This Peerless New York, made by the well-respected Peerless factory in South Korea under their own label and styled after one of Jimmy D'Aquisto's designs, is in near mint condition. It shows only very light surface scratches, all of which could easily be buffed out if desired and there is a small area of finish discoloration on the back upper bout and adjacent binding. Fret wear is also light. The original owner clearly took very good care of this guitar.
The playability is superb with low action and clear ringing notes all over the fretboard. The neck is a medium C-shape, and is very comfortable in the hand. While the construction helps make it more feedback resistant than a fully carved archtop, it works quite well as an acoustic archtop. There is less bass response than the typical carved top acoustic archtop, but it has plenty of volume for at home playing unamplified. At the same time, it sounds great plugged in.
The guitar comes with a great fitting Takamine hard shell case.