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Post by challpa on Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:12 pm

Takamine GX200

MIJ mid 80s

apparently not too many made

they also made the GX100 and the GZ300 but conflicting stories as to how many or even where they were manufactured

Ive had it about 6 yrs but would like to know more



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Post by eyebulger on Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:20 pm

Hope someone has some information on these, as I have one as well. Like you I have not found too much information on them either Sad

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Post by Barry on Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:34 am

Don\'t Know   I've never even seen a solid body Takamine before, just acoustics.

I notice the current Takamine "G" series shown on their site is all acoustic too.
Just speculating here, but could the "X" in GX200 stand for "EXperimental"?

Nice looking guitar.

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Post by Meadows on Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:50 am

Think I saw one of these on the bay a year or so back scratch

What is the rough spec?, pickups, sound, playability, quality?

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Post by Barry on Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:12 pm

Meadows wrote:...What is the rough spec?, pickups, sound, playability, quality?

LINK

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Post by Meadows on Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:27 pm

Thank you Sir Smile 

Like the look of the white one...

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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:27 pm

here is a pointy Takamine electric on ebay now

GX100

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Post by challpa on Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:05 am

Thanks for the link Barry - I had seen that when I googled but for some reason that page would never open for me but today it did Very Happy 

As far as quality goes I think its pretty well spot on - well built with a nice finish. I was originally attracted to it because it was advertised as a neck through but after removing the neck pick-up it does appear to be a long tenon style joint but with that sexy cut away heel. I have a Westbury standard with dimarzios in it but this doesn't have quite that output. I pulled a few guitars out to do some comparisons and I would say the closest match sound wise would be my Thunder 1. The only complaint I have with this guitar is that the bridge doesnt seem to be a great match for the neck profile - When I get my hi and low Es where I want them I seem to get some buzz on the D and G ( neck relief is set correctly). I am thinking of getting some graphite saddles and filing them down to suit my needs (would love to hear from you eyebulger if yours has the same problem)

I would still love to find out which particular Japanese factory these came from


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Post by challpa on Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:40 pm

All my pics disappeared for some reason so I re linked them all - they were still in the same folder on my photobucket ???

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Post by corsair on Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:41 am

I suppose someone's contacted Takamine for information??

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Post by challpa on Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:00 pm

corsair wrote:I suppose someone's contacted Takamine for information??


 I did a couple of years ago - they don't have any info Sad

I'm assuming they were out sourced but to who/whom seems to be a secret Rolling Eyes

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Post by The Chad on Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:05 pm

Love the look of these. 

I want the crazy pointy one, black and red, like a Dim IV but all crazy and better!  Anyone ever seen one?!

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Post by challpa on Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:47 pm

The Chad wrote:Love the look of these. 

I want the crazy pointy one, black and red, like a Dim IV but all crazy and better!  Anyone ever seen one?!



like this one takamine gx100

or this one another one

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Post by The Chad on Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:37 am

Oh no... those are common. I mean the GE-400 KT. I need one someday. Love the look!

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Post by challpa on Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:44 am

The Chad wrote:Oh no... those are common.  I mean the GE-400 KT.   I need one someday.  Love the look!
 


 Ohhh very nice - never even knew they existed 

I dare say anybody who has one is hanging onto it - Have to wait for the owners to die and greedy kids sell them off Sad

http://guitarz.blogspot.com.au/2010/10/mid-1980s-takamine-ge-400-kt.html

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Post by corsair on Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:03 am

Ooooooohhhh, mate!!! Liking those Takamine pointies, eh! I don't wonder that they are, indeed, rare and, to these eyes, anyway, uber desirable!!

Never even knew that they existed; only knew about the rather staid designs like Don has.... these things are freaking insane, man!!

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Post by The Chad on Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:01 am

I know, right?! Been on the lookout for one of those things for years. One day I'll land one...

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Post by Barry on Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:14 pm

Looks like a can opener for a slightly Satantic version of the Jolly green Giant.

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Post by corsair on Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:23 pm

Make my Raider and Vantage Invader look positively demure and coy, eh! I like 'em!! I'd be prepared to bet that the build quality and playability are second to none; love to know what they sound like at full throttle!!

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Post by Darren Bowers on Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:36 pm

GREAT SCORE! I had a satin finished g- series Takamine accoustic/electric w/out a pick guard & it was a Beautiful guitar all arround Never lost tune...ever... I must say, that's a Beautiful axe.makes me wonder, how much that cost? I'd love 2 stumble across that takamine.RARE I'm guessing

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Post by The Chad on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:10 pm

Barry... I just now read your  comment.   lol!

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