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Old 05-08-2016, 10:01 AM
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Default Prs or martin or taylor ?

Hi . I need Help ? Which is better ?

*Prs Se A30e standard
*Taylor 214ce grand auditorium
*Martin GPCPA5

In my country there is no any of these brand and i must order from american. I havnt test these brands yet. Your advices will be a big help for me.
Strumming and fingerstyle is more imprtant for me . Thanx alot 🌷
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:44 AM
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Search is your friend. You will find many threads on the Martin, Taylor and more opinions and debates than you need about which is "better". PRS will not be as well represented, though I've played a couple great PRS acoustics (literally only 2 total). On the first two they have very distinct tonal palettes, so you should consider that, plus the base feature set and budget. For example the Martin is solid back and sides vs laminate on the Taylor, and more reasonably priced. Though the 214 is an amazing laminate guitar, and if you prefer the Taylor sparkly tone, may be better. Hopefully others can provide more comparison / contrast for you. My first decent acoustic was a 214 -- it's best characteristic for me was great plugged in behavior.
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... Which is better ?...

Well.....

The Prs Se A30e standard is better at being a a Prs Se A30e
the Taylor 214ce grand auditorium is better at being a Taylor 214ce
and the Martin GPCPA5 is better at being a Martin GPCPA5
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Well.....

The Prs Se A30e standard is better at being a a Prs Se A30e
the Taylor 214ce grand auditorium is better at being a Taylor 214ce
and the Martin GPCPA5 is better at being a Martin GPCPA5
My opinion... The Martin is better than the above PRS and Taylor.
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Of those choices, Taylor all the way. I've owned low end Martins and they just do nothing for me tone wise. I've also owned a PRS SE Angelus and it was very well built and sounds ok, but the neck was gloss and it was very difficult to get used to that.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:53 AM
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Martin, no question
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Not the PRS.
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Having played all 3 brands, but not the SE30 particularly--I generally prefer the PRS to be honest. The Angelus models I've played have more overtones in a wider tonal pallette and generally a more balanced sound than either the Martin or Taylor. Figure the SE30 would be even more so. It's a more modern-ish sound.

They are all very different animals though, so it's hard to tell what you want in a guitar. When you say strumming and fingerstyle is more important to you, I'd say the most versatile is probably the right one. People will argue up and down for days on this, but I'd venture the Taylor on that count.
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Martin, no question.
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Taylor all the way.
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Of those choices, Taylor all the way.
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Get an Eastman AC322CE.
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Taylor! 214ce amazes me every time I play one.
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Looks like most people are gravitating towards the Martin or the Taylor. I'd go with the Taylor first, and then the Martin. If I had the opportunity to play all three my choice could change.
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:40 PM
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Search is your friend. You will find many threads on the Martin, Taylor and more opinions and debates than you need about which is "better". PRS will not be as well represented, though I've played a couple great PRS acoustics (literally only 2 total). On the first two they have very distinct tonal palettes, so you should consider that, plus the base feature set and budget. For example the Martin is solid back and sides vs laminate on the Taylor, and more reasonably priced. Though the 214 is an amazing laminate guitar, and if you prefer the Taylor sparkly tone, may be better. Hopefully others can provide more comparison / contrast for you. My first decent acoustic was a 214 -- it's best characteristic for me was great plugged in behavior.
Thanx for your helpful advice . But , i have watched and listend this three model on acoustic letter in youtube . The prs se a30e has a better material . But the point is the martin and taylor had more integrated soound when the player was strumming . You know ? And martin had a warmer sound . What will you choose beetween this 3 models ?
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