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Old 06-10-2019, 09:20 AM
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Nice! I've become a huge fan of bearclaw spruce over the the past few years.
I'm actually not a really big fan of bear claw, but something about the look of this particular guitar speaks to me. I've read that bear claw indicates a stiff piece of wood, but all in all, Ted told me that this particular 717 sounds incredible, so I took him at his word and pushed the button.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:29 AM
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I'm actually not a really big fan of bear claw, but something about the look of this particular guitar speaks to me. I've read that bear claw indicates a stiff piece of wood, but all in all, Ted told me that this particular 717 sounds incredible, so I took him at his word and pushed the button.
I had never really ever considered bear claw but there is 317 with and one without bear claw at my local Taylor dealer and I am leaning towards the bear claw because it is uniqueness.
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I had never really ever considered bear claw but there is 317 with and one without bear claw at my local Taylor dealer and I am leaning towards the bear claw because it is uniqueness.
I'd be interested to hear your take on the sound of each. My gut would tell me that they would sound similar and that it would just be an aesthetic issue, but you never know!
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I'd be interested to hear your take on the sound of each. My gut would tell me that they would sound similar and that it would just be an aesthetic issue, but you never know!
Well I played the one without bear claw and loved it. When I put it back I looked at the other but didn't play it. If they still have both when I am able to buy I will A&B them. I am not going to let looks dictate which one I get. I got to sell one before I can buy one so hopefully the one I have up for sale sells soon.
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Well I played the one without bear claw and loved it. When I put it back I looked at the other but didn't play it. If they still have both when I am able to buy I will A&B them. I am not going to let looks dictate which one I get. I got to sell one before I can buy one so hopefully the one I have up for sale sells soon.
Roger that.

I imagine that they will sound pretty darn close, but you never know. Honestly, I played a 717 in a shop that blew me away this weekend, so I'm hoping my 717 that's inbound is just as good or better. Problem is that the one in the shop had the ES2 and I don't want to buy guitars with built in electronics anymore, especially the ES system.

If I'd bought the one in the shop, my luck is that Taylor would announce the ES3 system shortly after and ruin the resale value on my guitar. This doesn't matter to most, but I know first hand how difficult it is to sell a Taylor that isn't the current "generation."
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I'd be interested to hear your take on the sound of each. My gut would tell me that they would sound similar and that it would just be an aesthetic issue, but you never know!
My gut would tell me that they'll be real and they'll be spectacular....
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My gut would tell me that they'll be real and they'll be spectacular....
Do you have a GP yet?
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Do you have a GP yet?
Yes. I purchased a 317e about a month ago...
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Yes. I purchased a 317e about a month ago...
Oh ok cool! I didn't see it in your sig and was just wondering.
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