Another year older on Wednesday and my wife was kind enough to allow me a new addition to the musical empire I am building: a Taylor 314ce. This guitar features a grand auditorium body, venetian cutaway, and the Taylor Expression System. The Taylor Expression System includes a preamp that was designed by Rupert Neve. Neve is a legend in the pro audio community and, in concert with Bob Taylor, they have introduced a technology that does a great job of sound amplification. The audio path is refined and the connections are balanced. There was magic to this particular instrument and I was really delighted to bring the guitar home.
I name my guitars. My electric guitars have male names. And, my acoustic guitars have female names. I’ll need to think up a name for this Taylor. Since it is not a female name, I will not be using “James” Taylor.
hey!! Happy Birthday … birthdays are such fun… 🙂 constant reminders of the some day ending… but not today .. passage of time 🙂
Thanks! Still in my forties… at least for two more years.
Happy Birthday!! 😉
Dude, Can’t wait to hear it sing. War!
It is a sweet sounding guitar!
While waiting for my pwd to come, may I propose Vanessa?
And here I thought I was the only one to name my guitars….
Elizabeth was the first acoustic guitar. I purchased a 1972 Guild D-40 from Steve’s Music in Montreal. Still a wonderful instrument. Since then, quite a few instruments have been acquired and I quite enjoyed the tradition of naming each and every one.
I quite like Vanessa. Great suggestion!
Hey Richard – doing a search on some Taylor stuff and ended up back here. You’ve had the guitar for a couple years – how is it growing on you? Are you a fan of the ES? Did you go through any of the issues people have come across with those pickups?
About a month ago I got a GS with the ES installed and so far it is spectacular. The sound guys at church just love how the tone cuts through the mix so clearly.