Re: Tama Guitars Price List

Posted by Lee Kricher on Tue, 01/14/03 - 11:51:31.

The attached price list includes Tama pricing from August 1, 1974 to November 1, 1976. You may find it interesting. I bought a model 3558 when I was teaching guitar in college because it sounded so much nicer than the Martins (which were also much more expensive.) I have never owned another acoustic guitar - it only improves with age.

Model Back & Sides Other Features List Price

Dreadnaught 6-String Guitars
3553 Rosewood Solid top $245
3555 Rosewood Dot inlay, unbound fingerboard $295
3557 Jacaranda Solid top $320
3558 Jacaranda mother-of-pearl inlay $450
3560 Rosewood deluxe mother-of-pearl inlay $495
3561 Rosewood Herringbone $395
3563 Rosewood Renaissance, tree of life inlay $750
3565 Rosewood & Jacaranda Three-piece back $395
3566 Rosewood Mother-of-pearl inlay $425
3568 Rosewood Renaissance,small tree of life $595
3570 Rosewood Abalone inlay $425
3571 Rosewood “flowerpot” & “cat’s eye” inlay $595
3575 Rosewood $395
3578 Rosewood shaded top $395

Grand Concert
3554 Rosewood Solid spruce top $270
3556 Jacaranda Solid spruce top $295

12-String
3555/12 Rosewood $320
3557/12 Jacaranda $425
3560/12 Rosewood Deluxe mother-of-pearl inlay $525

Classic
3548 Rosewood Solid spruce top $250
3550 Jacaranda Select top $345
3551 Rosewood Select top $595
3552 Rosewood Solid top, deluxe binding $275

All Tama guitars are carefully constructed of the most select woods for guitarmaking. All Tama guitars feature a close grain, thoroughly seasoned solid spruce top for maximum tone and projection. The bracing is entirely hand shaped and smoothed for the best acoustic response. Tama necks are hand shaped from solid mahogany and feature an adjustable steel truss rod to prevent warpage. (from Tama price list)

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Hello to you all, Yes, I

Hello to you all,

Yes, I know 13 years after the last posting but remember: People are still searching
these wonderful guitars and often do a research concerning their model.
I have to make a remark regarding the pricelist and the descriptions here and there
as not all TAMA guitars from this first batch ( The second batch are the TG and the TC
series) are equipped with a solid top.

E.g. The 3558S which I own, has a solid top but not solid sides and back. The model
3558P has a plywood top (The "P" stands for plywood) and I suppose there was
also a price difference. Regarding the laminated sides and back. The inner layer
also consists of this so called Jacaranda and it even could be possible they made this
move on these guitars for a kind of protection against warpage during transport.

As for comparison with the more expensive Martin guitars: Martin owners tend to laugh
at the evaluations of people only owing a Tama and are not in the position of buying such
a costly instrument as a Martin. I owed two Martins' form the seventies: A D28 from
1978 and a D35 from 1979. I now still owe one: The D35. I liked the TG 120 more than
I did my Martin D28 and I didn't need the money at the time of selling it! So indeed!
It is possible that you come across a Tama that is sounding better than a more expensive
Martin. So my advice is: Always keep your ears open and be honest to yourself.

Another interesting point is that at first my TG 120 sounded the best and was superior
to the 3558S model in a way that it has richer overtones and a real deep bass support.
On both guitars I've mounted a bridge plate saver: The plate mate. The results were
not the same on both guitars: The 3558S got more volume, added high frequencies and
that resulted on this guitar in a Martin-ish silky sounding high end. Moreover the bass
response now possesses those very deep bass fundamentals. So a great improvement
on its' sound as a whole. The effects on my TG 120 with exactly the same plate mate
were much lesser improving. The high frequencies are in fact even a bit too much
but the volume improved as well. Strangely enough the bass response didn't improve.
But I think that everybody involved in making his or her guitar sound better, should
give the plate mate a try!

All the best,
Noud (GreatGuitars)

3560 value

I have a tama 3560 6 string that I have had in storage for many years and now my son wants it. It needs the bridge repaired. Just wondering value of this guitar and if it is worth repairing?

Tama TG-160 for sale

I have a Tama TG-160 for sale. It has rarely been played and is in mint condition.
Anyone interested can contact me at smerrill142@gmail.com and I can send you
pictures.

Thanks.

Tama.

Got a beautiful Tama guitar 3561- I found these TG.160 in a bad condision. Take a lock at: http:gitarmaker.blogspot.no/2012/11/hard-medfart.html Got a lot of acoustic gitars, but Tama is the best.

Re: Tama Guitars Price List

: The attached price list includes Tama pricing from August 1, 1974 to November 1, 1976. You may find it interesting. I bought a model 3558 when I was teaching guitar in college because it sounded so much nicer than the Martins (which were also much more expensive.) I have never owned another acoustic guitar - it only improves with age.

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: Model Back & Sides Other Features List Price

: Dreadnaught 6-String Guitars
: 3553 Rosewood Solid top $245
: 3555 Rosewood Dot inlay, unbound fingerboard $295
: 3557 Jacaranda Solid top $320
: 3558 Jacaranda mother-of-pearl inlay $450
: 3560 Rosewood deluxe mother-of-pearl inlay $495
: 3561 Rosewood Herringbone $395
: 3563 Rosewood Renaissance, tree of life inlay $750
: 3565 Rosewood & Jacaranda Three-piece back $395
: 3566 Rosewood Mother-of-pearl inlay $425
: 3568 Rosewood Renaissance,small tree of life $595
: 3570 Rosewood Abalone inlay $425
: 3571 Rosewood “flowerpot” & “cat’s eye” inlay $595
: 3575 Rosewood $395
: 3578 Rosewood shaded top $395

: Grand Concert
: 3554 Rosewood Solid spruce top $270
: 3556 Jacaranda Solid spruce top $295

: 12-String
: 3555/12 Rosewood $320
: 3557/12 Jacaranda $425
: 3560/12 Rosewood Deluxe mother-of-pearl inlay $525

: Classic
: 3548 Rosewood Solid spruce top $250
: 3550 Jacaranda Select top $345
: 3551 Rosewood Select top $595
: 3552 Rosewood Solid top, deluxe binding $275

: All Tama guitars are carefully constructed of the most select woods for guitarmaking. All Tama guitars feature a close grain, thoroughly seasoned solid spruce top for maximum tone and projection. The bracing is entirely hand shaped and smoothed for the best acoustic response. Tama necks are hand shaped from solid mahogany and feature an adjustable steel truss rod to prevent warpage. (from Tama price list)

i also own a tama guitar it is the 3563 renaissance, in perfect condition. i bought it new in about 1976. its the last guitar i ever bought. it not only sounds great but looks better than any guitar i have ever seen. i also would like to know what collectors think its value is.

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