My First Guitar
By: John Stephens from Westminster, CO, USA
Your general opinion of this product.
This was one of nearly 40 different electric acoustics I played when I decided it was time to buy my first guitar, and I fell in love with the beautiful tone, the brightness of the high strings, the depth of the low strings, the long decay on a hard strum. I just fell in love with this sound.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It's a Taylor, it's beautiful, and thus far has held up to traveling with to work, to my lesson, and home, and then back to work again daily.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
I have very large hands, so the neck on this guitar actually feels too small in places, but once I get used to it things will be fantastic.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
I've played it now both acoustic and plugged in, and the tone on this guitar is just fantastic, it was what drew me to this instrument to begin with.
How was the action out of the box?
The action on this guitar is great for the newbie guitar player, I've managed to learn that dreaded F Chord within the first 72 hours because it plays so cleanly.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Nice natural finish that is just amazing to look at.
How has it stood up over time?
No idea, I've owned her for 72 hours.