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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.

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.

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 Mark Baker on December 22, 2011 at 4:14pm

That's gorgeous, Paul!  Personally, I've never seen an 800 series in sunburst, but it looks amazing.


Comment by Craig Fox on December 22, 2011 at 3:41pm

Congratulations Paul, that's a beauty.  Use it in good health!

Comment by Paul Stoddard on December 22, 2011 at 3:37pm

Hey Guys

I got a call from Long&Mcquade last night to tell me that my 814ce I had ordered had arrived.  Originaly they said it was delayed until the middle of January.  This is the first time I've put it down since I picked it up this afternoon.  This is the finest guitar I have ever owned.

Comment by James P. Royle on December 22, 2011 at 8:31am

Hey Paul, You wouldn't play the 410 once you got the 814 is an understatement! I have a 814ce Fall 2006 LTD and it is pretty amazing!

Comment by Jud Hair on December 21, 2011 at 2:18pm

Mark ... I haven't played either one of them, but just looking at the specs in the review, they appear to be completely different guitars to me.  The DDX has a longer scale, deeper body, and narrower nut, on top of laminate construction.  Not that any of this should be considered inferior ... it just seems that it would  make the DDX play, and perhaps even sound completely different from the Doyle Signature. 
Sort of like apples and oranges other than the Taylor name on the headstock.

Comment by Mark Baker on December 21, 2011 at 2:04pm

Thanks for the link, Jud - an interesting article that does a good job of outlining the differences.  Have you (or has anyone) had an opportunity to play them head-to-head and compare their sound?


Comment by Jud Hair on December 21, 2011 at 12:15pm

Mark ... The July issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine has a nice review of the Doyle Deluxe and give several of the differences between that model and the Doyle Signature:  Here's the link:

Comment by Mark Baker on December 21, 2011 at 11:46am

Hey, Freddy, were you able to compare the Doyle Dykes signature model with the Doyle Deluxe?  I'm not sure what all the differences are, but I've been curious how they compare.


Comment by Mike on December 19, 2011 at 3:39pm

Yes it is Mark. And I  swear every day I play it it sounds better and better! Still has the Elixir strings on it that it came with.

Comment by Paul Stoddard on December 19, 2011 at 3:31pm

Hi Mark

When it comes to guitars I am a 'buy and hold' guy rather than a 'trader' but they offered me a very good trade in amount.  Also I know I wouldn't play the 410 much once I get the 814. 



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