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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.

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.

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Comment by Patrick Michael Alaggio on March 24, 2010 at 10:18am

Taylor's are great guitars! It's just a matter of finding the right wood combo and body size to suit your style. My 1st Talor was a 310 (that was when they called them 410s and before Ovankol was used in their line) and it was a great guitar. I then bought a 514, which was a lovely finger-picking/light strumming guitar that I gave to my daughter. That model could not handle a heavy percussive strum without bottoming out. I loved their 555 jumbo body 12-string and only found a better sound in my K65ce and 915... but those are definitely "keepers". The few 800 series that I've tried were somewhat stiff to me... felt as solid as solid could be but they needed aging to open up. Had a K14 that was among the most beautiful KOA "tiger eyes" I'd ever seen but again, the grand auditorium body was too small for my primative thumping percussion... it was a wonderful sounding guitar and the reason I gambled on the K65ce. Then a week after I bought the Koa jumbo I found the 915 on ebay at a very good price and figured I'd buy it and sell the weaker 12-string. WRONG! Both are incredible in their own way. The K65ce is a more balanced, sweeter tone to my ears but the 915 has a broader audio spectrum that is an incredible guitar in its' own right. So I've converted to Mormon and married both of these lovely ladies. lol

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.

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