Vintage TAKAMINE F 365 MS Flame Maple Acoustic Guitar 1976 Guild lawsuit model
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Up for sale is my jumbo Takamine F395S acoustic 12 string. This guitar is big and loud and full of rich tone! This is the same style of guitar favored by Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) and John Denver. Solid spruce top and laminated Rosewood back and sides, this is almost an exact copy of a Guild F512. The takamine's neck is thinner and easier to play for smaller hands and there is one truss rod instead of two. There is still tons of saddle left (pretty incredible for a guitar of this age). The top below the bridge is still fairly flat after all these years...Takamine sure made this guitar to last! Frets are in good shape and were dressed just over a year ago (Lots of life left in them). The neck is straight, the action is low and the bridge is tight to the top (no lifting). This guitar has a Shadow NanoMAG Pickup with an endpin preamplifier which sounds absolutely natural and is very feedback resistant through an acoustic guitar amplifier. Has it's share of nicks and scratches and a previous owner made a good repair on the neck binding (see picture). Another good repair was made to the bridge which developed a crack running from bridge pin to bridge pin (see picture). Also there is a cosmetic flaw where the original neck strap pin was removed (see picture). There is also a tiny hole drilled in the bridge in the event that a JLD bridge Doctor is ever needed (they are good as an insurance policy but not really necessary on this guitar so it was removed). Because of it's age (33 years), this guitar has opened up and sounds absolutely delicous! This is a players guitar... If you are looking for a guitar that sounds close to a Guild but can't afford the $2000 PLUS to buy a new one...This is The One! Would also make a good travelling or concert guitar if you have more expensive vintage guitars that you don't want to risk becoming road worn.
This "Lawsuit Takamine" is pretty rare and sounds soooo good!
I have done my best to disclose all issues with this guitar and capture them in the photos. There will be no returns accepted on this auction. You can tell by the pictures that it is structurally in great shape. It has never had a neck reset nor does it need one (not even remotely). This is one awesome 12 string to have held up this great since 1978! You can bid with confidence.
Guitar comes with scuffed "gator" hardshell case and will be packed for shipping with care.
Paypal is only acceptable form of payment. I ship only to confirmed addresses in Canada and The continental US. I do not ship to P.O. Boxes.
Thanks for looking and happy pickin!
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