Old Takamine vs new Cordoba or similar

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Re: Old Takamine vs new Cordoba or similar

Post by joshuanorman » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:22 pm

eno wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:30 pm
Good choice, those old Takamines are great. I have Takamine C136S and it's a fantastic guitar. I did top refinish with shellac for sound improvement and it did improve the sound noticeably. It now sounds way better than high end $3500 Cordobas hanging in the local store and even better than Kohno No20 1975 that I have right now but selling.
Yeah, it's surprising how good it sounds actually, I'm really glad I bought it. Did you do the refinish yourself or did you hire it out?

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Re: Old Takamine vs new Cordoba or similar

Post by eno » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:43 pm

joshuanorman wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:22 pm

Yeah, it's surprising how good it sounds actually, I'm really glad I bought it. Did you do the refinish yourself or did you hire it out?
I did it myself but wouldn't recommend doing it unless you have experience with French polishing or at least practiced FP on a scrap board
Paulino Bernabe 'India' 2001
Masaru Kohno No.20 1975, No.6 1967
Rokutaro Nakade A9 1969, custom 1967, A1 1962
Mitsuru Tamura No.800 1969
Takamine C136S 1976

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