If you're checking out this listing you're just as under-the-spell of this guitar as we are. Of course, we're lucky enough to get to have it in our hands and run it through its paces, and it does not disappoint. This made-in-Japan Takamine does the name proud. It plays like a dream and as an instrument is resonates like the very best of them. The body is similar to and Explorer but is a little smaller, pointier and less bulky feeling. I guess "leaner and meaner" would be the right term. Super light too at only 6.6 lbs! The neck is a comfy medium C shape, 1-5/8" wide at the nut and 24-3/4" in scale. It's in great cosmetic shape too, not mint, but very clean. There are few small nicks and scratches here and there and some light impressions in the back from a strap. No cracks, breaks or repairs. Original hard case included (the case once had a bunch of stickers on it which were removed so the case is a little tacky).