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Old 12-21-2021, 02:02 PM
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Selling a 1998 Taylor 810 Acoustic Guitar (SN 980218132). I am the third owner of the guitar. The original owner never played it and the second owner only owned it for a few months before it made its way to me. The guitar is in pristine condition with no cracks, deep gouges/scratches, or playability issues. There are the typical swirl marks on the pickguard as expected and two tiny marks on the top both are roughly the size of a pencil tip. Comes with the original "Pink Poodle" case as well as the original case candy. You will be hard pressed to find another Taylor of this age in this condition. High res pics available upon request.

Only selling to fund another guitar and I only have so much wall space.

Taking it off the market for now.








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Old 12-22-2021, 01:02 PM
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My very first "serious" acoustic was a 1997 Taylor 810, and it was my only acoustic for nearly a decade. It was effortless to play and recorded very nicely. I wrote a bunch of songs on that guitar. I eventually sold it because I invested in much more expensive guitars that took my playing in new directions. If I still had it, I'd still play it.

Yours is in great shape and has the original hard shell case, which is very luxurious. Good luck with your sale.
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Very nice guitar! The older Taylor dreads are sublime, I love my 510. GLWS!
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I have a 97' 814C and love it.

It looks like yours is similar to mine, in that it has headstock "wings" but no scarf joint or heel joint. I couldn't believe they were putting on 1 piece necks at that stage.

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My first real good guitar (after 35 years of drumming) was a brand new 1994 810. It was a HOSS.

Best on this! And congratulations to the next owner.

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I also owned an 810 made in the 90’s. The only reason I sold it was because I moved to guitars with 1 and 3/4 nuts. I got a LOT of compliments about the tone of the guitar…sounded more like a Martin than most Taylors I have heard.

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"....sounded more like a Martin than most Taylors I have heard." That's the best description I've seen! I very much regret selling mine a few years ago, same vintage as yours. Now, that quote might result in some very negative comments by hardcore Taylor fans, some very positive comment by Martin fans (of which I am one).

But I could elaborate a bit when describing the sound - of mine at least, and I'll bet yours is the similar. I would say: sounds very Martin-like in the low end and the lower mids but still retains a lot of the crisp high end that Taylors are famous for. Not the thin and jangl-y sound that turns off many people when they first try out a Taylor (especially the less expensive ones), but a pure and well-defined high end. Loud and resonant too! And no muddy low end that is a trait of a lot of Martin dreads, especially the HD-28 and sometimes the HD-35. I've owned four HD-28's and three HD-35's plus a few limited run Martins and a bunch of -15 and -16 series dreads. My late, lamented 810 was a perfect example of Taylor's brief and unabashed attempt to out-Martin, Martin if that makes any sense.

Sorry to go on and on here! But whomever buys this one is in for a surprise sound-wise. Those old 810's were - and are - great guitars. GLWS

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"....sounded more like a Martin than most Taylors I have heard." That's the best description I've seen! I very much regret selling mine a few years ago, same vintage as yours. Now, that quote might result in some very negative comments by hardcore Taylor fans, some very positive comment by Martin fans (of which I am one).

But I could elaborate a bit when describing the sound - of mine at least, and I'll bet yours is the similar. I would say: sounds very Martin-like in the low end and the lower mids but still retains a lot of the crisp high end that Taylors are famous for. Not the thin and jangl-y sound that turns off many people when they first try out a Taylor (especially the less expensive ones), but a pure and well-defined high end. Loud and resonant too! And no muddy low end that is a trait of a lot of Martin dreads, especially the HD-28 and sometimes the HD-35. I've owned four HD-28's and three HD-35's plus a few limited run Martins and a bunch of -15 and -16 series dreads. My late, lamented 810 was a perfect example of Taylor's brief and unabashed attempt to out-Martin, Martin if that makes any sense.

Sorry to go on and on here! But whomever buys this one is in for a surprise sound-wise. Those old 810's were - and are - great guitars. GLWS

Gene from Cape Cod.
That's a pretty accurate description, Gene. I'm very close to pulling the ad and keeping it but really wanting to add a 000 or OM to my collection.
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