Well, I got a new guitar for Christmas.. compliments of a very dear friend and serious mentor. Now I FINALLY own an acoustic with a neck I can manage - the neck profile is much like a strat! I have to say it's in INCREDIBLE condition for a 34 year old guitar, the action is amazingly low, partially due to the fact that it actually has a truss rod *gasp*, there's no lifting around the bridge on the top, it looks like it's X braced to me but what do I know? From what he's told me it was made in 1976 in Japan, by one of the many lawsuit companies of the era, Royal Guitars.. there is absolutely NOTHING on the internet about them, apart from one harmony central review of a 12 string & a listing with a photo of a headstock & label similar to mine, there's no info to be found out there.. Now I know this is the wrong place & I really should register on a japanophile guitar site & see what they can come up with, but I've got some pretty generic questions so I'm hoping y'all can help me out.. the (i presume fender) model it might be based on? any ideas on woods used? (beyond the obvious - rosewood fingerboard & neck) anything else about it I should know? I'll readily admit I know NOTHING about NOTHING when it comes to acoustics. Now for mandatory pics!