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Thalia Capo's 3 Replies

Does anyone have experience with these capo's? They are a bit pricey but look really nice. I'm thinking of getting one of the Koa models to use on my K24CE.…Continue

Started by Peter Vallejo. Last reply by Peter Vallejo May 22.

Taylor 800 series and string gauge 16 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 Peter Geronimo May 18.

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.

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Comment by JCross on January 28, 2011 at 12:48pm
Hey guys, I was checking out some youtube videos of this years NAMM and saw that they were introducing the GS as a 400 series. I played a 414CE and it sounded great, just wondering if anyones had the pleasure of playing a new 416CE?
Comment by Ed Mehollin on January 7, 2011 at 6:54pm

I was surprised by the money clips, too.  Pretty expensive and kind of gaudy, too.


With respect to Alwyn's question about using a heavier gauge string on his 314, I would wonder what incremental gain you will get with the heavier strings.  As JB suggests, lowering the traditionally low Taylor action even lower does seem to decrease the margin for error and would likely increase the likelihood of buzzing.  Pretty easy experiment though, maybe just a saddle and a set of strings to test.

Comment by JB Maddox on January 7, 2011 at 6:42pm

It would seem lowering the action and increasing the gauge is a formula for buzz.

I find 11's work fine for all around playing in acoustic electric configurations.  I tend to use a wider pick with a bit more flex with the 11's.  It takes some getting used to but a heavy pick on the lighter gauge tends to make the attack harsh sounding to me.

Comment by Alwyn Venter on January 6, 2011 at 1:00am
I would like some advise / opinions: I curently use Elixir .11 gauge strings on my 314. I am considering having the action dropped slightly and going to .12 gauge Elixir's. I play some fingerstyle, flatpicking, rythm, i.e. bit of everything. Will this give me a bit more body in the sound and be still good for fingerstyle?
Comment by Ed Mehollin on January 5, 2011 at 9:23pm
I like the clear vinyl pick guards that are just held on by static or surface tension.  I have one on both my Taylors - neither came with a pick guard.
Comment by JCross on January 5, 2011 at 5:41pm
Alright thanks Jim!
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."  ;-)


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