I compared this guitar to Taylor, gibson, martin,
Ibanez, guild, fender...... almost everything.
My original plan was to buy a jumbo for a big, rich
tone but the Tacoma DR8CE2 put an end to that in a
very good way.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $702.00 (new)
Where Obtained: local store
Tacoma guitars are made in Tacoma WA.
Solid Spruce top, solid Rosewood back and sides.
Mahagony 22 fret bolt on neck with a rosewood
fretboard six string acoustic.
the E2 model features an active piezo pickup but has
no tone or volume controls.
Satin finish, with a clear almost invisible pickgaurd.
Dreadnought body with cutaway.
pinless bridge design(way cool).
The action was quite high as purchased but the
guitar played easily. I have ground down the saddle
and adjusted the truss rod and have brought the
action down to 1/8 of an inch at the 12th fret.
Now it plays quite well but I am going to purchase a
new tusQ saddle and reset the neck because I think
that the tone and volume was slightly better with the
strings higher off the body. I know this sounds like a
pain in the a-- but it really isn't given that the guitar
has a bolt on neck which is not glued in place. Very
easy to change the Setup. If you aren't comfortable
doing this yourself any luthier worth his salt can do it
easily and for a modest charge
By far the best sounding acoustic I have tried. Before
I payed for it I compared it with every high dollar
acoustic in the store and it was no contest !!
Very full resonant tone. LOUD repeat LOUD! nice
deep but tight bottom end and sharp shimmering
highs. GO PLAY ONE!!
Very well built, quality woods. Neck is very thin
though, it is very close in comparison to my Ibanez
Sabre 540s electric. The thin neck is easily bent by
holding the body and pushing or pulling with your left
hand while playing. I'm not going to use this like a
whammy though! LOL Plenty durable just take care