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Taylor 210 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
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The thin, smooth neck on the Taylor 210 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar makes it easy to play. Expansive solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides com...Click To Read More About This Product
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A genuine Taylor guitar that working musicians can afford.
The thin, smooth neck on the Taylor 210 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar makes it easy to play. Expansive solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides combine for a warm tone with punchy response and the free, wide-open midrange you expect from a Taylor. The luxurious fretboard is a thick slab of genuine ebony.
- Laminate back and sides
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Tropical American mahogany neck
- Ebony fretboard
- Pearloid dot fretboard inlays
- Ebony headstock overlay
- Black plastic binding
- Ebony bridge
- Tusq nut and saddle
- Enclosed, die-cast chrome-plated tuning machines
- Elixir light gauge strings with NANOWEB coating
- Scalloped X-bracing
- 25-1/2" scale
- Adjustable truss rod
- 1-11/16" wide at nut
- 20 frets
Reviewed by 18 customers
I just received my Taylor 210 today. It was not my first choice of guitar, but I have to say, I am happy with my purchase in the end. When compared to Martin's entry level 6-string D line, the Taylor looks more pleasing to the eye and sounds as good out of the box. I looked over the Martin with the HPL sides and back and it just gave me the creeps to thing that Martin would use such a material. It still sounded great. I just couldn't get past the fact that except for the top, it was made with a non-wood laminate that was covered with a film that was essentially a photographic image of wood. The Taylor 210 also has laminate sides/back -- but real wood laminate. The Taylor's white/black binding, rosette, etc. all give the 210 an understated yet sophisticated look. From a few feet away, I doubt most people would know my 210 from a Taylor DN3.Anyway, once I get her in tune and began strumming, it was evident that this guitar was a huge step up from my old Yamaha. I can't wait to become a better player so that I can play this the way it deserves to be played. Then, I can justify perhaps stepping up to an even nicer Taylor on down the road!Great guitar for the money from a great guitar company!
In my opinion, if your going to spend this amount of money, your decision should be based on the Taylor 210, Martin D-15, or the Larrivee D-03. These guitars are all pretty much in the same price range, all solid wood, and you would be happy with either of them.First off, the Taylor's sound was much brighter then the other guitars. It made the Martin sound very dull. You really can't beat the Taylor's neck. It's thin, smooth, and it makes playing very easy. The Taylor has no fret buzz at all. The Martin and the Larrivee's B String buzzed while playing loud. I went to the store, thinking I was going to be bringing home a Martin, but the Taylor's sound and playability just could not be beaten.
My wife got tired of me playing her D1 Martin, so she gave me a wonderful Christmas present. Fresh out of the box set inside a beautiful hard case was this gorgeous Taylor 210. A few quik tuning turns and away I went. Yes she sings! Phenomenal projection for a guitar priced under a thousand dollars, for the money you won't be disappointed. Great construction with cross bracing and a real attractive ebony fret board. Everyone who picks up this guitar and plays it tells me the can't believe the sound. Buy one you'll love it.
I ordered the Taylor 210 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar after reading good reviews on it and visiting the Taylor web site. The guitar played well and sounded good, but upon examination of this guitar I was surprised at the construction method of gluing the headstock to the neck using a very visible tapered finger joint. The grade of sitka spruce used for the top was grade "B" at best and very displeasing to the eye. The top looked nothing like the pictures of the model 210 guitar on the Taylor web site. The Taylor site does not show a picture of the backside of the headstock. The satin finish on the sides and back of the 210 was nice, but I felt the satin top finish was too dull. Now don't get me wrong, I really like some Taylor Guitars, but this one was returned.
I just recieved my Taylor 210. I could not be happier; the first E I struck was just beautiful. After years of playing a very good Takamine, I was suprised at how much better this guitar sounded. Prior to buying a Taylor I tried out higher end Washburns, Takamines, and even Guilds, and this one is the best sounding and easiest to play (the action is great). Additionally, I play alot of drop-tuned music so naturally I dropped it to D and even C and couldn't get the frets to buzz or slap at all. The only slight flaw is in the finish, just the smallest blemish, so it's not a big deal at all. I would recommend this guitar to all levels of ability; if I had started playing on this guitar I have no doubt I would be better than I am now.
Taylor guitars are nice and all and I understand how they use quality woods and very skilled luthiers to make their guitars but the price for these guitars is just outragous. I'll admit though that the guitar here is nice but its not what people really say it is. My Jasmine S-45/SB acoustic had the same, if not better sound to it and feel as well, that and it cost more then half of what they want for this one here. I'm not saying that it's a bad guitar or anything but don't think that just because it says Taylor on it that nothing else will compare to it cause in reality many cheaper guitars are better, but not many see that since they are just looking for a top name brand guitar. I suggest to people to actually play all of the guitars before buying such an expensive guitar. Try all the cheap ones that were overlooked and you might find yourself rather surprised.
I've had this guitar a very short time (six weeks, maybe). That said, I feel like I've played it enough to leave some initial impressions: For the price, this is a solid instrument. I compared it to some Epiphone Masterbuilts, a couple low-end Martins, and a few mid-priced Seagulls. I found the 210 to be the most finger-friendly and have the best projection; 'twas somewhere in the middle of the pack on tone (bright, maybe a little muddy when pushed with hard strumming). Soon after I took mine home, I discovered minor fret-buzz and called the folks at Taylor for advice. The friendly tech suggested a truss-rod adjustment and a string replacement, and if those tweaks were unsuccessful, a trip to the store where I made the purchase. I did return it to the guitar shop and they sent it off to be fixed and set-up. It took a couple weeks, but it was worth it: The buzz is gone, the tone is sweeter, and the action is low. I'm not going to tell you it's in the same league as my Martin D-35 (though it might be louder), but I would say it compares favorably to a Taylor 310. As far as appearance, I dig the understated look, and hope that the satin top will open up a little quicker than a glossy 310 top. We'll see in a couple of years. I also liked that it was constructed in the States with solid woods. (Note: I think the newest 210s have gloss tops and lam-rosewood backs and sides, FYI.)
this is my first acoustic, i have owned a mexican tele for a year and bought this, i was hesitant at first since it was quite a bit of money for me, but i am SO glad i did. I've played a Martin for the same price, and they're great too, but this is the best sounding and well made guitar for the price. The woods in this let me get nice soft and warm tones to stiff twang, i love this guitar. i STRONGLY recommend if you're iffy about it, go over to a store and play one you will not regret it.
I just purchased the 210E. WHAT A GUITAR. I was wanting the GC series with Cedar Top and Mahogany Back and Sides, will have to wait a while. As far as trying other guitars before this Taylor, I have always been a Martin Guitar Believer and still am, however after playing many High dollar Martins, Guilds, Gibsons, and some recommended lower end Guitars like, Breedlove, Seagulls, Yamahas, and many others, a lot of it depends on your style of playing. The High end guitars sound great but as long as you dont go to far down the chain the lower priced Martins sound about the same. The lower end sound well to for the price, but for me its balance, and if you'll really listen close each guitar is unique in that no two guitars are the same. I believe that if balance is what your after Taylor is really hard to beat. My 210 is so balanced from the lows to the highs and the volume, its unbelievable. See for yourself, go and listen really close to each guitar you play, to me it has to have great tone before you plug it in. Otherwise you may be disappointed after the purchase. For the price I don't believe I could beat the Taylor's sound, quality, tone or volume.
I bought a washburn guitar back at xmas, and that was broken, so we exchanged it for a Taylor 210 Acoustic, and I personally think it was worth it. The neck is very finger-friendly. The guitar stays in tune for the most part. Overall, the guitar is pretty and is perfect for a young songwriter. the only problem with mine, is the 12th fret on the 3rd string is a little buzzy, thats only because the truss rod is a little flat. Other than that, its fine. Worth the money.