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Guitar: Takamine AN 16

GUEST 09 Jan 05 - 03:04 PM
Leadfingers 09 Jan 05 - 10:45 PM
Chris Seymour 09 Jan 05 - 11:05 PM
Shanty Filker 10 Jan 05 - 01:37 AM
GUEST,jc 06 May 11 - 09:19 PM
banjoman 07 May 11 - 06:12 AM
Leadfingers 07 May 11 - 08:56 AM
GUEST,The otther Hank 07 May 11 - 09:56 AM
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Subject: TAKAMINE AN 16
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 05 - 03:04 PM

DOES ANYONE HERE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE TAKAMINE AN 16 PURELY ACOUSTIC GUITAR? (NO ELECTRICS).I HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET ONE AS A GIFT
(YET TO RECEIVE IT) FROM MY PARENTS TO REPLACE A BEAT UP OLD ACOUSTIC I HAVE.I HAVE ONLY BEING PLAYING A FEW MONTHS AND CAN PLAY A FEW SIMPLE CHORDS.I WONDER IS THIS A STEP UP IN CLASS FOR ME OR A RETROGRADE STEP AS I DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT GUITARS, ALL I WAS TOLD WAS THE GUITAR IS"WOOD COLORED" LOL.... OVER TO YOU GUITAR GURUS OUT THERE.....................


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Subject: RE: TAKAMINE AN 16
From: Leadfingers
Date: 09 Jan 05 - 10:45 PM

Takamine are NOT a bad guitar though can be variable ! Wouldnt mind if someone gave ME one ! Point to watch - Its the classic guitar to
ask for the use of at a session ! Need A Guitar ? Take a Mine !!


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Subject: RE: TAKAMINE AN 16
From: Chris Seymour
Date: 09 Jan 05 - 11:05 PM

I have one from the early 70s when they were copying Martin very closely - the lettering at the top of the peg head says "Takamine & Co, est. 1968" in fancy Martin-esqe script. I've had it repaired - body crack and two tuners shot - after acquiring it after it had been neglected for decades. Sounds good; action a bit too high. I'm not an expert, but as a gift, I'd not look too closely in its mouth...


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Subject: RE: TAKAMINE AN 16
From: Shanty Filker
Date: 10 Jan 05 - 01:37 AM

I picked up a similar 70s era 12-string Takamine "lawsuit" guitar (exactly like a Martin, down to headstock shape and lettering). The guy selling it didn't know what it was and sold it to me for $75. Its easily the best guitar I or any of my friends owns. Not up to the standard of, say, a Taylor or such, but the action is smooth and easy, and it puts less strain on my fingers than my 6-string. Its a bit harder to fingerpick, but that's my own inexperience. Sounds great, with that full 12-string sound. I love the thing.


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Subject: RE: TAKAMINE AN 16
From: GUEST,jc
Date: 06 May 11 - 09:19 PM

They are the best acoustic guitars ever. I have one and no-one who has played it has failed to say 'that's as good a guitar as I have played' Is it a step up? Thank your stars for how great a guitar you've lucked into. May it inspire you.


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Subject: RE: Guitar: Takamine AN 16
From: banjoman
Date: 07 May 11 - 06:12 AM

You are getting a good guitar. I have one in my "Collection" and although it does not compare sound wise to the Taylor, its still great, so welcome the gift and carry on learning -you wont regret it
Good luck


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Subject: RE: Guitar: Takamine AN 16
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 May 11 - 08:56 AM

The OP has now had his Tak for six years , so OUGHT to be a fairly competent guitarist by now


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Subject: RE: Guitar: Takamine AN 16
From: GUEST,The otther Hank
Date: 07 May 11 - 09:56 AM

There was a rumor in the sixties that Martin sold a lot of their instrument wood to Takamine. The Martin copy was beautiful and played well. The only problem was quality control.Some of them were inspiring. Some not so much. Thank whoever gave it to you and play like the wind!


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