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I Found 2006 Taylor 712ce with Hardshell Case for $1500 - Is This a Good Deal?
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Kirsten Ray replied to Kirsten Ray's discussion I Love Myrtlewood by Breedlove! in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"The parlor is very loud and projects well.  Because it is a smaller body it doesn't sound as wide as a bigger guitar, but there is no loss of volume.  It isn't even a deep body.  I think this it has to do with the build,…"
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Charles Rathmann replied to Kirsten Ray's discussion I Love Myrtlewood by Breedlove! in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"I am a brother in the struggle. My #1 is a C-20SMYE limited edition, 14 of an early run of 24. They stained the maple neck and mytlewood back and sides, so they do not look very figured. But there is a depth and character there that you don't…"
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Kirsten Ray replied to John A's discussion 2014 Breedlove in the group Breedlove Guitar Lovers
"I never liked the herringbone so glad to see that go.  But I love the "zig-zag" bridge.  The guitars without it do look plain.  I'm guessing a lot of people did not like the bridge nor the pointed headstock.  The…"
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
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ACOUSTICS
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TAYLOR
'10 GCce 12-Fret Ltd (all koa)
'14 512ce 12-Fret (cedar/mahogany)
'10 412ce Ltd (sitka/walnut/maple neck)
'15 T5z Standard (sitka/mahogany)

BREEDLOVE
'09 Northwest Classic (sitka/myrtlewood/maple neck)
'15 Oregon Parlor Ltd (all myrtlewood/maple neck)

MARTIN
'13 Custom Shop 00-14 (all mahogany)
'15 Dreadnaught Jr (sitka/sapele)

OTHERS
'15 GIBSON Keb Mo (adirondack/mahogany)
'15 BEDELL Angelica Bellisima (sinker cedar/rosewood)

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ACOUSTIC AMPS & PA
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FISHMAN Loudbox 100
QSC K10s, KW181

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ELECTRICS
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GIBSON/EPIPHONE
'15 ES-390
'13 SG
'14 Casino Coupe

LSL
'13 T-Bone (sugar pine)
'13 Bad Bone 2 (sugar pine)
'12 Saticoy (ash)
'13 Topanga (ash)

FENDER/SQUIER
Teles: Road Worn 50s, CVC
Mustangs: Kurt Cobain, Pawn Shop
CV Strat
CV Duo Sonic

OTHER
'08 PRS Custom 22
'15 TAYLOR T5z Standard
'14 MJT Cabronita
FIRST ACTI ME501

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ELECTRIC AMPS
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FENDER
'66 Champ
'77 Princeton Reverb
'62 Blonde Bandmaster
'68 Pro Reverb
'68 Super Reverb
'66 & '71 Twin Reverb
Excelsior & Excelsior Pro
EC Twinolux
Mustang III v2

JACKSON AMPWORKS
'15 McFly Combo (Summer Series)
'15 Britain 4.0 Head

OTHER
'08 SOULTONE 45ps SuperPlexi
'12 TWO-ROCK Studio Pro 22
'96 BUDDA Twinmaster

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BASS
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IBANEZ '08 Mikro Bass
SQUIER Jaguar Bass
GALLIEN-KRUEGER MB210
ACOUSTIC B15
What type of music do you like to play?
I used to play mostly my own music which I'm not sure how to characterize. Lately, I've been learning/playing blues on both acoustic and electric. I'm just getting into playing rock and finger style. I'm also playing a lot of pop songs acoustically to entertain the family.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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Taylor GS8e Decision

I have a chance to buy a Taylor GS8e for $1981 out the door. It is on clearance at Guitar Center. I wanted a 814ce, but I played the GS8e and loved it. I don't need it though and $2000 is a lot of money to drop on something I don't need. I have too many guitars as it is. I could pay off a bill with that money, but it is such a good deal on the guitar, because usually you don't get a discount on new Taylor guitars. Decisions, decisions!!

Posted on January 24, 2009 at 4:15pm — 6 Comments

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At 3:27pm on September 22, 2011, Mikheil Tsitsishvili said…
Hi,

Have you played on Peavey Austin 400 with acoustic guitar? how it can be compared and rated with today's acoustic amps of AER, Schertler, Bose, Ultrasound ...
Thank you for your time!

Sincerely,
Mikheil

At 8:21pm on March 16, 2010, Tom Conklin said…
Oh, Ok. Thanks. The message seemed to vanish, so I then sent an actual private messgae. I hope they don't mind. Thanks for your help. :)

Tom
At 6:08pm on March 16, 2010, Tom Conklin said…
Hi Kirsten,

I hope your doing well. Hey, what does it mean when someone has "chosen to moderate comments"? Someone recently added me as a friend and when I tried to send a comment to them, I got that message.

Tom
At 6:17am on February 7, 2010, Tom Conklin said…
Holy damn! If I had all those I would be in guitar heaven! Wow! Nice collection. I'm putting a new band together now, and thanks to your help, I will have squeeky clean pots!
At 11:34pm on February 6, 2010, Tom Conklin said…
I have a Schecter Hellraiser with a Floyd Rose Tremelo and locking neck. Cherry Red and I love it! I also have an old Fender Mustang which is in rough shape. I would like to restore it someday maybe. I no longer have a six string acoustic, but I do have an old Epiphone 12 string. It needs some work though.
What do you have? I'll check back in the morning... It's late here and I'm falling asleep. I'm on the East coast.
At 9:01pm on February 6, 2010, Tom Conklin said…
Hi Kirsten!

Thanks for the nice welcome. I'm am actually more of an electric player, but that's probably because I don't have an acoustic guitar right now. I have a classical guitar though. :)

I was actually wondering about your Peavey Autin 400 Amp. I have one. I bought mine twenty years ago... or something like that. Have you had any noisy pot or connector problems since you had it? I've never used contact cleaner or Pot Cleaner and was wondering if you know how to clean the pots and connectors on the amp?
At 9:11am on June 15, 2009, Gary Andreozzi said…
Hello Kirsten, That Hagstrom Viking from your collection caught my attention. How do you like it? I love the styling of the Hagstrom line, though I do have so many other guitars that are calling to me. I found a 1983 Hammer Phantom A-5 under someones couch and paid $50. for the thing. Check the pics on my page and see what I did with it. Good to meet you. GA
At 7:48am on February 6, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Be careful of "Clearance" instruments from the Guitar Center and never buy one that is marked "AS IS" as that usually means that they have made a repair, and sometimes the repair is not apparent. Just make sure that it is on clearance because they haven't been able to move enough of them, or that it has been replaced by another model, etc. and that it is not beacuse that instrument has a problem! We never "need" instruments, we just have to have them!!! :-) Take it from me, I have aobut 30! Anyway, here is the address to my website. If you get a chance to visit, please feel free to sign the Guestbook!

Thanks, Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm
At 3:39pm on January 25, 2009, Robert Mattson said…
Wow. Quite a fleet of instruments you have there! I'm humbled. ;-)

-Rob
At 7:06pm on January 24, 2009, Phil Trawick said…
I really like the GS8. It has great tone, probably one of the best I've heard in any Taylor. Sound projection is also great, almost on par with the Martin dread I have. I am not too fond of the electronics. I is probably just me but I have not been able to get the tone I really like to hear in an acoustic. Overall though, it is a great guitar that give me a different tone than my Martin.
 
 
 

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