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Old 06-24-2012, 11:13 AM
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Of all the topics there seems to be little discussion of Tacoma guitars here on the AGF.
What do you all think about them?
Some people love them, being that they are US made, with sustainable woods and a little unique. They make a little Papoose, which Jon Sholle plays quite often.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:23 AM
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As per the Wikipedia page:

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Tacoma Guitars began as a division of Young Chang America that made piano soundboards for export to Korea. In 1996, it was decided that they would create an American acoustic guitar company. In 1997, production of the unconventional Papoose model began. Since then, they have developed ranges of guitars, some with conventional round sound holes, others with the paisley sound hole introduced on the Papoose.

A recession in the Asian economy caused Young Chang to sell the division to a local concern in Tacoma.

The company was purchased by Fender in October 2004 and is now a division of Fender.

Fender has shut down manufacturing of Tacoma products, and new stock is unavailable to dealers.

No more Tacoma Guitar Co.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:51 AM
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Wow.
I just read all about them on this site, where this retailer raves about them:http://www.edroman.com/guitars/tacoma_for_sale.html

That having been said...are they any good?
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I owned a JM9 Tacoma guitar and it was very nice. They made very good guitars and it is sad that they are no more.
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I have a Washburn Cheyenne that was made by Tacoma. Fine guitar.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:22 PM
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I think that Tacoma's are FANTASTIC guitars, especially for the price. You can pick them up used at very reasonable prices on E-bay, Craigs-List etc.

They did however have hit & miss cosmetic finish lifting issues. If sound is what you are after, they are great and again,not all have the finish issues.
I have the Papoose and the C2C rosewood Chief, both with absolutely no finish issues whatsoever.

For more info on Tacoma's, I suggest this site. Good people & the founder, Mo, is very generous with his knowledge and history of the brand.

www.tacomaguitarforum.com/index.php

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