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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2014, 08:01:08 AM »

I have good experiences with some brands - enough that I might be more likely to reach for one over another in a store.

I have not had enough bad experiences with any particular brand to want to make generalizations.

I've heard magic when a good player picks up what seems to be an unremarkable guitar, but not the other way around.
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2014, 11:49:03 AM »

I really like the Taylor 8-strings - a very interesting tonal combination.  Just thought I'd throw that in here amongst the Taylor dislike.  I don't like the Taylor open pore feel on their cheaper guitar necks.  The expression pickup system is quite nice for a built-in solution.

The guitars are generally pretty nice. The problem for me is far too many CWTs. 
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2014, 03:36:05 PM »

CWT??
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2014, 03:55:58 PM »

CWT??


I was thinking ConWay Twitty's

But, that's probably not it.

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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2014, 04:59:33 PM »

I don't hate any guitar but there a couple of brands that I've played many examples of and never felt the desire to buy.

Godin's acoustics: Norman, Seagull, Simon & Patrick et. al.

Taylor guitars.

Just never played a guitar from either maker that spoke to me.
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2014, 05:17:42 PM »

CWT??


The ubiquitous chicks with Taylors. 
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2014, 05:38:21 PM »

Ah.  CWT.

I never know what to think of my Taylor.  I like it too much to sell it.  Or, maybe it's just that I know I'll take too much of a loss doing so.  I will say this- I have acoustics from Larrivee, Martin, Gibson, Taylor, and Yamaha.  Taylor is the only builder from which I would not buy another guitar- not because I dislike them, but because other builders just sound much better for the money (to my ear- yes of course this is 100% subjective).  On the other hand, none of the others, regardless of how they're set up, play as smoothly or easily as does the Taylor.

Someone mentioned they are overpriced.  I definitely agree with that.  I have an 814ce that I had the factory build with a cedar top.  That added about a hundred bucks or so to the total.  Even at that price point, I had to pay extra for a bone saddle and nut.  Yes, Taylor puts plastic saddles and nuts on guitars that are awfully close to $3K.

It plays wonderfully.  I never had to have it set up, and after almost 3 years it still is set up perfectly and plays like a dream.
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2014, 05:13:15 PM »

I'd say Taylors and Takamine's are both way overpriced. I own a used Tak, and it's tone is underwhelming (which has been my experience with Taylors as well), but the Tak has neck action to die for! If it sounded better I would play it all the time (and if it had a 1 3/4" nut).

Fender just shouldn't make acoustic guitars...and they should stop buying companies that do (Tacoma, Guild, Ovation; Fender is the beginning of the end for them...).
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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2014, 03:53:20 AM »


Taylor is the only builder from which I would not buy another guitar- not because I dislike them, but because other builders just sound much better for the money (to my ear- yes of course this is 100% subjective).  On the other hand, none of the others, regardless of how they're set up, play as smoothly or easily as does the Taylor.


This is pretty much how I feel about my Taylor GA3-12.  I bought it to play plugged in.  Plays great, but the acoustic sound has never wowed me the way a nice Martin, Guild, or Larrivee can.
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« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2014, 04:18:11 AM »

Any guitar that has a bolt on neck and superglued in frets over a thousand dollars.
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« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2014, 12:10:17 PM »

I agree I've played  several very expensive Gibsons that really sound bad. But I've come across a couple good ones. Martins are mostly good with a few dead ones . I like Taylor guitars  but even if your not a fan they are very consistant.
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« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2014, 02:05:42 AM »

Gibson seems to have quite a few satisfied customers. I count myself among them. It would take mucho dinero to get me to part with my 1974 ES175. Clearly they've managed to build a good guitar here and there as you can see from this list of Gibson players:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Gibson_players

Our musical heritage would be much poorer had Orville Gibson gone into some other occupation.
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« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2014, 07:01:11 PM »

Takamines,

I have owned two and just found that they has so soul.

I always felt that I was playing something that sound and felt like it came off an assembly line.

I have also never cared for Round back Ovations
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2014, 09:25:12 PM »

i also don't hate much in the guitar world, but I've never really been pleased with taylor. I always found them to be trebly sounding.  coupled with the price, I never thought they were a good value unlike larrivee where even the lesser cost guitars were amazing
I have a friend who lives and breathes taylors and he just loves them.
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« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2014, 01:59:53 PM »

Who can answer today's musical question? Can you play country music on an Urban guitar?
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« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2014, 03:47:39 PM »

Who can answer today's musical question? Can you play country music on an Urban guitar?

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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2014, 07:51:11 PM »

As in Keith Urban?  Don't Kid, man.  (see what I did there?) whistling
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« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2014, 08:32:35 PM »

As in Keith Urban?  Don't Kid, man.

Kidding? Moi? Why, you too could learn 30 songs in 30 days on your Urban guitar.
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« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2014, 02:05:54 AM »

Kidding? Moi? Why, you too could learn 30 songs in 30 days on your Urban guitar.

And end up wooing a hotty like Nicole Kidman.
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« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2014, 12:31:43 PM »

And end up wooing a hotty like Nicole Kidman.

The infomercial didn't outright promise that but of course it's understood. 
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