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Why is the Taylor 110 Acoustic Guitar Better than Martin

The Best $600 Acoustic Guitar, Period.

Not too long ago I decided to purchase a new acoustic guitar.

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I’d grown tired of my 7-year-old Ovation Celebrity Deluxe – the shallow-bowl Lyrachord backing makes for a plastic-sounding attack.  I gave myself a budget of $1500 and set out to find an all-wood guitar that would meet all of my criteria: a natural, woody sound; even tone between strings and throughout the higher registers; and a great playability. My main buy targets were Martin and Taylor guitars, both well-respected guitars.

Down in Florida for Memorial Day weekend, I decided to hit the local guitar center to sample some guitars, figuring I would get a taste of what I wanted and refine my search later back in my home state of Tennessee.  I found the acoustic section and began to look around.Continue reading Why is the Taylor 110 Acoustic Guitar Better than Martin