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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 May 22.

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 Alwyn Venter on January 23, 2010 at 10:43pm
Antonio, I also play a 314CE as my main guitar. REally enjoy the guitar. Appreciate the most the balance of the sound across the full range and the clean sound.
Comment by Pali K on January 23, 2010 at 9:28pm
agreed Mike.. their service guys and gals are the best I've ever seen/needed to work with. Also, if you have the time, do take the Taylor Guitar factory tour.. very cool indeed!
Comment by Mike Nepper on January 23, 2010 at 8:44pm
Just a note to people with Taylor problems. Send your guitar to the factory for repairs. You will be taken care of properly. I have had only a tiny issue but they are renowned for their customer service! I was indeed impressed in a big way. Also, I can highly recommend the touring workshops they put on in local guitar stores. Bring your guitar and they will address small issues on the spot!
Comment by Antonio Eduardo Rosa on January 22, 2010 at 2:50am
Hi friends,

I'm a proud owner of a Taylor 314CE.
A great instrument.
When I purchased it I was looking for a 514CE but the only one that arrived to the store was sold. A friend told me to try this one, I'm I'm glad I purchased it.
Would like to know if some of you have the same model and your opinions about it.
Comment by Pali K on January 22, 2010 at 1:24am
Aloha all, and howdy! new to the AG forums, Taylor guy too (play the DDSM Doyle Dykes model)...

in regards to the pickup.. yeah, all the early Taylors had that problem. I was told it was a glue issue in the pickup housing that came undone either due to temperature and/or altitude (yeah, altitude)... was told that by a former Taylor repair rep. Taylor will replace and upgrade to the 9volt version-so that's cool.. but at one point I had 8 different Taylors, all first series, all 8 went back.
Comment by Mike Nepper on January 17, 2010 at 10:27am
I am new to this group and have owned several Taylors. My son came over yesterday with a lightly used 214 he got on ebay. Wow, what a fine acoustic instrument! I don't believe there is any competition in this price range.

This guitar will definitely take him from beginner well into itermediate / advanced level. I have attached a picture of 2 of my favorites.
Comment by Kevin Moran on January 13, 2010 at 1:48pm
I also recently had this problem with my 2004 614ce. I was recording and the expression sytem kept cutting in and out. I took it to the Taylor repair center (I live in San Diego) and the Taylor service manager told me it was one of the earlier expression systems. They would have fixed it for free but due to enhanced features (9 volt battery, longer battery life, the battery led indicator light and also the feature where there are 2 switches that you can turn off and on) I ended up going for an upgrade to the latest expression system. So far I am very happy with it.
Comment by David Shade on January 10, 2010 at 6:59am

They did not give me an indication, they just fixed it after I described to them what it was doing. There was no hassle. I did hear from a dealer that the first expression systems were made with the wrong solder that failed due to temperature. I don't know why there have been problems since. If you can get it repaired locally I would. They are just going to swap out parts and you won't have to be without your instrument for weeks (supposing you trust them to be able to remove sensors if necessary and I bet the sensors are not the problem).
Comment by Jeff Lustick on January 9, 2010 at 10:09pm
PS-Thanks to Tery also-I guess it's good to know I'm not the only one with this problem. I wonder how prevalent it is.
Comment by Jeff Lustick on January 9, 2010 at 10:08pm

Thanks for the feedback. I was talking to someone I know who works at alocal music store and they have someone who is a authorized repair person so I might have them take alook at it. I have thought about contacting Taylor and see about sending it to them though. Did they give you any indication what the problem was???

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