Takamine LTD2022 review

One of two limited-edition models that celebrate Takamine’s 60th Anniversary, both of which engage the charms of Hawaiian koa in their construction. Let’s take a closer look

Takamine LTD2022
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

As with anything that is in any way rarefied, these guitars are likely to sell out quite soon, and so if you want a guitar with a few unique features, a good set of larynx and is so typically for Takamine eminently stage-ready, we’d advise you not to hang around for too long.


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    A very well-built instrument.

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    The allure of collectability.


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    Plenty of competition in the marketplace at this price point if a limited-edition isn’t your thing.

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Takamine celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with not one but two special models created for the occasion. The one we have before us today is the LTD2022 and is limited to 350 units worldwide, and the other, named ‘The 60th’, will have only 60.

The former will sell for around $3k/£2.5k, whereas its far more grand stablemate tips the scales at a smidge under $13k/£10k! We’re not about to compare the two, however, seeing as we haven’t even laid eyes upon The 60th model, and so we’ll instead focus our attention on the LTD2022 we have here.

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.