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 Post subject: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:49 pm 
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Bizarre article here, but look at the guitar. I can't really make it out, but I think that's an old F-400S, not a Martin 12-string. What do you think?

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... full.story

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 Post subject: Re: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:32 pm 
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Indeed, looks like a Takamine if you ask me.


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 Post subject: Re: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:50 am 
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It's a twin for my F400.

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 Post subject: Re: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:11 pm 
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bobbo,
How does your F400 play and sound? I've always had a 12 string and am currently without one. Not sure if I want I want to own one again as my hands are 58 years old and it seems like more of a chore to play. However it ain't over til it's over and never say never. If one came up cheap I might consider it. Is the top solid and is it a heavy guitar? Thanks for any info you can provide.

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 Post subject: Re: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:28 pm 
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Blues ...

Not heavy at all. Mine has its share of battle scars, but the action is quite nice and it plays very easy. It is not a solid top, but it sounds just fine - surprisingly just fine in fact. I bought it for under $200, and it has an undersaddle pickup and strap button jack ... I had no idea it had that until about a year after I bought it. My son grabbed it about a year ago and has been playing it almost daily since then ... he decided he wanted to learn how to play and I told him to go ahead and pick any guitar I have (with only a couple that were off-limits), and that's the one he picked. He does come into the music room as grab a six string pretty regularly, but he still plays that 12-string more often than not.

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 Post subject: Re: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:21 pm 
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Blues, you should get one. Both the F-400 and F-400S come up for sale frequently (the F-390, too,) and they go down all the time for less than $300, even nice ones with no dings. I sometimes think about selling mine because I don't play it much, but about the time I do. . . . People say, "Nice Martin!"

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 Post subject: Re: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
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Thanks for the input guys. Might consider a solid top F400S if it's cheap enough.

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 Post subject: Re: I'd swear this is a Tak, not a Martin
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That is a Takamine unless you are blind. You can read the headstock very easily.


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