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Taylor expression vs older fishman prefix pickup... 3 Replies

So...   I'm looking at a few different used Taylors right now.   I've heard people argue both sides of this topic.  Some swearing by the old fishman preamp/pickup system, while others claim the new…Continue

Started by Mark. Last reply by Paul Stoddard Mar 21.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 11 Replies

Anyone else have problems fitting the guitar strap over the electric end pin jack on acoustic/electric guitars? I've asked music stores and strap manufacturers and neither seem to think it's a…Continue

Started by Downtown Freddy Brown. Last reply by John J. Cebula Jan 14.

GS Mini video comparison ... Spruce top versus Mahogany 2 Replies

 CLICK HERE to watch a good Taylor GS Mini Video Comparison from The Acoustic Letter..Continue

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by John J. Cebula Jan 14.

Taylor 12 fret guitars. Which model do you have or recommend and what do you like about them? 3 Replies

I am in the market for a Taylor 12 fret guitar and was wondering what experiences others have had with these.  I am leaning towards the 522e with a Western red cedar top, which would be the same as…Continue

Started by Hoosier Picker. Last reply by Michael Holmes Dec 7, 2013.

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Comment by Michael McBride on July 27, 2014 at 11:03am

Ken R and Paul S: Sorry it took me so long to post my comments on the new Elixer HD Lights strings. I installed them a few weeks ago, but until last night I hadn't had the chance to really give them a work out.

I played almost continuously for about six hours yesterday with some hard playing friends and the strings performed as promised. I have arthritis so, for comfort, I install Elixer Lights on all my guitars and keep them tuned down a full step. But when I play hard, the wound strings fell slacky and buzz, and when I play soft they lack resonance. The Elixer HDs did not buzz, nor did they feel sloppy loose, whether I played soft or hard, and they rang beautifully even when softly touched.

Another thing I notice is the Elixer HD Lights are not as "bright" as standard Elixer Lights. This is probably due to the wound strings being of medium rather than light gauge. The tonal resonance also seems to be shifted toward the bottom end a bit. I like that a lot. I gives my GS7 a deeper growl. Of course, as with all Elixer strings, they play like butter.

I'll be putting Elixer HD Lights on all of my Taylors. I'm quite please with them. I see no reason why they won't last as long as other Elixer strings, but I'll report my results on that too. ~Michael

Comment by Mark on July 8, 2014 at 1:56pm

Hee hee....  so far I've managed to postpone the experiment.  but alas, it's inevitable .

Comment by Michael McBride on July 8, 2014 at 1:07pm
Mark: Oh to be a fly on the wall during that demonstration! How does one convey "playability" to a non-player? How did it go? Inquiring minds want to know. ;-)
Comment by Holly Astrid Word on July 8, 2014 at 10:40am

If you want to resell the 714ce I am interested ...LOL!

Comment by FloridaGull on July 4, 2014 at 12:56pm

Here's your pic:*f0S4iO3BZeJOHgUCs7GfLwa-mDqGhd8/P1011346.JPG

As to your problem...good luck!  Perhaps if the Alvarez has old strings... ;-)

Comment by Mark on July 4, 2014 at 9:21am

Well it arrived!


But I do have a bit of a problem now.   Mrs. Mark  has requested that I sit down with this guitar and my Alvarez,  and demonstrate to her how the Taylor is worth ten times as much as the other one...  

Comment by Holly Astrid Word on June 25, 2014 at 11:14am

I was on fire to purchase a new Taylor T5 or  T5z. Now I am dragging my feet. Thinking perhaps I would get more use out of a 514 or 614. I am definitely going to make up my mind very soon. Mark love your new 714! Enjoy!!

Comment by FloridaGull on June 25, 2014 at 8:34am

I saw this on the AGF:

A 2012 Taylor BTO GA 12-Fret Cutaway: Mahogany/Cedar

He's asking $2150 - can't post pics from work... :-(

Comment by SJ Hollman on June 24, 2014 at 7:36pm

Paul, I meant that last comment as an answer to your question about the 814.    I only recently got a chance to try out the ES2 system and I can say, it's very responsive and gave me a great tone quality.  I really haven't had a chance to try it in a live venue, but if the test is any indication I can't imagine that the sound won't be awesome.  They've also done a great job hiding the pickup points on the bridge.  Close examination will have them showing, but they're well disguised from a distance.  Important to me is the sound they produce and the quickness of the sound they produce.

Comment by SJ Hollman on June 24, 2014 at 7:28pm

Played the new 814 at our local music store.  I was hooked the second I hit the bottom E.  Phrase 'smooth as buttah' is all I can think to describe the feeling I had playing this guitar.  I can't imagine how great this will sound after it's been played for a while.  It definitely lives up to its promise.  The sound is warm from start of finish and it sustains a beautiful resonance.  It's worth every dollar!


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