Coming May 27: Takamine Showcase Spring 2022

Coming May 27: Takamine Showcase Spring 2022

Mark your calendars now. On Friday May 27, Takamine Showcase is back, and you’re not going to want to miss it. This video-base event will include great guitar demos featuring expert guitarists Jake Allen and Mark Blasquez...
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U2’s Bono and The Edge (and his Takamine) Perform in Kyiv, Ukraine

U2’s Bono and The Edge (and his Takamine) Perform in Kyiv, Ukraine

On May 8, 2022, legendary artists Bono and The Edge of Irish rock/post-punk band U2 performed a surprise acoustic concert at the Khreschatyk subway station in Kyiv, Ukraine, a location that is being used as a bomb shelter...
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Garth Brooks' Summer of Sold-Out Stadiums

Garth Brooks' Summer of Sold-Out Stadiums

Armed with the pent-up energy of a stabled race horse, a penchant for setting records, and a lineup of the best touring band of his 32-year career, Garth Brooks is leaning hard into the final lap of a 30-city Stadium Tour...
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Musicians Institute Announces 2022 Takamine Scholarship Winner Jia-Ming Tsai

Musicians Institute Announces 2022 Takamine Scholarship Winner Jia-Ming Tsai

All of us at Takamine extend our congratulations to Jia-Ming Tsai, recipient of the prestigious 2022 Takamine Acoustic Guitar Scholarship. The award, which includes a Takamine G Series GN93CE guitar, was presented...
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Congrats to Robert Galin, Winner of our TSP1258C Sweepstakes!

Congrats to Robert Galin, Winner of our TSP1258C Sweepstakes!

We're sending our heartiest congratulations to Robert Galin of Mancos, CO. While thousands of you entered for a chance to win a Takamine Thinline Series TSP158C, Robert's name was randomly chosen, and he's going to love his...
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Kenny Chesney Launches “Here and Now” Tour

Kenny Chesney Launches “Here and Now” Tour

As Kenny Chesney prepares for his 16th headlining concert tour in support of his 19th studio album, we at Takamine can’t help but look back and wax a little nostalgic. It was 1994 when the 26-year-old Chesney, fresh from his...
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New from The Accidentals: "Eastern Standard Time"

New from The Accidentals: "Eastern Standard Time"

One of our favorite trios of all time, The Accidentals, just released a new single and video, and whether you realize it or not, you probably need it. Invest 3 minutes and 18 seconds of your day and take flight with the...
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Friday Feb 18: Kezia Gill Live from the Living Room

Friday Feb 18: Kezia Gill Live from the Living Room

Brought to you by our friends at Takamine UK & Ireland, join Kezia Gill as she covers her original music from the comfort of her own living room; the backdrop for her hugely successful pandemic live streams and home to...
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Eagles Announce 2022 Hotel California Extended Tour Dates

Eagles Announce 2022 Hotel California Extended Tour Dates

The Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – have extended the Hotel California 2022 Tour with even more concert dates being added. Each show will feature the iconic Hotel...
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The Undeniable Kezia Gill

The Undeniable Kezia Gill

If you’re among the many familiar with the soulful British singer-songwriter Kezia Gill, her sweep at last month’s BCMA Awards (Album, Song and Entertainer of the Year) was likely no surprise. Kezia’s critically acclaimed...
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Coming January 28: Takamine Showcase 2022 - Winter Edition

Coming January 28: Takamine Showcase 2022 - Winter Edition

Mark your calendar for Friday, January 28! That's when Takamine will be hosting a streaming video event you won't want to miss. Takamine Showcase Winter Edition is a smorgasbord of great guitar demos, interviews, and more......
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Takamine Artist Focus: Nils Lofgren

Takamine Artist Focus: Nils Lofgren

It’s not often that a musician gains an equal level of respect as a solo singer-songwriter, and as one of the best sidemen in the business, but that’s definitely true of Takamine player Nils Lofgren. Born in Chicago in 1951,...
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Jenee Fleenor Three-Peats as CMA "Musician of the Year"

Jenee Fleenor Three-Peats as CMA "Musician of the Year"

When the three-year-old Jenee Fleenor's classical violin instructor advised her parents that their daughter was most assuredly gifted and they might consider guiding her towards a musical career, her mother envisioned New...
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Takamine Artist Focus: Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin)

Takamine Artist Focus: Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin)

Keith Wallen (left) with his Takamine P6JC, with Breaking Benjamin bandmate Jasen Rauch and his P7DC. Most people know Keith Wallen from his role as co-rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist in the multi-platinum hard rock...
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Takamine Artist Jason Charles Miller Releases 'From the Wreckage, Pt. 2'

Takamine Artist Jason Charles Miller Releases 'From the Wreckage, Pt. 2'

Making its debut today (October 22, 2021) is the latest album from southern rock/Americana singer-songwriter Jason Charles Miller. From the Wreckage, Pt. 2 is the second part of this suite of music, Part 1 having come out...
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Meet Jackson Dean

Meet Jackson Dean

When veteran artist manager TK Kimbrell approached us with a couple of recordings from a new artist he was working with, we were, of course, curious. Our history with Kimbrell dates back to the very beginnings of Takamine in...
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Congratulations to Varad Sahasrabudhe, 2021 Takamine Acoustic Guitar Scholarship Winner at Musicians Institute

Congratulations to Varad Sahasrabudhe, 2021 Takamine Acoustic Guitar Scholarship Winner at Musicians Institute

Takamine sends our sincere congratulations to Musicians Institute Bachelor’s Program student Varad Sahasrabudhe. He is the recipient of the 2021 Takamine Acoustic Guitar Scholarship. Varad comes to MI’s Guitar Program from...
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Takamine Artist Focus: Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember)

Takamine Artist Focus: Jeremy McKinnon (A Day To Remember)

From country to folk to bluegrass to pop, Takamine has developed the reputation over its near 60-year history as being the performing songwriter’s guitar of choice. The ease of transition from writing room to studio to stage...
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Calista Garcia Changes the World for You

Calista Garcia Changes the World for You

Just after midnight on March 3rd 2020, one of the deadliest tornadoes in US history touched down just west of Nashville and proceeded to rip through the city, obliterating everything in its path. As the winds howled and...
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The Matches Are Back

The Matches Are Back

Nobody can make an open mic "sing" like Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis of the always satisfying Striking Matches. Case in point: this sweet serving of Fleetwood Mac’s "Never Going Back Again", featuring acclaimed upright...
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American Idol Winner Chayce Beckham Meets the EF360SC TT

American Idol Winner Chayce Beckham Meets the EF360SC TT

Going from heavy equipment operator to winning American Idol in a matter of months takes a lot of talent... and the right guitar.

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Springsteen’s Back on Broadway

Springsteen’s Back on Broadway

The Boss (with his faithful Takamine) gets back on stage just when we need him the most.

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EF7M-LS Giveaway from Premier Guitar Magazine!

EF7M-LS Giveaway from Premier Guitar Magazine!

Our friends at Premier Guitar Magazine are doing a giveaway, and it's a seriously great one. Some lucky winner is going to receive an EF7M-LS, one of the outstanding guitars from the Takamine Limited Edition Series. The "LS"...
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Kennedy Center Honors Takamine Player Garth Brooks

Kennedy Center Honors Takamine Player Garth Brooks

Takamine-playing icon Garth Brooks may have won many awards, but this one is special.

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Congratulations to Rick Herron, Winner of our Adirondack Spring Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to Rick Herron, Winner of our Adirondack Spring Sweepstakes!

An incredibly limited-edition guitar finds its owner via our terrific springtime 2021 sweeps!

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Bruce Springsteen Awarded 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize

Bruce Springsteen Awarded 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize

The Boss gets another well-deserved honor.

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Maddie Rice: From Colbert to SNL with her Takamine

Maddie Rice: From Colbert to SNL with her Takamine

This brilliant young guitarist has already been seen in the house band of two huge TV shows, and will just keep getting better along with her Takamine P6N.

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Ben Allen Joins Takamine Artist Roster

Ben Allen Joins Takamine Artist Roster

This rising country star has literally never played a show without a Takamine.

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Blake Shelton's To-Do List

Blake Shelton's To-Do List

He's a busy guy, but Blake Shelton still remembers his roots... and still plays his Takamine.

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Springsteen Sets Tone at Inaugural Celebration

Springsteen Sets Tone at Inaugural Celebration

The Boss and his Takamine kick off a historical moment in American history.

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