Re: Taka F-700

Posted by Jack Bloxham on Thu, 06/23/05 - 03:07:33.

: We are looking for any info on this guitar, please email us if you know anything

I bought a TAKA W-800 steel string dreadnought guitar in Berkeley, California in 1974 for about $120.00. I bought it from a private seller, and I do not know how or where he got it. I have never seen another TAKA guitar. I love my TAKA, it is still my only acoustic. It has always had great tone and is very rugged. Needs new frets now. It has a mahogany neck, rosewood sides and back, and a solid spruce top. I can email photos if you want. Just let me know. I'd like to know more about who made these guitars.

Jack Bloxham



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Christmas miracle ????

I had my Taka 800 S stolen 32 years ago. A few weeks before Christmas i was doing my daily search and went on ebay and my heart almost stopped. Before my very eyes was my guitar. Tears began to run down my cheecks. I knew i had my very own miracle. I emailed the owner and asked where he had obtained it and asked for more pics. He had bought it at a pawn shop and sent me new pics. I was sure it was mine because it had the nick i had put in it 32 years before. I put a bid in and watched all week. Only 1 other bid came in and i again countered it. No other bids came in. The final night i sat with my phone in my hands and didnt take my eyes off the screen. The final seconds and i knew i was getting my baby back. The last 3 seconds came and a bid came in, i tried to counter bid but there was no time. I couldnt believe my eyes. I sat and couldnt hardly breath. It was worse than the first time it was taken. I felt like it had been stolen from me all over again. I cried for hours. Im pleading with anyone who might come across another taka 800 S to please let me know. Mine had the abalone inlayed down the fret board. Please help me get my baby back.

TAKA 800 S

I bought mine from Jack at Music Factory, SLO in 1977. Have kept it as a treasure ever since. I feel your pain! Had all my other gear stolen from our church on Xmas Eve...all but this one guitar. I'd be happy to talk more... If you're still in the SLO area we could meet up.
Dave in LO

I'm not in SKI, I live in

I'm not in SKI, I live in Oklahoma now. Are you in Los Osos? I really miss that area. I'm hoping with any luck I will someday come across my guitar again, or by some chance the person who bought it might see my post and let me buy it back from them. Thanks for caring and I'm really sorry about your loss. People dont realize what they take when they take your music from you. I havent felt whole since it happened.

Taka guitars

I bought a Taka in 1979 in San Luis Obispo Ca. I loved this guitar. I have played many great guitars but this was the best I've ever played. Unfortunately I had it stolen from me by someone I thought was a friend in 1985. I have searched many times for it or another with no luck. I felt that me and my Taka were meant to be together and hoped someday I would find it but it's been 30 yrs with no luck. Mine had a arched top and abaloney and mother of pearl in layer on neck that was rosewood. I miss it terribly even after all these years.

Taka guitars

I own a Taka Guitar model W800-S steel string Dreadnought. I think thats what the S stands for. I bought it from a friend in 1975 in Bogota Colombia. The guy purchased this guitar in England. The interesting thing is that a very well know luthier saw this guitar and told me that the wood on the back side and side panels in called PaloSanto from Madagascar. Is a very hard wood because this instrument has been used and abused over the years and still stands still. The sound is deep and beautiful, a little hard to play. This guitar has been all around the world wherever I've been. Keeps in tune all the time. Because of its age and besides giving it a good tratment, the only consideration I have with this instrument is that a tune up one note lower, instead of E I tune up in D and use a capo to release the tension a little bit. I hace owned and play many guitars and by far this is one of the best. A little treasure.

Taka guitar TA 501

So far the only info I have on Taka guitars is they where or made in japan and sold in Cal in the 70's. I own a Taka ta 501 with worn frets, amazingly I purchased this guitar back in the 90's and have just started to play. I bought the guitar on a rainy day and if you live in California, you know it doesn't rain much, and if its not rain,n ! I'm not play'n! Guess what the last couple of days its been raining, wow! I like this guitar, it even has peace sign, amazing!

Re: Taka F-700

I have a Taka w-800 purchased 3/9/1974 from Village Music in Los Gatos, CA. It has great sound and is extremely well made. About 8 years ago I added a pre-amp and under saddle pickup and I use it all the time.

Re: Taka F-700

: : We are looking for any info on this guitar, please email us if you know anything

: I bought a TAKA W-800 steel string dreadnought guitar in Berkeley, California in 1974 for about $120.00. I bought it from a private seller, and I do not know how or where he got it. I have never seen another TAKA guitar. I love my TAKA, it is still my only acoustic. It has always had great tone and is very rugged. Needs new frets now. It has a mahogany neck, rosewood sides and back, and a solid spruce top. I can email photos if you want. Just let me know. I'd like to know more about who made these guitars.

: Jack Bloxham

have a TAKA my dad bought in a pawn shop years ago he gave me for a birthday present and I can not find any info on it
either. If you find anything please let me know.

Re: Taka F-700

Hello!

I also have a Taka guitar. Mine's a model F80. It's a fine little orchestra model, really a small body, but a nice sound and good action. It appears to have Rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck and spruce top with mother-of-pearl inlaid trim. I bought mine in 1975 at McCabe's Guitar Shop on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica, CA. The guitar has held up very well for 30+ years. I've never had any work done to it, and have gotten years of pleasurable finger-picking fun out of it. The fretboard has some dimples in it where my fingertips have landed thousands of times, but it is still a nice instrument. Actually, I am considering buying a newer, nicer OM guitar now. Hope that helps!

: : We are looking for any info on this guitar, please email us if you know anything

: I bought a TAKA W-800 steel string dreadnought guitar in Berkeley, California in 1974 for about $120.00. I bought it from a private seller, and I do not know how or where he got it. I have never seen another TAKA guitar. I love my TAKA, it is still my only acoustic. It has always had great tone and is very rugged. Needs new frets now. It has a mahogany neck, rosewood sides and back, and a solid spruce top. I can email photos if you want. Just let me know. I'd like to know more about who made these guitars.

: Jack Bloxham

Re: Taka F-700

I bought a used Taka "TATG 300" nylon/classical from a dissolute neighbor for $25, and every guitarist I know who's ever picked it up has been awed by the sound quality. I have some other instruments, but the Taka is my favorite by far. I've never seen another Taka either though.

Am I correct assuming that the Taka you own is outstanding in sound quality as well? I haven't been able to find anything close to it in stores.

Have you learned anything about this maker? I would be interested in buying another Taka classical for my wife, but can't find any info.

Best regards,
Eric

TAKA 800S

Just got this guitar from Ebay for 399. Man, it's a nice guitar! Indian rosewood solid back and sides, solid SP top, and the design is a dead-ringer for a Martin D28, down to the endpiece inlay. And the sound is magic...
I have had Martins, currently own a vintage Guild (ash back and sides) and this guitar is right up there with them! I have literally scoured the internet and this page has the most info. I can find, which as you who are asking about TAKA know, is pretty much nothing!
I can't even find a serial number on this, but when I install the Baggs lyric today I will check inside with a mirror...but I say kudos to whoever made this guitar...Martin has nothing on them!

Re: Taka F-700

I have a TAKA w-800 as well. I just picked it up at a garage sale in perfect condition for 2 packs of cigarettes from some guy that said he would never learn to play the guitar. He mentioned it had been sitting in his attic since he moved into his house and it was there when he moved in. It plays awesome but im more into electric guitar and would like to find out what the market is for these so i could get rid of it.. Any information on the value of these guitars please let me know via email at flydirtbiker18@hotmail.com

Re: Taka F-700

: I bought a used Taka "TATG 300" nylon/classical from a dissolute neighbor for $25, and every guitarist I know who's ever picked it up has been awed by the sound quality. I have some other instruments, but the Taka is my favorite by far. I've never seen another Taka either though.

: Am I correct assuming that the Taka you own is outstanding in sound quality as well? I haven't been able to find anything close to it in stores.

: Have you learned anything about this maker? I would be interested in buying another Taka classical for my wife, but can't find any info.

: Best regards,
: Eric

I have a 700 also. It has the best sound and tone. My father-in-law had it in his crawl space for years. I took it out and put on new strings.

Just saw one go on ebay for $120.00

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