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Title: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 01, 2010, 04:24:32 AM
                                                                 :ohmy:



Big leaf maple/ Engleman spruce 615ce special order.

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Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: ST on September 01, 2010, 04:26:20 AM
New acquisition?

Wish I could see it better.

The maple looks pretty.



Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 01, 2010, 04:30:03 AM
   All that J-200 talk and then this just fell into my hands. I'll post more later. Been a busy day and time to sign off.  I'll put up better ones tomorrow.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: rpm60912 on September 01, 2010, 04:50:51 AM
Congrats Danny... wondering what the difference between big leaf vs quilted maple.  :nice guitar:

BTW, before I stumbled into this forum back in Sept 2008, I've been GAS-ing for a Taylor 615ce.

Enjoy & can't wait to read your impressions!

ricky


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: tuffythepug on September 01, 2010, 06:56:21 AM
Danny my friend you are full of surprises.   I came very close to buying a lefty Taylor 614 with full sunburst right before I got my first Larrivee.    The maple on these can be incredible.   What will you come up with next ?


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Dotneck on September 01, 2010, 12:00:35 PM
This makes me chuckle Danny...i thought you couldn't play bigger guitars! I've had jumbo gas for a while too...and got a J-185 earlier this year. Big change from the smaller Larrivees...

That one sure looks pretty...years ago I was smitten by Taylor's maple guitars and that's the experience that eventually caused me to enter the world of finer flat tops. Never did buy a Taylor but played a 615 at Fat Sound a week ago and it was a mighty fine guitar with a unique voice. Congrats on your new friend...its a beauty.

Now I gotta find the J-200 conversations you mentioned....that's where my gas is currently point


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Queequeg on September 01, 2010, 12:27:58 PM
that's a real beaut, Danny.  :nice guitar:
Congratulations.
Enjoy!


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Dotneck on September 01, 2010, 01:57:41 PM
Congrats Danny... wondering what the difference between big leaf vs quilted maple.  :nice guitar:

Big leaf is a species of maple from the northwest. It can have a lot of figuring or be plain. if it has a lot of figuring it is often called quilted or flamed depending on the pattern...


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 01, 2010, 02:42:43 PM
This makes me chuckle Danny...i thought you couldn't play bigger guitars! I've had jumbo gas for a while too...and got a J-185 earlier this year. Big change from the smaller Larrivees...

That one sure looks pretty...years ago I was smitten by Taylor's maple guitars and that's the experience that eventually caused me to enter the world of finer flat tops. Never did buy a Taylor but played a 615 at Fat Sound a week ago and it was a mighty fine guitar with a unique voice. Congrats on your new friend...its a beauty.

Now I gotta find the J-200 conversations you mentioned....that's where my gas is currently point
   

    I know I have spoke often of my shoulder troubles. I also have wanted a Southern Jumbo since way back. This is a Taylor version obviously. And it came to me as a surprise from a friend.

     He wanted the OM-21 back that he sold me over about two years ago I think and was willing to trade me this one. I am also doing some work on his car A/C and repairing a nice mando he has. As well as putting open back sta tites on the OM-21.

    As far as playing it I played for an hour two nites ago and the tight waist allows it to sit low and I shift my arm forward a little. My fingers wind up in the center of the sound hole and it seems to work fine.

                 Gotta take a walk with the little lady, more later. (pics too)


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Dotneck on September 01, 2010, 02:51:05 PM
   
    As far as playing it I played for an hour two nites ago and the tight waist allows it to sit low and I shift my arm forward a little. My fingers wind up in the center of the sound hole and it seems to work fine.           

yes, I also find a small jumbo more comfortable to play than a dread due to the tighter waist.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: bhika on September 01, 2010, 03:16:21 PM
got a J-185 earlier this year. Big change from the smaller Larrivees...


What do you think of the J-185?


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: bhika on September 01, 2010, 03:58:45 PM
By the way....
Very Nice find Dan, she looks like a sweetheart.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 01, 2010, 04:40:09 PM
   Thanks for all the comments guys.

                Here is a pic from a year or so ago that I took for my friend.
           

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Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Glennd on September 01, 2010, 06:06:58 PM
With so much research being done to find substitutes for tonewoods in guitars I imagine that it is only a matter of time before something is discovered. I don't know that man will ever be capable of manufacturing (synthetic) anything prettier than the wood in good guitars. Gorgeous instrument there!!!


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 01, 2010, 07:29:55 PM
    Thanks,
  Here are a few more pics from last year, in one you can see my old BMW 1973 2002 and in the other my 00-09FM on the wall.

  I still need to take some decent current pics. I spent several hours cleaning it and putting new EJ-17's on.
I lowered the saddle a bit as well. The tusq will go in time. Bone nut and saddle, polished nice and shiny. :winkin:

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Title: Re: NEW PICS Taylor 615ce
Post by: Danny on September 02, 2010, 01:15:29 AM
  I TOOK SOME NEW PICS TODAY

(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/18261/2145076090104334565S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2145076090104334565baAwSI)

  This is a huge Cypress tree on Cypress creek in Comfort, Texas.

(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/13840/2296263730104334565S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2296263730104334565sPvkZD)

We're staying a few days in one of the cottages in the background. Very relaxing place to be.


Title: NEW PICS Taylor 615ce
Post by: Danny on September 02, 2010, 02:41:19 AM
(http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/41179/2196828240104334565S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2196828240104334565COEZCB)
(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/42884/2719806850104334565S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2719806850104334565eMTJgX)
   That tree makes this jumbo look like a parlor.
(http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/44869/2397629480104334565S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2397629480104334565MAbIfM)


Title: Re: NEW PICS Taylor 615ce
Post by: Danny on September 02, 2010, 02:49:47 AM
(http://inlinethumb59.webshots.com/43770/2544679840104334565S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2544679840104334565adYFCm)
I do like the fret markers and abalone rosette. Sorry my pics are not any better.

(http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/38866/2967414130104334565S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2967414130104334565wlpfqN)
The Grover tuners are so smooth and easy to dial in.

(http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/1471/2512661830104334565S500x500Q85.jpg) (http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2512661830104334565QNNaBx)
If you look close you see a line that is the neck block mahogany showing on the outside.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: obe-wan on September 02, 2010, 03:17:52 AM
Very nice Danny. A classy looking instrument to be sure! How does it sound? I must admit I was disappointed to hear you traded the OM-21, but you've traded into a beautiful, and unique instrument, so I guess I'll let you off the hook for that one!  :wink:

Enjoy my friend.  :cheers

Cheers, Scott.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 02, 2010, 03:29:01 AM
Very nice Danny. A classy looking instrument to be sure! How does it sound? I must admit I was disappointed to hear you traded the OM-21, but you've traded into a beautiful, and unique instrument, so I guess I'll let you off the hook for that one!  :wink:

Enjoy my friend.  :cheers

Cheers, Scott.
Thanks Scott, I don't think any less of the OM-21, this was just an opportunity to acquire a guitar I've always wanted. I don't know how long I'll be able to play it, but until I can't, I think I will. :blush:

                        This it a quote from the Taylor website about the 615ce.
"Our Jumbo maple model has been affectionately referred to as a “guitar cannon.” And the big body provides a gorgeous canvas for maple's stunning figure."


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: tadol on September 02, 2010, 04:47:28 AM
Very nice Danny! Isn't it fun to try new and different things! My love affair with a Martin D ended abruptly, but the guitar is in the very capable hands of my brother in law. I hope you enjoy this for a while, and then we'll see whats next!

 :nana_guitar


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: broKen on September 02, 2010, 04:59:56 AM
Simply beautiful, I hope you're able to enjoy it for a long time. The one picture (staight on the top) gave me the idea of a twelve fret jumbo, or perhaps mini jumbo as a forum guitar. With mahogany b/s.

Thanks for sharing your new toy. :beer


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 02, 2010, 02:35:52 PM
Very nice Danny! Isn't it fun to try new and different things! My love affair with a Martin D ended abruptly, but the guitar is in the very capable hands of my brother in law. I hope you enjoy this for a while, and then we'll see whats next!

 :nana_guitar
                      It is fun to try the new ones. Especially if it's something you always wanted, or close enough. (SJ-200) I had my Martin two years I think and didn't have plans of letting it go, but I'm enjoying playing this Taylor. I've been playing and writing a little more for "My simple tune". My wife threw in a line this morning as well.
         I've been swimming which helps my shoulders and with the tight waist this Jumbo has not hurt my shoulder yet.  So we'll see how long I keep it.

Simply beautiful, I hope you're able to enjoy it for a long time. The one picture (staight on the top) gave me the idea of a twelve fret jumbo, or perhaps mini jumbo as a forum guitar. With mahogany b/s.

Thanks for sharing your new toy. :beer
          The song I'm writing has a line about toys at the beginning. I'll record it with different guitars and put it up soon.
           Between the Jumbo talk on the forum 5 discussion and ST's new all KOA Larrivee reminding me of a J-200 this one came along at just the right time for me to say yes.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: BluesMan1 on September 02, 2010, 06:16:28 PM
   Dan, one NICE & beautiful guitar! Think you made the right move, as you should always go with what you really want?? Hopefully, the shoulder won't EVER be a problem & this gem will be a keeper!
   Congrats again! Just love that maple! And, the giant Cypress! :nice guitar: :bowdown:
     J


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: bluesman67 on September 02, 2010, 07:05:07 PM
Congrats on the guitar Danny!  Not T for traitor! 

I can't speak for Dotneck, but I did see, hear, and upside down play his J-185 and it's a keeper  :thumb


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 02, 2010, 11:47:36 PM
   Thanks guys,  Jeff my shoulders have already been causing problems, but some sizes work and some don't.  I never thought I could play a Jumbo for an hour again the rest of my life. But I have been taking it easier on stressing out my body with work. And it has helped to reduce the pain and increase movement.
   I can hold a pick again. Which I know must sound strange to most people, but I had got to the point where I couldn't about two years ago. So I started playing with a fingerstyle that would limber my hands up. I still lose a pick sometimes while playing but I can strum with one. (Forget flat picking I'd put an eye out.)

                Life is strange sometimes, but it beats the alternative. :winkin:


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: broKen on September 03, 2010, 06:27:30 AM
   Thanks guys, 

                Life is strange sometimes, but it beats the alternative. :winkin:


Uhh, do you speak from experience???!!! :doh

Sorry, it must be a mood I'm in. :wink:


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: ryler on September 14, 2010, 12:10:46 AM
Danny,

Well, surprise of all surprises.   I'm just tuning into this thread now.  It answers the question I had from another thread about your letting go of the OM-21.  The fact that you can play this jumbo reminds me to keep my options open in life.  Try things.  I might be surprised.  Congratulations on a really beautiful guitar there.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on September 14, 2010, 12:49:23 AM
Danny,

Well, surprise of all surprises.   I'm just tuning into this thread now.  It answers the question I had from another thread about your letting go of the OM-21.  The fact that you can play this jumbo reminds me to keep my options open in life.  Try things.  I might be surprised.  Congratulations on a really beautiful guitar there.
  Thanks, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity. I think the last 2 years of playing smaller guitars and doing less physically demanding work has allowed me to be able to play certain larger guitars again.

   I will probably end up with a 000 size for the long run though. The jumbo may be just too large. But I do play it daily for now. Along with my 00 F-IV.
    This is a surprisingly good wood combo for fingerstyle.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Johnny M on September 14, 2010, 01:38:13 AM
WOW ~ WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR  :nice guitar:  :drool:

If it sounds half as good as it looks, then you have a winner my friend.

Enjoy it in good health

John


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: gracem on October 16, 2010, 11:01:29 PM
Danny - just found this - wonderful looking jumbo - correct that - stunning is a better word.  Glad to hear the size is working for you!!  So many guitars - so little time??  Do you like the wood combo?

Very much enjoying the D03MH you sent my way - gets better sounding all the time!  If you do decide to part with the jumbo some day, let me know - it is on my 'list'.  Greg (from Canada)


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on October 17, 2010, 02:31:50 AM
Danny - just found this - wonderful looking jumbo - correct that - stunning is a better word.  Glad to hear the size is working for you!!  So many guitars - so little time??  Do you like the wood combo?

Very much enjoying the D03MH you sent my way - gets better sounding all the time!  If you do decide to part with the jumbo some day, let me know - it is on my 'list'.  Greg (from Canada)
  Hi Greg, great to hear from you. I'm really happy that the D-03MT found the right home. I enjoy my 00-03MT as well. Just as you said it gets better sounding all the time.
      I do like the combo on the Taylor Jumbo. The Engelmann is definitely different than Sitka spruce on this series. It really suits my playing style well.
      I know someday I will sell it though. I can play this easier than a dread, which is a big surprise. But for the long haul I know my shoulders will rebel eventually.
       This Taylor is sounding better the more it gets played as well. A friend asked to use it to record some songs and said it worked out really well. I haven't had a chance to hear the recordings yet.
       


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Dr. LJ on October 17, 2010, 02:28:01 PM
Beautiful guitar.  I have a Taylor 12 string and I think  they make some very nice guitars.  I think life is too short to worry about only playing one make of guitar.  There are some wonderful ones out there just waiting to be enjoyed.

LJ


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: maLavvo on October 26, 2010, 05:09:04 PM
Congratulations Danny, nice guitar!

I like to comment also on your compositions also - nice choices of background for your photos.  The guitar looks like a tiger in the woods because of the maple looks.  I used to take a lot of landscape pictures before I became a wedding photographer.  I miss those trips in the woods, specially duriing fall.

Enjoy your Taylor.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on October 27, 2010, 01:32:16 AM
Congratulations Danny, nice guitar!

I like to comment also on your compositions also - nice choices of background for your photos.  The guitar looks like a tiger in the woods because of the maple looks.  I used to take a lot of landscape pictures before I became a wedding photographer.  I miss those trips in the woods, specially duriing fall.

Enjoy your Taylor.
  I can't take very good pics at all. But on some of these I did think they were decent. I even thought one might be GOTM. Obviously that wouldn't happen :arrow


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Barefoot Rob on October 27, 2010, 01:51:37 AM
You just need to mix it up some.Though I sould my J05 I did keep both of my Guild jumbo's.The body depth from front to back on the J05 was just too deep.So I play the jumbo for an hour move onto the LS's and finish up with the OM03PA.Every couple of days I pull out my Gibson L7 archtop.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on October 27, 2010, 01:57:35 AM
I do mix em up. And when I feel too much strain just stick to the 00. It is real nice having a Jumbo around though, it is a guitar size I have wanted for years.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Barefoot Rob on October 27, 2010, 02:07:09 AM
I understand completely.The first jumbo I ever owned was a Conrad copy of a J200 back in ok dating myself 1975.Then went on a dread bing mostly early Alvarez's and Guilds.Had an F50FM in 1980,traded that in 87 for my JF30/12 and 6 months later got my JF30.Almost bought a Taylor jumbo in 98 but had a love/hate thing going on so I never bought it.Saw my first Larrivvee jumbo in 97 it was a J03E but I hate trap door electronics.Finaly got a J05 that was my main squeeze for years until the shoulder started calling me name's and causing me pain.So now I've got my jumbo Guilds and my 2 LS's and the OM.I do plain on adding either an L05/12 with a 12 fret neck or an OM05 12 string,unless I can come across another OM03/12 but I want a mahogany.


Title: Re: T for trade..traitor.. TAYLOR???
Post by: Danny on October 27, 2010, 02:12:38 AM
I understand completely.The first jumbo I ever owned was a Conrad copy of a J200 back in ok dating myself 1975.Then went on a dread bing mostly early Alvarez's and Guilds.Had an F50FM in 1980,traded that in 87 for my JF30/12 and 6 months later got my JF30.Almost bought a Taylor jumbo in 98 but had a love/hate thing going on so I never bought it.Saw my first Larrivvee jumbo in 97 it was a J03E but I hate trap door electronics.Finaly got a J05 that was my main squeeze for years until the shoulder started calling me name's and causing me pain.So now I've got my jumbo Guilds and my 2 LS's and the OM.I do plain on adding either an L05/12 with a 12 fret neck or an OM05 12 string,unless I can come across another OM03/12 but I want a mahogany.
Very nice collection Rob. If I ever complete my 5 or 6 rebuilds I'll have many more small bodied guitars to choose from. Time is hard to come by to do the repairs/refinish right though. Maybe a few will get done this winter.