Supporting the Music Community for 44 years!
The Takamine Story
For more than half a century, Takamine has proudly dedicated itself to the art of fine guitar craftsmanship.
Its longstanding devotion to innovation and continual improvement has placed it among the world’s premier acoustic guitar makers, with truly fine instruments that are the first choice of performing guitarists worldwide.
With humble beginnings in 1959 as a small family-run guitar shop nestled at the foot of Mount Takamine in the central Japanese town of Sakashita, the fledgling company took the mountain’s name in 1962 and began in earnest the journey that led to the phenomenal success that is the modern Takamine company.
The timeline outlines that remarkable evolution.
Here at Perry's Music Center we carry both the Japanese made models and the more affordable Chinese made models, both in 6-string and 12-string variants.
Whether you are buying a Chinese made Takamine guitar or a handcrafted model made in Nakatsugawa, Japan you can be sure you are getting a guitar made with top quality materials and workmanship.
Famous Takamine artists include, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks, Don Henley, just to name a few!
The big difference in buying a guitar from us is that we shop adjust and inspect every guitar to play well (Normally an $85.00 fee on customer repairs) which you would not normally get through a private seller, internet seller, or big box store. Enjoy the experience of a smaller, more comfortable shop versus a "Big Box" store. Where we hand adjust in our shop every guitar at no extra fee so you can enjoy a great playing guitar! Pictured are a number of different models we've carried. Please call for availability as our stock changes with sales and new arrivals.