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 Post subject: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:27 pm 
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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum, (but a veteran member over at the PRS forum) and looking for help on a neat little guitar that I've been given to sell for a good friend. It is a C.Bruno Takamine 150th Anniversary (1834-1984) with intact certificate of authenticity and original hard case. This guitar has never been played and still has the original strings on it. It looks to have a cedar top, rosewood sides, mahogany neck, and ebony board.

Here's the story... In 1984, this guitar was a gift from Kaman Music to a music store in Maryland who was (at the time) a top selling Tak dealer. It was never put out for sale, but tucked away in the owners closet (tuned down a whole step for safe keeping) and has been there ever since. She is getting older and would like to sell this guitar (amongst several others) to someone who will appreciate it.

Other than my old EF-349, I haven't really kept up on Tak's instruments since the mid 80's, as it's worked just fine for me through the years - I love the tone of an all mahogany flat top!

This being said, I would be extremely grateful to anyone who could help me with this guitar's worth, or any interested parties feel free to contact me via email: lastof3@verizon.net

If by chance anyone here is a member of Birds and Moons (PRS Forum) you'll recognize my username.

Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:48 pm 
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Welcome, I had a PRS once.
The 150th is kinda interesting but they don't bring big bucks. You could check ebay for sales and there was one or two here quite a while ago but I can't recall a number they went for.
What store in Maryland was it? Just curious.

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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:25 pm 
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The store was in Western, MD. in the Cumberland Valley. I didn't think the worth would be significant....just wondering what (ballpark) it may yield.

Thanks for the response, and all help is appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:46 pm 
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You can read a little about it HERE .... There's one listed on eBay presently.

Except for the size, the guitar itself is rather unremarkable as to materials or craftsmanship. It's hard to say what one might go for because so few remain, but I personally would not go past perhaps $500-$600 if in absolute mint condition and properly hydrated. If less than absolute mint, perhaps $350-$400.

You can still find genuine Bruno parlor guitars every once in a while, usually with issues that make them barely playable. They don't fetch very much. They are popular amongst US Civil War reinactors.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:04 pm 
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Wow, judging from your info, the gentleman on ebay must be dreaming. This guitar is absolutley mint, with the COA. I may try the ebay route unless I can find private interest. Thank you for your help and info!


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:23 am 
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Good luck with shopping it around ....


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 9:45 am 
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This guitar is dead mint - NOS if you will. After reading quite a bit on these unique guitars, I've decided to offer it up for $600 shipped within the USA. Please email me at lastof3@verizon.net if interested. Thanks for the help and info! Pics available upon request.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
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New Old Stock means that it comes from a dealer, has never been sold and that it has the original warranty.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Sorry, my fault. This guitar has never been sold, as it still belongs to the woman who owned that store - It was a gift from Kaman for being a top dealer at that time. The guitar has only been out of it's case a handful of times and is perfect. Sorry for my lack of knowledge on correct terminology.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
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Nice guitar.
Hopefully someone will see this thread and grab it.

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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 6:53 am 
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There's one on the bay that finishes up on Sunday if you want a price check.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
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Great - thanks for the head's up, I'll check it out.


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 Post subject: Re: For Sale: Takamine 150th Anniversary C.Bruno NOS w/ OHSC
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:30 pm 
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badkalifornia wrote:
Great - thanks for the head's up, I'll check it out.


$560.65 # 220605482770 May 23, 2010 (not me, b.t.w.)


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