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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.

Guitar straps and end pin jacks 11 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 John J. Cebula Jan 14.

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 Andy Getch on August 14, 2010 at 7:49pm
The Taylor 335-CE 12 string is my sweetest sounding guitar and I am still learning to play it. I have a Baby Taylor that is great for playing on the back patio, and recently took it on vacation. It is small enough that I can play it when riding in the back or passenger side of the car. The mini looks to be one to check out....while I dream of finding a bargain on a used 810.
Comment by Patrick Michael Alaggio on August 13, 2010 at 7:36am
Check out the new Taylor GS Mini... I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the tone, playability and value for as low as $499!

Comment by Patrick Michael Alaggio on August 2, 2010 at 7:10am
New guitars are nice but I'd rather trade up to a used Taylor 310 than buy a 110 or 210. It's a buyers market and you can find some incredible deals on eBay. Just make sure the seller answers all of your questions and has a great selling reputation. Besides, a 10 to 15 year old guitar in great shape will sound BETTER than a brand new one since the woods will have aged (openned up) and become one integrated whole as the parts melded and began acting as one.


I got this sweet (1998) 955e for less than 1/2 of what it was worth earlier this year.
Comment by Brent Faloon on August 1, 2010 at 7:07pm
Hey Lowell, I've just been scanning through the discussion here regarding Epiphone vs. Taylor, etc... To start with, I know what you meant but I've come to the conclusion after trying several and eventually owning a 210ce that Taylor doesn't make a 'low end' guitar! I would have to agree with Walt, take a look at the 210 if you are looking for a dread. Taylor lists them at around $1300 but they can be had for $1000 or a little less. I LOVE mine, hate to put it down. I played a Gibson for 30 plus years and don't get me wrong, it is still a nice guitar and I'll never part with it, BUT...the 'low end' Taylor kicks it's butt in playabilty and sound as well...Good luck. Brent
Comment by Jesse C. Greer on July 30, 2010 at 9:10am
I have a Epiphone EL-00 and a Taylor 110 and I love both of them. They are both well made guitars and the Epi in sunburst is a beautiful guitar. I do a lot of business with Guitar Center and had not heard about them removing Epiphone from their inventory, after all, Epiphone is a division of Gipson. I'm retired and my spending limit on each guitar is right at $700. The Epiphone has more of a, how would you put it, a mellow or tenor sound? The Taylor has a louder, deeper more booming sound with more bass which I like because I love Johnny Cash's music.
Comment by Walt Pilcher on July 30, 2010 at 8:37am
Lowell,
Take a look at the Taylor 210 or 210e. The 210e lists for $799 I think, but I found a new 210e on sale for $700 at a shop in a nearby town and my local Guitar Center matched that price. I've had it for about two years and really like it. It comes with a very nice case. GC will bargain. And if you don't want the electronics you should be able to do even better on the price.
Walt
Walt
Comment by Jim Handsfield on July 30, 2010 at 7:51am
Welcome, Lowell. Taylor, hands down. Epiphone has become so erratic that Guitar Center is closing out inventory and will not stock them any more. Yamahas are good guitars for the price. I think you'll find the tone and playability of the Taylors to be far above either. If you have the opportunity, sit down and play each of these instruments and make your choice that way.

None of these instruments is made in the U.S., BTW. Epiphones are made in China, Yamahas in Korea or Japan (probably Korea for the lower end), and the Taylor 100 and 200 series are made in Tecate, Mexico along with the Baby and Big Baby, and all Taylor cases.
Comment by Bruce Codagnone on July 29, 2010 at 1:07pm
I have never played that one, but I am sure it is clean.
Good luck!
Comment by Smitty on July 29, 2010 at 1:03pm
I purchased a plain and simple DN-3 dreadnought... no electronics... exquisite tone! (with a case that would survive a drop from a stunt plane!)
Comment by Bruce Codagnone on July 29, 2010 at 12:35pm
What did you buy?
 

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