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    Takamine Mode No. E-9-0 nylon string w/factory bug. this was purchased in 1982. i heard it was taken off the market due to the electronics. does anyone know the story? how about the value? anything would be a help! thanks!! richard

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    • #79943
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      Changing the battery in those old brown preamps can be a headache as you have to loosen the three low strings but their sound is very sweet and warm. In fact Crosby, Stills & Nash have installed these preamps on their beloved Martin guitars.

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      I have Takamine Luthier Mass HIRADE
      SERIAL NUMBER 83110575
      They are the best spanish electroacoustics ever made.!!!
      best 1A
      RODO

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        Bought this in the 80s. Great full body sound however the electronics could be better. The battery compartment had acid rust which a little vinegar took care of it.

        • #113889
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          I have this model guitar, Hirade E-9. My guitar teacher bought it new around 1982. I bought it from him in 1983. It was my first “real” classical guitar. I used it for gigs in a jazz quartet. Great guitar. Electronics was ok considering when it was made. The neck has bowed a little bit so the action is higher than what I want it to be. I have lowered the saddle as much as possible. Still plays great. I like it better than the Ramirez I previously owned. Wish I knew what it’s worth now.

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      If you have a Tak E90 don’t sell.They are the best spanish electroacoustics ever made.They were crafted in Mas Hirade’s workshop maybe even by himself.I’ve tried Ramirez,Alhambra,Taylor,Ovation,Godin and its like comparing a Toyota with a BMW.Even the new TH90 won’t beat the E90 in warmness,feeling and full sound.

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      I have a guitar on which the label says “E-9”. It’sa Takamine. Bu all the characteristics of the guitar fit the E-9-0. It has a solid spruce top, what appears to be Indian Rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard, and primitive electronics. I don’t know if the electronics still work or ot. They did the last time I tried them but I rarely use them. Takamine has told me the guitar was made in 1982. I paid $400 for it about 10 years ago. It came with a hard case, and that included shipping. I’ve always been real pleased with it. The sound is fine and the projection is adequate for a 200-250 seat auditorium, maybe larger.

      I thought I go it for a good price at the time. the more I’m learning about it now the more I think I may have gotten a steal.

      And further information on this guitar anyone has will be greatly appreciated.

    • #54865
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      I also have a Takamine Hirade E-9-0 bought around 1984 and I love it’s well balanced and powerful sound. I use Hannah Bach Medium High Tension strings. The only trouble I had was with the electronics of the pick-up and sound control case and had to replace it with another brand. I would like to know it’s actual value.

    • #54861
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      I also have a Takamine Mode No. E-9-0 I purchased in the early 80s. I would also like to know the value.
      Shelby

    • #87652
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      You may be interested to know that the Takamine E-90 was Laurindo Almeida’s concert guitar, at least on his great ‘Outra Vez’ album released in 1992 (ref CCD-4497).

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      I have learned that this is a Takamine Hirade E90 and was made in June of 1982. It had an MSRP of $1,145.00 USD at that time. I would still like to find out its current value. Thank you! Richard

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      I have learned that this is a Takamine Hirade E90 and was made in June of 1982. It had an MSRP of $1,145.00 USD at that time. I would still like to find out its current value. Thank you! Richard

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