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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.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 14 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 Downtown Freddy Brown Apr 15.

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.

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.

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Comment by Downtown Freddy Brown on December 23, 2011 at 5:53pm

@Mark- The DDSM was not in the store so I could not compare them. I did play a 200, 400 and 800 series that were there for comparison. I was a little leary the laminate construction might not sound as nice but I was pleasantly surprised. My ear could not detect any difference and I'm a piano tuner by trade so I would say my ear is pretty good. I liked the neck on the DDX better too. Almost like an electric guitar - smooth and slinky. I like medium gauge better and these come with light gauge Elixirs on them so I had them re-string it with D'Addario J17 medium gauge strings. It seemed to keep the slinkiness but had the thicker sound that I was looking for. Since I'm on a budget, the cost was a factor and since the price was lower due to the laminate build I decided to get it. I'm still very happy with it and have a few gigs under my belt with it.

Comment by Walt Pilcher on December 23, 2011 at 12:11pm


Funny!  They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned.  It's a good thing he didn't have a guitar (especially a nice one like yours) or the whole world might have gone up in smoke!

Comment by Paul Stoddard on December 23, 2011 at 11:50am

Thanks for the nice comments guys.  Mark, you mentioned 'drooling', I have been lusting after this guitar for 3 years, but I wasted my money on foolish things like foundation repairs on our house, water-proofing our basement, and silly things like that.  But now I have my priorities in order again.

Comment by Hoosier Picker on December 23, 2011 at 9:26am

Paul,I was drooling over one of those in a store a while back.  Gorgeous guitar!!

Comment by James P. Royle on December 23, 2011 at 8:16am

Congratulations Paul! That's a beautiful guitar!

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.


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