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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
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Headstock
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard Case
  • 2010-Current

Body:

  • Double Cutaway Body
  • Carved Mahogany
  • Flame maple veneer (Cherry only)

Neck:

  • Set Mahogany neck with & 1950's Rounded "D" profile
  • Long Neck Tenon
  • Rosewood fingerboard with Abalone trapezoid inlays
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • Headstock logo with scripted "Tak Matsumoto Model"
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 1.68" scale

Binding:

  • Black
  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA Burstbucker 2 & 3 zebra pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Vintage-style tuners with green tulip buttons
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold bell knobs

Colors:

Includes:

  • Hard Case or gig bag with "Tak Matsumoto DC" and Signature in gold
  • Hand-numbered certificate of authenticity



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
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Standard QB

Body:

  • Double Cutaway Body
  • Carved Mahogany
  • Flame maple veneer
  • Stained blue back

Neck:

  • 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"
  • Blue truss rod cover
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 1.68" scale

Binding:

  • Black binding
  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA Burstbucker 2&3 pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Vintage-style tuners with green tulip buttons
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold bell knobs

Colors:

  • Trans-Aqua Blue (QB)

Includes:

  • Hard Case or premium gigbag with "Tak Matsumoto DC" and Signature in gold
  • Hand-numbered certificate of authenticity




Tak Matsumoto DC Custom

Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom
Epiphone Tak Matsumoto DC Custom

Body:

  • Double Cutaway body
  • Carved Mahogany

Neck:

  • 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
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 1.68" scale

Binding:

  • 5-ply body & headstock
  • Single-ply neck binding

Electronics:

  • Gibson USA Burstbucker 2 & 3 pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Gold hardware
  • Vintage-style tuners with green tulip buttons
  • Epiphone strap locks
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Black speed knobs

Colors:

  • Ebony (EB)

Includes:

  • 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 Matsumoto Les Paul
Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Hardcase

Body:

  • Book-matched African Mahogany body
  • Book-matched AAA quilt maple top
  • Faded Cherry back & neck

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Dovetail neckjoint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with real Abalone trapezoid inlays
  • Tombstone headstock with gold "Les Paul" script
  • 2-screw, 2-ply truss rod cover with "Tak Matsumoto" engraving
  • Bone nut
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Black binding
  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • Gibson Burstbucker 2 & 3 zebra pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Die-cast Gotoh green-key tuners
  • ABR-1 with stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold bell knobs

Colors:

  • Takburst (TK)

Includes:

  • Epiphone hardcase with Tak Matsumoto signature silkscreen

See Also:



Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul (Japan)

Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul (Japan)
Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul (Japan)

Body:

  • Book-matched African Mahogany body
  • Book-matched AAA quilt maple top
  • Faded Cherry back & neck

Neck:

  • 1-piece set mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile
  • Dovetail neckjoint
  • Rosewood fingerboard with real Abalone trapezoid inlays
  • Open-book headstock with gold "Les Paul" script
  • 2-screw, 2-ply truss rod cover with "Tak Matsumoto" engraving
  • Bone nut
  • 22 frets
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width

Binding:

  • Black binding
  • Single-ply body & neck

Electronics:

  • Gibson Burstbucker 2 & 3 zebra pickups
  • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch

Hardware:

  • Nickel hardware
  • Die-cast Gotoh green-key tuners
  • ABR-1 with stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold bell knobs

Colors:

  • Takburst (TK)

Includes:

  • Epiphone hardcase with Tak Matsumoto signature silkscreen



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