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Old 01-23-2006, 05:23 PM
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Hi. What about a taylor 612c made in 1995 - perfect conditions; spruce - flamed maple? Any opinion? A friend of mine wants to sell it to me and I'm thinking...
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:29 PM
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Hi. What about a taylor 612c made in 1995 - perfect conditions; spruce - flamed maple? Any opinion? A friend of mine wants to sell it to me and I'm thinking...
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I have a '99 in quilted maple. The neck is pre-NT. Great guitar, and really sits well in a mix (very few overtones to muck things up). Very pure sonically. The guy that owned it previously had played it a lot, so it was broken in well. Play it, and if it floats your boat, BUY IT!
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:32 PM
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It would be easier to give you a meaningful answer if you were to ask a specific question.

If you like it buy it. There are a few people that prefer the older (before 1999) maple guitars because they don't have a fingerjoint at the headstock.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:32 PM
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Thanks!!!! Ah, ok ... the specific question is: I own two Taylor guitars; to me having another one make sense; is it a sort of "illness"?

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Old 01-23-2006, 05:56 PM
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Thanks!!!! Ah, ok ... the specific question is: I own two Taylor guitars; to me having another one make sense; is it a sort of "illness"?
If it is, an illness then I'm terminal. I have 8 Taylors, 9 if I include the Big Baby.

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Old 01-23-2006, 05:59 PM
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Great! Those guitars are incredible to me!
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Old 01-23-2006, 06:06 PM
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Of course it's an illness, or an addiction. It depends on how you look at it. Either way, you have come to the right place if you are looking for validation regarding the purchace of another guitar. if you like the guitar and can afford it, go for it!
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If it is, than illness then I'm terminal. I have 8 Taylors, 9 if I include the Big Baby.
I must be just as bad, I have only 6 and I don't even know how to play it! No what do I do with these strings that came with it?
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I must be just as bad, I have only 6 and I don't even know how to play it! No what do I do with these strings that came with it?
I hear Elixirs are great for daily flossing
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I've been looking for a 612C for awhile. If you decide not to purchase the guitar, have your friend get in touch with me. I'm very interested!
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Old 01-24-2006, 09:53 AM
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That's an easy one for sure. My first taylor was (is) a 98 612ce. I've owned scads of them since. Right now, I am planning to sell off several primo guitars.... becuase of all the sweet ones i have, the 612 is the one I "go to" first every time!


Send me a picture and I'll evaluatite for you if you like, and offer my thoughts in return.

Sounds like a good one to give some serious thought to.
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:07 AM
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I have a '95 "Cotten Special" 612c - my "own" signature model, whoo-hoo! http://www.acousticgallery.com/photo...mit=&x=11&y=10 Only about 80 were made, for Cotten Music Center in Nashville. Unfortunately, no relation. We have two or three other Cotten 612c owners among us as well.

This is one sweet little guitar. It is perfect for my practice and relaxation at home, though it mics very easily. (No pickup as yet, though I'm leaning toward a K&K Trinity when the time comes.) It responds to fingerstyle extremely well, but I've been surprised at how well it handles moderate strumming as well. It doesn't sound like a dread, but it's voice is big and distinctive enough to be heard when playing with several of them.

While I don't mind the NT neck, actually I prefer it if it's hidden cosmetically, I've had absolutely no issues other than enjoyment with my '95 612. It may not be what everyone needs, but it sure hit the spot with me!

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Old 01-24-2006, 02:48 PM
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Thanks again!
Dalton I've decided to buy it in the end. Anyway I hope that Taylorplayer can help you to find this guitar.
To me it sounds very nice and has all the qualities that Cotten spoke about... it isn't "pretty" like the "Cotten special" though.
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Old 01-25-2006, 09:45 AM
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Thanks!!!! Ah, ok ... the specific question is: I own two Taylor guitars; to me having another one make sense; is it a sort of "illness"?
Yes, it's called Taylor Acquisition Syndrome, or TAS for short.
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Old 01-25-2006, 10:10 AM
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... There are a few people that prefer the older (before 1999) maple guitars because they don't have a fingerjoint at the headstock.
AND because they have a mahoganny neck which (in my opinion) sounds much better then the maple neck (way too brittle)!
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