I looked at Tascom, Audio Technica and a few others, but a friend told me to stick with the Fostex. It is very easy to use and it is a great addition to any guitar lovers gig bag.
Price: $99.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
This is a great little unit. It allows me to record myself in my on home with great sound. Since it is a 4 track reorder, I can lay down the guitar work first then come back and add the banjo and then after that the harmonica and last the vocals. It is a MUST for all guitarist and songwriters....they make much more exspensive modles which are digital but the X-12 sounds just great...especially after I mix it down to CD. It comes with an AC adpater so you do not need any batteries and It also came with a great quality studio microphone and headphones.
It seems to be very well made...I have used it so much that I allready feel I got my moneys worth out of it, if it broke I would buy another one tomorrow...but it came with a 5 year warrenty.