Better than Expected - Well Worth the Money
By: Chris from Redmond, Washington
Your general opinion of this product.
Was looking for cutaway electric acoustic that is durable and sounds great for around $1,000. Played many guitars that met the criteria. This is the best of the bunch by far. Initially ordered a Taylor 214ce. Sent it back. Sounded like a shoe box. Ordered this Takamine and love it. For the money, the most well made and best playing in the category, in my opinions
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very well made. Very dependable. Solid guitar. Bone nut and saddle an upgrade over most guitars in this price range. Cedar top is what makes this guitar. It counter-balances the natural brightness and provides a deep, more balanced, even tone. Strings are not good coming out of the box - but not a big deal.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Very comfortable. I am used to an OM body, so a slight adjustment to a dreadnaught, but I expected this.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Bright sounding guitar, with sound easily adjusted to your preference using onboard electonics. And as I mentioned earlier, Cedar top mellows the overall tone and will improve more over time.
How was the action out of the box?
Action fine at the nut. Action a bit high at the bridge. Will probably adjust.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Appearance is one of the appeals of this model. Finish is flawless. I like the binding around the fret board and while border around the body. It looks great.
How has it stood up over time?
Just got it, so not much to say here. But all great so far.