The Acoustic Guitar Forum  

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-19-2012, 10:56 AM
lutehole lutehole is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 192
Default Taylor BTO

For those who have a BTO, does the bone or the tusq nut/saddle sound better?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-19-2012, 11:27 AM
silvereagle48 silvereagle48 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: suffolk,va
Posts: 375
Default

have 2 btos both ordered with bone. don't know how they sound without. sound fine with the bone no need to go to plastic
__________________
Hoffman sj-sitka/cocobolo, H&D custom DS 12fret-engelmann/eir, Taylor bto Jumbo 12 string-sitka/eir, Cole-Clark fl3ac-bunya/australian blackwood, Martin HD-28-2r, Larrivee OM-05, Martin 000-15M, custom shop Gibson ES-335, Fender american standard stratocaster
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-19-2012, 11:33 AM
MBE MBE is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,312
Default

My BTO has a bone nut/saddle. I find it smoothes out the tone. I had a 716ce that I added a Colosi bone saddle too - very nice change to my ears.
__________________
My YouTube channel
Some might call me a "Webber Guitars enthusiast".
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-19-2012, 11:42 AM
gary0319 gary0319 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Sarasota Florida
Posts: 2,111
Default

My 2010 BTO all mahogany GC has Tusq and it sounds wonderful. My '94 612c maple/sitka has a Fossilized Walrus saddle and it sounds great, too. I've done replacement saddle in 6 or 8 Taylors and 50% of the time I went back to tusq. Each guitar varies so it's not guaranteed either way, and tonal quality is different for each person, so YMMV.

I always went with Tusq out of the box and than did an aftermarket saddle from Bob Colosi for about $50 or less. If I didn't like the tonal change I put the stock saddle back in and saved the Colosi saddle for my next Taylor purchase (there is always another Taylor purchase)

Gary
__________________
Taylor 612c (1994)
Taylor Custom GC All Mahogany (2010)
Eastman E10-OM
Recording King ROS-06
Greg Bennett OM 8CE
Yamaha CGX 171 SCF Flamenco
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-19-2012, 03:42 PM
dk63 dk63 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 275
Default

One of the first things I did after getting my 714 last year was change the stock tusk saddle out to a bone one from Colosi. The improvement was noticeable immediately. The nut won't have an effect on the tone but I think Taylor only changes both together.
__________________
David

2013 Stehr GA-Malaysian Blackwood/Carpathian Spruce
2008 Taylor 714ce Fall Ltd. Koa/Cedar
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Loading

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=