Japanese-built Takamine Pro Series guitars can be reliably dated from the eight-digit serial numbers typically found at the neck block inside the instruments.
The first two digits designate the year of manufacture, followed by two digits denoting the month.
Developing a unique guitar is quite a feat in an industry where so many designs are standard today.
A guitar has to appeal to a large group of players in order to be considered successful.
With the popularity of 7- and 8-string guitars, a 9-string seems like a natural progression for most guitar builders, but in this case a 9-string is hardly what it seems.
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b EST OFFER OVER 3500.00 I have an Alvarez classical guitar. I bought mine in late 1981 for 0 or a little more.