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Taylor 800 series and string gauge 14 Replies

I just bought a Taylor 816ce-Ltd.  Never thought that I would ever buy anything other than another Martin but there you go. The store restrung the guitar with Elixir Phosphor bronze medium gauge…Continue

Started by Dave P. Last reply by Kurt Chandler Jan 25.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 15 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 Greg Ballantyne Jan 17.

Has anyone taken their Taylor GS Mini on a plane, and will it fit in the overhead compartment? 2 Replies

Help!  I'm getting ready to travel to Florida next week and was wondering if any of you have had any experience traveling with your GS Mini or small guitar? What if there is no room in the overhead…Continue

Started by Hoosier Picker. Last reply by Andy Getch Jun 13, 2015.

Laminate (?) Peeling Off Headstock 4 Replies

I have a 415 Jumbo (2001). A year or two ago I noticed light-shaded rings around the tuning posts. These gradually got bigger, and finally I realized that they were sort like bubbles. I could pick at…Continue

Tags: finish, 415, laminate

Started by Jack North. Last reply by Jack North Mar 28, 2015.

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Comment by Mike Raeburn on January 25, 2016 at 5:30am

Some of you will recall the story of my Taylor W55 12 string which is back on page 9. I was as you know well impressed with the W55 and always sort of hankered after a six string to go with it. The W55 has the Celtic fingerboard markers and headstock design which I really love and I was keen to have a W14-CE six to match. As you may know the original W14 is a rare beast and is very difficult to find. There was one in the Jesse Newton’s Boutique Guitar Shop but I did not quite have the funds at the time and I missed it. Jesse is a really helpful person and after I asked if he had another one he said no, but he would keep a look out for me. He was as good as his word and sent me a couple of leads but they didn’t have the Celtic design, then just before Christmas Jesse dropped me an email saying one had come up on the Seattle Craigslist and was kind enough to send me the link to it.

Well at that point I was overcome by a serious attack of GAS (guitar acquisition syndrome) and set about justifying to myself why I really needed to own this instrument. You will all recognise the symptoms! Turned out it was a special order W14-CE with a Florentine Cutout (that’s the pointy kind!) and a back and sides made from the root grafted walnut Taylor sometimes get their hands on. It was a very fine looking instrument indeed.

I contacted the owner, Steve, and after a bit of debate over the best way to ship it, the guitar eventually arrived here in the UK. It was exactly as described by Steve and satisfactory in every way except the ES pick-up system had not survived the flight across the pond. The early ES systems were prone to failure, particularly if exposed to low pressure. A quick call to Taylor’s Europe base and the guitar was off to Amsterdam for upgrading to the ES1.3. I did consider the ES2 system, but that relies on a piezo under bridge contact and I did not fancy that. I am not a great fan of piezo systems, I do have some retrofitted to older guitars but I usually play them through a Fishman Aura box. This uses the signal to convert to a previously modelled guitar and microphone, which seems like the best compromise, other than using a crossed pair of microphones.

Anyway, thanks to FedEx the guitar is now back safely and playing beautifully, the tone is just unbelievable; the action like butter and the ES1.3 pickup system gives excellent results, particularly into my Fishman Loudbox Artist, with just a hint of reverb it is amazing.

So a big thank you to Taylor for making such a superb guitar, thanks to Jesse for finding it for me and Steve for selling it (it must have been hard to let go!). Thanks also to Eri Carrillo of Taylor Amsterdam for arranging for the upgrade work to be done. She was most helpful, it was a fine demonstration of the excellent support Taylor offer their customers. I’ll post some pictures shortly.

Comment by Newbie Dean on December 17, 2015 at 9:01am

I just added a "companion" to my GC-3, a Mahogany GS Mini.  I've had interest in it for a while now and finally had a chance to stop in a shop and try one.  I was actually thinking this stop would convince me I didn't really want one.  NOT....I walked out of the shop with one.  All the reviews and comments on this fantastic little guitar fall short of what it really is.  I still haven't gotten the smile off my face.

Comment by Ralph Massaro on October 20, 2015 at 6:56pm

Just picked up a 1997 810 WMB Ltd. Sounds great.  Any other members experience or own one? Thoughts?

Comment by Paul Stoddard on October 19, 2015 at 3:46pm

Hello everyone, has anyone of you purchased strings from "Strings by Mail"  I have used "Just Strings" before, but not SBM.

Any comments?

Comment by Ken Rogers on April 13, 2015 at 9:05pm
Oh, I am! Believe me, I am!
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on April 13, 2015 at 12:14pm

You dog! I tried one of these a couple of months ago and was absolutely blown away by the sound and feel - not to mention the looks. Enjoy!

Comment by Ken Rogers on April 12, 2015 at 2:05pm

Spending time today with a new member of my family, a Taylor 614 CE. Never had anything like this before...

Comment by Martin van Dooremalen on February 19, 2015 at 2:17pm

For Taylor fans in Canada, Long & McQuade had 75 of these made and there is only about 15 or so left across Canada according to their store availability.

L&M Custom "Canadian Edition" Taylor 524ce

Comment by Cliff Rodman on January 13, 2015 at 9:04pm

Welcome to the Taylor Guitar Owners Group USA

Comment by FloridaGull on December 19, 2014 at 10:36am

What appears to be a nice 1997 Taylor 814C at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL:

They are asking $2250...

1997 Taylor 814C

1997 Taylor 814C

1997 Taylor 814C

1997 Taylor 814C

Enjoy! :-)


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