Takamine Guitars

Takamine Co., Ltd. (高峰楽器製作所 Takamine Gakki Seisakusho) is a Japanese guitar manufacturer based in Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan. Takamine is known for its steel-string guitars.

The company was founded in May 1962; in 1978 they were one of the first companies to introduce acoustic-electric models, where they pioneered the design of the preamp-equalizer component.

The company name is often mispronounced /ˈtækəmaɪn/ by English speakers. Closer to the Japanese would be /tækəˈmiːneɪ/.

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