State as new, just unpacked. Warning: book in English / in english. This wonderful book traces the rich history of takamine guitars and specifically focuses on the annual limited edition models. The book is 244 pages in full color, lavishly illustrated and quality hard bound. The first chapter \"the takamine way\" traces the company's roots from its very beginning in 1962 near the foot of mount takamine in the town of sakashita, japan.The growth of the company is traced through the 60's and 70's with historical photos and print ads. The development of the acoustic - electric guitars is also well documented along with taka-mine's rise as a prominent force in the global guitar market and guitar of choice for many professional touring musicians. But the heart of the subject matter of this fine book is the detailed chronicle of each and every limited edition model. For each ltd model the specifications and design drawings are shown in detail along with exquisite color photographs and ad reprints. The motivation and design objectives are well discussed.
The subject never strays far from the title \"the art of wood and tone\" and examines in great detail the fine craftsmanship and meticulous attention that goes into each and every ltd model. A separate chapter is dedicated to each years guitar.
Also well documented are the various takamine pre-amp systems that evolved over the years and became such an integral part of the companies success. The final chapter is dedicated to the exquisite inlay work and ornamentation that adorns so many of these guitars. Many factory pictures are included showing various aspects of the guitars making. The book contains over 700 high quality photographs and graphics, all printed on exceptionally high quality gloss pages and professionally bound in a manner reserved for only finest of reference books.
Color photos adorn the front and rear cover. I can't speak highly enough about the quality of this fine book. The item \"book takamine guitar art of wood ltd guitar book 1st ed 2007 vintage collector\" is on sale since Tuesday, November 24, 2020. It is in the category of \"musical instruments,guitars, bass, acoustic accessories and guitars\".The seller is \"franck20021\" and is located in short. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.