He went to the basement and came up with a Tacoma DR-12, made in 1998. It had been unplayed for at least the last 7 years. I took it out and tuned it I was amazed - even with the old strings on it - it sounded better than most other guitars I have run into. The neck had bowed up just a litlle, giving it higher action than I like up the neck, but should just need a minor truss rod adjustment.
I couldn't get over the sound, much closer to a Martin than anything. Deep, resonate. Mids and highs are great too. This is a pre-fender Tacoma and it is not their high end model, in fact it had a matte finish instead of a glossy finish. My son sent it home with me to restring, cleanup and play for a while (I really don't need another dread hanging around), The more I play it, the more amazed I am.
If this guitar is indicative of all Tacoma's of that era, then they are real treasures.
BTW it has bridge pins...