Laminated woods can make very nice guitars, in fact some styles of guitar requires laminations. As far as the Tak's are concerned, if you like the way it sounds then you have answered your question.I remember reading an article about the Takamine EF341 guitar always having laminated sides and back because they could be made stronger and lighter than traditional solid woods. It has always been a popular guitar and seems to sound good, but I could never wrap my arms around the price since it is not a solid wood body guitar, which I always viewed as a cost cutting measure and inferior.
Help me out here, is Tak slinging BS or is that true? Are they really worth the price?
That reminds me of a quote (one of those things that stays with you, heaven knows why). Some kid asked Kennedy how he became a war hero, and he said "It was involuntary. They sunk my boat."