once. Rather, change strings one at a time, as this puts less stress on the
truss rod (click here for instructions on adjusting Takamine’s two-way truss rod).
Keep It Comfortable
Generally, your guitar is comfortable under the same temperature and humidity conditions in which you are comfortable. Moderate temperatures
and a 40- to 60-percent humidity level are optimal for your guitar.
Use a case or room humidifier if you’re in mountains or desert and run heating or air conditioning frequently (or if you’re unsure of conditions).
You won’t need a humidifier if you live near larger bodies of water or on a boat; a desiccant (silicon pack) might be necessary in these conditions.
Don’t Hurt It
Do not “shock” your guitar by subjecting it to environmental extremes.
For example, if it’s winter and your guitar is in the car for a while in snowy conditions, don’t open the case as soon as you enter a warmer environment such as a home or a club or another venue; leave it in its case with the lid closed for a period sufficient to let the instrument come up to
room temperature. For several good reasons, in fact, do not leave your guitar in the trunk of your car, or even just locked up in a vehicle’s interior.
A good case is invaluable. When you put a guitar in its case and close the lid, make sure the latches are properly engaged. Carry the case with
the lid facing toward you.
If you’re unfamiliar with making truss rod adjustments yourself, let someone who is familiar with them—such as a qualified repair professional or
experienced guitar tech—do it for you.
Don’t tune your guitar above pitch. Tune to proper pitch. A wide variety of reliable and inexpensive electronic tuners are available.
Be especially careful when flying with your guitar. Loosen the strings by a whole step or so and put it in the sturdiest and best-fitting guitar case
you can find.
Play The Heck Out Of It
Playing your guitar makes you feel great—and also makes your guitar feel great. Playing your guitar actually helps the wood it’s made of develop
tone. And the more you play your guitar, the more you’ll develop a feel for it and be able to recognize when maintenance is needed.
And it will eventually require maintenance. Guitars are machines with adjustable parts, and, like all machines, are subject to the vagaries of use,
abuse and environmental conditions. Your guitar will occasionally require service or repair, such as a setup, fret dressing or a truss rod adjustment.
There are several minor routine maintenance procedures that many guitarists are comfortable performing themselves and for which instruction
is readily available; others prefer to leave such work to qualified professionals. Either way, a well-maintained guitar will reward you with years of
enjoyment.
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MAINTENANCE
DATING YOUR TAKAMINE
Pro Series Models
Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the
instruments.
The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month. The remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the month indicated.
For example, serial number 07100091 indicates a guitar built in 2007 (07), in October of that year (10), and that it was the 91st guitar made
that month (0091). Similarly, serial number 09050112 indicates the 112th guitar made during May 2009.
In mid/late 2012, US distributed Japanese-built guitars switched to the year designation that guitars distributed in Japan use. See below for the
formula used to tell the year of manufacture.
G Series models
The serial-numbering scheme for G Series Takamine models has changed several times over the years. Consequently, the best way to determine your G Series instrument’s manufacturing date is to contact Takamine by e-mail at askus@takamine.com. We can then verify the manufacturing date.
Takamine Models Distributed in Japan
Japanese-made Takamine models distributed in Japan have their own serial-numbering scheme that can be used to reliably date them. In these
eight-digit numbers, the first two digits signify the number of years since Takamine’s establishment in 1962. The following two digits denote
the month, and the remaining four digits denote the instrument’s sequential number of manufacture among all the instruments made during the
month indicated.
For example, serial number 46090002 indicates a guitar built in 2008 (1962 plus 46 years), in September of that year (09), and that it was
the second guitar made that month (0002). Similarly, serial number 49110033 indicates the 33rd guitar made during November 2011.
Takamine Japanese Made Productions Only
This applies for overseas models from 2013
For Example; Serial Number:#51010999.
The first two digits represent the number of years from 1962 (1962 + 51 = 2013).
The second two digits are the month (01).
The last four is the sequential number from all guitars made that month.
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MODEL NUMBERING
MODEL NUMBERING CONSTRUCTION
Pro Series (Japanese Made)
Body Shapes
Example: P1DC
J = Jumbo
D = Dreadnought
N = NEX
M = OM
F = FXC / FCN Nylon
Y = New Yorker
C = Classical
P = Pro Series (Made in Japan)
1 = Grade (1 is the lowest / 7 is the highest)
D = Body shape (Dreadnought in this example)
C = Cutaway
G Series (Chinese Made)
Example: GD30CE NAT
G = G Series (Made in China)
D = Body shape (Dreadnought in this example)
3 = Grade
0 = Wood construction
C = Cutaway
E = Electric
NAT = Finish
Grade
10 - 15 - 20 - 30 - 50 - 70 - 90
Low <------------------------>High
Wood Construction
0 = Mahogany back & sides
1 = Rosewood back & sides
2 = Maple back & sides
3 = 3pc back construction
Gloss Finish
NAT = Natural
BLK = Black
BSB = Sunburst
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