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Taylor 800 series and string gauge 14 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 Kurt Chandler Jan 25.

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.

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 Mar 28, 2015.

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Comment by Ed Mehollin on February 18, 2010 at 6:44am
For Scott - My experience with Taylors is that the factory set-up is generally pretty good. If you like the way it sounds/plays, than there is no problem. It's your guitar, not someone else's. Most complaints about new guitar set-up is that the action is too high. Can you play a barred first fret F chord without undue stress? Then it is probably OK. Nice to have you in the group and enjoy your new guitar. Beware of the affliction called GAS - guitar acquisition syndrome - the uncontrollable desire to own more and more good guitars.
Comment by Walt Pilcher on February 18, 2010 at 6:15am
I have a 210e that I bought last year at GC, and it played fine from the beginning. Other than tuning, which they did so I could test drive it, there was no set up required. Nor have any of my experienced players who have played mine said there's anything wrong with the set up. I realize that's no gurarantee every 210e will come from the box in such good readiness, but before spending any money you might let one or more friends who are experienced players try it out and tell you if they think it needs any work. It may not.
Comment by JIM HARPER on February 18, 2010 at 5:43am

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Thanks for your help.
Comment by Scott Glass on February 18, 2010 at 12:34am
Hello group! I am a self taught beginner that ha s been "playing" for about 4 years and just recently purchased my first Taylor, a 210e, and am wondering if I need to take it to someone to have it setup or is it good to go right from Guitar Center? It sounds great to me but it was hanging on the stores wall to be played by anyone for who knows how long. I don't really know the intricacies of high end guitar manufacturers so any comments would be helpful! Also roughly what should I expect to pay for such services if I need them $50, $100 $400?

thanks in advance!
Comment by Maneli Jamal on February 17, 2010 at 5:34pm
Love my Taylor, check out some of my vids in my profile to see a 814ce Limited Edition 2006 in action!
Comment by Jeff Hayes on February 15, 2010 at 9:15am
I am a performing singer/songwriter musician who performs 52 weeks a year either solo or with my band LifeLight. I have been playing a T5 that I set up with light acoustic strings for some time now, but have recently added a 614ce to my collection and truely have the best possible set up. Now if I could just find a K4 at an affordable price...
Comment by Nicholas Ansara on February 11, 2010 at 10:06pm
Went to a couple different stores and chose the 214ce. I love the Taylor but I have to get used to the piezo's before I use the 3 series and up expression system. I played the 9, 7, 5, and 314ce's and my style didn't really fit the expression system dynamics, but I fell in love with 214 and glad I did because it was the cheaper one too.
Comment by Mike Nepper on February 4, 2010 at 7:51pm
I just got a 2003 355 12 string I found on Ebay. The thing is pristine! Man, what tone! I used to have a 1999 855 I unfortunately sold a few years ago and was missing that lush 12 string sound. I'm happy again!
Comment by Dennis Guyon on February 1, 2010 at 6:02pm
Love my 914C! It's in the shop for some fretwork, but I won't fret when I get it back. Steve Kovacik is a great, trusted luthier!
Comment by Pali K on January 24, 2010 at 4:04pm
Awesome Daniel.. Casey is great, they're working on a custom for me in fact. Wow, 11 years, definitely 'kamaaina' then :) I'll order my guitar stand now and when you get an ukulele one, let me know.. I'm Koaloha Ukulele sponsored-I'm sure those guys would love to order as well.

All the best! P.

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