NGD (Taylor Content)

Discussion in 'Jazz, Acoustic, Classical & Fingerstyle' started by Hybrid138, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Bevo

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    Told ya, girls love listening to acoustic guitar!
     
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    Nice score! I owned a 110 about 4 years ago and had to sell it for car repairs, then one year ago I found a 110e on craigslist for $300 (!!!), so I picked it up immediately. The guy who owned it had super heavy gauge strings on it, the action was crazy high, and there was a crack between each of the pins. Took it to a local luthier, had everything fixed up and now she plays like a dream. You really can't go wrong with a Taylor :yesway:
     
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    Now I want a Taylor. HNGD man! Enjoy it :D
     
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    Sorry to inform you guys, but I'm going to have to return it. The fret buzz problem really gets to me. It turns out it has some high frets and all the models in the store have the same problem. It breaks my heart because the sound is incredible, not including the occasional buzz.

    The hunt for a good acoustic continues... :(
     
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    just get someone to file the fret down or do it yourself
     
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    Before you give it back ask the store if they can set it up to level the frets and only after that decide to return it.

    I also picked up the very same guitar last week and find my action low yet the frets are fine.

    One last thing, Taylors are know to be hard to hydrate, if they dry out the frets may lift or wood could shrink. If the store did not have good humidity control this will happen.
    I keep mine in a hard case with a wet noodle type thing in it, the noodle dries every 3 days so you can imagine how much water it is absorbing.
     
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    The only option they gave me was that they could to a re-fret or return it.
     
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    That sucks, exchange it then.

    Try Martins this time around, i was on the fence with that or my Taylor, they have some nice guitars.
     
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    Will do! I'm hoping to find something within my price range though.
     
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    Not sure what your range is but i was shopping in the $1,000 range and found lots of great Martins. If you go with no electronics and no cut away its even cheaper.

    Check out some Canadian guitars by Seagull or Simon Patrick, they are both made by Godin and are very solid well selling guitars up here. The prices are also really good and it would be something different for you down South.
     
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    Galius Mentally Guitarded

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    Ill sell you my USA made 314ce in a Taylor hardshell case for $1150 paypal gifted and shipped :D
     
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    That sucks man. I have the 214CE and it is flawless. I love that guitar. Such a great instrument. Until I can afford a Rainsong, it's what I'm rolling with.
     
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    don't know what i prefer : the guitar or the house!!! :cool:
     
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    I haven't given up on the brand or that model but I just have to start looking again. I'm hoping to get something similar in tone so I would think the first place to start is other Taylor guitars...
     
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    Nice castle in the background
     
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    I've got one of these babies; amazing guitar. Congrats!
     
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    Look at Larrivee guitars (I have a NGD thread). Try and find one used, because they sell cheap, but the quality is definitely not cheap. I bought a used L-03R for $850. It has solid rosewood back and sides! Taylor doesn't offer that until you reach $2K.

    The voicing is much different than Taylor's. People seem to just call them a mix of Martin and Taylor, which is believe is a good description. Taylor's are bright and snappy, while the Larrivee has more depth and detail without sounding dull, but still retains some brightness.

    I'm primarily a fingerstyle player and don't strum often so my opinion may be worth nothing, but I still suggest you try one out and let your ears decide!
     
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    I'm looking into the Martin OMCPA4 and the Martin GPCPA4. I've played both and I'm leaning more towards the OMCPA4 but I'm looking at the specs and I can't tell what the difference is build-wise? Unintentionally, they also look like the Taylor and have the same tone woods.
     
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    Actually, those martins have Solid Sapele back and sides. The Taylor has Sapele Laminate. I find the difference between Laminate and Solid to be that Solid sounds fuller, and has more bass.
     

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