I bought it used at a pawn shop in Reno and it is like new.Thanks, Jim I'm also trying to find out the model of guitar i have now the name on the head stock says Granada but after taking a flash light and looking through the sound hole i found an area in the guitar near the neck that had a factory sticker that says Takamine and then the serial number 77093332.I have a Takamine classical guitar, serial number 77070417.Mike Markure (who works for Takamine) indicated it was built in July of 1977.could you email me to let me know if it is a toby keith and what model it is. I have Model F360 and SN is 47.7.6 Have had this guitar since new still plays great and is in good shape.this guitar was purchased he says about 7 years ago. he only used it a couble of times because he had stroke. The only negative is that it is not a loud acoustic.There'd be no conversation and the date will teach you nothing about her. If it rains you could share and umbrella and it will be very romantic.
I've search the net that the first 2 serial numbers represents the year that it was made in my case its 30it 1930 or 2003?
Only Japanese Pro series models use the serial number to indicate the date.
Looking at your pictures showing the one piece saddle I think you have a 'G' series model.
If it is a G series or non Japanese model then you can not decipher the date from the serial number.
Instead you must contact Takamine with the serial number to get the date information.