This is a beautifully built all solid top line guitar with the legendery CoolTube CTP-2 onboard valve preamp. Crafted in Japan, Takamine's Tradesman Series “purpose built” guitars are built with luthier selected solid tone woods in their pro series facility that has been building precision quality instruments for over five decades. Set up very nicely and restrung with Elixir 11's, it sounds superb both acoustically and through the preamp/pickup system NEX Body Shape, solid cedar top, solid ovangkol back and sided. bony fingerboard. Comes complete with original Takamine case with all the 'case candy' .Here's a bit of copy from 'Guitar Player' : The Singer Songwriter (TF430SS) is the latest addition to Takamine’s new “T” series of boutique-quality guitars. The Singer Songwriter was designed and built specifically for the composer looking for inspiration – in the form of an elegant writing instrument with a vintage look and sweet voice. Inspiration can literally be found on each guitar – engraved into the Ivory heel cap of each piece. Other features include a hand selected solid cedar top, solid ovangkol back and sides, concentric ring rosette, ebony fretboard and CTP-2 preamp. Its NEX body is well voiced for balance and responds extremely well to the variety of playing styles that songwriters need to perfect their craft. Available in Vintage Sunburst semi gloss finish. Retail: $2219 In all round excellent, there are a few marks on it: 2 on the top and one to the rear of the neck at the 1st fret - nothing that affects the playability nor the tone of this great guitar. More Hi Res pics available upon request......