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Ask Bob: Pickguard vs. No Pickguard

Wed, December 21st, 2011
Question: I'm from the UK and walked into my local guitar shop in Harlow, in Essex. I've fallen in love with one of your guitars. I noticed it doesn't have a scratch plate. more
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Ask Bob: Restringing Techniques

Wed, December 21st, 2011
Question: The tech sheet on the Taylor website ["Changing Steel Strings"] says when restringing to take off all six old strings, and then put all six new strings on. more
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Ask Bob: Spruce Top Runout

Wed, December 21st, 2011
Question: I have a new 814ce I ordered with a short-scale neck and Engelmann [spruce] top. Very nice! Can you explain why half the top appears to be a lighter shade of wood? more
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Ask Bob: Does laminate rosewood lose tone over time?

Sat, November 12th, 2011
Question: I have a few questions regarding the laminate rosewood on the back and sides of my 210e. What exactly is the difference between it and “non-laminate” rosewood? more
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Ask Bob: Why do steel-string guitars have a compensated B string and NS models the A string?

Fri, November 19th, 2010
Question: I recently bought an NS32ce, my first Taylor and my first guitar with a compensated saddle. more
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Ask Bob: What does “running out of steam” mean?

Thu, November 4th, 2010
Question: In the last issue of Wood&Steel, you responded to an inquiry [about the sound of a cedar-top BTO 512c] regarding how cedar would “run out of steam” before [a more
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Ask Bob: How about a Monkey Pod Grand Auditorium Guitar?

Thu, October 28th, 2010
Question: I know Taylor has done really well with the Koa [Series] and was wondering why you haven’t started doing some other Hawaiian tonewood guitars. more

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