Garth Brooks' Takamine Guitar

Description:

This guitar was made by Takamine Gakki Ltd. in Nakatsugawa, Gifu, Japan in 1990. Takamine began as a small family company in the early 1960s. Artisan and master luthier, Mass Hirade joined the company in 1968 to help Takamine improve the overall quality of their guitars. Hirade strengthened the business and in 1975 partnered with the U.S. based company, Kaman Music Corporation, to begin exporting Takamine guitars internationally.

This guitar, serial #90031116, was used by American country musician Garth Brooks for his first NBC-TV special, “This Is Garth Brooks,” at the Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas in 1991. During the taping of the program, Brooks and fellow musician Ty England smashed two guitars together on stage. Brooks’ guitar was reassembled and donated to the Smithsonian in 2007.

Date Made: 1990

User: Brooks, Troyal Garth

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

Subject: Music

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Credit Line: Gift of Troyal Garth Brooks

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0208.03Serial Number: 90031116Accession Number: 2007.0208Catalog Number: 2007.0208.03

Object Name: guitar

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)pearl (overall material)catgut (overall material)Measurements: overall: 41 in x 15 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 104.14 cm x 40.3225 cm x 11.1125 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1332390

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