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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 Jim Handsfield on January 5, 2011 at 3:47pm
I have no objection to wearing Taylor items - it would be nice if they paid me for it, but I'm so much a Taylor fan that I don't mind advertising their instruments.  That goes for the money clip, but at the price they want . . . fuggeddaboudit.  Besides - I've never used a money clip and don't plan to start.
Comment by Walt Pilcher on January 5, 2011 at 3:40pm

Tom, great answer about the hat for collecting money!  Funny. 

I've always felt if I wear somebody's logo, they should pay me (except Caterpillar, of course, but they don't make guitars). 

But actually, as a former marketing guy, I think maybe if they make a few bucks on the trinkets and accessories and if the name recognition helps them sell more guitars, maybe it also helps them keep the guitar prices reasonable.


Comment by Terry Waugh on January 5, 2011 at 3:37pm



 About Taylor selling money clips; I think Taylor's primary concern is about the music. With that comes (arguably) the responsibility to provide people with the things that they want. Some are so pro Taylor they will buy anything with that logo on it. And any business is about making money, so why not make it where ever you can?

Comment by Mark Baker on January 5, 2011 at 3:33pm

Tom - I don't have a problem with Taylor offering money clips, although I don't see myself buying one.  I do have a couple of Taylor shirts, though.  I'm not a big fan of marketing in general, but it's an essential part of doing business - and the fact that Taylor does it very well is part of the reason they've been so successful.


Speaking of marketing, I saw a Dilbert strip recently in which a marketing guy says to Dilbert, "I know what we do seems like criminal fraud, but it's not - it's marketing."  ;-)

Comment by Terry Waugh on January 5, 2011 at 3:31pm
Just  joined the Taylor Owner's Group. Like all others, I love my Taylors. Gig with my 810CE and play the 510AB(25th Anniversary) at home.
Comment by Jim Handsfield on January 5, 2011 at 3:18pm
JCross, the finish on Taylors is stronger than the pick guard so the guard really isn't needed. But if you're not certain of how to glue it on or what glue to use, I recommend visiting a good luthier.
Comment by Tom H on January 5, 2011 at 3:18pm
I'm not a big fan of the hats, or key chains, or most other marketing paraphernalia either.
Comment by Tom H on January 5, 2011 at 3:16pm
You put your own money in the clip (if you have any). The hat you can use to collect money when you busk.
Comment by Jim Handsfield on January 5, 2011 at 3:12pm
Tom, what's the difference between selling a Taylor logo money clip and a Taylor hat?
Comment by JCross on January 5, 2011 at 3:03pm
Hey guys, I recently purchased my first Taylor (07 512ce honeyburst finish) and I love it. Mine did not come with a pickgurad so I ordered one from Taylor's website... Is this something that I can install myself or should I have it done professionally? Any suggestions or tips would be great. Thanks!

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