Toby Keith Honored at the ACMs; OK Kids Korral Carries On

Toby Keith Honored at the ACMs; OK Kids Korral Carries On

Blake Shelton paid heartfelt tribute to the late country superstar and Takamine Signature artist Toby Keith at the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards, moving fans with his touching words and reminiscences, and summoning...
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A Whole New World: The Takamine Guide to Alternate Tunings

A Whole New World: The Takamine Guide to Alternate Tunings

Why would anyone in the right mind take a perfectly good guitar and purposefully change its tuning? The answer is simple: because as musicians, we’re always looking for pathways to new sounds that will inspire new songs, and...
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WInner's Circle: GY93E Sweepstakes

WInner's Circle: GY93E Sweepstakes

Our recent giveaway sweepstakes for a Takamine G Series GY93E plus a GC-S hardshell case turned out to be one of the most popular, highly-entered promotions in our history. It's no real surprise, though; the GY93E is a...
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Steve Postell and Immediate Family

Steve Postell and Immediate Family

If you are one of the many fans of Denny Tedesco’s award-winning film The Wrecking Crew, then you are familiar with the elite group of LA-based session musicians who created the backtracks for many, if not most, hit...
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Jackson Dean Goes Classic R&B on a Takamine TC132SC

Jackson Dean Goes Classic R&B on a Takamine TC132SC

When Jackson Dean expressed interest in a nylon string Takamine, we couldn’t help but be a little curious as to the application the "Fearless" singer-songwriter might have in mind. In the three busy years since the...
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How We Make Takamine Guitars Demos… And Why

How We Make Takamine Guitars Demos… And Why

In all likelihood, you’ve seen and heard some of the hundreds of demo videos we’ve made over the years to help you get to know our guitars. From our value-packed G Series up to our highest end handcrafted Takamine Pro Series...
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Blake and Gwen Pick Purple Irises Super Bowl Sunday

Blake and Gwen Pick Purple Irises Super Bowl Sunday

Photo credit - Ellen Von Unwerth Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are dueting it again. On Friday February 9, the pop/country power couple released their latest collaboration "Purple Irises," and are set to launch the live...
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BOWEN * YOUNG Go From Acoustic Tour to Debut Album


BOWEN * YOUNG Go From Acoustic Tour to Debut Album

Aside from being a solo artist in his own right, singer-songwriter Brandon Robert Young had spent a decade touring with music legend John Hiatt, first as percussionist and background vocalist, and eventually as one-third of...
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WInner's Circle: GD35CE & GD35CE-12 Sweepstakes

WInner's Circle: GD35CE & GD35CE-12 Sweepstakes

Thousands of people entered for a chance to win one of our coolest sweepstakes giveaways ever, with the winner getting the spectacular prize of not one but TWO terrific Takamine G Series guitars: the 6-string GD35CE and...
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Takamine Guitars Shows G Series GD37CE and GD37CE-12 at NAMM 2024

Takamine Guitars Shows G Series GD37CE and GD37CE-12 at NAMM 2024

ANAHEIM, CA (JANUARY 25, 2024) – Takamine Guitars (NAMM Booth 208A/B) is showing a pair of recent additions to their popular G Series guitars with the GD37CE and GD37CE-12. The two dreadnought acoustic-electric guitars,...
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Takamine Guitars Debuts New Additions to Popular G Series with the GD34CE and GD38CE at the 2024 NAMM Show

Takamine Guitars Debuts New Additions to Popular G Series with the GD34CE and GD38CE at the 2024 NAMM Show

ANAHEIM, CA (JANUARY 25, 2024) – At the 2024 NAMM Show, Takamine Guitars (NAMM Booth 208A/B) launched two more new models to its popular and affordable G Series with the debut of the GD34CE and its 12-string equivalent, the...
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Takamine Guitars Unveils Limited Edition LTD2024 at 2024 NAMM Show

Takamine Guitars Unveils Limited Edition LTD2024 at 2024 NAMM Show

ANAHEIM, CA (JANUARY 25, 2024) – Each year, musicians and instrument collectors alike look forward to the annual special Limited Edition Series LTD model from Takamine Guitars (NAMM Booth 208A/B). For year’s release, Takamine...
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Chayce Beckham Steps into the Opry Circle

Chayce Beckham Steps into the Opry Circle

Embedded center stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville is a six-foot circle of well-worn white oak and sturdy maple flooring extracted from the ancient stage of country music’s mother church, the Ryman Auditorium. The...
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Jacob Johnson Checks In with "The Sketchiest Motel in Fayetteville"

Jacob Johnson Checks In with "The Sketchiest Motel in Fayetteville"

You can Yelp and Trip Advise all you like, but if you travel with any regularity, it’s going to happen. A late-night hotel check-in yields zero evidence of a reservation. The National Taxidermist convention is in town and the...
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Toby Keith Stands and Delivers

Toby Keith Stands and Delivers

This year marks the 30th anniversary since Toby Keith introduced himself with "Should Have Been a Cowboy", his first of 68 singles and 32 number-ones leading to 40 million albums sold, 100+ million BMI broadcasts and 10...
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Buyer's Guide: Top Ten Takamine Guitars Under $500

Buyer's Guide: Top Ten Takamine Guitars Under $500

The holiday season is approaching quickly, and if you’re like many Americans, you’re on a tight budget for this year’s gift-giving plans (even if the recipient is yourself). Therefore, here are some ideas on how to get a new...
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Congrats to Thomas Swahn Jr, FT340 BS Sweeps Winner!

Congrats to Thomas Swahn Jr, FT340 BS Sweeps Winner!

Thousands of Takamine fans across the USA entered for a chance to win our latest sweepstakes prize, but only one was lucky enough to get randomly selected as the winner. That person is Thomas W. Swahn, Jr. of Chelsea, VT, who...
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Nils Lofgren Keeps Climbing

Nils Lofgren Keeps Climbing

E Street Band Hall of Famer, Crazy Horse member, and prolific solo artist Nils Lofgren recently released his latest album Mountains, and fans and critics alike are saying it may be the best of his impressive 50-year catalog....
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Calista Garcia Delivers "Flowers"

Calista Garcia Delivers "Flowers"

So, how’s your summer been? Any seaside strolls, Ferris wheel rides, or inklings of summer romance? Yeah, us neither. Before you conclude that they just don’t make summers like they used to, check out Calista Garcia's...
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Garth Brooks Stays in Vegas

Garth Brooks Stays in Vegas

The Vegas residency is back. Commonly considered one of the last bastions of sustaining revenue for recording artists, the traditional music tour is quickly losing its practical value for many acts as touring costs skyrocket...
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July 29: ocV!BE Guitar Festival (Anaheim, CA)

July 29: ocV!BE Guitar Festival (Anaheim, CA)

If you're in the Southern California area and like guitars, here's a hot tip for you. On Saturday, July 29 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, the inaugural ocV!BE Guitar Festival is kicking off with Takamine as a sponsor!...
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WInner's Circle: GN77KCE Sweepstakes

WInner's Circle: GN77KCE Sweepstakes

Thousands of people across the USA entered for a chance to win our most recent sweepstakes, but we selected just one lucky person who would be the winner, and that guy is Jeff King of Alton, IL. His prize package includes a...
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Alan Arkin Leaves Us - With Himself

Alan Arkin Leaves Us - With Himself

Recently, Takamine lost a dear friend with the passing of the multifaceted and amazingly talented Alan Arkin – a loss that has left us deeply saddened and more than a little sentimental. We came to know Alan when he appeared...
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Takamine Artist Spotlight: Conexión Divina

Takamine Artist Spotlight: Conexión Divina

Regional Mexican music is a term that applies to many distinctly different genres, and includes extraordinary music being made beyond the borders of Mexico. Such is the case with Conexión Divina, an all-female, Gen Z band...
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Mitch Rossell Rises with "Son"

Mitch Rossell Rises with "Son"

Photo by Trevor George Mitch needed a new acoustic guitar. He wrote songs for a living and wanted a six-string that inspired – one with some songs in it. It would also be nice if that guitar could somehow fill a massive...
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Takamine Artist Chayce Beckham Returns to American Idol

Takamine Artist Chayce Beckham Returns to American Idol

American Idol winner and Takamine player Chayce Beckham recently returned to the Idol stage to deliver a strong live performance of his recently released single "Till the Day I Die", and to remind America just exactly why he...
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Chuck Ward on the Takamine P7D: “Consistent and Amazing”

Chuck Ward on the Takamine P7D: “Consistent and Amazing”

Nothing pleases designers and builders of acoustic guitars more than when world-class players like Chuck Ward choose to partner with their creations. That same high applies to 6-string wizards like Ward when they first...
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Takamine NAMM Show 2023 Preview

Takamine NAMM Show 2023 Preview

If you're new to the world of musical instruments, you might not have ever even heard of the NAMM Show. It's a trade show that, for decades, was held every January in Anaheim, CA, and brought together nearly every...
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Winner's Circle: GD51CE Sweepstakes

Winner's Circle: GD51CE Sweepstakes

Thousands of people entered our recent GD51CE Sweepstakes, but there could be only one winner, and it's Harold Pedraza of Brentwood, NY. Harold is going to be one happy camper when he gets his new G Series guitar and...
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David Lindley (1944-2023)

David Lindley (1944-2023)

Photo credit: Art Brewer It is with real sadness and a sense of great loss that we at Takamine learn of the great David Lindley’s passing. And while we wish to express as much, effectively eulogizing the legendary...
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