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    Hi guys and gals,

    I'm still investigating options and your previous suggestions/advice for what new guitar I should buy with my limited budget and playing ability.

    Do any of you own, or have you ever tried a Taylor 214ce K DLX (DLX = so I'm told, a 'deluxe model' upgraded from the standard?)

    It seems to be ticking a lot of boxes for me.

    What are its pros and cons?
    Luv n stuff, Dave

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    My observations over the past few years have led me to believe this is a guitar to avoid if there is any thought that you might want to sell it later.

    In my opinion, these guitars cost too much for a laminated back and sides guitar and most of that cost seems to go into what I consider to be needless bling in the form of figured veneers. The ones I've seen sold on the second hand market often sit idle until the sellers take a bath, pricewise.

    If I was in the market for another GA Taylor, I'd pony up the extra money for a 300 series... not that much more money gets you an all solid wood guitar
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    Thanks SwampYankee - sounds wise advice.
    Luv n stuff, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by S11LKO View Post
    Thanks SwampYankee - sounds wise advice.
    That is solid advice. I have no experience with the 214 Taylor so I had no observations. It really is a buyers market for used guitars, if you visit the Acoustic Guitar Forum you will see first had. Some great deals to be had on excellent instruments and you could get a good used 314 same or lower than a new 214. If you are going to treat yourself to another guitar, be it Taylor or Martin get an all solid wood instrument. Like me you aren't a teenager anymore so time is not on our side. Do it now while you can, you deserve it
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    Quote Originally Posted by DownUpDave View Post
    That is solid advice. I have no experience with the 214 Taylor so I had no observations. It really is a buyers market for used guitars, if you visit the Acoustic Guitar Forum you will see first had. Some great deals to be had on excellent instruments and you could get a good used 314 same or lower than a new 214. If you are going to treat yourself to another guitar, be it Taylor or Martin get an all solid wood instrument. Like me you aren't a teenager anymore so time is not on our side. Do it now while you can, you deserve it
    Thanks Dave
    Luv n stuff, Dave

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    American Fender Stratocaster deluxe
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    Squier Telecaster Custom II with P90ís
    Ibanez GSR200 BASS

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    Ozark 2035 banjole
    Kmise tenor banjole
    Cordoba 22T-CE Tenor
    Kala KA-CE electro acoustic

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    Oh Wow. Downupdave
    Buy now while you can.
    Now you got me thinking again
    I wish I didn’t read this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoloRule View Post
    Oh Wow. Downupdave
    Buy now while you can.
    Now you got me thinking again
    I wish I didn’t read this thread
    Tis true though young Bren. My old mate always said before he died young: "Live for today; tomorrow is not promised!"
    Luv n stuff, Dave

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    Freshman Apollo 6 string electro acoustic
    50yr old EKO 12 string jumbo
    American Fender Stratocaster deluxe
    American Gibson SG Special
    Squier Telecaster Custom II with P90ís
    Ibanez GSR200 BASS

    * UKES
    Ozark 2035 banjole
    Kmise tenor banjole
    Cordoba 22T-CE Tenor
    Kala KA-CE electro acoustic

    * OTHERS
    Kawai KM-10 Grand piano & Technics KN-2000 keyboard

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