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Out of sheer curiosity what type of new musical instrument costs 2.8 million dollars? Just interested. I think of a massive pipe organ perhaps.
LOL, did I mention musical instruments? I was more thinking in the line of high end medical imaging equipment...
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The whole point of marketing is to maximize the value proposition to make the product look as attractive as possible, for the sole purpose to sell as much as possible. You accentuate what you feel are the strong points and hide negatives. ANY competent marketer should do that.

At the end of the day, the quality of the new guitars will speak for itself in the long run. But if you don't drum up interest at launch, you've sabotaged the product from the get-go. I'm guessing Taylor didn't spend all the money and resources on the new design to accompany it with a meek, unexciting product launch.
I don't think anyone doubts that the Taylor marketing team is good at what they do. They hit a home run with the market. So much so that they have BIG shoes to fill now.

Again, it's kind of like Ford promising better fuel economy from an F-150 due to an aluminum body. Funny thing, is my Chevy Silverado averages 2.5 mpg better than my buddies F-150
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OK folks, here is some Marketing that even the Taylor Marketeers can still learn from...

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If this has already been written, I apologize for the duplication. I couldnít possibly make my way through all the pages of this thread.

To the OP, it seems you have an emotional attachment/investment in this company. That seems to me to be the issue. Itís a company. Not a person youíre in a relationship with. No disrespect meant. Youíre making judgements as if it were otherwise. My opinion.

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Humor is so subjective, almost like the tone of a guitar...
Okay and this is where I say my piece.
I agree, picker2. Enough with the marketing. A/B them against other bracings.
(disclosure: husband has a revoiced 612, and in my opinion the maple sounds so much better than the previous line)
I am a beginner guitarist. But I have the good fortune of a spouse who likes to go to guitar shops all over the country. Therefore, I have played around with a LOT of guitars, dated from late 1800's to now. (thank you Gruhn guitar and Music Folk for indulging me time and time again)
To some extent, all Martins sound like Martins. My Little Martin is not far off in sound to the lower end small bodied "touring models". Martins HAVE to sound like Martins. Ditto Gibson, Taylor, etc.

Taylor can only do so much with the sound they have chosen. It is a modern sound. I get why they need to sell us on new bracing making it more "Taylor-esque". But it still has to sound like a Taylor.

What picker2 said about tone is my whole "thing". I want guitars that sound like themselves. I really wish Taylor and Martin would seek out unique tonewood pairings that have cool sounds with a dab of the trademark.
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Hey, it's all in good fun. Andy Powers has forgotten more about guitars than I will ever know.
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As a player I've never been a Taylor fan, but as a marketer I admire what they've done. Think about it: In the seventies, they entered an extremely mature market and very quickly became a major force. This is almost impossible to do in ANY business.

Funny, I was listening to an interview with comedian Adam Corolla on the radio yesterday, and he and the host were acknowledging how important marketing was to building their careers. The host and Corolla BOTH agreed that marketing is more important than talent.

So, I don't play their products, but my hat goes off to them for doing such an incredible job in bringing their guitars to market. No one -- with the possible exception of Yamaha -- has done it better in the last fifty years.

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That's hilarious but in a way a good reminder of how carried away some of us can get.

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As a player I've never been a Taylor fan, but as a marketer I admire what they've done. Think about it: In the seventies, they entered an extremely mature market and very quickly became a major force. This is almost impossible to do in ANY business.

Funny, I was listening to an interview with comedian Adam Corolla on the radio yesterday, and he and the host were acknowledging how important marketing was to building their careers. The host and Corolla BOTH agreed that marketing is more important than talent.

So, I don't play their products, but my hat goes off to them for doing such an incredible job in bringing their guitars to market. No one -- with the possible exception of Yamaha -- has done it better in the last fifty years.

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Perfect! Thanks for posting.
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