These Takamines are closet classics and collector's items. First is a 1983 Takamine Acoustic G330 made in Japan. It is Martin D-18 copy known as one of the "Lawsuit Guitars". Although there was never an actual lawsuit, Takamine did build copies of both Martins and Guilds that are highly desirable. Notice the Martin style headstock, which Takamine eventually changed to what it is today. This guitar looks and sounds great, especially for a 27 year old instrument. This is not the lower end G330 that Takamine sells today. It's a phenomenal guitar. The difference in sound beside other guitars is amazing. I have three of them now so I'm letting two go. Pls Google Vintage Takamine or lawsuit Takamine or see Harmony Guitar Museum for more details. The G330 was not mass produced by Takamine and is a bit more rare than many of the lawsuit models. I confirmed this with Takamine.
Also, have a 1981 Takamine F340-S lawsuit model for sale (not pictured), also made in Japan. This is also a D-18 copy but has a solid spruce top with mahogany back and sides. The appearance is identical to the G330 lawsuit model below. I took this one to a Luthier in Austin for a setup and a new bone nut this month. This work was $130. It is in excellent playing condition with absolutely no buzzing and new strings. This one is for sale for $475 due to new setup, bone nut, and the fact that it has a solid wood spruce top. I saw one of these go on eBay yesterday for $525. You can see this guitar on Takamine's website under archives. This too is a phenomenal guitar. Neither of these guitars needs any work once you purchase and to the best I can tell the 330 sounds every bit as good as the F340-S. Both guitars seasoned well and sound great.
If you want a guitar that sounds and looks like a Martin for a fraction of the price, call me at . They will blow most guitars away, certainly any in this price range and many think they are equal or better than their Martin counterparts.
Both guitars are in fantastic condition for their ages. I can include a case with each of these guitars but the cases are nothing to write home about, but good enough to transport them without damage.
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Location: SW Austin