I am new here - first post. I am currently looking to buy on Ebay a Takamine F390s - from the 1970's. Can someone tell me if the rosewood back and sides is laminate or solid in addition does anyone currently own one to comment on the quality.
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The F390S has a solid wood top and laminated back and sides. Taks were lam until sometime in the 90's. The S in F390S stands for solid top. No S as in F390 would mean lam top. Double S (SS) as in F390SS would mean solid top and back with lam sides.
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Thank you for that, whilst the guy selling the guitar insists it is a solid rosewood not laminate I am inclined to agree with you. Any knowledge of the quality of this guitar model? - unfortunately the seller is in another state therefore I can't actually get to play it.