September 19th, 2005, 06:29 PM
I love this guitar. I just pickup it up today and can't put it down. It has the perfect jangle to it, so much nicer then my Ibanez PF I got a while back. I was looking at the Ibanez AW40NT but didn't like the sound to much. The Taylor perfectly nails the sound I've been looking for. Although it doesn't seem to be built to the highest standards, no back bracing, bolt on neck, and really thin finish I can dig my fingernail into but I have a feeling all of this contributes to the sound. Now I just have to find a good pickup and I'll be rocking. I'm thinking ove going with the Seymour Duncan Woody singlecoil pickup. It says it's for steel strings tho, would that be a problem with phosphor bronze strings? I know alot of people have been saying the stock strings are no good and I normally change strings as soon as I get a new guitar but I have feeling these strings help to give the guitar that jangle. Sorry to rant on, I'm new to the acoustic world.
September 19th, 2005, 06:30 PM
its agreat guitar, by little brother has one, eveytime i pick it up I have fun, and I am used to my $3k Santa Cruz!!!!
September 19th, 2005, 07:12 PM
Yeah, I was looking at some martins in the $500 area but none had the brightness like the Taylor does. I was looking at some Seagulls too, the folk and the parlor along with the cort earth 900 and the blueridge parlor. I love smaller body sizes and unfortunatly I couldn't try out either of the 3 I mentioned and I'm super picky when it comes to neck comfort and sound so I just went with the taylor and am happy I did. I just hope it lasts me a while without getting ruined. Kind of off topic but I recently got to play the Gibson Lennon acoustic electric and heard the pickup in it was a P90, is that true? I loved the sound of it and was almost thinking of adding one to the Big Baby along with the front mount vol. and tone. I don't believe Gibson sells thoes pickups tho alone.
October 13th, 2005, 09:41 PM
I was checking out acoustics last week in GC and the big Baby was my favorite by far in its price range. Sure it lacks some bass and is not the fullest sounding guitar but it certainly has a nice bright tone.
One problem I have read about is that the necks tend to warp, but I guess Taylor is very good about replacing them.
October 14th, 2005, 01:38 PM
I haven't noticed a lack of bass from. I went from an Ibanez PF electric acoustic to the Taylor and wow what a difference. The Ibanez to me was always muddy sounding. The Taylor does warm up with a good pair of worn strings. I've heard about the neck warping problem too, I've taken this guitar from Michigan's 50 degree weather to Florida's 90 degree and high humidity and so far no problems.