The Takamine F360S is a Dreadnought model that was copied from a Martin D28 back in around 1980. These Japanese built guitars are worth every penny they're asking for it! The "S" stands for solid top. Sides and back are laminated but rosewood on... read more
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Absolutely love my Tak.Great sound, great action up and down the neck. What you sacrifice in playability up the neck, you gain in killer tone. Also great for open tunings. Great resonance. Holds well. I would never give this guitar up. 10/10 would recommend.
The Takamine F360S is a Dreadnought model that was copied from a Martin D28 back in around 1980. These Japanese built guitars are worth every penny they're asking for it! The "S" stands for solid top. Sides and back are laminated but rosewood on rosewood. In fact this construction will hold up well over time. Besides being a player for over 4o years I'm a luthier as well so I have had all the iconic guitars in my hands and even in my possesion still: Martin D35, Gibson J200, Ovation Custom Legend, Levin W32, Gibson LG-1 Tama TG120, Tama 3558 S, Ibanez Artwood AW95 (12 string) and AW40. Having said that the Takamine holds up quite well against the top. Not at the same level but you can't expact it from a guitar yjay much cheaper!
The Takamine has a very even balanced sound and what's important to me is the 'meaty' sound in the upper registers: No thin sounding hights up the first string, which makes it very suitable for solo playing. Acoustically the guitar lacks a bit the deepest bass tones a good Martin has but others might see that as an advantage. I've added an under saddle pick up and once amplified the basses are really great! Comfortable bound neck ( A Martin D28 hasn't) that is a delight to play. Just enough flesh. The woodwork is great (also inner) The original tuners have a particular nice ratio: probably 1:18 what makes tuning finer. Not an ebony fingerboard but who cares at this pricerange. As for sound I would place it slightly under the Tama's but these are great axes in their own right! And mostly double the price! Up to a 500 / 600 USD (second hand) a nice guitar!