This is a pre-Fender Tacoma! 100% solid wood made in the USA, no laminates on a guitar of this level. Tacoma owned thousands of acres and grew their own trees. This gave them a HUGE advantage over Taylor and Martin which have to buy their lumber. Tacoma was able to produce a much higher quality guitar at a lower price because of this. They grew to become the #3 acoustic guitar maker before being bought out by Fender.
This guitar is a little Jumbo with LR Baggs Duet electronics. Near mint condition! The body has 0 flaws, and the frets are 9.5/10 condition. The case is super high quality and plush. Also includes the Tacoma Warranty Card (Lifetime Warranty!, honored by Fender) and the Tacoma catalog from that year.
Warm, articulate, responds immaculately to finger picking or hard strumming. Projects well and balanced throughout the spectrum. I haven’t heard a guitar under $2500 that can compete.
Specs from their web site:
Solid rosewood back & sides, 4 1/8″ body depth, solid cedar top w/4 color wood rosette, venetian style cutaway, 15 5/8″ lower bout, 20 fret ebony fingerboard w/1 3/4″ nut, ebony bridge, ivoroid body binding & inlaid headstock logo, black tuning machines, gloss finish. Designed by Tacoma & Laurence Juber.
Abalone Rosette, Abalone Gingko Leaf Inlay