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« Reply #120 on: March 22, 2006, 02:21:57 AM »

Macs vs PCs anyone?  :WNK>

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« Reply #121 on: March 22, 2006, 02:27:39 AM »

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« Reply #122 on: March 22, 2006, 02:49:12 AM »

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« Reply #123 on: March 22, 2006, 02:54:50 AM »

My cat can eat an entire watermelon.

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« Reply #124 on: March 22, 2006, 03:45:40 AM »

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« Reply #125 on: March 22, 2006, 07:17:39 AM »

A sales guy at the store where my tech has his shop told me Taylors are all made by machine and not just CNC machines.  He made it sound like they are never touched by human hands during construction.  I find this hard to believe...anybody?

Having been to the Taylor factory (as well as the Martin and Huss & Dalton factories, and seeing how both David Webber and John Mayes make guitars), I can state with a fair amount of certainty that said salesman doesn't have a clue as to what he's talking about.
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« Reply #126 on: March 22, 2006, 07:18:34 AM »

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« Reply #127 on: March 22, 2006, 07:33:05 AM »

... told me they would not personally own either of the 100 or 200 series guitars....make me wonder what they are not telling us. :huh:

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Well, considering that my son owns a 210 and I own a 110, I don't think "they" are really holding back at all.  They're all good.
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« Reply #128 on: March 22, 2006, 07:35:54 AM »

...seeing how most of us started on a piece of S@$% but have moved on to bigger and better guitars...sometimes it's easy to forget where we've come from. 

I dunno...my first guitar back in 1964 was a Gibson LGO that my parents bought me for $124.  And it was a great guitar.  Certainly not a POS.  Wish I still had it.
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« Reply #129 on: March 22, 2006, 07:44:38 AM »

Now, as to my opinion...

For small body guitars...Parlors and OM style, I much prefer the Larrivees.  Though I just bought a Webber Roundbody that is an absolute killer.

For larger body guitars...dreads...I much prefer the Taylors.  Though I have a Mayes slope D 12 fret on order that I think is going to be an absolute killer.

The playability of both Taylor and Larrivee is very, very close and I like them both.

That being said, if I could afford it, I'd replace all of my Taylors and Larrivees with Goodall Standards and OMs.  That's how good all of the Goodalls I've ever played are.

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« Reply #130 on: March 22, 2006, 03:23:00 PM »

Phil,

If you sold off everything listed in your signature, you could probably get one of each Goodall!

Just a thought...
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« Reply #131 on: March 22, 2006, 05:20:36 PM »

Well, considering that my son owns a 210 and I own a 110, I don't think "they" are really holding back at all.  They're all good.

Phil I wasnt meaning to insult anyone with either of these two Taylor models I mentioned, dont shoot the messenger! :GRN> I was just stating what I have been told when shopping for a 210 for myself a few months back. These dealers are very large and sell taylors by the fistful, I was going to buy one until they all told me the quality wasnt there. I like several others on this forum dont have a lot of extra money to buy a high end Taylor so I was hoping the 210 was going to fill my needs. I guess I will keep saving change until I find another high end guitar to go with my Larrivee.

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« Reply #132 on: March 22, 2006, 11:27:37 PM »

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« Reply #133 on: March 22, 2006, 11:30:14 PM »

Olson vs. Ryan?  I'll take one of each please.
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« Reply #134 on: March 23, 2006, 04:21:30 AM »

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better question:

shubb or kyser capo?

I like shubb better...but I have a kyser too

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« Reply #135 on: March 23, 2006, 04:22:39 AM »

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« Reply #136 on: March 23, 2006, 07:43:59 PM »

Yeah, but you can't deny the fact that lower end taylors can't even COMPARE to lower end larrivees.  ...the 03 series larrivees offer the player FAR(tone, materials) more than a 2xx,3xx, or even in some cases 4xx taylor.  Not to mention the 03s are cheaper.

I've owned 4 or 5 Larrivees over time that were all wonderful guitars. My original Larrivee literally slipped itself in under the wire as I was about to walk out of the store with a Taylor. The need to get back to a 1 11/16 neck led me to look to replace my OM-03R, and I eventually discovered a Taylor 214. After owning over 15 acoustic guitars throgh the years, I'm here to tell you that this 214 sounds and plays INCREDIBLE.  It's not better the Larrivees I've played, but it's just as good, and for the whole package (tone, sustain, playability, comfort, visual appeal) it's my favorite guitar ever. And it was priced very similar to the mahogany 03 Larrivees at my favorite store.

On the other hand, I've gone to some chain stores and seen a whole row of 2xx Taylors that I thought were not as nice, so maybe they're sending better examples to the boutique stores, I don't know. But at least from where I sit, it's very possible to find low-end Taylors that are price-competitive with Larrivee and truly outstanding in tone, materials, playability, etc.

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« Reply #137 on: March 23, 2006, 08:47:33 PM »

Yeah, but you can't deny the fact that lower end taylors can't even COMPARE to lower end larrivees

Oh yes I can . . .
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« Reply #138 on: March 23, 2006, 09:01:30 PM »

roman...the taylor forum is that way     --------------->       

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« Reply #139 on: March 23, 2006, 09:29:11 PM »

Stop all this crying and bitching!!!!And play that freaking guitar and make it sound good...Geez........... if you need to go on forums and defend how good your guitar is cause you spent X amount of dollars you shouldn't bought it!!!!


It's funny when I played lead and shred all the guys would argue who was the best now that Iam playing acoustic  everyone argues which brand is the best.If you can play it doesn't matter what you got!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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