Tacoma DM8CE4 Roadking

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Tacoma

Description Dreadnaught size, single venetian cutaway, with Sitka spruce top and mahogany back (solid) and sides (laminated). Fishman Prefix electronics. Bolt-on neck.
Posted By John Boggs
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 12/9/2000, John Boggs posted:
Overall Rating:
This is a good guitar for the price but it's not the "holy grail". Would probably make a good working musician's guitar. It has a distinctive appearance but no decorative appointments like binding or inlay.
Price: $600.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sound Associates (Atlanta)
Made in Washington state, guitar features offset, abalone-shaped soundhole on bass side of upper bout, no body, neck, or headstock binding, pinless bridge, 22-fret neck with 15th fret neck-body joint, 1-3/4" nut width, 25.5" scale, Fishman under-saddle pickup with Prefix on-board preamp.
Neck is wide but thin and maybe a bit too flexible. Can't quite get the action I want but it plays well with less than 1/8" 6th string height at the 12th fret. If I adjust it lower, I get fret buzz.
Sound Quality:
I play fingerstyle, usually with no amplification. Guitar is bright and loud.
I worry that the lack of body binding leaves the end and edge grain of the top and back less resistant to bumps and bangs.