Takamine No. 30 Classical Acoustic 1979
Takamine No. 30 Classical, made in Japan 1979, natural finish. Takamine had been making instruments long before they made this one, and they've always done things to an exceptional standard. This is a really lovely vintage nylon string, built from a traditional cedar/rosewood tonewood combo. It's got a full, assured low end, paired with a tasty subtle snap through the highs that lends plenty of articulation to your fingerwork. The solid cedar top features some gorgeous tight grain, and with four decades of yellowing on the finish, it's a glorious golden hue. The neck is a sturdy and comfy shape and blessed with an extremely dark piece of rosewood... what a looker. Simple, classy, full of character... I like it.
Model: Takamine No. 30
Made: Japan, 1979 (no serial on these, date is on the label)
Finish: natural, gloss poly
Body: solid cedar top, laminate rosewood back and sides
Neck: mahogany, rosewood fingerboard
Case: basic non-original vintage hard case
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock and neck are pretty clean, no major marks. The back has some light scuffs on both shoulders and the back edge, no major marks. The sides have a few light scuffs in the elbow area, no major marks. The front has no major marks, just some light dimples on the shoulders from play. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: action is moderately, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets look great, 9//10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh Rotosound strings.