So... I played a Taylor 814ce today

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I didn't buy it though, wish I could have! I bought a Taylor 214ce last year, it was the best sounding guitar in my price range, new anyways. When I played all the guitars before settling on the 214, I didn't play anything outside of my price range. Today, my wife and I were loafing around and stopped by a local guitar shop. They had a couple of really nice acoustic rooms, one had the under $1000 in it and the other had anything from $1000 up. The people were unbelievably nice. I just really wanted to see the difference in the guitars, and WOW, it was amazing. I played a few of the Taylors 214-814, and a few Martins, but I never expected the vast difference in the sound between the guitars. It was a truly amazing guitar!! I strummed the last chord, went to put the guitar back on the rack, and it was still vibrating as I was putting it back on the hanger!!! Just wanted to share my experience..... Just put another guitar on the "dream guitar" list.
 

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Taylor acoustics are amazing guitars. Up until this past December, I'd only owned a '98 Baby Taylor. I now have 4 really nice Taylors.

I now own these:

'03 Taylor 515-CE Custom Jumbo w/ ES1
'05 Taylor 414-CE L10 Fall Limited w/ ES1
'07 Taylor 315-CE Jumbo w/ ES1
'11 Taylor GS Mini

I've played an 814-CE, and they are really line acoustics. Some day I'll own an 814 and a 914. :)



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Taylor are fantastic, The 2 shops here have about 20 different Taylor ranging from the Baby to the $3000 ones. The baby was nuts in sound, almost got it vs. the 114e. Might be looking at the 150e 12string.
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An 814Ce is on my Next Taylor list.

Although I am jealous of Texsunburst59's Jumbos.

I've been loving my 714Ce (cedar top) since I got it new in 2001.

I find Taylors to be quite articulate in their timbre. It easily hooks me! The 814Ce is quite an articulate cannon! :cool:
 

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I have an old 214 from 2004 when they were still made in California. Excellent guitar.

While I do prefer the sound of some other guitars more, I like the Taylor neck joint system better than the dovetail joint which is most commonly used.
 

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An 814Ce is on my Next Taylor list.

Although I am jealous of Texsunburst59's Jumbos.

I've been loving my 714Ce (cedar top) since I got it new in 2001.

I find Taylors to be quite articulate in their timbre. It easily hooks me! The 814Ce is quite an articulate cannon! :cool:

You reminded me KP that I still NEED to get a cedar top. I used to have a Tak w/ a cedar top, and it had a very nice warm bottom tone with some top end sprinkled on top.

I can Imagine what a Taylor with a Cedar top sounds like.

Ok, I want a 814, 914, and a Cedar top . I think I'll be covered with those.:D
 

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You reminded me KP that I still NEED to get a cedar top. I used to have a Tak w/ a cedar top, and it had a very nice warm bottom tone with some top end sprinkled on top.

I can Imagine what a Taylor with a Cedar top sounds like.

Ok, I want a 814, 914, and a Cedar top . I think I'll be covered with those.:D

brutha... you need more guitars (as i turn green with envy).

bought a new taylor 314ce last year and just love it.
 

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I got my 314ce so that I could have electronics and a cutaway, and most importantly, leave my Santa Cruz at home 'cause I sometimes play some not-so-nice places.

I haven't been able to hardly put it down since I got it.
The woods aren't as nice as the higher end models, but geez it plays and sounds killer - especially plugged into a good house system.
 

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814's are beautiful guitars....buy it if you can.
 

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Taylor= amazing guitars. I bought my 310ce 11 years ago, and have loved it every day sense. I bring my D-28 when I go to a party and am asked to bring a guitar. The Taylor stays at home.
 

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The 800 level in particular is the "oooooh yessss" configuration…the solid rosewood back/sides, ebony fingerboard/bridge is that 'bounce' and ring that we all hear in our head when we think acoustic. Low end that's big and bold but still cuts through and doesn't get woofy like some mahogany back/sides can, but also not too hard like some maple can. The 4xx and 6xx are nice, but when you step up to that premium rosewood, now we're talking.

I especially want the 816ce…but it would cost as much as my historic Les Paul or 335, and I just can't spend that kind of scratch on an acoustic right now. Again, I'd be pretty happy with the 4xx or 6xx, but if you ever try them next to the 8xx in a store, makes it really hard to 'settle', y'know? Good sales tactic when you think about it.
 

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I played a 514 and a D-18 Martin, they had an all maple 614, I didn't play it, but the 814 was in another league IMO! Beautiful guitars BTW!!
 

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These 814's are SO nice. Although I am a Taylor fan. My one acoustic is a K24ce. I do love them.
 

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