I love this guitar. I am a bit anal about tone and really don't like thinline (or
plastic backed) electro-acoustics. I like a guitar to sound like a guitar
acoustically, not just plugged in. This instrument fits the bill, it sounds
awesome. Full deep rounded tone and a loud guitar. When I chose this
instrument I played Martins, Gibsons, Takemines and others and it took 1
strum to know this was the one I'd buy.
Model Year: 2004
Where Obtained: academy of sound Manchester
My model is actually a 110-E, but not as seen on the taylor website. My
model has a fishman piezo pickup in it. When I bought it it was about a year
until any electronics appeared in a 110 on the taylor website.
It is a standard 110 with a 4 stage EQ (top, mid, bass, brilliance).sitka
spruce, mahogany, ebony woods in various places. Matt finish dreadnought
style, no cutaway.
It plays like a dream. The neck has a lovely feel and is quite fast - although
I'm not. It feels quite like an electric, which suits me fine.
The sound is beautiful. It is rich and warm and clear. I usually play dry with
no FX (except a little reverb) and very little EQ on the guitar. In the studio I
tend to mic it up with a decent condenser. The guitar is pretty loud, I
sometimes play at folk clubs with no PA and this seems to do the business
better than most other guitars (or maybe I'm just standing a lot closer to my
guitar than i am to others!). I like good tone and this guitar never fails to
I've used this guitar a lot in the year and a half since I've had it and it has
never let me down. The tuning stability is amazing, last week I played at a
singers night in a very hot club where almost every guitar suffered with the
heat going dreadfully out of tune every song. I got my taylor out of the case
(the first time in a week) and it's tuning was perfect and it held throughout
I have had this guitar for 9 months now and it is a great guitar for the
price. I swapped the medium gauge strings for lighter gauge strings, had
the action adjusted, and
I am happier with the playability. Taylor stands behind their warranty: I
had a problem with the neck, took it to my local authorized Taylor dealer
they replaced it free, no questions. I think the newest 110's have a new
neck design. Great guitar by a premiere American guitar maker.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $530.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
I looked at as many models and makes as I could find. I kind of settled on the Big Baby because of price, but when I read that the 110 was coming out soon I decided to wait and play one before I bought my guitar. Man I'm glad I did!! I fell in love with the action and feel, which is my favorite aspect of this guitar. The only way my guitar could be better is if it had the "suspension" electronic system in it. I would definitely buy another 110 if I had to replace mine, and would recommend it to everyone seeking a mid-price range accoustic.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $529.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Wray's Music House, Inc. Lemoyne, Pa.
Manufactured in the El Cajon, California factory. Featuring a full sized dreadnought solid spruce top with a natural satin finnish, laminated Sapele back and sides. The full scale fretboard is made of Ebony as well as the bridge. Unlike the Big Baby, the 110 has a more traditional heelblock, no visible fretboard screws, complete body binding, and an inlaid rosette. The tuners are chrome plated Grover "maxi". There are no electronics in this model.
The 110 has the infamous electric guitar-like feel and playability, which is exactly what I wanted. No adjustments were necessary on the low action. I love the Ebony fretboard, I actually here notes instead of muffled sounds. I'm not even an average guitar player, but this guitar makes me sound way better than I am.
I play strictly at home(for now), so I don't use any electronics. The sound is a bit brighter than my son's Martin DM. I don't play in any one style although I'm trying to learn finger style picking (I've always used a pick)
I've only had this guitar a couple of months and it's a new model, but I don't expect I'll have any problems. I haven't noticed any big climate changes in the action or sound.