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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 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. 


Comment by Craig Fox on December 18, 2011 at 8:56am

Hey everyone, happy holidays!  I just ordered a T3/B in the honeyburst finish.  I did a BTO inlay on the fingerboard and headstock.  Anyone in the group with a T3 that can recommend a good amp in the 60w range?


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