"Better than all the rest."
Awesome. Just awesome. The tones is warm, clear and rich. It has great volume too!
For the money you spend you get the look and sound of a much more expensive guitar, the abalone on the fret board and rosette is beautiful and the gold tuners and the gorgeous wood really give the guitar a warm look. Not to mention that the solid top makes whatever music you make on this guitar sound amazing and the cut away lets you get to all the frets.
Ease of Use:
Ease is the reason I bought a Takamine in the first place! That's what they are known for. It is so easy to hold the strings down, I can play forever, it doesn't hurt at all.
Perfect. Gorgeous finish, one of the most attractive guitars I have ever seen. I take good care of my guitars so I don't really know how much damage it can take, but so far I have had no problems or scratches or anything. Everyone I know who has or had a Takamine never said it went down in quality over time. I wouldn't worry about it.
All I need to say is lifetime warranty. But I will also throw in that I have not needed any customer support for the guitar but I did send them an e-mail asking how to pronounce Takamine, and they were friendly, helpful and fast.
You will not find a better guitar for the money. Period.
The Wow Factor:
Sexy. The look is what drew me to it in the first place. Like I said before, the little added features like the abalone and gold tuners make this a very attractive guitar, and the wood is rich with a great finish.
The only reason I would replace this guitar would be if or when it wears out. And if I could I would buy it all over again.