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There was a time when almost every guitarist you saw onstage in Canada playing an acoustic guitar was playing a Takamine but now I hardly ever see them in guitar stores?

What's up with that?

Long and McQuade has a bunch listed but they are all Out of Stock.
 

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There was a time when almost every guitarist you saw onstage in Canada playing an acoustic guitar was playing a Takamine but now I hardly ever see them in guitar stores?

What's up with that?

Long and McQuade has a bunch listed but they are all Out of Stock.
Due to a bunch of fakes being sold . A lady from my church has a fake but another lady was given a real tak o and it's a custom shop tak

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It used to be that the Takamine pickups and electronics were great bang for the buck, but now there's a lot of competition in that part of the market in both pre-installed and after-market units. It used to be that Takamine guitars were pretty good bang for the buck but that may have slid a bit with the vast number of choices in the marketplace. Whether either or both of these anecdotal observations are completely true I can't be sure, but it seems that way to me. It could also be that Takamine hasn't been marketed as aggressively as the competition.
 

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Not having investigated too deeply I see by their website that they do have 1 American and 1 Canadian distributor listed.
Might be worth a few minutes to contact them if somebody is interested.

I've had a Tak before.
It was a damned fine guitar.
One of the hand built Santa Fe series in a Grand Auditorium cutaway shape.
The preamp was second to none.
I regret selling it.

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I have a mid 80s Tak acoustic electric 12 string Venetian cutaway. It has the best action of any acoustic I've owned. A rather rare model EF-396r. Can't find much information about it. I just don't seem to play it much anymore.
 

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tak got caught up when fender bought B&J Music a while back....if i recall correctly B&J retained the Takamine line and was sold to Jam Industries out of Quebec.... that is where i would start to search for a canadian retailer.
 

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Every once in a while someone asks me why I never play my Martin anymore, or what happened to that old Martin. I never had a Martin, what I had was a mid 70s Takamine Martin knock-off. The guy that ended up with it was a somewhat wealthy Martin aficionado. It was a pretty good guitar, but it got absolutely no play after I got a Beneteau. I had a Takamine classical as well, it too sounded great, but the intonation was always a little off.

I found the later models a little less toneful somehow, though it could have been my ears changing as I got older.

If there was sufficient demand, they should be available if the distributor has its shit together.
 
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