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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 Downtown Freddy Brown on December 28, 2011 at 10:30am

Thanks. I know looks and bling don't add to the sound of a guitar but I still like unique looking guitars. That's why I have never owned a Martin. They sound great but most of their models (in a price range I could afford) all looked so plain, not even nice looking fret markers. Now Martin has come out with it's Grand Performance Cutaways that, at first glance, seem Tayloresque in appearance and they are priced a little better too. I had to make the choice between the Martin and Taylor...then I saw the DDX...Mmmmm

Comment by Rick Heenan on December 26, 2011 at 9:48pm

That is one classy beaut!

Comment by GNuck on December 26, 2011 at 9:16pm

Sweet guitar DFB! Congratulations.

I read a review (in AG Magazine I believe) about this guitar and made me want one,  I love the black! And really like to listen to Doyle burn up a guitar.


Comment by Downtown Freddy Brown on December 26, 2011 at 6:23pm

Merry Christmas to me...

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.



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