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« Reply #80 on: July 07, 2009, 09:19:59 AM »

Taylors are overly bright for my tastes and tend toward a more tinny sound than I prefer.   The are uniformly well made and good quality but I haven't played one that I would own.  I own all Martins and Larrivee and prefer them.
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« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2009, 12:36:19 PM »

I finally sold my Taylor 314 to subsidize my Forum III purchase and I'm happy with my decision.  Even with the bone saddle I found my Taylor to be weak on mid-range -- The low E boomed and the high B & E shimmered, but everything in between was thin and metallic to my ears.  And overall the guitar was a bit quiet. 

One thing I will miss is that Taylor playability.  Super low action and no buzzing and the straightest neck I've ever played.  The truss rod never needed adjusting.  Sadly, my two Larrivees aren't quite as easy to play and I've got a few buzzes, but we'll get 'em in shape!
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« Reply #82 on: July 09, 2009, 04:10:45 PM »

<< Who doesn't like Taylor?? >>

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« Reply #83 on: July 09, 2009, 05:08:06 PM »

<< Who doesn't like Taylor?? >>

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« Reply #84 on: July 09, 2009, 06:09:04 PM »

I had never tried out a Taylor but just picked up a K14C that is real nice. The Cedar top with Koa Back and sides makes a very nice combination.
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« Reply #85 on: July 10, 2009, 01:11:31 AM »

   As I read my new "Wood & Steel", Bob T.'s pic on the front reminds me of a porno mag or something. Just the grin on his face & the presentation! Seriously, he talks about the "tens of thousands" of guitars they produce each year, almost making me wonder where they all go? I know Taylor can make some nice guitars, especially the R. Taylors, but it mind-boggling to think of that quantity. He has a CNC machine for almost EVERY job done, being a pioneer in that side of guitar making.
   Now you have Larrivee, who makes literally a small fraction of that per year. They utilize CNC machining in some aspects of the building, but only in a very small portion of it, as we all witnessed on the F-III build. More old-style, Taylor wanting to come out with something new every year. Is that what you want in a guitar? Does it really make it better? Or just easier to make & adjust? I'd but a Larrivee anyday over a Taylor just for the hands on of the guitar build & liking the final sound better. Still have that that Taylor stigma of "brightness", which many find true & will agree with me on. Just a matter of finding the right guitar with the right sound. Want that "in your face brightness", get a Taylor. Want a "balanced in your face SOUND", get a Larrivee. Now you know why Bob is always grinning like that, from his sales profit!
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« Reply #86 on: July 10, 2009, 12:56:17 PM »

I've played a number of Taylors since I got re-interested in guitars a few years ago. Even been tempted to buy a couple of times. (A used 314ce particularly sticks in my mind, for only about $800. Wish I'd gotten that one.) But I realize that that chimey, "pretty" Taylor sound isn't the most compelling thing to me. For the most part, Taylors just seem a bit superficial. My own mental imagery is of a continuum from bright, bell-like Taylors on one end to dusky, dark, serious Martins on the other. IMO, Larrivee is somewhere in between--having some of that beautiful Taylor sound, but also a bit of gravitas, like Martin. Best of both worlds, you might say.
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« Reply #87 on: July 10, 2009, 01:13:06 PM »

I've got nothing against Taylor as a company - they make beautiful guitars that are obviously hugely popular.

I just don't like the way they sound when I play them.  I have yet to pick up a Taylor and play it and not go, "Eh."  And then I go pick up a Larrivee or Martin and say, "Nice!"
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« Reply #88 on: July 10, 2009, 02:11:07 PM »

I've been trying to diversify my little collection and have found what I like best is to have one of each.

Larrivee, Martin, Taylor, Guild, Gibson, Harmony, National
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« Reply #89 on: July 13, 2009, 08:43:49 PM »

With my limited knowledge; I hear Taylors as  bright sounding. I like that sound
in lots of songs.
I also like my Larry.
I'm thinking my next git could be a Taylor.
 
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« Reply #90 on: July 13, 2009, 11:17:39 PM »

I only own a couple Taylors, (well, ok, 3), a Custom Shop K14CE, Koa B&S, Cedar Top, a 414, and a Big Baby, ( which doesn't really count, does it?)
I love the Koa model, especially with the warmth afforded by the cedar top...I think Koa and Cedar and a natural combination!
The other two?
Took them in trade deals, nice guitars, but if anybody here wants one, they're for sale.....I just don't find that I choose them when reaching for a guitar! Hard to say why.....just have others I choose first...does that make any sense?
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