Latest Takamine News


Night Train Arrives

Night Train is one of five songs on the Accidentals forthcoming’ Time Out EP, written and recorded during the pandemic and scheduled for a May 7th release.

Ben Allen Joins Takamine Roster

I can literally and proudly say I’ve played a Takamine guitar every single gig I’ve ever played, 1,500 and counting, adding to the many reasons I’m so proud to be on the Takamine roster

Blake’s To-Do List

Check out this remote performance of Minimum Wage featuring Blake’s great band and reigning CMA Musician of the Year, Jenee Fleenor

The Gambia Academy Tunes Up

Last September we featured the remarkable West African singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Sona Jobarteh and her innovative, culturally inclusive music.

Have a Jacob Johnson, Charley Brown Christmas

Jacob Johnson’s spirited rendition of Christmas Time is Here via his vintage, well played EAN10C (currently P3DC) seems to offer the perfect infusion of holiday spirit and acoustic guitar magic to usher in the season – and escort 2020 out the door.

The Accidentals / How Many Hands

The song How Many Hands (does it take to get a grip), the band’s illuminating distress flare, was originally written for the purpose of getting out the vote in tandem with organizations like and Head Count and IVoted

About Rick Whelden

Rick, with his indomitable spirit, unswerving commitment and true love of music was absolutely key to the full realization of Charlie Kaman’s vision of the acoustic guitar unleashed