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Strings 23 Replies

I know this has been discussed many times but I can't find answers to my questions by going through the previous posts so here goes. A couple of days ago I bought a new (2014) 816CE (the 814CE at…Continue

Started by Michael S. Jackson. Last reply by Michael S. Jackson Jan 2.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

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Comment by Mark Baker on December 17, 2010 at 4:07pm
Taylor's "low end" models are really excellent guitars for the money. I used to own a 214ce that sounded fabulous, and I only got rid of it because I bought a custom Taylor. I gave the 214 to my daughter, and she loves it. You might consider calling or emailing Taylor Guitars for advice on getting rid of the hum - their customer service is outstanding. If you haven't registered your 110 in your name yet you should, if for no other reason that getting Wood & Steel every quarter. Taylor's contact page can be found at If you aren't located in the U.S., check out Taylor's international distribution partner page at
Comment by Jan Borgstroem on December 17, 2010 at 3:56pm

Hi Mark

Thank you,- and I think you are rigth,

I don`t know how old the guitar is, but it`s very playable, and the guys in the band prefers it to my Martins because its sparkling sound and the lack of "Martin bas"

(the bas-man often asked me "do you or I play the bas" when I was playing the Martin

My only problem is to get rid of the hum, and it has something to do with grounding.

The hum disappears when I touch the preamp/pu or the plug in

Comment by Mark Baker on December 17, 2010 at 3:40pm

Hi, Jan.  The preamp board in your photos does not look like the ES-T preamp Taylor has been shipping for the last couple of years, and you're right, it doesn't appear to have the phase switch.  It's also not mounted the way Taylor mounts their preamps today.  My guess is that the guitar is old enough to have a very early version of Taylor's pickup/preamp system.  The Taylor website has a video about the ES-T system that shows a closeup photo of the preamp board if you'd like to see what I was talking about.

Comment by Jan Borgstroem on December 17, 2010 at 3:22pm
Hi Mark.Baker or anyone else able to help me out
I have a problem, The switch you wrote abeut,- well I can`t find it.
As I understood your post, it was to be found on the pre-amp.
Here is a link to the fotos I took inside today (I guess I´m 6 hours ahead of you, living in Europe)
Could you please direkt me ?
Comment by Ralph on December 17, 2010 at 12:43pm

It's a beautiful thing isn't it?  And I really like the sound of the bass notes on the Ditson (among other things) it's just an all around beauty as long as you don't have to go past the 12th fret too often.  Strumming, fingerpicking, flatpicking - it's my favorite.  I notice you have quiet a stash of guitars - is there one you like best as an all around favorite?

Comment by Mark Chalupsky on December 17, 2010 at 12:06pm

I also own a Martin Ditson and love the  1 7/8 neck.

Comment by Jan Borgstroem on December 16, 2010 at 2:27pm

Hi Mark, thank you. I will have a look with a mirror, I did´nt know there could be a switch

Comment by Mark Baker on December 16, 2010 at 11:09am
Hi, Jan, and congratulations on your first Taylor. The 110 comes with a simplified version of the Expression System (ES) pickup/preamp, called ES-T. The full ES uses several body sensors, whereas the ES-T uses a simple under-saddle piezo pickup. One thing you might try is changing the position of the 2-position phase switch on the preamp, which you can reach through the sound hole.
Comment by Walt Pilcher on September 26, 2010 at 2:01pm
Thanks for the report, Ed. My daughter lives in Carlsbad, not far from El Cajon, and I've been wanting to take the tour. Unfortunately, we see her during Christmas week and that's the only time there's no tour. Need to get my calendar recalibrated!
Comment by Ed Mehollin on September 26, 2010 at 1:39pm
My wife and I spent a few days in San Diego recently and while she shopped, I took the Taylor Guitar factory tour. What an amazing experience! Terry (maybe it was Gerry), our tour guide, was great. They issue you little Walkman style headphone gadgets at the start and the guide is miked so you could hear him perfectly despite shop noise. They start with the wood storage (outdoors due to the ideal San Diego weather) and progress through the entire process. I highly recommend traveling to "Mecca" once in your life. They have a lot of guitars available to play in the gift shop. I got to play a GS Mini (not actually out yet) and both baritone models, neither of which my local Taylor dealers carry. And, in the interests of staying married to my wife of 37 years, I only bought a shirt in the gift shop and it was on sale. I want a GS Mini and a baritone 6-string though. Maybe the Texas Lottery will come through!

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