After not playing guitar for twenty years I've started lessons. I was fortunate to find a suitable guitar at a tiny music shop here in Sequim. Tacoma Guitars was an offshoot of the Young Chang Piano factory in Tacoma. After building guitars for Guild and Washburn they started producing their own guitars. Mine has a solid Sitka Spruce top and solid mahogany neck, back and sides. It has the then state of the art L.R.Baggs preamp system allowing you to blend a piezo under the bridge with a condenser microphone in the lower bout. Great low fretboard action worthy of a good electric. I find both the 1 3/4" nut and the 17" lower bout to be very comfortable.