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They are very cool, and surprisingly affordable.

I think the idea that the neck is still a sort of bolt-on kept them out of Les Paul Custom territory for a sticker price.

 

Wanna get a glimpse of another cool one?

Look at the new T-3 with a Bigsby.

 

<drools>

 

They finally made something out of the T-5 that I really like.

 

 

 

 

I still want a 615 CE acoustic, I'm now THREE guitars behind...

 

:-(

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I played one in Best Buy of all places. I really liked the neck and the way it played, but I wasn't too impressed with the tone from the pickups. Maybe I just didn't fool with it long enough to get it right. It is definately a well built, solid guitar. Seems about as good as PRS in quality craftsmanship, at least from the small time I spent with it.

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Wow best buy? All i ever saw there is that cheap epi SG with an amp thats goes for like 150.

 

So far there's only a handful of Best Buys around the country that include the music dept. In the twin cities they decided to put one right next to Guitar Center.#-o

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I just can't bond with a Taylor. And I have tried.

 

When I was looking for a good acoustic back around '03 I played every Martin and Taylor I could get my hands on. Nothing clicked. The J45RW was instant.

 

I gigged with a guy that had a T-5 and got my hands on it several times. Nothing. Not a good electric, not a good acoustic. Like an El Camino. Not a good car, not a good truck.

 

I've never played one of those, but I DON'T like the knob placement.

 

Murph.

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I've played a few. It's nice, but it's not quite on my "must have for my next guitar" list (ES-339 is next for me). The tone is somewhere between a Strat and a Les Paul. I do like the bridge design with the saddles (very innovative idea) and the guitar does feel smooth. Playability is great. It's on my "someday I'll have one" list. BTW, I have bonded with my Taylor acoustic (love it in all regards).

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I've played a few. It's nice' date=' but it's not quite on my "must have for my next guitar" list (ES-339 is next for me). The tone is somewhere between a Strat and a Les Paul. I do like the bridge design with the saddles (very innovative idea) and the guitar does feel smooth. Playability is great. It's on my "someday I'll have one" list. BTW, I have bonded with my Taylor acoustic (love it in all regards). [/quote']

 

Good on ya, man. I meant no offense to Taylor, as a Company. I have found their gear to be high quality, just nothing I could buy.

 

The bridge design, to me, looks like a twist on the block saddles on my '91 Tele. While bulletproof reliable, NOT good for sustain. There is, simply, too much in the way.

 

The ABR-1 bridge, while some people hate it, will deliver maximum sustain because of the design.

 

Just my opinion.

 

Murph.

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Good on ya' date=' man. I meant no offense to Taylor, as a Company. I have found their gear to be high quality, just nothing I could buy.

 

The bridge design, to me, looks like a twist on the block saddles on my '91 Tele. While bulletproof reliable, NOT good for sustain. There is, simply, too much in the way.

 

The ABR-1 bridge, while some people hate it, will deliver maximum sustain because of the design.

 

Just my opinion.

 

Murph.[/quote']

 

Well, we can't expect everyone to bond with every company. I've played too many PRS' to count and I could never bond with any of them even though they are flawless. So I certainly understand how you feel.

 

Not to get off topic, but how do you like the ES-339? I can see myself bonding with that guitar...

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Ya know, I have a VERY nice PRS that I waited over two years for. Just doesn't thrill me.

For the money, I hoped to feel more of a tingle from it.

Maybe the pissed-off wait did me in.

 

It's beautiful, hell, stunning cosmetically but it does NOT replace my Strats or Les Pauls.

Maybe if I was gigging.

 

Never played a better made guitar, with better fit and finish, but there's something a little sterile about it.

All those Gibson guys were right....

 

 

 

As for the Taylor T-5, it's the answer to a question I never asked.

I don't NEED acoustic sounds from a wannabe electric that runs on batteries.

 

The T-3 made a real guitar out of it in my opinion, and Taylor is no slouch on build quality.

Bolt-on neck keeps the price from getting too crazy, and works flawlessly.

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Ya know' date=' I have a VERY nice PRS that I waited [b']over two years[/b] for. Just doesn't thrill me.

For the money, I hoped to feel more of a tingle from it.

 

Neo, my twin and I always thought that there was a triple of us out there somewhere. I think we've found him in you!

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Well' date=' we can't expect everyone to bond with every company. I've played too many PRS' to count and I could never bond with any of them even though they are flawless. So I certainly understand how you feel.

 

Not to get off topic, but how do you like the ES-339? I can see myself bonding with that guitar...[/quote']

 

I quit smoking Jan. 1 '08 and my ES-339 was my reward.

 

It's the only guitar I play. Live......My '79 SG that I used on the DOUBLE AUGHT cd (cdbaby.com) is a backup. The 339 is a freakin' BOMB.

 

I gig 40/50 weekends a year, and can only say...............

 

Get one.

 

Period.

 

Murph.

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I quit smoking Jan. 1 '08 and my ES-339 was my reward.

 

It's the only guitar I play. Live......My '79 SG that I used on the DOUBLE AUGHT cd (cdbaby.com) is a backup. The 339 is a freakin' BOMB.

 

I gig 40/50 weekends a year' date=' and can only say...............

 

Get one.

 

Period.

 

Murph.[/quote']

 

Congrats on quitting! I played a figured ES-339 and came very close to buying it. I really don't know if I want a figured one though until I see a regular one. The problem is that they are impossible to see because they sell so quickly. I may just bite the bullet and order one, but I've never done that before. You're definitely giving me more confidence though...

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Ya know' date=' I have a VERY nice PRS that I waited [b']over two years[/b] for. Just doesn't thrill me.

For the money, I hoped to feel more of a tingle from it.

Maybe the pissed-off wait did me in.

 

It's beautiful, hell, stunning cosmetically but it does NOT replace my Strats or Les Pauls.

Maybe if I was gigging.

 

Never played a better made guitar, with better fit and finish, but there's something a little sterile about it.

All those Gibson guys were right....

 

 

 

As for the Taylor T-5, it's the answer to a question I never asked.

I don't NEED acoustic sounds from a wannabe electric that runs on batteries.

 

The T-3 made a real guitar out of it in my opinion, and Taylor is no slouch on build quality.

Bolt-on neck keeps the price from getting too crazy, and works flawlessly.

Hey if u dont want that PRS...ill take it.

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I would love a 339, but I already have a killer 335 and a few Les Pauls.

 

It's always on the short list but....

 

 

A couple years ago I posted a list of my Ten Most Wanted guitars.

It grew to about twenty five if I recall.

 

Many of them were Les Pauls, most of them Gibsons of some sort.

 

339 was on it.

 

I know, I'll start a Lottery Win thread!

 

See ya!

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Hey if u dont want that PRS...ill take it.

 

Heh, heh...

 

Nah, I'll keep it.

After all it's MY PRS, spec'd out exactly as I wanted.

I only wish the color was closer to the Copperhead on the Private Stock guitars than the yellowish Amber.

 

Also, I ain't gonna lose money on it if I sell it and you'd be better off buying a good used car for that much cash.

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