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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 Mark Baker on September 24, 2010 at 7:51am
Or you could order it from the Turtle Wax online store...
Comment by Jim Handsfield on September 24, 2010 at 5:09am
Visit, put in your zip code, and you should be able to find a store that carries it.
Comment by Wayne Bagley on September 23, 2010 at 10:49pm
Hey Mark

I went to three different automotive stores and got the same response from all three. This is a discontinued product. I can't find it anywhere locally.
Comment by Mark Baker on September 23, 2010 at 1:46pm
Wayne - Where did you hear that Express Shine is discontinued? I checked the Turtle Wax web site and it's still listed as an active product. Actually, you can even buy it from their online store. Just curious - if it's being discontinued there's no official indication of it, although that doesn't necessarily mean it's untrue.
Comment by Mark Baker on September 23, 2010 at 1:41pm
Andrew - I forgot to mention that I've played lots of Taylors but never a 310; so I'm actually completely unqualified to offer a response ;-)
Comment by Mark Baker on September 23, 2010 at 1:37pm
Andrew - Freshman guitars are an unknown quantity for me - I'd never even heard of them until today - but the reviews I've been able to find sound good. List price on the FA500DCE (according to the Freshman web site) is about $300 higher than the 310's. I have no idea of the Freshman's street price, but Musician's Friend offers the 310ce for $1550. The FA500DCE has a solid rosewood body compared to sapele (a mahogany species) on the 310. It's interesting that you found the 310 to be bassier, since rosewood is generally acknowledged to have better bass response than sapele, but there are other contributing factors as well. Ultimately, though, value is in the eye of the beholder, so my only recommendation would be to play both, and hear them both with someone else playing, and make your decision based on what you see and hear. Personally, I have a hard time believing that the Freshman is a better value, but that's just me.
Comment by Ray on September 23, 2010 at 1:09pm
I have had a 310ce for almost 4 1/2 years and simply love it. It is somewhat bassier that some other acoustics, but the overall tones is so sweet and mellow it's hard to put down. The expression system is excellent - by far the most true acoustic sounding pickup I have ever played.
Comment by Andrew Schofield on September 23, 2010 at 5:06am
I've just been trying a taylor 310CE in a really good guitar shop. It felt great and I am on the verge of buying it. While in the shop I also tried a Freshman FA500DCES which I was told was better value and an equivalent to the Taylor. The Taylor sounded bassier, and the Freshman seemed to have a clearer top end. I didn't try either plugged in.

I would welcome any help and comments on the 310, I have only read excellent reviews of the 310 so far.

Many Thanks

Comment by Wayne Bagley on September 22, 2010 at 10:51pm
BTW guys

It seems that Turtle Wax Express Shine has been discontinued by the Turtle Wax company. So if you Taylor owners spot a bottle on a shelf somewhere be sure to grab it because there not making anymore.
Comment by Walt Pilcher on September 17, 2010 at 7:31am
Good to know. Thanks for doing that.

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