Btw, those strings look way high off the board! If anyone knows anything about this guitar, I would love to hear about it. Just look for the usual stuff: bridge lift, cracks, evidence of previous repairs, and fret wear. Just curious why some Takamine's only have 7 numbers. It has the martin style headstock and logo and a dark sunburst finish and black binding. This particular guitar is modeled after a D-28, but with a bound fret-board. It was beautiful and played alright, but I couldn't get anywhere near what he wanted for it.
Hey all, I'm new here and seeking some advice. Note the final two digits for the maximum amount of precision. It is a nice-sounding guitar. The mahogany neck has its original 20 chunky frets, and they are skillfully sunk into the rosewood fretboard. These model numbers usually consist of five digits, followed by a hyphen, and ending with another letter. It still sounds sweet, though.
Superbigguy, I am perusing the Blue Book of Acoustic Guitar values, and this exact model isn't coming up. It has a sweet and mellow tone that is tolerant of the occasional mis-fretted note, and the volume is nicely balanced from string to string. Bluegrass licks sound great as do 12 bar blues up and down the neck. My 12 is a Tak F395, late 70s I believe, and it's a carbon-copy of a Guild jumbo 12. The F-360 is a shameless copy of the Martin D-28, their iconic dreadnought.
Maybe the D stands for Dark sunburst? Copy the serial number down onto a piece of paper. Eventually I'm going to get the Blue Book for Acoustic Guitars so I can have some of these answers on my bookshelf. I have an F363 from 1980 or do. Martin never filed a lawsuit against Takamine, but rather just sent a letter requesting Takamine to change their designs and logo. Last 3 numbers is 036. Body Style: Dreadnought Related Articles. Working out the date of your Takamine guitar is easy for most models, and with the aid of a serial number you can usually pinpoint the age of your guitar down to the precise day on which it was made.
Takamine is a Japanese guitar maker that has been in business for over 50 years now. Lastly, I must thank you for not picking the guitar up. That is, it could not only pass for one visually, but also acoustically. They certainly made and still make some quality guitars, but they just aren't all that sought after. I have a 1978 Takamine F360S that I want to get rid of. Lawsuit Era guitars from Japan were most noted for copies of Gibson and Fender electric guitars by Ibanez, Tokai and others. General Finish colors natural finish Made in Japan Number of strings 6 strings Body Body back material laminated rosewood body back, rosewood body back Body sides material laminated rosewood body sides, rosewood body sides Body style D-28 style, dreadnought-size body Body top material Solid spruce Pickguard material black pickguard Soundhole round soundhole Neck Body fret Neck joins body at 14th fret Neck joint Dovetail joint Neck material mahogany neck Number of frets 20 fret Truss rod adjustable truss rod Tuner layout three-each-side Hardware Bridge pins white with black dot pins Bridge rosewood bridge Fretboard Fingerboard inlay material pearl fingerboard inlay material Fingerboard material rosewood fingerboard Fingerboard position markers dot fingerboard position markers.
Here is what it says about the 340S Like any other older guitar the one thing I would be cautious of is the neck angle - if it needs a reset you are looking at 300 bucks minimum. Anyway, it's a good ending to this story. I just bought one of these and similar to what you mentioned it has been around the block a few times in its nearly 40 years. Only thing I don't like about it is I have to take the strings off and reach into the soundhole to change batteries. I went back, and found the guitar.
Compared to other new guitars on the market, you get a lot of performance for the money on this one. I still think they're great guitars for leaving around the house for easy access or taking outside without worry though. Following what was said it starts 79 which I would take is 1979 in May. I have a Takamine F400 which I bought back in the 70's. While most takamine guitars have 8 numbers in their serial number mine only is inked 47.
Some of these are wonderful guitars. F-series guitars like the the F-340 were modeled after Martin guitars, down to the styling of the logo on the headstock. I think he ended up losing money on it. I first saw the guitar about the same time you were first inquiring about it, and told my brother-in-law that he should check it out. However, I think someone dropped it and there is some minor damage to the wood on the back. I'm amazed at what those sell for.
As much as I love my Stehr, if my house was on fire assuming the family was safe! Funny thing is, they referred me back to this forum. See below for the formula used to tell the year of manufacture. Thanks, Jim I'm also trying to find out the model of guitar i have now the name on the head stock says Granada but after taking a flash light and looking through the sound hole i found an area in the guitar near the neck that had a factory sticker that says Takamine and then the serial number 77093332. Can't wait for them to be released! It is acoustic with sunburst black and a serial number of 37041153. It seems like an alright guitar, nothing too fancy, but I can't seem to find it in any of the musical instrument value books. Like the Martin D-28 the body has a multi-ply binding around the top and a simple black binding around the back while the neck is not bound at all. The guitar has no other evidence of even being played.
Takamine guitars are made at the foot of the Takamine mountain in Sakashita in Japan; the company has been producing guitars for over 40 years. Does any one have any clue to the model or even the value of the guitar? Takamine's are indeed hard to price. Some of the models were very nice guitars and have become quite sought after. After looking up that number in some arcives i found out that the guitar was built in 1977. Takamine guitars are Japanese-produced guitars of mid-level quality and affordable prices. Takamine then realized that their guitars could stand on their own and they didn't need to copy the American manufacturers they built a Guild copy as well during this period. Glad I have two hands, though! I found it bizarre, how little information there is about this model guitar.