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Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural
Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

Serial Number: 60070922

Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

Condition: New


  • Free Continental USA shipping
  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$2,049.00
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Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.

SHIPPING

All of our orders are shipped with UPS and signature required at delivery (excluding small accessories).

Orders placed before 2PM EST will ship same-day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your order leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.

RETURNS

You can return an item for any reason up to 5 days from receipt of the item, with the exception of international orders or instruments that have been modified at the customer's request. You will need to pay the return shipping cost and outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as applicable restocking fees dependent on your payment method (usually a 3-10% fee, specific amounts can be found at the link below).

We highly recommend reviewing our full return policy before purchasing so there are no surprises.

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Takamine GB7C Garth Brooks Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

DESCRIPTION

By 1989 Takamine had already established a strong foothold in Nashville thanks to the influence of Steve Wariner and local Takamine rep Don Waylette. At the time I was based in Southern California and had never been to Nashville. One morning while reading the entertainment section of an Orange County newspaper, I spotted the small photo of a young country artist scheduled to perform at a local dinner club. The photo showed him playing a Takamine. I had already booked my first trip to Nashville but had no particular agenda, so I decided this guy would be my first call. Thus began Takamine’s ridiculously fortunate relationship with one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Garth Brooks.

Fast forward 1 short year, Garth’s second album “No Fences” was #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums charts and #3 on Billboard’s Top 200, where it would stay in the top 40 for 126 weeks. He had become an international star, all the while playing his Takamine EN15C (similar to current P3DC). The Takamine cedar top, satin finish cutaway had become an integral part of the Garth Brooks persona - and the Takamine brand had begun the ride of its life.

In June of 1995 Garth called with an idea. He’s seen a music video featuring a Gretsch acoustic with triangular shaped sound-hole and it triggered thoughts of a custom model. The concept was simple. Change the sound-hole design of his EN15C from round, to the shape of dreadnaught cutaway itself. When I noted that a guitar-shaped sound-hole would “not be very traditional”, Garth’s reply was “Neither is a cutaway”. Of course he was right, and after faxing a series of rough mock-ups back and forth - the ready, willing and able Takamine factory was working on the first prototypes of what would become Takamine’s second signature model guitar, the Garth Brooks GB7C (incorporating Garth’s favorite number).  

Garth’s much anticipated tour was scheduled to begin in March of ‘96 with a record-setting 5 dates at Atlanta’s Omni Colosseum (a record he has since shattered) but the Takamine factory was still working on some unexpected bracing issues presented by the new sound-hole design. With the first show only a few days away Garth was understandably anxious to see and hear the new model. What he didn’t know was that his previous model EN15C had essentially been discontinued and was unavailable in the configuration he preferred. So if for any reason the new custom model was not ready in time, or not done properly, there was no plan B and Garth Brooks would have no acoustic guitar for his biggest tour yet - at least not a Takamine. On the final day of rehearsal, 2 finished prototypes of GB7C arrived and deemed perfect by a very pleased Garth. The relief I felt that day makes for a very vivid memory, and my admiration and gratitude to Takamine as one of the great guitar factories in the world remains as keen today as on that March afternoon in 1996. 

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Garth Brooks Signature Model. His current 3 year tour continues to set attendance records in virtually every city he plays and is on track to set overall records not likely to be approached, much less broken, by anyone but himself. In the 26 years since our fortunate meeting, Garth Brooks has become as strongly associated with the Takamine GB7C as any artist, to any guitar, ever. Still, his professional value to Takamine remains surpassed by that of his friendship.

SETUP & INSPECTED BY OUR TECH TEAM

All of our guitars come with a FREE professional setup to a comfortable action as specified by that instrument’s manufacturer. Our setups always include inspection of (and necessary adjustment to): action, intonation, tremolo angle, truss rod, frets, nut, bridge, and more. We can accommodate special setup requests - additional charges and/or shipping delays of 1-2 business days could occur.

INDIVIDUALLY PHOTOGRAPHED

After 15 years of innovation in our photography process, Ish Guitars has developed a way to get you the most accurate true-to-life color of every instrument we sell. We never embellish, oversaturate, or misrepresent our images, so that your buying experience can be as much like visiting our showroom as possible. Keep in mind that various computer screens can show colors a bit differently, so the color on your screen may not match the real thing perfectly no matter how hard we try. Also, unless otherwise noted, we individually list and photo every piece of gear that comes through our doors.

HEAR A LIVE DEMO

Experience our innovative Video Appointment service! Connect with
our Gear Experts to hear this instrument played live over Zoom and receive one-on-one guidance. Contact us to schedule your appointment!

SPECS

Case: Polyfoam Case 

Weight: 5.1lbs

Year: 2022 

Top: Solid Cedar

Back: Solid Rosewood


Sides: Rosewood


Neck: Mahogany


Fingerboard: Rosewood


Nut Width: 1.578" (40 mm)


Electronics: CT-4BII


Finish: Natural

Questions?

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Testimonials

Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

Devin, L'arrivee D-60

Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

Matthew, Music Man Cutlass