Taylors are expensive, even the entry-level models. Since this won't be the last acoustic you buy, I say stick with the 214ce. I've owned a BBT, 214ce, and GT, and the build quality for all of them are excellent.
I played my solid-body electric unplugged for awhile because I didn't want to disturb anyone in my home, and I was too lazy to plug it into my amp and use headphones.
As expected, the experience was lackluster, so I switched to a hollow-body, which has enough volume unplugged.
Thanks for the suggestions. I decided to get the Taylor GT. Here she is:
The body is a bit larger than a parlor and very comfortable to play. Given its small stature, it projects surprisingly well and has more low-end than expected. I like it a lot so far.
Thanks for the responses, everyone! I definitely went down too many rabbit holes over the weekend on your suggestions.
As for the Martin 15-series, I reluctantly have to admit it's not for me. I previously owned a Martin 000-15SM and a D-15M, both absolutely flawless in build and rich in tone...
I’m gassing for the GT. I have a few other entry-level Taylors and want to add a smaller body to my collection, but the price is giving me second thoughts. For around 1399, are there better alternatives to the GT or should I just pull the trigger?
I recently discovered the Martin DJR-10 that sells for $499. It's about the same size as a Big Baby Taylor but is all solid wood. Why haven't I heard of this before and why don't they have more reviews on the retailer sites? Is there a catch? What am I missing?
Firstly, thanks for all the replies. I've never seen this level of discussion on any other guitar forum before. Kudos to the community y'all have built here, and I'm happy to be here.
Back to my original question, I'm mainly interested in comparing how a 5F1 amp kit would sound compared to the...
At about a grand, the Fender '57 Custom Champ is alot more than I'd like to spend on an amp. I ordered a Champ clone kit from Mojotone that I can't wait to arrive. Anyone here own or played both? If so, how does the kit version compare to the real thing? Thanks in advance!