Limited Edition LTD2021 Blue Rose Demo by Jake Allen

It takes a special guitarist to properly show off a spectacular guitar... which is exactly why Jake Allen is the perfect musician to demo the Takamine LTD2021 Blue Rose. This is a stunningly beautiful guitar that encompasses everything musicians have respected about Takamine throughout its more than 50 year history. The LTD2021 Blue Rose combines incredible handcrafted beauty with fantastic sound and smooth playability. It’s a spectacular slope-shoulder acoustic-electric dreadnought guitar that features a subtle Charcoal Blue Gradation finish over its solid Sitka spruce top, solid sapele back, and sapele sides, with contrasting white binding and abalone purfling, and a matching rosette. The LTD2021 Blue Rose offers delicate imagery of blue roses inlaid in its striped ebony fingerboard. These inlays are made with layered fabric, gently colored by the aizome method, a traditional art form in Takamine's home in Gifu, Japan that uses natural indigo blue dye made from plants. Other features of the LTD2021 Blue Rose include Takamine’s split saddle design for excellent intonation, a mahogany neck, and Takamine’s acclaimed Palathetic pickup paired with their CT4-DX preamplifier that includes detailed onboard tone shaping and tuning controls. The Takamine LTD2021 Blue Rose is crafted in very limited quantity with a combination of design and features that will never be duplicated, making it a must-have for serious players and collectors alike. It includes a deluxe hardshell Takamine case and a Certificate of Authenticity. Filmed at Valley Relics Museum (Van Nuys, CA).

Tim R.

NOTHING sounds like a Takamine. Not to my ears. I began playing on a 12, back in 1980, and I've never found another 12 string, that sounds as good. I also have the PSF-94 LTD. But this? If you are thinking of doing one in 12 string? I would LOVE to have. 

Side note: On my PSF-94- I so wanted the turquoise eagle, and I was so lucky, ya'll only one one left. I bought it, instantly... Until you told me that Mark Chestnut ALSO wanted that last one- it was a VERY hard decision to make, but I settled for the MOP, instead. And let's face it, Mark made it SO much better, not to mention he's one of my favorite artists, true, "Old Country" boy, so no, I don't regret it.. much. It's great getting to see him use it, & I love mine, just as much. 

This guitar? That SOUND? Nothing will touch it, not if what I'm hearing here, is accurate. Wonderful job.