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Strings 23 Replies

I know this has been discussed many times but I can't find answers to my questions by going through the previous posts so here goes. A couple of days ago I bought a new (2014) 816CE (the 814CE at…Continue

Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Jan 2.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 12 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 Mark Chalupsky Sep 17, 2014.

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, 2014.

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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???
Comment by David Shade on January 9, 2010 at 7:18pm

I have owned 3 Taylors - 514CE, 5GC and 3GC. All with expression systems and 2 of them had issues with the expression system. Had one of the first guitars with the system and had to send it to Taylor for repair. They paid for everything and it has been perfect since, but had to be without my guitar for about a month I think. Now, you can take it to an authorized dealer/repair center and get it repaired.

I am surprised that they have had continuing problems with their sound system and haven't got the quality control issues fixed. You know, I would say avoid the expression system, except they sound so good when they work.
Comment by Terry Angelli on January 9, 2010 at 5:58pm
Can't help you out with those instruments but I have had problems with my T5. The T5 electronics are warrantied for life to the original owner. I've taken mine in twice with no issues. I'm confident your guitar would carry the same warranty.
Comment by Jeff Lustick on January 9, 2010 at 12:45pm

I have a 410RCe and a 614CE and I love them both!!! Taylor's are so playable in my opinion and sound great. I di have some troublr with the Expression pickup in the 410-it keeps shorting out. Anyone else??? The same pickup in the 614 has been fine so far.
Comment by Terry Angelli on January 9, 2010 at 5:03am
Hello All,

Being a Taylor owner I thought I'd check out this group. I have a Baby and a T5-C1. I am totally smitten with the T5 and use it pretty much exclusively in the band I play in.

My first goal was to stop carrying my Martin AND my electric to rehearsals/gigs and kill two birds with one stone. Plus it minimizes my connecting to my gear (guitar amp and PA). This has worked out really well and I am totally pleased with it.

The Baby replaced a Martin Backpacker (what a piece of junk). I really like it but need to take it in to my luthier because the intonation is out. At first I thought it was a humidity issue but it's not. Anyone else experience this problem? I'd love to hear from you about it.

Great to be here and looking forward to sharing.


PS) Sorry about the Martin photo in the Taylor group ;-)

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