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Takamine 45th Anniversary Sapphire Steel String Guitar, 2007

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The Takamine 45th Anniversary model steel string guitar was built in limited quantities during 2007 celebrating Takamine’s sapphire anniversary.

Based on the traditional and most popular Dreadnought body shape, the 45th Anniversary pairs a Bearclaw Spruce top with African Rosewood for the back, sides and headplate. The neck is Mahogany, with an Ebony fingerboard and bridge. Inlays are Mother of Pearl, Abalone, and Pāua shell.  Gold coloured Gotoh open back, vintage style tuners provide smooth and accurate tuning.  

A TLD Line Driver pickup set is included, with the battery mounted on the neck block. Takamine was one of the pioneers of acoustic guitar amplification, and one of the first to achieve a truly workable system. This led to Takamine guitars being common on stages where acoustic based music is played – from coffee houses to big new country stages.

This Takamine 45th is listed as number 27, on the sapphire-coloured label; the label itself mostly has impressed texture and no other real text. It is in very good condition, plays well, and sound great.

The original brown Takamine hard shell case is included.

From Takamine’s archive pages for their special models:

“In celebration of 45 years of dedication to the art and craft of guitar making, Takamine is proud to offer this 45th Anniversary commemorative guitar. This handcrafted instrument is an active showpiece displaying the highest level of the luthier’s art. Built using the very finest tone woods and impeccable craftsmanship this limited edition guitar is indeed the embodiment of the Art and Craft of guitar making.”


 

Price: $2500 CAD
  • Model: 45th Anniversary
  • Year: 2007
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 27
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 03/02/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.34lbs
  • Scale Length: 646mm 25.4in
  • Nut Width: 45mm 1.77in
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