LTD 1997 “Gecko”

Each year beginning with their 25th Anniversary in 1987, Takamine has produced an annual Limited Edition guitar called the LTD.   Each model exhibits the cutting edge of artistic expression, expert craftsmanship and sonic excellence.   Produced in very limited quantities, the LTD guitars are highly sought after by players and collectors alike.  

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Shown below is the LTD 1997, which features a detailed inlaid Gecko as part of the sound hole rosette on the NEX cutaway guitar.  Solid spruce top is set off by Koa back and sides, plus Gecko tracks on fretboard.

LTD 1997 Features:

  • NXE cutaway with solid Spruce top and Koa back/sides
  • Gecko inlay on sound hole rosette and tracks on fretboard
  • Mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard and Ebony binding
  • Koa faced headstock with Gold tuners and Amber buttons
  • Palathetic pickup and Accuracoustic onboard Preamp system

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Rosette and inlay work designed by Bob Crelin

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