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. If you're a beginner, you'll really appreciate how easy and accessible it is, practically inviting you to pick it up and play. And for the more advanced musician, the smooth tone of the TK-40D preamp system really shines.
Are you interested in a more classical style of guitar? Something from the "GN" lineup, such as the GN30 NEX or the GN10CE-NS, might be the way to go. Or, if you're a professional stage or studio guitarist, you may prefer to skip the "G" instruments altogether and go straight to the Pro Series. Take the Takamine Pro Series 7 NEX Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar, for example: it's an amazing model in every respect, including its Cool Tube preamp system with an onboard 12AU7 vacuum tube for incredible tone through an acoustic guitar amplifier.
The Cool Tube system is one of many firsts and specialties on Takamine's resume. Not only did they help make steel strings popular and introduce an exceptional preamp, but 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.