Excerpt: I've been playing for over 40 years and have played many classicals. This is my main guitar. It would take a lot of expense or money to get a better sounding classical so I haven't been looking. I have owned (and wished I never sold) many high end guitars over the years including steel string Martins. If you get a chance to get one of these, go for it.
Excerpt: I would definitely replace this Tak with another if I could find one. I've played the C132S but it is not as good in my opinion. If you can find one of these, go for it, you won't be disappointed!
Excerpt: I've been playing classical for 30 years. I love both my classical guitars but am leaning more and more towards the Takamine as the years go by. I am curious about the newer Australian makers such as Smallman, Simon Marty and John Price. The only weakness of the Tak (like the Ramirez) is that the notes on the top strings above the 12th fret die away too quickly. I wonder if the newer designs are better in this respect?
Excerpt: I have been playing classical (mostly Baroque) for about 6 years. Although I played folk and rock for a number of years in my youth. I have been learning on a Yamaha CG100A, the Tak was my first upgrade - in search of a more precise sound. It has certainly done that! Despite some considerable bias towards spanish guitars from teachers and experienced players I think I have found a great instrument which will be with me for a very long time.
Excerpt: I think very highly of the craftsmanship of this guitar. However, if I were to trade up, I would have to consider different models and preferably a dreadnought series or better. Ah, to dream. Good value for the money I spent in 1977. I am not interested in selling this guitar. I think I will hang on to it and perhaps hand it down to a relative if I trade up. But I would be interested in other owner opinions if they have this model guitar.