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Re: Can a Takamine be converted to L/H?

Postby adrian_k » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:35 am

Actually even if the pressure pad things are perpendicular to the centre line there’s the small matter of where the wire to the under saddle bit will go once the saddle is reversed, sounds like if it is this unit getting a luthier to look at it is the way to go.
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Re: Can a Takamine be converted to L/H?

Postby Wonks » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:35 am

It's certainly a job where taking the top off to do the work would be the best way to ensure it's done correctly. It would also allow the bracing to be swapped to a lefty configuration. But that's a fair bit of work.

If you cant find a similar Tak, I would suggest trying a Maton, as they have a very similar (probably licenced) under-saddle arrange as the Takamine, but I can't see anyone who stocks left-handed models in the UK. I recently bought a Maton EBG808TE and that sounds lovely, both acoustically and amplified.

It's never going to be easy trying to find a guitar that sounds exactly like one you already own, especially when yours has decades of maturing and playing-in. Maybe you need to relax your expectations a bit and go for 'great but different'.
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Re: Can a Takamine be converted to L/H?

Postby shufflebeat » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:46 am

Really helpful discussion, informed and considered. Careful analysis would suggest this is a really dumb idea.
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Re: Can a Takamine be converted to L/H?

Postby shufflebeat » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:51 pm

For the sake of closure I should report that I did find another ef341sclh which, although not quite the quality of the ef360s is better than the first one I played and a fine gigging guitar.

Dear reader, I bought it.
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Re: Can a Takamine be converted to L/H?

Postby zenguitar » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:01 pm

That’s great news :thumbup:

Andy :beamup:
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Re: Can a Takamine be converted to L/H?

Postby adrian_k » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:50 am

Does this mean there’s a rh ef360 going spare? ;)
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Re: Can a Takamine be converted to L/H?

Postby shufflebeat » Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:01 pm

adrian_k wrote:Does this mean there’s a rh ef360 going spare? ;)

I have several junior family members who might have a claim on it but if they're not going to get off their lazy behinds and sort out some decent gigs then that might be the case.

I'll certainly keep you posted, AK.
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