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Play Your Takamine Performance Contest!

Enter for a chance to win an all-koa G Series GN77KCE, a premier-quality Takamine guitar cable, and a gig bag!

Make a video of yourself playing your Takamine guitar and send it to us

No matter what you do with your guitar — writing songs, making records, playing gigs, having fun — you have to start by playing it. Just make a video of yourself playing literally anything on your Takamine guitar, and submit it below. We’re going to watch and listen to every video that gets submitted, and then we’ll choose a winner and ten runners-up who will be judged based on their ability to play guitar. That’s it.

The winner will receive an outstanding G Series GN77KCE along with a Takamine premier-quality 5.5m guitar cable and a GB-W gig bag… a total value of $1,039.97! Also, the winner and our ten runners-up will have their video submissions featured on the Takamine USA site and social media. Submit your video by July 31, 2024 for a chance to win. No purchase necessary, open to US residents only. More info and complete rules below. We look forward to seeing and hearing you play… best of luck from your friends at Takamine USA!



  • NEX cutaway body
  • Koa top, back and sides
  • Mahogany neck, laurel fingerboard
  • TP-4TD electronics w/3-band EQ, gain, and chromatic tuner
  • Natural Gloss finish


  • No-Pop self-muting angled cable end
  • High-density braided oxygen-free copper cable
  • 5.5 meters (18.05 feet)


  • Soft padded gig bag
  • Reinforced handle
  • Fits Takamine dreadnought, OM, and NEX models


1. If you are already registered as a Takamine Community member, log in and enter your email address below. We will contact you at this address if you win. Only one entry per person allowed.

2. If you are not registered, enter your email address and complete the signup form below to enter and register as a Takamine Community member... it's free.

3. Upload your video and hit “submit”. We accept most standard video formats (MP4, MOV, etc).

Play Your Takamine Contest Q&A:

Q: Can I submit a video if I don’t use a Takamine?
A: No. We only accept entries made on Takamine guitars. If necessary, borrow your friend’s Takamine.
Q: What should I play?
A: Anything you like. Just play it well.
Q: Can I submit more than one entry?
A: No. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
Q: Is the quality of the audio recording important?
A: It’s always a good idea to create the best recording you can so we can better hear what it is you’re playing.
Q: Does the video itself have to be cool?
A: Definitely not. If it’s just you playing on a couch or in a bedroom, that’s fine. Our judges won’t be adding any extra points for your video production. The only visible requirement is that we can see you and your Takamine guitar.
Q: Does it have to be original music?
A: We’re happy to hear your cover tunes, but don’t submit any music that violates copyrights. Also, our judges will award more points for overall musical originality.
Q: Do I have to play my submitted tune live?
A: We prefer that you do. Higher points will be awarded by our judges if we feel the submission is a real live performance.
Q: Are all styles of music eligible?
A: Definitely yes.
Q: Can I send a video where I play and sing?
A: Yes. But you don’t have to, and we’ll be primarily assigning points regarding the guitar playing.
Q: Can I submit a video of my whole band?
A: Only if they’re literally all playing Takamine Guitars. Then yes.
Q: Do I have to be some kind of guitar virtuoso to win?
A: No, not at all. We’ll be judging your submission based on a variety of factors which do include skill and technique, but also things like your ability to impart the feel of the music. Just play your best.