Taylor 410CE Acoustic Guitar
Taylor Guitars 410ce-L Dreadnought Acoustic Electric Guitar, Left Handed
For many years the acoustic guitar market in the USA and abroad was locked up by two great big names, and those names were Gibson Guitars, and C.F. Martin & Co., or just Martin. Well, if you think about that for just a moment, you can practically see what happened. Two big corporations rose to the top of their industry and competed against each other, and there were very few other manufacturers that could make any sort of dent in the sales or reputations of the big two’s products.
What happened in time is very common – both of those two big and very old American musical instrument manufacturers got lazy, and they allowed their product to slip a bit in quality. The consumers of those products picked up on the fact that what they’d purchased didn’t match the previous generations of the same products.
Quite naturally, a wise business man and innovative luthier saw an opportunity, and took it. Suddenly, Bob Taylor had Taylor Guitars everywhere, and the only way that could happen was for his brand to be superb. Taylor brand instruments ARE superb, and though most of them carry a very traditional look on the surface, the interior design of Taylor Guitars is very different from those of either Martin or Gibson.
That actually is the huge attraction with Taylor brand guitars – they mimic nor copy either Martin or Gibson. Taylor Guitars are TAYLOR GUITARS.
Besides the fact that Bob Taylor came up with a totally unique bracing patter that provides a unique voicing and tonality to otherwise traditional style acoustic instruments, he also experiments heavily with new or non traditional tonewoods.
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Traditional tonewoods for musical instruments are becoming more and more scarce. Do not worry, as there are a huge list of options, and all of them very good ones!