Maybe you acoustic folks can ID this

Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by Antstrat, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Antstrat

    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    My late folks bought me this Taylor (no electronics) about 20 years ago and I'll be darrned if I know what model it is. Not a huge deal because I'll never sell just am curious.

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  2. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    Is there any indication on the decal inside the sound hole? I would imagine that gives you the model number.
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful, do you play it much?
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    If we ever meet you have my blessing to smack me upside the head. It's a 314.
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Exactly
     
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    No but that could change which is why it came out of the closet.
     
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    Great when I first took lessons I was all in on acoustic music, it was a big craze at the time with MTV unplugged , Clapton unplugged stuff . Then I got the electric bug.
     
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    Based on the body shape, the color and placement of the pickguard, the ornamentation on the bridge pins, and the fact that the decal says it's a 314, I conclude that it's a 314.
     
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    Sorry, I just read you found...nice guitar!
     
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    I had my Golden Retreiever sniff it and he concurs with your scientifically proven assessment.
     
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    The 314 is a great guitar. The 300 series are Taylor’s first of the all solid wood USA made guitars. The first digit indicates series (300,400,500,etc) and the second indicates body size. 10 is dreadnaught, 12 is grand concert, 14 is grand auditorium (Taylor’s most popular size and best all around size), 16 is grand symphony and 18 is grand orchestra. Here is my 914ve I bought two weeks ago.

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    Acoustics, another rabbit hole of gas! I like Taylors. I really wanted a Gibson Dove but it's just too big for my playing comfort, the 314 fit and sounded good to me so that was that.
     
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    The 14 series Taylor’s are awesome. The have the front and rear bouts of an OM model so they are easy to sit on the couch and play but a deeper body like a dread so they have more volume and low end than an OM.
     
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    I know strings are subjective but for curiosity what brand do you like?
     
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    I think that's a fairly expensive guitar. Nice!
     
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    Ya, "fairly" expensive meaning in the $1700 range... It's among the less expensive US-made acoustics, I think a little higher than the lower cost domestic Martins.
    I have a 214 that is absolutely the best acoustic I've ever owned or played.


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    I’m gonna say it’s ... an acoustic guitar?
     
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    I use D’adarrio phosphorus bronze. Their nickel bronze are awesome for finger picking but I find them lacking for strumming with a pick.
     
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    That was my first nice acoustic. I bought one four years ago. Very nice guitars.
     
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    @Antstrat you need to play the hell out of that guitar.
     
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