1986 Takamine EF-400C

1986 Takamine EF-400C

Takamine has has made some of the very best imported acoustic guitars sold in America since their introduction here in the 1970s. I was so impressed with their high quality that they became the first imported instruments I ever carried in my store, back in 1971 or so. Takamine is a family-owed company, not like the giant entities that make almost everything else from overseas, and the patriarch of the company visited my store when he was in New York back in the 1970s to pay his respects, which I gratefully returned. This particular Takamine 12-string, from 1986, is a prime example of their work, a perfectly-made guitar with cutaway body style but without the high price of so many others. Made in Japan, it is one of their “F” series instruments, among their very best. The top is of layered spruce and the back and sides are of layered rosewood; the neck is solid genuine mahogany, not the lesser stuff seen in cheaper models. The fingerboard is of course rosewood; the tuning machines are gold-plated, something reserved for only their best guitars. The pickup system is active, with great tonal versatility, and is Takamine’s own proprietary system. Overall condition is excellent and playability is tops, set up right here in our own shop and and ready to go. There are no cracks, no repairs ever needed, no issues whatsoever. There are a few small dings here and there, nothing serious, two dings on the back of the neck that do not interfere with playability and the frets show literally no wear. As fun to play as any 12-string you’ve ever held and you can plug it in too. Comes with a really nice American-made hard shell case. A fabulous 12 to add to your collection for only $695 w/hsc

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$695.00
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