So I sold my Takamine, it was a good guitar but I needed something with a slim body.
I tried several APX-700II & APX-500II at the store…off the rack the APX700II has every high action near the soundhole….the APX-500IIs seem to have lower action & more playable (to me at least).
I choose the APX-700II in the end, the solid top on the APX-700II produced a fuller sound.
The guitar is currently at TYMUSIC being setup & hopefully to achieve a much lower action.
Unfortunately, the Yamaha store does not help you lower the action.