Eric Saathoff wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:01 pm
I just purchased one of these on the Goodwill auction site for about $400. It has the older Ramirez style headstock. After reading about it on various threads I'm very curious about whether it has solid back/sides and if it changed when did it change? Pictures online make me think the headstock changed between 1981 and 1982. Is this also when the length changed from 660 to 650? Did the back/sides material change at this point?
My 1978 Takamine C132 has the ramirez headstock, 660 scale, double plate back and sides. You can tell if yours has solid back and sides if the inside grain matches with the outside. My guess is yours is not all solid. Not sure at what year things changed. I'd imagine the newer ones don't sound as good as the older ones.
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