Purchased from Cherry Hill Guitar Center for $500. I play mostly electric, but wanted a decent acoustic guitar to play when I don't have an amp around when I travel
I love the wooden neck. Other guitars in the range $500-$600 did not have the a wooden neck. This guitar is the perfect weight comes setup with very well. Once again other guitars in this price range were much heavier.
The fact that the back does not have a brace.
Ignoring the Taylor motto of "quality guitars," this guitar shows signs of great craftsmenship. The guitar has a laminate top and plastic binding. I looked for about an hour combing over every detail, but was unable to find a single flaw in this guitar. The 110 is full bodied acoustic that has tonal qualities of its more expensive Taylor lines.
This guitar is excellent right out of the box. It comes with a taylor gig bag that had thick padding and a large pouch. THe guitar has good quality tone. It comes with Elixer nanoweb light strings that reelly make this guitar sing. I would recommend this as a first acoustic for someone who is serious about playing guitar or as a second guitar to have around.
I played this guitar for half an hour at Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd., in Hollywood.
I was just killing time in the acoustic section and started playing this one on a whim. I was surprised to find a beautiful-sounding and great-feeling instrument whose acoustic volume is probably loud enough to compensate for the lack of a pickup. And it's a lovely acoustic sound, with plenty of chime yet warm and detailed.
No cutaway, no pickup. This instrument was obviously meant more for personal use than gigging. Also, it's plain-looking, which probably contributes to its friendly price tag.
Great, no complaints. Typical Taylor quality.
For a guitar aimed at the beginner market, this is one fine instrument. Obviously upper-end Taylors would look and sound even better
I purchased this guitar in Waynesboro, Virginia at Tim Spears Music City. The cost was $560. This included the soft case. Tim has a large selection of Taylor guitars from the least expensive to the more expensive.
The 110 has a great price for a full size (dreadnaught) guitar. I have tried a number of Taylor and Martin Guitars. This guitar has a sound that compares with any of the more expensive guitars. It does have a solid spruce top with laminated side and back. The finish is flat and the back, side and neck have the appearance of Seagull guitars (a more natural look).
I had to try several before I found one that had a good sound. I also do not like Elixir strings which come standard. I switched from medium to light gauge and noticed little if any changes except it is easier to play and chord. A hardshell case would be nice, but the gig bag is okay (well made). It lacks some of the fancy designs of more expensive guitar but I really like the plain look.
The guitar appears to be constructed well. There is no back bracing but the back has an arch. I will install a mike or pickup later (AudioTechnica mike of a Fishman pickup with a preamp). I did not want a guitar with a hole in the side for pickup controls. This does not have a pickup system although the 110 does come with a stock pickup system. By the way, the intonation on this guitar, like all Taylors, is great.
This is an outstanding guitar for the price. Better than Martin's I have tried with similar price. It compares favorably with higher priced Taylors. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a full size guitar in a lower price range. It is much better than a number of cheaper guitar lines.
The Taylor 110 is a dreadnought acoustic guitar, without any pick ups or electronics. I don't know all of the woods that this guitar is made out of, but the neck is made out of mahogany. Since there aren't any pick ups, it doesn't have any setting controls or anything.
Playing the Taylor 110 is definitely a pleasure as it's an easy instrument to play. In general Taylor guitars don't have the best feel for me, but it's still very smooth and I find it easy to navigate up and down the neck without a problem. Since there aren't any parameters or settings to mess with, playing the guitar itself is your main concern! The guitar is about average in weight and size for a dreadnought acoustic guitar.
The sound of the Taylor 110 is vibrant and overall pretty full, but bright. It does have a well rounded sound, but my first impression of the guitar was that it was full bodied with a hint of brightness. I haven't done any recording with the Taylor 110, as I've only used it for practicing and messing around on. It definitely has the Taylor sound for those of you who have played Taylor guitars and are looking for that sort of vibe. I wouldn't say that the 110 is any better for one genre over another, as it will fit well in any situation where you'd want an acoustic guitar.
As far as mid level acoustic guitars are concerned, the Taylor 110 is really a great instrument. It's got a great blend of quality craftsmanship, playability, and sound, all for a price that is more than reasonable. While I'd rather have a Martin over a Taylor, I know plenty of people who would rather have a Taylor. The 110 must be a popular model because of it's high quality at this price. If you're looking to get some bang for your buck in an acoustic guitar, you'll definitely find a whole lot of it with the Taylor 110...