Takamine Completes Global Distribution Reconfiguration

Takamine has completed its global distribution reconfiguration. The company has worked to free itself from a long-term distribution relationship with KMC Music — a division of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC). Takamine has terminated distribution relationships with Fender in more than a few dozen countries around the world, including the United States and Canada.

As of February 2015, Takamine is the only source of Takamine branded guitars and is now free and independent, and more than 30 distributors around the world have partnered with the company to bring Takamine products to market.

Simultaneously, Takamine has announced that it has re-established its longtime Canadian distribution relationship with B & J Music, which is now a division of JAM Industries.

Additionally, the ESP Guitar Company has teamed up with the company to be the United States distributor for Takamine Guitars.

According to a statement by Takamine, ESP's wealth of experience and powerful relationships with musicians, dealers and industry professionals will now be able to bring top class acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars to its portfolio. Takamine could not be happier to have found a partnership in the staff of the ESP Guitar Company in the U.S. market.