The logo inside should be on a center back brace, and this one has no center back brace. I now use a Seymour Duncan mag mic in it. Decoding Takamine Serial Numbers Now we come the important part — decoding the serial number. The clear structure of the Takamine serial number system makes it easy to work out the exact day your guitar was made on. I have several people that would like to buy it if I ever decide to sell it, but that just isn't going to happen -- it'll stay in the family two of my sons are guitar players as well.
Where Can I Find the Serial Number? The shadowy image is indeed moisture trapped at the original time of finish application. The guitar is all laminate. Where Do I Find the Serial Number? Are the back or sides solid wood? While most takamine guitars have 8 numbers in their serial number mine only is inked 47. But once they started this numbering system they estimated that they had built 8347 guitars before starting the system — so the first one in the system is 8348. You will see an eight digit number located here.
From 10 feet away, it looks like a Martin; no joke. My question is how many years was this model produced? Apparently, Martin even provided tooling for the guitars. Models Distributed in Japan Note that Takamine is a Japanese guitar manufacturer. I've search the net that the first 2 serial numbers represents the year that it was made in my case its 30. This was the guitar that I would play about once a year for about 20 years when I was not playing.
Most gear has a serial number, either printed on a label inside it or stamped into the headstock or neck plate. My understanding from its serial number it was made October of 1992 and the 451th made that month. Back and sides are laminated usually also. It has a wonderful light tone both amplified and acoustically. It's a parlour guitar, made in China.
The grooves dont effect the sound though, still sounds great, and I would never sell it either. Similarly, serial number 49110033 indicates the 33rd guitar made during November 2011. I'm also curious of the value, but will never sell mine. Looking at your pictures showing the one piece saddle I think you have a 'G' series model. I suppose we all have to define for ourselves what we consider the value of this fine instrument. Serial numbers, hardware, finishes, workmanship, electronics, woods and materials will all offer clues.
Your help will be much appreciated You need to make sure that your are well bathed and shoes shined and make sure you bring the nicest bouquet of yellow roses. The first 2 numbers represent the year of production. Many people play them in Aust. I'm not sure what you have. That is how I found your posting.
Brand-new guitars receive aging treatments to give them the look of a much-played elderly instrument. Any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Jack, it's true enough to be printed in the Blue Book. I hope you may be able to help give me some sort of idea as to how much it is valued at? Following what was said it starts 79 which I would take is 1979 in May. To locate dealers please visit our dealer finder.
Slightly different wording, but essentially the same story. I played it in a Jazz band for about 2 years and when I married it was put in the cupboard for the next 40 or more years It is in a excellent case but I don't think it is a Gibson case. I haven't been in a studio for years though It has even survived a roll in a ute pickup truck for you guys overseas. Also, jsut for the hisstory side of things check out this site. It has the old Takamine logo that closely resembles the Martin Logo. They are very highly regarded, well built, and can be used for most acoustic applications, though I've heard fingerstyle players especially like the tonality.