Would you rather have a Taylor 310 or a martin 00015m?

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  1. still.ill

    still.ill Member

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    Right now my two acoustics are a Taylor 110 and a Taylor 310.....

    I was originally going to make a oo015m my 2nd acoustic guitar (after selling a 214) but when i played a couple of other guitars in the price range the 310 with its medium elixers won out at that time. I also liked the wider string spacing at the time as wwell

    However now with both D'add PB 12-56's on both Taylors I feel like the 110 has about 90% of the tone of the 310. Also the 310's wider nut makes my hand feel uncomfortable with thumb on the bass note chords, although fingerpicking is much easier. However after going back between the 310 and the 110, I now feel that the 1 11/16 nut suits me better because
    I feel like one can get used to fingerpicking on 1 11/16, but adapting to the wider neck for big chords is harder. ---Easier to improve finger precision than hand size
    Also I like the fact that the most prevalent nut width is 1 11 1/16, and usually once I can play something in that nut width, its easier to pick up a guitar that has 1 3/4 width and play, rather than the other way around.



    How does the Guitar Center 30 day return policy work if I already restrung the guitar with different strings?
     
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  2. hendrik7

    hendrik7 Member

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    I think the 15m is easier to play for sure. Pretty different sounding instruments though, I think both sound great although sometimes I feel Taylors lack in the bass apartment.

    I'm probably one of the few who actually thinks Taylors 2xx series sounds better than the 3xx series.
     
  3. teletalkin

    teletalkin Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a 000-15 and played a lot of Taylors prior to deciding on this model Martin. I do like some Taylor models, but getting the Martin was the best choice I've made musically in years. Good Luck!
     
  4. lamenlovinit

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    Guitar center won't notice the strings... As long as you didn't put bootprints on the guitar when you were pulling the bridge pins! :aok

    I'm really not a fan of the 15 series. I'd go 310 all day long, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
     
  5. Curt

    Curt Member

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    Funny, I've always thought Martins lacked in the treble department.
     
  6. Rod

    Rod Tone is Paramount Supporting Member

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    Being mostly an electric lead guitarist I find the Taylors to play really well for an acoustic but always wished them to sound more like a Martin or Gibson
     
  7. OM Flyer

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    I own a Martin 00015M, and it's one of the best guitar purchases I've ever made. No problem on the 30-day return, new strings or not -- I've done it.

    I personally wouldn't choose a guitar for its nut width, but a lot of people are more sensitive to it than I am, apparently. I've got 1 11/16", 1 3/4", and 1.725" nuts on various guitars, and I switch between them without even noticing or thinking about the difference.
     
  8. crambone

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    Taylor, for sure. Then again, I love Taylors and hate Martins to take that for what it's worth!
     
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    hubberjub Member

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    Very different guitars. Get the one that suits your style better.
     
  11. AlanMay

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    Martin, I love bluegrass! That and my tech says he repairs 10 times more Taylors than Martins.
     
  12. Silentoctave

    Silentoctave Supporting Member

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    Martin

    I love my 00-15m. I've had it 2 years now and don't see it going anywhere. I've played everything else under the sun but nothing (to me) feels/sounds as good as my 00.
     
  13. pjblues

    pjblues Member

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    I may be the other one who thinks that. Agree 100%.
     
  14. Cream

    Cream Member

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    Taylors are for electric guitar players who want to be seen with an acoustic from time to time.

    OK, a little harsh, but go Martin.
     
  15. TheoDog

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    An acoustic player really needs more than one, and different sizes for sure.
     
  16. OM Flyer

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    By "harsh" you mean "utterly ludicrous," of course.
     

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