High end taylor hmmmmm


Tinpan
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I'm still struggling to decide on a new guitar and had it narrowed down to a seagull maritime or entourage or a Yamaha a series. Then...... a friend offerred me his Taylor 614ce for a 3rd of what it's worth. They are high end but after spending an evening with her I'm left wondering if I should take the bargain. The first thing I noticed is the neck feels very wide. This may be something I'd get used to but I have pretty small hands. Second thing was it sounds really nice open but furtherf up the actions quite high and really hard to get the most out of it. It's an all maple body so quite a deep tone. I feel like I may be looking a gift horse in the mouth if I don't grab it at the price and try getting used to it but on the other hand wondering if Taylor 614s are over rated. The biggest issue for me trying to decide on new guitar is you can't get the shortlist in same room at same time to compare. Anyway.... appreciate any feedback on Taylor 614s from anyone who's had a good crack with them. The yamaha a series felt easir to play to me and sohhnded good too. Cheers.


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davem_or
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Hi, long time Taylor owner here so I'm only going to say good things about them. Having said that, if it doesn't work for you it doesn't work for you. Period. They do tend to have wider necks which some people like because fretting can be easier. The action issue you're having could just be a setup issue and easily corrected. Can you take it to a shop and get the action looked at? That might help you decide. Whatever you do don't buy it hoping to get "used to it", you'll only be disappointed. The guitar should sound and feel good from the get-go.

P.S. What's the asking price? :)


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Tinpan
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Great thanks Dave. I might ask him if he minds me getting a setup done and see if that helps. If I still find it feels big then I can go get the seagulls or yammy....they both felt easy. He'll sell it for 2g (nz).


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