Nickel production, even if buying the bridge saddle was too high (recurrent fault in Takamine).
Guitar a bit heavy, but well balanced, comfortable to play sitting as standing. The handle is enjoyable to play.
Access to acute is facilitated by the cutaway.
Outlet store, it is a little hard to play up to the bridge saddle. Once a luthier set is perfect, easy to play.
I mainly play folk music, folk-rock and folk-punk, many agreements with a right hand very punchy. I was looking for a guitar that ensures the projection and sound which is especially good for concerts connected.
I'm not disappointed in both cases, especially since the passage in the luthier. This guitar has a very good sound projection, ideal for rehearsals and sessions not have sound.
Connected, I was just conquered site, each string has a volume output, the sound is clear and rich, and the integrated equalizer preamp allows you to vary the sound with a good range of colors. I usually plugs into the table with all the EQ at noon, and I manage everything on the preamp. This is a real asset when you do live.
The choice of strings seemed important to me on this guitar. It has a very pleasant with D'Addario Bronze or Bronze Martins / phosphor bronze. The most beautiful sound I had was with Fender Phosphor Bronze strings, but they do not last long enough for my style of play For cons, the Elixir that I played on another guitar give the very poor this guitar.
I now play on Martins SP Phosphor Bronze, the sound is rich.
In terms of taking on the 12-53 (54 strings on Martins), is much more powerful, more suited to my style of play is very precise strumming and fingerpicking.
To conclude on the sound, this guitar has a rich and powerful. Connected, it acquires all its power and richness of sound. This is the strength of Takamine.
In five months I've had time to grasp the possibilities of the guitar. A passage from the luthier is essential to put the strings at the proper height. From this point, it is a pleasure, both in terms of sensation to touch in terms of sound.
According to nuance, it is a guitar luthier, so each model is slightly different in terms of sound.
I did not find so cheap (well, relatively cheap) guitar that suits my needs, being more accustomed to the Taylor acoustic guitar, but this guitar meets all my needs for rehearsals and the live sound systems or No.