My husband’s uncle is a guitarist in a band. He was working in China for many years. He likes collecting takamine at guitar center for someone recommend it to him. Indeed, it was good and durable that fits to his taste. In regards in choosing the right guitar, he searches a lot before buying it and recommending it to the other member of the band. I understand his uncle even if I’m not a musician because it can be his investment. You invest money on it so if possible you must pick the right and the best one.