Wow Takamine rules
By: Jim from Florida, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
As goog as my top of the line custom Taylors or Martins
How has it stood up over time?
Gets better everyday!
Your general opinion of this product.
I now know why Takamine has so many dedicated fans world wide
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Playability is far superior to any guitar in it's price range, at least as good as the Taylor 314 which is at least twice the price. The neck is good for those of us with short fingers ( I know what you were thinking) however fat fingers will be a challenge toward the nut, but it's still very good
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Smooth and full, try different pick thickness for strumming and solo's also play up and down from last few frets to the bridge to experience the full range of this instrument.
How did the stain or paint job look?
How was the action out of the box?
A little lower than I thought would work but it's proved to be perfect, as a guitar craftsman I mess with every guitar I buy, not this baby, I do recommend you give it a day or two to acclimate to your environment especially in real humid areas like Florida. After that tune it up, mine was almost perfect out of the box and let it fly this baby loves hot licks and any strum you throw at it.