Thanks for the quick response. This is getting interesting. After reading your response, I did a quick search for used C132 models for sale and discovered some variations in design (of the bridge) I was not aware of.souldier wrote: ↑Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:44 pmI have a 1978 Takamine C132 (Made on Feb 25 to be exact) with the Ramirez headstock and 660 scale and all. I bought it used and it already had a bone nut and saddle which appears to be original. I'm not sure if they later switched to plastic, or if you happen to have one that was switched with a plastic saddle later by a previous owner. In any case, switching from cheap plastic to bone should yield a noticeable improvement in sound quality. You'll notice greater depth, warmth and fullness to the sound.Tom Wimsatt wrote: ↑Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:54 pmI realize this thread is a bit old, but here goes. I have a C132S, that was made in 1989. This model has a plastic bridge, saddle and nut. I'm thinking of converting to ebony and bone. I recently discovered the new c132 models use these materials.
Anyone out there ever tried this?
I bought the guitar new so it has not been modified. I recently restarted playing after ~ 25 year absence. I've noticed dents/compression around the strings at the bridge and saddle, and I've recently learned of how to fix this and the potential improvements sound-wise.
I'm curious as to why they temporarily modified the design (to plastic parts) but it looks like that's what happened. Lucky me. Mine was made in February also by the way (SN 8902...).
What do you mean by Ramirez headstock? Also, I guess I'll check my guitar because I thought my scale was 650 mm.