My takamine is gone for a setup

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by JaredmacNeil90, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Gretschie

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    Jan 19, 2021
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    So tonight I said “screw it , I’m keeping my takamine” I’ve had a vintage takamine for a little while now and love the sound of it but I’m not an acoustic player. My Taylor sat in its case for basically a year so I traded it for the takamine and cash that I used to buy my twin reverb. I haven’t really played the tak since I’m accustomed to a really low action and the action on the tak isn’t high but not super low . So tonight my friend had to pick up his three year old daughter so I tagged along for a drive taking my old takamine up to get a lease on life . The action is actually really playable but just not to my liking and just needs to come down a hair to make it feel better.

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    My friend told me I needed to put a pickup system in it, I guess he didn’t notice it had one . I’m kind of excited to get it back , I’ve always been a fan of a takamine.
     
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  2. I got mine in the early 90’s. Had a set up once to level some frets, but it has never let me down. One if the easiest guitars i have to play.
     
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  3. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Gretschie

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    Pei
    I like that it’s a cutaway electric so I can do everything on it that I can on my electrics.
     
  4. GlenP

    GlenP Country Gent

    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    I played the heck out of mine and had some deep grooves in the first position cowboy chords and up at the 5th fret position where I capo. I took it to a shop to have the first ten frets replaced and then dressed with a PLEK machine and it really brought it back to life. It was the first guitar that I bought for myself after working a summer job after graduating high school, and still plays great. Mine is a standard dreadnaught shape, non cutaway. If I had $100 more at the time I could have gotten the cut away version, but I was young and thought they looked funny and thought why would you ever play that high on the neck?
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice guitars . I had a 12 string back in '77 . Wish I still had it
     
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  6. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Gretschie

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    Jan 19, 2021
    Pei
    I thought the same and now I play a single song and I need that end of the neck lol. I just don’t like when it feels you have to try to play if you know what I mean.
    Oh , I think we all have a guitar they regret selling
     
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  7. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    Best of luck on the setup!
     
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  8. JaredmacNeil90

    JaredmacNeil90 Gretschie

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    Jan 19, 2021
    Pei
    Thanks . Andrew is pretty good at setups. He’s done 3 or 4 guitars for me and my friend loves his acoustic since he took my recommendations. Andrew also is a player so he knows how things should play like
     
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  9. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    That’s always a good thing when the guy doing the setups is a player.
     
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