Taylor 210e Acoustic Guitar - Review
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No. Strings: 6
Body Type: Dreadnought (Large Body)
Top Material: Sitka Spruce - Solid
Back & Sides:East Indian Rosewood Laminated
Soundhole Rosette:Wood fiber
Binding: Black plastic
Neck Material: Tropical American Mahogany 14 Frets To Body
Neck Shape: Low Profile
Neck Trussrod: Yes, Adjustable
Nut & Saddle Materials: Tusq
Fretboard Radius: 15"
Fretboard Inlay: Pearloid dot inlays
Fretboard: Ebony - Solid
Scale Length: 25.5"
Total #Frets: 20
Nut Width: 1-11/16" Finish: Body Varnish, Satin, Neck Satin
Bridge: East Indian Rosewood - Solid
Bracing: "X" Bracing - Scalloped
Sitka Spruce 5/16" Wide
Tuners: Enclosed, die-cast chrome-plated
Electronics: Taylor ES-T electronics
MSRP: $1,248.00 (incl. Hardshell Case)
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Whether you're picking or strumming, the Taylor 210e Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar responds especially well. A solid spruce top delivers the lively, defined sound
Taylor is known for while the laminate Indian rosewood back and sides give this acoustic-electric dreadnought powerful projection and depth. ES-T electronics and a Taylor-devised active preamp provide great plugged-in tone and volume.
The result is a high-fidelity, low-impedance signal for clear, acoustic amplified tone. Mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, and a 25-1/2" scale. A durable varnish finish offers protection, good looks, and a smooth feel.
A traditional shape refined, Taylor's dreadnought combines classic volume and bass response with the definitive Taylor sound: clear trebles and an open, airy midrange.
- Taylor ES-T electronics
- Indian rosewood back and sides
- Solid Sitka spruce top
- Wood fiber soundhole rosette
- Tropical American mahogany neck
- Ebony fretboard
- Pearloid dot inlays
- Enclosed, die-cast chrome-plated tuning machines
- Limited lifetime warranty
The Taylor 210e has a solid Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood laminated sides and back. You look inside the guitar and you can tell it is laminated due to the different grain pattern of the wood.
With a satin finish, I was a bit disappointed at the final fit and finish of this guitar as compared to other guitars from the Taylor line.
The chrome tuners appeared to have a bit of play in them and did not give me a good impression.
It is amazing how much sound that Taylor can get out of this guitar. Tone not nearly as rich as a Martin and on the thin side. For a guitar in the price range of the Taylor 210e, I was very impressed. Usually guitars with laminated back and sides have a very dead or muted sound. This one is quite good.
The electronics are typical Taylor - The pickup sounds great!
The action of the Taylor 210e was a bit high at the nut, but I do like low action acoustic guitars. The guitar played well other than that. Love those Elixir Nanoweb strings That the Taylor comes with from the factory. They last at least twice as long as conventional steel strings.
Action and setup at the saddle was quite good and I didn't see a need to adjust it. I would like to see this guitar go through an entire seasonal change before attempting to fine tune the string height.
Harmonics were typical Taylor, right on the mark. intonation was great too.
Being a laminated wood guitar, The Taylor 210e is built like a tank. Interesting how there are no back braces or lining to hold the back to the sides.
This guitar was put together in a humidity controlled atmosphere and you should keep it in that same type of atmosphere to minimize cracking or wood movement. A good humidifier for your room or home and guitar case is essential to minimize repair bills.
Be sure to visit our page on Guitar Humidity Control for detail information of keeping your guitar in tip-top shape during the dry winter months.
I am a bit concerned about the tuners. Having play in tuners is not good. Possibly this was just a fluke with the model I tested.
As mentioned above, the guitar has a very nice balance between treble, mids and bass. Great for either fingerstyle or flatpick styles. I do however favor Taylor's for fingerstyle.
Dan Crary has played Taylor Acoustics for years and can get incredible sound from them. Check out some of his music.
Be sure to register your Taylor 210e. If you treat your guitar right you will be able to keep it in great playing condition for a long time. The biggest enemy of a hollow body acoustical guitar is the lack or the excess of humidity in the air. If you develop problems, a Taylor repair center will take care of you.
The Taylor 210e would be a great transitional guitar for those of you planning to move up to an intermediate priced guitar. With a street price of only $800.00, this guitar is a bargain.
I love the solid spruce top of the Taylor 210e and the guitar plays very nicely. Surely well worth the money compared with anything in this price range.
Personally I don't care for the satin finish, but I know a lot of people who do. A satin finish does hide a lot of scratches and dings that a high-gloss finish does not.
Bottom line: If I had a beginner guitar and was looking to move up, I would purchase the Taylor 210e guitar in a heartbeat. Great looking, nice sound, very durable and plays well.
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