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Hello, My name is Path I live in Thailand. I want to buy Takamine guitar. How do I know which Takamine guitar was made in Japan,China or other? Can I see from serial or code on guitar body?
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Hi, Path--

If you can determine the model name or number of a specific guitar then you can look in the Blue Book of Guitars to find out the country of manufacture. You could also try doing an internet search for the specific model and possibly find out where that model was manufactured.

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