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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 Ed Mehollin on February 18, 2010 at 8:13pm
I would be dangerous if I had money - cars and guitars, not necessarily in that order). When I win the Texas lottery...
Comment by Jeff Hayes on February 18, 2010 at 7:24am
Walt and Ed are both corrrect. Taylor guitars are set up at the factory to accomodate the broadest range of players. Unless the guitar has been altered in shipping or at the store it should be fine. The factory set should only need to be tweeked if you feel it doesn't quite fit your playing style of if you desire a slightly different feel or sound. You have a great guitar. Just be sure and become familiar with the effects enviornment can have on high end guitars. Ed is also correct about the "G.A.S." syndrome. It is very real. I know because I not only suffer from it, I am a carrier!
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

How do you feel about a website that has as an agenda belittling new (or old) musicians?? Zinego is a new band in Ireland who have produced their second CD. I happen to enjoy their music. However, even if I didn't, I certainly would never badmouth any musician! Most of us who play guitar know well how difficult, time consuming and costly it is to get a start in music. To have someone on the WWW spew out vitriol such as that found at is horrifying to me. If any of you care to join me in attempting to condemn this wrongful act, please do so by emailing them at 
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!

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