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Meh, I wouldn't really recommend that guitar. I am not a huge fan of the Takamine NEX body style. I don't mind the body style completely, but I wouldn't purchase one as my only guitar. There's only so much it can do.

Also, that guitar is all laminated wood. Takamine offers some other acoustic-electrics in this price range that have a solid top. Check out some of those. Also check out some Alvarez models in this price range. They have some great options.