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« on: August 15, 2016, 07:11:59 PM »

Yesterday a group of former HS students of mine (math with some soccer coaching), all nearing 60 years of age (!), at a class reunion, presented me with a guitar in thanks for what they said was my inspiration to them many years ago.  Wow, like wow!

This is my first Taylor, although I've played a bunch, and it's really articulate, and the action with medium strings is very easy.  Gloss spruce top, satin sides/back of "layered" rosewood.  Model #214-ce.

It's my first cutaway, and it's great being able to play up there among the jazz guitarists.  With capo at mid fretboard, the intonation is still great.  It appears to be a well-made guitar.  Sweet sound, too.

 
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2016, 07:44:06 PM »

DANG!!!!!You were one heck of a teacher....CONGRATS.....
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2016, 09:57:36 PM »

 +1    A very nice honor to be recognized by your former students.....   
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2016, 10:54:42 PM »

    Very cool, I've had a few Taylors. Nice guitars, but lacking the Larrivee oomph! Still that's a sweet deal from your friends, enjoy!
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2016, 12:21:48 AM »

 +1       You do good...you get good.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2016, 07:34:06 AM »

+1    A very nice honor to be recognized by your former students.....   

Yes indeed.  I bet many of them have followed your example and passed it on to others as well.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 10:33:10 PM »

I've been playing the gift Taylor 214-ce two or three times a day, and find myself doing some new creative stuff.  It strums great and with finger-picks it has good note separation. 

The layered rosewood (veneer-poplar-veneer I think I read on their website) is not as complex sounding as a solid wood, but still gives a nice growl, without hanging around too long, like solid rosewood can do.   

Playing the Forum IV guitar, it once again gives me great appreciation for how great a guitar the OO-03MT is.

This weekend will find me at a class of '76 reunion, their 40th.  I guess I am getting old.

But, the new year of prep and teaching starts Monday, my 42nd in the business.  Gonna do it as long as I enjoy it, and keep socking $ away each month for "retirement" (whatever that is).   
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2016, 11:17:45 PM »

Congrats on all fronts! I just got a new Taylor 412e-R. I needed something easy on these old hands. Doesn't have the oomph of Pete. Still, it sounds great plugged in and it is well-made and fun to play.

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