Question: What is a Takamine lawsuit guitar?

Takamine steel-strings with squared-off headstocks are known as “lawsuit guitars,” even though there was never any litigation. To distance its guitars from Martin and other American makers, Takamine modified certain details on its steel-strings.

What is a lawsuit guitar?

Lawsuit guitars are high-quality copies of popular American brand name guitars (like Fender and Gibson) produced by Japanese companies in the 1970s. The popularity of lawsuit guitars is easy to explain: They look identical to the originals. They are equal in quality and sometimes even better than the originals.

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