The Takemine GJ72CE is a wonderful 12-string guitar. Sounds great, looks great, and the set-up was good right out of the box! Take note however that it is a "Jumbo"! Even though I tried it out in the store before ordering it still took a little getting used to! Since I usually just play sitting down in a chair or on the couch the extra size and weight vs a Dred or Cut-away aren't that big of a deal for me! If you're performing with this standing-up though it might get heavy after a bit!