As stated previously, i tried several high end taylors and other reputedly GREAT guitars like guild, martin, larravee, mossman, etc and this one was the one as soon as i touched it. its my second Tak and i would definitely research others next time i'm shopping for an ax but i simply cannot say enough good about this machine! everyone who plays it compliments it and it com,pliments them
Model Year: 2000
Price: $1100.00 (new)
Where Obtained: ralph's house of tone, dover, NH
Made in japan,solid cedar, maple neck, full fretted, 6 string, volume, 3 channel EQ and tuner built in single bridge pickup, texas jumbo single cutaway, split bridge to compensate the intonation, natch'l finish, non locking tuners
Action is preset at PERFECT.... neck is a little narrow for my meathook hands but i love the thinness of it. i tried Taylor's, Larravees, Guild's and martin's before i purchased...nicest playing ax in a 50 mile area dollar for dollar. flaws? only self inflicted ones.... repaired well.
I play it through a Behringer Acoustamax with a hundred effects built in. usually use a little reverb. i play folk, jazz and contemporary original music. best suited for acoustic/electric play. wouldnt use it as a ROCK guitar. sweetest sounding ax i ever owned. plays equally well unplugged or plugged in...... cant say enough good about it
I mostly play live..... detune when not in use to relieve the tension. had the truss rod adjusted once in 3 years. hardware seems to be holding up well. had to adjust for climate changes after moving from maine to florida. now, it LOVES the humidity.....