Price paid: $ 289
Purchased from: Parkway Music
Sound — 10
I play all sorts of styles of music and this guitar is great for all of em. I was having trouble deciding which guitar I wanted and as soon as I picked this one up I knew. This guitar is absolutely without a doubt the best guitar for the money. It has a really rich full sound and amazing tone.
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is the best acoustic I have ever played that is under 1500 dollars. I've been playing for a few years and I have had a few acoutics and electrics. So far, this is the best acoustic I have come upon. I compared this to a few other products, including another Takamine with a gloss finish. This thing blew all other guitars out of the water. Trust me when I say you will not be disapointed with this guitar.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This thing built solid and I would have no problems gigging with it. My only worry is that its a satin finish which doesn't quite protect as well as some finishes.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action of the guitar was absolutely perfect as soon as I picked it up. No fret buzz at all anywhere, and the action was low enough to allow for easy playing. I could not find a single flaw on then entire guitar.
Features — 9
Made 2005, 20 frets (I think) rosewood fretboard, Cedar top. Satin finish. Dreadnought style. No electronics. Dot inlays.