seamones wrote:There is a guitar tech from Canada that posts videos on youtube of trouble with Taylor's, this is just one guy and maybe he has an ax to grind but its got me a bit concerned. Has anyone had trouble with the bridge or neck on their Taylor's?
With Taylor guitars there's a lot of old school dovetail neck joint guys out there that will not accept anything different. I don't know who the guy you're talking about is but he may be in that camp. I've had mine since 1995 and it has been through almost everything they tell you not to do, left in a hot car, left In a cold car, living in a climate that goes from dry as dust in the winter to 95% humidity in the summer. I've put it through hell and it is still in great playing shape. I have never had to have any structural work done on it. It's in need of a fret dressing, maybe a replacent of a few of them but that's got nothing to do with the way it was built. It has has some finish checking but that's from the temp and humidity changes. That guitar has been played a lot. I've got a friend who has one from the early 80s that is having the top belly-up a bit but that too is something that happens to some guitars.
Taylor's have a "sound" much in the same way Ovations do (not that they are similar sounding, they're not). It's not for everyone. I like the tone, it's just a bit different than the traditional Martin tone. May be related to the neck joint, i dont know. Some folks aren't used to playing a guitar with low action and get one thinking that can beat the shit out of it and the frets won't buzz. I have my action set up a bit higher than it came from the factory because I play bluegrass and sometimes need to hit it pretty hard. I ran a store that sold Taylor's for 10 years and saw fewer issues with them than Martins, Alvarez, Tacomas, etc.