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For over 50 years, Takamine have built up a reputation for creating some of the finest acoustic guitars around.

Takamine Acoustic Guitar

Their humble beginnings started back in 1959 when a small family-run musical instrument workshop opened in the foothills of Mount Takamine in the central Japanese town of Sakashita. By 1962 the popularity of the guitar was growing rapidly in Japan, at this point the company decided to adopt the name of the mountain and dedicate itself to the finest innovation and craftmanship, values that have remained at the forefront of their guitar manufacturing to this day.

The growth of the Takamine name accelerated rapidly throughout the ‘70s. The invention of the under-saddle pickup revolutionized the amplified acoustic guitar and their guitars started to appear on some of the worlds biggest stages. The ‘80s and ‘90s saw continued development and growth including pioneering work with laser cut inlays, resulting in some of the most intricate, yet precise designs ever seen on a guitar.

With stunning design and flawless build quality, Takamine pride themselves in making ‘the hardest working’ guitars. Just look at the list of some of the world’s leading musicians that rely on their instruments night after night; Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Garth Brooks, Bruno Mars, John Scofield, Don Henley and many others choose Takamine because they know they won’t let them down.

The G-Series from Takamine has been designed to offer unrivalled levels of quality and performance at a price accessible to all. With such a large selection of body styles and quality finishes to choose from, there’s sure to be a guitar to suit any player.

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With a history dating back to 1962, Takamine was one of a sea of luthiers catering to the cultural revolution of the '60s and '70s... and it didn't take long for them to set themselves apart. The strong, steel-stringed sounds of Takamine acoustic guitars made them sought after by musicians all over the world. After that, they went on to introduce some of the first acoustic-electric guitars in the 1970s. In the years since then, they've kept working hard to deliver outstanding instruments, so whether you like an acoustic you can plug in or one that just sounds great on its own, Takamine is more than ready to satisfy. Any player can find a perfect instrument here, thanks to the wide variety of body styles Takamine acoustic guitars have to offer. If you're looking for a dreadnought, keep your eyes peeled for "GD" in the model name. For instance, the Takamine GD93CE G Series Dreadnought Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a great option for a player of any skill level. Takamine acoustic guitars are also loaded with unique touches like an asymmetrical neck profile that more naturally fits the hand, and a head shape that helps the strings stay in tune. Want to see for yourself the kind of innovation that's helped Takamine revolutionize the acoustic guitar industry over the past five decades? There's no better way than by playing one of these instruments yourself.