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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 on Sunday.

Taylor 310... 4 Replies

Howdy!New to the discussion group.I want to ask the members about their experiences with the Taylor 310.  I am looking for a dreadnaught without electronics and I think this one fits the bill.  I…Continue

Started by Rob Osborn. Last reply by Rob Osborn Feb 7.

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.

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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???
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.

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