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Takamine 2010 Limited Edition Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The 2010 Takamine Limited Edition Acoustic-Electric guitar boasts an ornate pickguard, rosette, body purfling, fretboard inlays and peghead facing th...Click To Read More About This Product
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The 2010 Takamine Limited Edition Acoustic-Electric guitar boasts an ornate pickguard, rosette, body purfling, fretboard inlays and peghead facing that are crafted from genuine kimono cloth fused for a deep multi-dimensional look.
Each year since 1987 Takamine has offered a special guitar that would only be built one time and never again with the same configuration. Thus began the Limited (LTD) program. Each of the LTD series guitars are interesting snapshots of the capabilities of the Takamine factory at that time. Over the years as the sophistication of the Takamine factory evolved, the design complexity of the LTD guitars reflected those changes. Following the ideals of Miyabi (aesthetic detail dating back to the 11th century) Takamine's skilled luthiers have created the latest example of the art and craft of guitar making.
For the 2010 LTD, Takamine applies an entirely new technology to fuse traditional kimono cloth into an acrylic matrix to form the stunning inlays and overlays that adorn this very special guitar. The kimono cloth is black with delicate gold threading that sparkles under lights to give the guitar an amazing visual presence.
Based on a powerful cutaway dreadnought design, the 2010 Takamine LTD guitar is equipped with a select Sitka spruce top and finest rosewood backs and sides. The neck is mahogany with an ebony fretboard finished in nickel silver frets and a nut width of 1-3/4". Tuners are a gold-finished vintage open-gear design.
Sonically, the 2010 Limited Edition guitar possesses all the power that players have come to expect from a Takamine dreadnought. The scalloped X-bracing is hand-carved and provides a careful balance of powerful lows, sweet midrange, and a high-end sparkle. This beauty must be heard as well as seen, so the 2010 LTD guitar is equipped with the Takamine Palathetic pickup system and the rich acoustic tone of the CTP-2 Cool Tube preamp.
- Body style: dreadnought cutaway
- Top: solid spruce
- Top bracing: scalloped X
- Top binding: ivoroid CAB
- Rosette: kimono cloth
- Pickguard: kimono cloth
- Bridge: rosewood pin
- Saddle: bone
- Bridge pins: white
- Back: solid rosewood
- Sides: rosewood
- Back centerline: ivoroid cab
- Back binding: ivoroid cab
- Peghead: ivoroid bound
- Peghead face: kimono cloth
- Peghead logo: gold
- Machine heads: gold open gear
- Nut: bone
- Nut width: 1-3/4 "
- Fretboard: ebony
- Fretboard inlay: kimono cloth
- Fretboard binding: ivoroid CAB
- Side markers: black
- Frets: 20 nickel silver
- Neck: mahogany
- Heel cap: ivoroid CAB
- Pre-amp: CTP-2
- Finish: gloss
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Lets start with Takamine sound. All Japan made taks have superior sound from their korean counterpart. This model have great sound just as their other japan made models, very much as their natural class siblings at twice the price. However the decorative value of this model blew me away. I am a martin man, owning 4 martins... HD28, D15, D-Aura and OOCXAE.The boominess of the bass is as good as my HD28 but with a character of its own. I have another tak... buta 12string version. !st time I saw this in a local shop... I couldnt sleep without thinking of this guitar for weeks, and I decided to bite the bullet and run my credit card. I have never regretted it. While the sound is great, it is more suitable for contemporary music. The action and setup was excellent. I however bought this not to play, but to stare at it, and keep it back in the shell. Those who cannot appreciate art cannot appreciate this. This is great japanese classical art embedded in a guitar which is an art in it self. Imagine mount fuji, cherry blossom and distant pagodas with this guitar in the foreground and you will get what I meant. In 10 years it will worth twice I paid for and will only go up. Meanwhile it shall sleep in its case being played and worshipped by me an hour a month... later to be passed on to my daughter and her children... on and on,
I don't own this guitar, but I have owned Limited Edition Takamine guitars in the past. They make a decent guitar for the money, although I prefer other makes. My only point in writing this review, and it is just one person's opinion, is this. What were they thinking when they designed this? It is just plain ugly. They have made some beautiful limited editions in the past, and this is not one of them.
I own a Takamine Steve Wariner limited edition. I wouldn't take any amount of money for it. I am a Gibson man. I have 2 acoustics. A J-200, bought in 1989, and a Black Elvis Dove, bought Jan. 2009. I'm selling the Elvis Dove to buy this beautiful piece of art..