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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 Cliff Rodman on January 13, 2015 at 9:04pm

Welcome to the Taylor Guitar Owners Group USA

Comment by FloridaGull on December 19, 2014 at 10:36am

What appears to be a nice 1997 Taylor 814C at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL:

They are asking $2250...

1997 Taylor 814C

1997 Taylor 814C

1997 Taylor 814C

1997 Taylor 814C

Enjoy! :-)

Comment by Ken Rogers on October 19, 2014 at 2:42pm

Played a new 812 CE 12 fret Taylor at a local shop yesterday. Wow. Just... wow...

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on September 18, 2014 at 3:58pm

Mark - I've had the same problem from time to time on this site - too bad your complete original didn't post. Agree - the price is what will draw people to this guitar.

mark - Thanks for posting the video link. Love the other guitars as well, especially the blackwood.


Comment by Mike on September 18, 2014 at 3:10pm
Comment by Mike on September 18, 2014 at 3:09pm

Mark, Taylor was apparently shooting for just that reaction. That quality? That Sound? A Taylor? That price?

On a side note, I think I may need help. I may be addicted to the GS Mini's.

Comment by Mark on September 18, 2014 at 1:55pm

Well that's interesting.  I posted a long reply to Michael's post about the 150E .   I wonder what happened to it... 

Anyhoo.  The gist of it was that I saw that guitar in a Sam Ash ad and could not wrap my head around how a 12 string, let alone a Taylor would be so inexpensive.  So I went down to my local Sam Ash and played one.  Michael is right,  it really does play easier than any other 12 string I've picked up.  I handed it to the salesman and let him play it so I could listen to it.  Again, it sounded a heck of a lot better than I would think a guitar in that price range could ever sound.  Frankly I'm baffled,  That guitar just seems to be way under-priced for what it is. 

Comment by Paul Stoddard on September 17, 2014 at 11:59pm

Thanks to both Michael's for your interesting reviews.


Comment by Michael McBride on September 17, 2014 at 7:09pm
Congrats! Great choice. I've heard excellent things about the new Taylor 150 12-string. Thanks for posting your experience.
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on September 17, 2014 at 5:15pm

Hi all. Since I am the proud owner of a new Taylor, my first, I can now join your group. While I have been looking at other Taylors much more exotic and pricey than mine, I read the article in the latest issue of AG re: Taylor 150E (12-string).

I don't know if any of you have had the chance to check one of these out but it really does sound great and plays very easily. I won't attempt to duplicate the subject article but I will tell you that everything that was written about this guitar was spot on - extremely trustworthy article. No intonation issues; plays like a 6-string; beautiful sound; etc.

I have a Yamaha 12-string that I bought when I worked at a music store in the early '80s. I paid employee dealer's price for it, about $700 dollars, and it is absolutely beautiful. All solid wood, abalone inlay all around the binding and sound hole, rosewood and spruce, etc. My Yamaha does not have intonation problems but is difficult to play... all those strings crammed together and a big neck. Because of that, I didn't play it much, actually not at all for the past 20 years or so. Still sits there.

This Tayor has gotten me into 12s again! A real pleasure to play. I find myself adapting various songs to it that were not written as 12-string pieces and many of them sound fantastic. I got a good deal on this one, far below even the street price mentioned in the article. Had to buy a hard shell case, though as the guitar comes only with a gig bag (albeit the best gig bag I've ever seen).

I'm sure all of you take much more seriously you fiduciary responsibilities than to read an article in a magazine and go out and find the guitar, try it, like it, and buy it. I'm sure none of you has done that. But I'm glad I did.

Now... if my local dealer will only come waaaaaay down on the price of that gorgeous 914 hanging on the wall...

I would be very interested to hear if anyone else has tried this guitar. Thank you for your time.



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