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This is my 1st blog. I got on this sight to get some advice on which guitar to get. I've picked out the Taylor 814ce model, but the cost is a bit steep. Decent used 814's seem to go for around $2k. I've found a 2008, 426ceLTD, all Tasmanin Blackwood, (beautiful guitar) I can pick up for $1300, but I'm wondering if it will have the same playability of an 814. I'm mostly a strummer, with small hands, and want a guitar that's easy to play. Any advice out there?

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Comment by FloridaGull on July 28, 2012 at 12:09pm
Check out these Taylors at Wolfe Guitars in Jupiter, FL - for comparison purposes, of course... ;-)
They have a 2004 510CE for $1095...
Comment by tom blegen on July 27, 2012 at 8:44pm

You could save a few dollars going with the GA8 without electronics or even more going to the GA4 or even the 414ce with which you'll still get all solid wood back and sides.  Taylors are known for their playability and they'll all sound pretty sweet (if that's what you're looking for).  All of their necks are the same except for maybe the 100 and 200 series having slightly narrower nut width, which are also worth a look but they have laminated backs and sides.  I wouldn't commit to a guitar with very exotic woods without playing it.  If it has the tone you're looking for and it feels right that would be a pretty good deal.

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