View Full Version : Takamine TAN16C...need info-
04-20-2011, 12:00 PM
anyone have a Tak TAN16C?...what do you think?...pros? cons?...what is it's tone like?...and finallly,
is one in pretty good condtion worth $800 or so?
04-22-2011, 11:25 AM
I have a tan15c which I really like,cedar top,mahogony sides and back. It projects very well unplugged and sounds fantastic plugged in,i also bought the soundhole pickup that combined with the tube pre sounds better than any guitar i've played. I also got a deal on a tak ean10c that does'nt have a pickguard and a very light finish on it that sounds fantastic unplugged.my taks see alot of action,I have played the tan15c for 5 yrs or so and still absolutly love it. $800 if it is in good shape sounds like a good deal on a great acoustic,It really is a very good guitar! I am 42 and have been playing and gigging for 22 yrs,if that matters.
04-22-2011, 02:16 PM
great- thanks lurkie...also have a EAN10C in the works as well...about 600 for that one with some wear (little nicks here, there) ....which do you prefer...which would be the better deal, iyo?
04-22-2011, 07:17 PM
I would think $800 would be a fair price for a clean example of that model (especially with a case) since it is still available at $1599.00. Unplugged, I would expect it to sound very full since that is what Rosewood is noted for producing. I think you'll find it is one of the sweetest guitars you've ever heard playing thru the electronics. People have literally raved about the Cool Tube design.
Takamine was electrifying acoustic guitars in the late '70's early '80's when nothing else was available other than an Ovation, so they've had plenty of time to get it right.
05-28-2011, 11:28 AM
sorry for late response. the tan16c will sound better plugged in but i like my ean10c better unplugged,the light finish on it seems to really let it sing,and it sounds good plugged in but tan15c sounds fantastic plugged in. cant go wrong eitherway in my opinion.
04-18-2012, 09:22 AM
Reopening this thread. I have the same opportunity here. Used TAN16C for $800 or a EAN10C for $600 OBO, or possibly a new ESN10C for about $800. Any other advice?
04-21-2012, 04:29 PM
I like my ean10c better unplugged and my tan15c better plugged in.the ean10c has a very light finish and no pickguard which really lets the soundboard resonate beautifully. the tan15c with the cooltube pre and the triax pickup sounds fantastic plugged in but does'nt resonate as well unplugged. Both great guitars.
04-21-2012, 04:47 PM
Haven't GASsed for an acoustic since I bought mine. Zero complaints. Love it.
Sides are brown....they look black here.
04-27-2012, 07:20 PM
I got the TAN16C for $750 and I love how it sounds and plays. Haven't played it live yet.
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