I have a TAMA 3560 I bought from a local music store here in Goldsboro, NC back in the mid 70s. I'm a Martin guy but couldn't resist. Being a replica of a D-45, I sent it to a repair shop and had all the plastic fake pearl taken out and replaced with true abalone pearl from C.F. Martin. It took the guy two years to complete the job.(he said his first and last inlay job of this nature)Even though she isn't a D-45(I hope to get one of those soon along with a D-42), I've used it in public performances and in studio work on several occasions. I have had nothing but compliments on the old girl and plan to keep playing her for many a year to come.