US $..550 Takamine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

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US $..550 Takamine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by SteveL123 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:00 pm

- Type / luthier: Classical / Takemine
- Year of construction: 1977
- Scale length (mm): 660
- Nut width (mm): 52
- Top: Cedar
- Bracing (fan/lattice/other): Ladder
- Back / Sides: Indian rosewood
- Fingerboard / (bridge): Rosewood
- Sound: Deep bass, clear trebles, great sustain, powerful, well balanced
- Condition: Excellent
- Price: $550
- Viewing / trial possible: Yes
- Location (nearest city): Whitestone NY

For a 1977, this Takemine C132S is in excellent shape both cosmetically and structurally. Action @ bass E is 3.7 mm, treble E 2.8 mm, very easy to play. There are no cracks, neck is straight. Tuning machines work smoothly. There are a few minor dings on the top which is visible if you look real close (from a few inches). See you if you can spot them in the photos. It's a beautiful guitar sound-wise and visually. Through Delcamps, I have acquired GAS and need to downsize. :) I have 2 other guitars that I play regularly (they both have cracks). I also have a double top guitar on commission that is expected to arrive in a month or 2, so this one has to go to make room.

I prefer local sale for now. If it does not sell in a few weeks, I may change my mind and ship within USA only, buyer will pay shipping.
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Re: US $..550 Takemine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by SteveL123 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Bump with more pics. This is a really great sounding guitar for the price. It has a new set of EJ-45 strings. I'll try to make a recording of it in the coming days.
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Re: US $..550 Takemine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Mon May 14, 2018 12:55 pm

I have an '89 model, and I am very happy with it. This is a great choice for a student player and you'll never find a new model of this quality for that kind of money.

Good luck with the sale.
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Re: US $..550 Takemine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by SteveL123 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:35 am

Thanks for the plug Tom! A new C132S is $999 but word has it the old ones are better. I just sweetened the deal by adding magnets to the inside to accept the Sageworks guitar support. Here's a pic showing the magnets doing its job. NOTE: the support itself is not included.
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Re: US $..550 Takemine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by LarryATahoe » Fri May 18, 2018 6:31 am

I had a guitar like this in the 70s and it was quite good. If not for the 660 scale I'd buy this one as a second guitar. BTW isn't it spelled Takamine . . .

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Re: US $..550 Takemine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by rpavich » Fri May 18, 2018 11:35 am

LarryATahoe wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:31 am
I had a guitar like this in the 70s and it was quite good. If not for the 660 scale I'd buy this one as a second guitar. BTW isn't it spelled Takamine . . .
That's interesting!
I recently rented a C132S and didn't even know that it was a 660mm guitar; it played very well and I had assumed it was a 650. I had no trouble with any reaches with the left hand.
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Re: US $..550 Takemine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by SteveL123 » Fri May 18, 2018 2:04 pm

LarryATahoe wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 6:31 am
I had a guitar like this in the 70s and it was quite good. If not for the 660 scale I'd buy this one as a second guitar. BTW isn't it spelled Takamine . . .
I have pretty small hands. Small finger to thumb spread of 8" (203 mm), small finger to index finger 6" (153 mm) and I have no trouble playing this Takamine. If your fingers are the same or longer than mine you should do fine.

You're right I spelled Takamine wrong! I'll try to get it corrected. Thanks!

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Re: US $..550 Takamine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by eno » Fri May 18, 2018 3:30 pm

All old Takamines are fantastic, even C128 is very good for the price, way-way better than Cordobas, Alhambras and other factory lines in this price range.
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Re: US $..550 Takemine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by Tom Wimsatt » Sun May 27, 2018 7:50 pm

rpavich wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:35 am
That's interesting!
I recently rented a C132S and didn't even know that it was a 660mm guitar; it played very well and I had assumed it was a 650. I had no trouble with any reaches with the left hand.
Hello, depending on the year it may have been a 650 mm model. Mine is an '89 model and the scale = 650mm. They may have only come is 660 mm for a few years.
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Re: US $..550 Takamine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by GuitarsWeB » Sun May 27, 2018 8:08 pm

There's nothing wrong with a 660mm. 1.7mm difference over the first five frets, for the 650mm., Takamine changed in mid 1980 to the 650 to make the Leprechauns happy.
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Re: US $..550 Takamine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by Leo » Mon May 28, 2018 3:30 am

Mine was built in 1985 and is 650mm scale.
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Re: US $..550 Takamine C132S Cedar 1977, NYC

Post by SteveL123 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Guitar has been sold! Please archive! Thanks!

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