Many prefer the mahogany over the rosewood. Surely worth trying both.Honestly, I've had my eye on a 000-28, and plan to try a few when the stores open up.
Haven't played one yet, but looks like what I may like.
But I'll try the 000-18's as well.
Isn't the neck angle for compensating for changing geometry over time?The action/relief angle on any Taylor acoustic can be easily adjusted by any authorized Taylor tech, who will have the proper shims to adjust the relief angle. Since all Taylors have bolt-on necks it's a pretty easy fix, they are precision machined, and the action is set at the factory using shims since all Taylor's have precision bolt on necks. Because of this, you can have the relief angle set to your tastes. They have 2 shims, one underneath the heel, and the other is underneath the fretboard, they can easily adjust the relief angle that way. A big advantage of not having a set neck is no messing with the saddle!
You can also change the neck angle to taste, some like a higher action, some lower. There are numbers on both shims, and what the numbers total up to, determines the relief angle. From the factory, they are usually set for a pretty low action, that's why almost all Taylor's, play so easily right off the rack. They are also used to compensate for "belly bulge", etc. The tech can, just by changing the total of the numbers on the 2 shims, to set it to any players preference, and it only takes about 10-15 minutes to do, and there's no messing with the saddle at all. The shims are proprietary to where they go, the fingerboard shim has one hole, (1 bolt), and the neck heel shim has 2 holes, (2 bolts) these shims are very precise.Isn't the neck angle for compensating for changing geometry over time?
Even with a Fender bolt on, you still adjust for string height at the bridge and neck relief through the truss rod. You also have the ability to shim a Fender if needed.