Japanese manufacturing impeccable: back in 3 parts maple, maple sides, solid spruce top beautiful, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, maple headstock veneer, net cash and handle ... A beautiful guitar.
narrow neck at the nut and the c-section, thin frets that provide perfect accuracy, no weight imbalance. Very good ergonomics.
The table has a small dam and the wood has aged well: it vibrates really good. Maple provides a beautiful shine to the overall balance by removing a bit of sustain to project the sound very far. The color of maple allows here to address the fingerstyle arpeggios and very appropriately, which is rare for a dreadnought. Royal strumin and flatpicking
Even if it does not equal a pre-war Martin Aria this is a great guitar that has really aged well. The class of Japanese manufacturing in the 70/80!