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Date: 1509638445

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With commentary and guidance from Taylor factory pros, the Where Do I Start series will help you find the right guitar according to price, sound, and playing style.

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I get the question all the time from guitar buyers, “What should I be looking for in a guitar around $1,000.00?”
My answer to them would be a full size guitar that’s performance ready.
So what do I mean by performance ready? I mean a guitar that is full sized and has onboard electronics that’s going to allow me to plug it in and play it anywhere.
So let me show you a few models in the Taylor line around $1,000.00 that meet this criteria of performance ready. The first model for around $1,000.00 in the Taylor line I would like to show you is the 214ce.
214ce is made of layered Koa back and sides and a Solid Spruce top and it’s also built on a very best-selling body shape in the Grand Auditorium. That’s any model that ends in a 4.
The 214ce also has our most sophisticated onboard electronics system in the Expression System 2. It’s going to allow you to plugin, play and sound great anywhere.
Another model I like to introduce you to, is the 210e Deluxe in my lap here. The Deluxe 200 Series [indistinct] an All-gloss finish, they’ve got a little bit more bling on the fingerboard with some small diamond inlays and all 200 Deluxe Series guitars are going to ship with our Deluxe are a showcase.
The 210e Deluxe in my lap is layered Rosewood back and sides under that gloss finish but still has the Solid Spruce top, the real Ebony bridge and the real Ebony fingerboard.
So if you’re looking for work course, performance ready guitar that has a little bit more blend to it, the 200 Deluxe Series is a great choice.
Let’s meet the 214ce Deluxe. The best-selling guitar in the Taylor line around $1,000.00. It’s going to be similar to the 214ce we met but it’s going to have layered Rosewood back and sides and it’s also going to add all of the feature sets that I just mentioned with the 210e Deluxe.
Those are three great choices in the Taylor line for a guitar buyer that is ready to spend around $1,000.00 and want something that is performance ready.

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Where do I start if I’m buying a guitar?

People often ask us, how to properly buy a guitar, our answer; Whether you’re looking to purchase your first guitar or you’re an experienced player searching for your new favorite, Taylor has you covered. We build a wide range of guitars suited for players of all ability levels, so even if you’re just starting on your musical journey, you’re sure to get a good fit with Taylor. Of course, getting started can be the hardest part. Before you choose a guitar, it’s important to understand how a guitar fits with the person playing it. Guitars come in many shapes and sizes, and acoustic guitars can be particularly challenging for beginners due to their size and the high tension of the strings. However, if you’re looking to buy a new guitar and you love that warm acoustic sound, there are many guitars available that will help ease you into the instrument and make the learning process easier. The first step in the guitar buying experience should be to try several options so that you get a sense of how each guitar feels in your hands. A smaller guitar, like those built with our Grand Auditorium or Grand Concert body shapes, might be easier to handle as a first guitar. Other options available through Taylor include the GS Mini, which is a scaled-down, travel-ready guitar with a big sound, and the Baby Taylor, a ¾ size guitar perfect for children. It is also important to consider the longevity of your first guitar before you buy. In this context, “longevity” simply means how long the guitar will work for you before you find yourself needing to upgrade. Low-quality guitars sold for cheaper prices will not sound or feel as good as a higher-quality guitar: they tend to suffer from fret buzz and other maintenance problems in addition to just not sounding very good. However, a quality guitar like a Taylor performs well right out of the box, and will keep performing as long as you enjoy the way it sounds. As a beginner who is buying a guitar for the first time, you may not notice the sound difference. But as you learn to play guitar and you develop your musical ear, you will certainly notice the difference. You’ll be glad you went with the high-quality guitar.