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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

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I liked it a lot when I bought it to play plugged in on stage and it has only exceeded my expectations over the years to where I can't imagine playing a different acoustic now. It really does deliver everything Taylor advertises it as. They call it the secret weapon of their different models. The only thing I changed was replacing the stock traditional piezo pickup with an L.R. Baggs I-Bridge. This was years before the Expression System was available. Much more natural sound plugged in.

The size is very comfortable for an average size guy like me, the sound is awesome and has only gotten better as it has opened up over the years, it stays in tune like crazy, and it's very easy on the eyes, of course.

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They are great guitars. Changing the neck out doesn't require a second mortgage either which makes them great boat guitars too. The key being that they are engineered guitars to precision which was not possible many years ago... To quote taylor.

That being said, my next guitar will probably be a martin. I actually liked picking the martin better than the taylor but the taylor at that price range sounded better all the way through. However, i nearly bought a 914ce. That girl sings. The tuners are incredible and precision. Much better than the 814. Very incremental. That guitar is the best production guitar I have played... Except (EXCEPT) for Bob Perrys old j-200. The issue with the 914 is i knew if I whipped that thing out, everyone would be expecting me to play like Paige. Instead, after my rendition of Stairway to Heaven, they would think Meatloaf ate Paige and I would be shunned from the boating community and forever ridiculed!!! Hehehe!!!
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