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 Post subject: I need some info about this Takamine ~ thanks
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:10 pm 
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Does anyone know what year this guitar is from and any other information about it?

Takamine model G355 (this is engraved in the wood on the inside) Serial number 83020280

Thanks a lot~jo

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 Post subject: Re: I need some info about this Takamine ~ thanks
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 6:50 am 
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 Post subject: Re: I need some info about this Takamine ~ thanks
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:47 am 
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Interesting. I've seen G330S models on e-Bay, about the same vintage (1983, by the serial number,) made in Japan, with the "lawsuit" headstocks. Apparently there was a move toward today's "G" series just before Takamine changed its headstock design. Your guitar looks like a 12-string G-series version of the F-385 they made then. I'll bet there aren't very many of them.

That's also about the time Takamine was selling a small line of solidbody electrics, a couple of which had headstocks much like today's design. Sort of a crossroads period in the company's marketing philosophy, I'd say. Soon after that things seemed to gel: no more solidbodies, new headstock, G-series production to Korea, focus on acoustic/electric design, laser-cut inlay.

Your guitar looks pretty fresh for its age. You'd better get after it if you're going to wear it out!

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