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Need help identifying a '70s Takamine

Always drawn to those vintage Taks I recently picked up one from the early 70's (according to the first owner) which does NOT have a headstock logo but does have a Mount Takamine label inside stating the model to be TF-120(?).  The first digit of the model number is smudged so it could actually be another number altogether.  She's got a 00-size body (all laminate I assume) and plays beautifully.

So here we go.... Can anyone shed some light on this fine instrument??  I couldn't find a…

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Added by Mirock on August 28, 2015 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Thursday Tip

What's your playing style? We all have a style, a favorite way of playing, perhaps it's even a blend of the various styles (see basic guitar style descriptions below & try this fun Guitar Style Quiz), and knowing your playing style can help with song choices and skill advancements ~ you've got guitar style, so know and own it!
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Marlene
Basic Guitar…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 27, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Learn musical terminology. It's helpful to understand basic musical terms (i.e. Time Signatures, flats, sharps) ~ it's sort of like the rules to a game!
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Marlene
7 Common Musical Terms
Time Signature - refers to the count of the song
Tempo - the speed of the song (i.e. slow, medium, fast)
Note names - the first 7 letters of the…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 20, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments

JENIFFER  QUIES  E-MAILD ME  TO SEND MONEY TO AFRICA

JENIFFER  QUIES  E-MAILD ME  TO SEND MONEY TO AFRICA

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Added by jeff skinner on August 16, 2015 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

Thursday "tip"

Try this 3-2-1 practice concept.  Pinpoint 3 easy skills that are 5 minutes or less each (i.e. chord progressions), Choose 2 easy-to-moderate tasks (i.e. strumming or a simple song), Identify 1 moderate-to-difficult skill/song that you can finish in 15 minutes ~ this could be your countdown to success!
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Marlene
As Seen On…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 13, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

What a shame.

Today I had to take down a video I posted here called "Only Love" by Diane Ponzio. This video was produced in 1992 by myself and a friend who directed, co-produced and co-edited the piece with me. It was broadcast on my cable show which ran for 13 weeks.

I recently purchased a piece of hardware that allowed me to easily transfer VHS tapes to my computer. This plug and play device was a godsend because getting analog videos on my old computer was very difficult at best. I pulled out a…

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Added by Terry Angelli on August 9, 2015 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Take your guitar with you on your vacation, even if you're flying to get there. Your guitar can go with you on a commercial flight and it can be your carry-on item (my preference) or checked, either way your guitar can make the trip too ~ so don't leave home without it!  .

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Marlene

 

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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on August 6, 2015 at 8:31am — No Comments

seagull

The Seagull I did in 2013 is done, got the neck off, replaced top, added pick up, made neck removable like the old ones, not perfect, center hole off line a little, but the sound is the best, better than my martin, strong and very clear.

Added by James Davis on July 31, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Expand your guitar knowledge. It can be helpful and it's fun to learn as much as you can about the instrument you're playing, for instance you can read this brief history about guitar, go to a museum with a guitar exhibit or tour a guitar factory ~ become not just a guitar player, but a guitar expert!
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Marlene
"I am still learning"
Michelangelo, at age…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 30, 2015 at 2:28pm — No Comments

This years campers night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qarPreyRrWo

Another great week at Western & Swing camp.

Added by Daryl Kosinski on July 28, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play your songs different ways. It's fun to try playing songs with different strums, or picking, or different chords (i.e. C, G, & D instead of A, E & D), or with/without a capo, and you could even take it up a notch and try combining songs like this click here ~ have fun creating your own unique sound!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Watch documentaries about guitars and guitar playing.  It's fun, interesting and inspirational to learn from other guitarists about their experiences, successes, failures and motivations ~ check out these documentaries (below) ~ enjoy!
P.S. Please let me know about other guitar documentaries that you've seen and liked. 
WIllie Nelson and His Famous Guitar: The Tale Of Trigger ~ …
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 16, 2015 at 11:44am — No Comments

Yurosawa acoustic Jullian 150

I just acquired this guitar.  What kind of trouble am I in?  It is in good condition except it's missing the truss rod cover on the headstock.

Added by Thomas Scott on July 13, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Keep your guitar wood humidified.  The best humidity level for your guitar wood is about 40-45%, which isn't always possible depending on your location, so a simple solution is to use a humidity pack that can fit between your strings (below) ~ obviously used during those rare moments when your guitar is sitting idle! 
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Marlene
P.S. Don't forget to stop by and see me at…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 9, 2015 at 8:18am — No Comments

Lots going on for Lance Allen

Lots of new youtube fingerstyle guitar videos and blob post on my site. 

Hi Everyone! I hope you're enjoying the first week of July. Here in Nashville, it's raining and thunderstorms everywhere. So I've been busy uploading videos and wanted to show them to you. Especially if you're not a youtube subscriber. These are all finger style guitar songs. And you'll notice that I have tabs for sale for a few of them. First, is my song Us Together. It's a lovely song inspired…

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Added by Lance Allen on July 3, 2015 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Play songs that are holiday inspired. It's fun to gear your music selections to a theme, for instance patriotic songs in honor of the 4th of July !!
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Marlene
As Seen On PBS, CBS, NBC
2014 Player's Choice Award…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on July 2, 2015 at 10:34am — No Comments

Thursday "tip"

Travel with your guitar. Don't leave your guitar at home, it want's to go with you, so keep these simple ideas in mind; don't leave it in your car for long periods of time, bring a humidity pack as humidity levels can be different in a new location and remember an extra set of strings ~ be your own traveling road show!
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Marlene
P.S. I'll be traveling soon to Colorado (with my guitar) to teach at…
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 25, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

The GAS Rules of Acquisition

I have a few things that drive a guitar purchase for me.

The first but not deciding is aesthetics... Does the guitar call to me and seduce me into picking it up?

and second, Now that I have picked it up, does it feel like it belongs in my arms. Is it comfortable with me...and I with it.

and third and most important, does it sing for me.

Added by Robert Williamson on June 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Internet crashing affecting anyone else?

Hi everyone. I haven't been on site for a while due to being unable to participate in discussions etc which could be due to our beaut internet providers in Australia which is way behind you in USA. Tried from home and from work too! It just kept spinning then crashed? Anyway, I replied to Angela's friend request today and also to an old one of Terry's on local stores so fingers crossed things might be looking up so hoping to being able to join in again, Cheers, Margaret (Adelaide, S.A.) the mad… Continue

Added by Margaret Galbraith on June 21, 2015 at 5:22pm — 6 Comments

Thursday "tip"

For faster chord changes, don't stop the rhythm.  Our natural tendency is to stop the rhythm to change chords, but one of the best ways to improve your chord changing finesse is to keep your rhythm hand moving (strumming/picking), which sends a signal to your brain to tell the other hand to "keep going" ~ sort of like a little friendly (mental) competition!
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Marlene
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Added by Marlene Hutchinson on June 18, 2015 at 6:09pm — No Comments

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