I have seen a few Tamas and had them in the repair shop for basic maintenance. They are a little lightly braced, so one that has been abused (like Medium strings over a period of many years)could be a bad bet. If you have a chance to check it out and the setup needs just minor adjustment, I think they are one of the better guitars around. I agree with the poster who said 1970's C.F. Martin replicas. I have one friend with a Brazilian rosewood (laminate) model, another in mahogany. Solid spruce tops on both. Great sound, well made. I'd estimate value to be around $550 if no significant work is needed.