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Thalia Capo's 3 Replies

Does anyone have experience with these capo's? They are a bit pricey but look really nice. I'm thinking of getting one of the Koa models to use on my K24CE.…Continue

Started by Peter Vallejo. Last reply by Peter Vallejo on Sunday.

Taylor 800 series and string gauge 16 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 Peter Geronimo May 18.

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.

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Comment by Mike Raeburn on May 18, 2016 at 5:57am

The string ground fuse is not an easily replaceable part. Here is the Taylor page that refers.

https://www.taylorguitars.com/taylorware/string-ground-fuses/es-gro...

If you scroll down you will see it is a re-soldering job and a pretty small one at that. You will notice additional hum if the fuse is blown as they say on the page but you can still continue to play. Better to make sure your equipment and the power outlet it is connected to are all properly earthed. It is surprising how many buildings have faulty earth systems, the consequences can be fatal. Stay safe!!

Comment by Peter Vallejo on May 18, 2016 at 5:32am
Hey Rick,

I also have performed with my Taylor's for many years with no problem. I carry a spare guitar cable, strings, and battery to my gigs. Never had a fuse problem. Might not be something you could fix at a show anyway.
Comment by Paul Stoddard on May 17, 2016 at 10:25pm

Hi Rick

I've owned an 814ce for four and a half years and I perform plugged in at least once a week and have never had trouble with my guitar.  The only thing I have ever had to change aside from strings is the battery.  I've never even heard of that fuse.  I suppose anything can happen, but I would not worry about it.  Hope you are enjoying your new guitar.

Paul

Comment by Mark on May 17, 2016 at 2:28pm

Hey Rick.  Just my 2 cents worth.  While it's certainly not a bad idea to go ahead and buy a replacement fuse to keep in the case as insurance,  I have several friends who regularly gig with a Taylor (mine rarely leaves the womb-like environment of my living room)  Nobody I know has ever blown that fuse.  I'm not saying that it never happens or won't happen. Just that it's not likely to be a big issue for you.

Comment by Rick Lally on May 17, 2016 at 8:22am

I bought a Taylor 814ce recently and I haven't had a chance to test it with a PA or Amp, but I've been reading about the String Ground fuse and I'm wondering if that fuse is user replaceable? They sell it on the Taylor website and I would probably buy one to keep in my case if I were to ever have the problem during a gig. If I can fairly easily replace it I'd carry one with me. If anyone has any useful information about how to replace it I'd love to hear it! Thanks!

Comment by Rick Lally on May 12, 2016 at 10:25am

I bought a used Taylor 814ce 2009 in like new condition. I only had it a few days & I really didn't have a good chance to play it until I took it to my band practice last night. Oh boy!.Very responsive! I had been playing my Martin DC-160GTE as my go to guitar for rythmn and finger picking during our normal sets. The Martin with medium strings was always a bit challenging for finite picking, but has a great bassyness for rythmns The Taylor has meduim strings that came with it when I bought it and probably need to be replaced, but It didn't take long to adapt to the 814ce! I'm thinking Exilir Meduim-Light Phosphor Bronze and I'll be cruzin' on the finger pickin' songs no prob! Lovin' my new/used Taylor!

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?

 

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