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Old 04-01-2012, 03:41 PM
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Default FS: Taylor Sinker/Macassar GA BTO - Reduced

SOLD!! This went to a hardworking musician who will give her a good home and lots of playing time.


Hi All,

So you don't have to search, I am asking SOLD - pending payment and delivery, shipped to CONUS, and I will also pick up the PayPal fees. If you are in downstate NY (I'm on Long Island), nearby in NJ or CT, I'd be happy to meet you somewhere and we can take a few dollars off for not having to ship and such.

It is with a real lump in my throat that I list this guitar, but I am hoping to be able to finance a new build and this is the only way I can do that. It is really a beautiful guitar, which is (IMHO) an understatement, but not necessarily the best suited to my playing style - I am a basic singer/strummer and only occasional finger-picker. This guitar should be in different hands, certainly more capable.

The guitar is in "mint" condition, at least I can't find a mark on it. There is a clear Taylor pick-guard that shows a few swirls, but extremely light, so nothing has touched the wood. The case is also in brand new condition. I will gladly take additional pictures from any angle, if you are interested.

Here's the original link to the actual guitar:
http://www.laguitarsales.com/pages/4..._BTO_GA_27.htm

Here are the specs, copied directly from the above link:

Below are some of the options that went in to this BTO:

Grand Auditorium (GA) Body with Armrest and Venetian Cutaway
Solid Sinker Redwood top
Adirondack CV Bracing with Relief Rout
Macassar Ebony back and sides
Ebony Binding
Mahogany neck
Ebony Headstock overlay on front and Macassar Ebony on back
Ebony fretboard
Ebony bridge
Green Heart Abalone rosette
Ebony bound Soundhole
600-Series Fretboard inlays
Antique Gold Gotoh 510 tuners
Bone Nut and Saddle
25-1/2" scale
2010 ES Electronics
Taylor Deluxe Hardshell case

My pictures of the guitar:












Thanks very much for looking, and please contact me with any questions!!

Best regards,
Mike
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Old 04-01-2012, 03:42 PM
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Default Larger pictures?!

Not sure how to embed larger pictures. I would be happy to edit, if you can tell me, or simply e-mail you larger shots, if you are interested.

Please look at the link, though, as those are great pictures, and the guitar is still in that condition:

http://www.laguitarsales.com/pages/4..._BTO_GA_27.htm

Thanks again,
Mike
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2014 RainSong H-OM1000N2
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:47 PM
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Default Some simple strumming...

If you want to hear the sound, through a simple PA, and you promise to listen to the guitar and not laugh at me, you can hear us both at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d23htMWEne8

Thanks for taking a look. If you have questions, or wonder if I am open to offers, the answer is yes, so please PM me.

Again thanks,
Mike
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:35 PM
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I would buy it in a heartbeat if I had the coin,, but I don't think $2300 would sway you,,good luck

Are the sides beveled?

What does the BTO stand for?

I just ordered a 612ce-N,,,,very nice, the new N series

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:33 AM
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Thank you! There is an arm bevel, very comfortable. Not sure what you mean about the sides being beveled. I have to figure out how to get the pictures to be larger. You can get a real good look if you follow the link, though.

Thanks again,
Mike
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:23 AM
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Thank you very much!! What's the secret to doing that?! I have my GSCE that'll probably go up for sale next and it would be great to have the pictures larger.

I really appreciate it,
Mike
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Hey Wency, no wonder your shy on cash; I see you're in line for a custom on another thread. Good for you! I'm selling this to hopefully finance a build of my own. My first custom, and it could take a year or more, but it's exciting! Best of luck with your!!
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Wow mike. I heard you talking about selling this in another thread. I always thought it was one of the most beautiful BTOs I've ever seen. Even I'm sad to see this for sale. I wish you the best of luck on your sale. You definitely have some good things coming your way if you go forth with the possible new build. Good luck sir!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:02 PM
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Thanks, Will, for the very nice comments. That's probably the first thing anybody says about it when I take it out of the case because it looks different than most people expect a guitar to look, with the Sinker top and cool figuring on the back. It is actually a bit hard to have this up for sale, but the prospect of a custom build is very hard to pass up. In truth, while this is going to sound just like everyone else selling their guitar, it sounds better and more alive now than it did when I first got it, and it is in truly pristine condition. If I were a fingerstylist, I would keep it forever, and can't imagine what it will sound like in a year or two more. I think I am just drawn to a dreadnought in terms of projection/volume, however. I'm a little hard of hearing in my left ear, so I'm looking to get a sound port as well. All of that being said, if I don't get a "fair" offer on it, I certainly am not suffering by keeping it. She certainly sounds as pretty as she looks!! And, when you see her next to the creamy white GSCE, they make a gorgeous pair!

Thanks again, and have a great night!!
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2014 RainSong H-OM1000N2
2017 Rainsong BI-WS1000N2
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A bunch of electrics (too many!!)
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:51 AM
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Would you be interested in any type of trade?,,are you a cyclist..?
I have really expensive cycling parts and bikes I want to move
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Thank you, but no. I'm putting this toward a custom build. I just reduced the price, however, so if you can swing it, she's really lovely!
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Post-Easter, mid-Passoever bump!
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Price reduction bump.
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