I bought this guitar at Guitar Center in Eugene OR.. I went to buy a Gibson but walked out with this one.
This is the most beautiful guitar I have ever seen. It is absolutely gorgeous. It has Abalone whales on the fretboard and an Abalone rosette. It has a lovely whale motif around the rosette and a bound neck. It has pearlescent tuner knobs. This guitar is the best sounding instrument I have ever heard. I love everything about it. The instrument is a cutaway acoustic/electric dreadnought featuring Takamines popular NEX body style. The select solid spruce top combined the solid rosewood back and sides generates exceptional volume and brilliance with a deep and powerful bass. The mahogany neck joins the body at the 14th fret and features an ebony fingerboard and bridge. Takamines renowned palathetic pickup and CT4B preamp give the instrument broad acoustic/electric flexibility. Takamine will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of LTD-2002 models to The Cousteau Society.
There is nothing I don't like about it.
Great quality. Solid. A tuner is built into the preamp.
This is my dream of a guitar. I also have a Gibson L-130 and a Martin and a Takamine EG 530 C. This guitar smokes em' all.... I paid $1399 but knowing what I know now I would pay $3000 !!!