Joe Walsh’s Takamine TC132SC

Joe used this guitar to play the acoustic version of “Hotel California”, recorded live at Warner Bros Studios in April 1994, as part of an MTV event that marked the Eagles’ reunion.

Based on the information posted on Takamine’s website, all three of the Eagles’ guitarists played Takamine guitars that night. Joe and Don both used the TC132SC model, while Glenn Frey used a 12-string EF381SC.

Joe Walsh playing a Takamine TC132SC on
Joe Walsh playing a Takamine TC132SC on “Hotel California”.

Years before this concert, in an interview with Guitar Player in 1988, Joe said that Takamine is his favorite brand of acoustic guitars.

I’m very partial to Takamines, which are Japanese-made guitars. They have a built-in pickup that’s underneath the bridge.

Joe Walsh Carries On, Guitar Player, 1988


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