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I've owned both, but I only own Taylors today. Santa Cruz makes beautiful guitars, but to me, they are a bit more specialized than Taylor's versatile offerings. I really appreciate the acoustic sound of all of these guitars. I would hate to get rid of any of them, though I could probably most likely live without the nylon crossover NS74CE.
I asked Ted if I could change the strings and he said, sure, give it a try. There was the sound I wanted. And a year or two later, this guitar sounds even better with more high frequency harmonics and additional lower overtones.
My oldest son 36 who is a good guitar player in his own right, was dumbfounded at the sound of this guitar and thought it was amazing. He is a flat picker and really an electric player. I am a fingerstyle player thumb pick, bare fingers with short nails. In terms of playability, it's hard to beat Taylor from my viewpoint.
So there you have it -- an opinion so wishy-washy that you have just about nothing to take away with you. Deep and rich with some sparkle thrown in. This is my second SC OM. Taylors are great, easy to play, consistently built, and good workhorse guitars, but the Cruz is just awesome. It's like comparing a good California wine against a really fine Italian bottle.
The Cruz can do anything I want it to, and it just punches. I think the Cruzs are better long-term investments too, given the very high quality of their workmanship, limited runs, and design e.
I'm sure everyone's got their opinions, but your best strategy is simply to play as many guitars as you can. If the Taylor does everything you need, then buy it, but if the Cruz makes you close your eyes and think of sonic beauty, well, there you go..
Two different beasts, I love them both. You could probably score a pair of used guitars close to your budget and have both!
Our current digit serial numbering format that started in November of identifies where the guitar was built, the start date, and the assigned number of the. From until the end of , each Taylor guitar featured a nine-digit serial number that precisely pinpoints when work was begun on that.
I prefer the Taylors myself as I like the crisper sound of them. Santa Cruz are really great guitars but have more of an old school sound to them than the Taylors. Either way you will get a great guitar. As has been suggested, you need to play as many as you can to figure out what is best for you.
Also, I am not interested in the pickup system, where the built-in ES from Taylor provides some benefit to some people. All times are GMT The time now is Page 1 of 2. Santa Cruz guitars vs Taylor I have been looking at a taylor ce and a ce online.
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