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Tak Matsumoto
Tak Matsumoto

Tak Matsumoto is a Grammy Award-winning Japanese guitarist, producer, arranger, composer, singer and songwriter. In addition to guitarist and lead composer for the hard rock band B'z, he has also had a successful solo career.

Tak has proved himself not only one of Japan's masters of the fingerboard, but one of the world's most powerful rockers. In a style that is inflected with jazz sensibilities and coupled to a searing tone that is utterly infectious, Matsumoto has bridged the musical gap between East and West, and proved that rock truly is a universal language.


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Models


Tak Matsumoto DC Standard

Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Goldtop
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Goldtop
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Cherry
  • 2010-Current
  • Gibson USA Burstbucker 2&3 pickups
  • Carved Mahogany Double Cutaway Body
  • Flame maple veneer (Cherry only)
  • Black body & neck binding
  • Nickel hardware
  • Set Mahogany neck with & 1950's Rounded "D" profile
  • Long Neck Tenon
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Abalone inlays
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • Headstock logo with scripted "Tak Matsumoto Model"
  • Vintage-style tuners with green tulip buttons
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold bell knobs
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 1.68" scale
  • Hard Case with "Tak Matsumoto DC" and Signature in gold
  • Hand-numbered certificate of authenticity

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Additional Info Contributed by Supersonic101



Tak Matsumoto DC Standard - QB

Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard QB
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard QB
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard QB
  • Japan Domestic Market only
  • 2013
  • Gibson USA Burstbucker 2&3 pickups
  • Carved Mahogany Double Cutaway Body
  • Flame maple veneer
  • Black body & neck binding
  • Nickel hardware
  • Set Mahogany neck with & 1950's Rounded "D" profile
  • Long Neck Tenon
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Abalone inlays
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • Headstock logo with scripted "Tak Matsumoto Model"
  • Vintage-style tuners with green tulip buttons
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Blue truss rod cover
  • Gold bell knobs
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 1.68" scale
  • Hard Case or premium gigbag with "Tak Matsumoto DC" and Signature in gold
  • Hand-numbered certificate of authenticity
  • Trans-Aqua Blue finish with stained blue back





Tak Matsumoto DC Custom

Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
  • 2009-2014 Japan Domestic Market only
  • 2015 Worldwide release
  • Gibson USA Burstbucker 2 & 3 pickups
  • Carved Mahogany Double Cutaway body
  • 5-ply white body & headstock binding
  • Single-ply neck binding
  • Gold hardware
  • Set Mahogany neck with & 1950's Rounded "D" profile (2009-2014)
  • Set Mahogany neck with & 1960's SlimTaper "D" profile (2015)
  • Long Neck Tenon
  • Rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays (2009-2014)
  • Ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays (2015)
  • Les Paul Custom "Split Diamond" Inlay on headstock
  • Gold metal trussrod cover & "Tak Matsumoto" engraving on headstock
  • Vintage-style tuners with green tulip buttons
  • Epiphone strap locks
  • Epiphone PAF LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Black speed knobs
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 1.68" scale
  • Ebony finish
  • Hard Case with "Tak Matsumoto" signature
  • Hand-numbered certificate of authenticity



Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul

Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul
Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul
Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul
Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Headstock
  • Epiphone Elitist Tak MatsumotoGibson Burstbucker 2&3 pickups
  • Book-matched African Mahogany body
  • Book-matched quilt maple top
  • Single-ply black body & neck binding
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with dovetail neckjoint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with real Abalone trapezoid inlays
  • Tombstone headstock with gold "Les Paul" script
  • Die-cast Gotoh green-key tuners
  • 2-screw, 2-ply truss rod cover with "Tak Matsumoto" engraving
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Bone nut
  • Nickel hardware
  • Gold bell knobs
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Takburst finish

Source: http://www2.epiphone.com/elitist/tak.htm

See Also: Les Paul, Elitist Series, More Signature Models



Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul (Japan)

Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul (Japan)
  • Japan Domestic Market only
  • Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Gibson Burstbucker 2&3 pickups
  • Book-matched African Mahogany body
  • Book-matched AAA quilt maple top
  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with dovetail neckjoint
  • SlimTaper neck profile
  • Black neck binding
  • Rosewood fingerboard with real Abalone trapezoid inlays
  • Open-book headstock with Gotoh green-key tuners
  • 2-screw truss rod cover
  • Bone nut
  • ABR-1 with stopbar tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware
  • Cream pickup rings
  • Gold bell knobs
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Faded Cherry back & neck
  • Takburst top



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