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Looking to buy my first acoustic electric guitar, I'm looking at a Martin gpcpa-1 plus with vts or a Taylor 814ce DLX grand auditorium, which is the better guitar
David, you have excellent taste! Both guitars are excellent: Martin has had a reputation as a premier guitar line since 1833- almost 200 years! The Taylor guitar company started in 1974, and is currently (according to Wikipedia, quoting a USA Today article) the #1 guitar maker in America.
I can see why the choice is difficult- they are both Rosewood guitars with Sitka spruce top on a cutaway body, and they are both incredible players.
The Taylor is a little more expensive at $3,999 than the Martin $3,399.
It will come down to which you like better and what kind of music you play- if you record, ask a professional sound engineer which will sound better for your particular style. I happen to like the Taylor neck, but that's mostly because I play a 12- but I cannot see how you would be disappointed with either of these fine instruments.
on Nov 13, 2018
How do i remove a fishman pick up from a 00018v martin guitar
Is it broken ? That's a $2K guitar. I won't want to mess it up.
Why not take it to a luthier and let him work on it, instead of risking damage ? Let him set it up and fine tune it while it's in the shop. I take all my new guitars to the luthier soon after purchase, then periodically just for check ups.
Even a fantastic guitar will be better after a good luthier sets it up.
Just my opinion.
on Sep 15, 2017
High action martin java mahogany 00x1
To lower the action on an acoustic guitar:
Usually just the saddle needs reducing.
1. Remove strings (or you may be able to just loosen them). Remove saddle, sand down the bottom a little at a time. Restring and check action.
The action can be set as low as poss without any fret buzzing or note choking on all strings and on all frets.
2. Repeat 1
If the action remains too high then there are other techniques.
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on Oct 17, 2016
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