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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.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 11 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 John J. Cebula Jan 14.

GS Mini video comparison ... Spruce top versus Mahogany 2 Replies

 CLICK HERE to watch a good Taylor GS Mini Video Comparison from The Acoustic Letter..Continue

Started by Jud Hair. Last reply by John J. Cebula Jan 14.

Taylor 12 fret guitars. Which model do you have or recommend and what do you like about them? 3 Replies

I am in the market for a Taylor 12 fret guitar and was wondering what experiences others have had with these.  I am leaning towards the 522e with a Western red cedar top, which would be the same as…Continue

Started by Hoosier Picker. Last reply by Michael Holmes Dec 7, 2013.

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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???
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.

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