I was in the market for an acoustic guitar for about 3 months when I happened across Canyon Music Woodworks in Durango, Co.. I narrowed my search down to two guitars, after some time I found I cound not put the Taylor down so paid the $1000.00 which included a Taylor hard shell case.
I have been playing for about a year and in that time I have played a dozen or more guitars my friends have. None of them could compare to the action of the Taylor, the speed of the neck. The incredible tone and overall rich sounds. The ease of play is almost as if the guitar plays itself. Everytime i get the guitar out to play it always seems to sound better than the time before.
Nothing bad to say. Some people complain about the plain looks of the Guitar but I disagree I like the satin finish.
Construction is purely top shelf. Guitar is as straight as an arrow. flawless seams, quality one usually sees in more expensive instruments.
Excellent value, great sound, fun to play. My friends love it and are planing to buy one. I really recommend checking one out.
My mother brought me one of the greatest Christmas present that a guitar player could ever want. She gave me a Taylor 310!
It is probably the most perfect playing guitar ever created. It has a very quick playing neck, and has a quality feel, unlike any guitar that I have ever played in my life. I cannot say enough about the feel, and quality of this guitar. It has a resonance that is absolutely heavenly. If this is the lower end of Taylor's line-up, I can honestly say then that Taylor Guitars definitely have there stuff together.
I have several other guitars that are now gathering dust, and very little playing time. A Washburn D-10B, and a Yamaha FG110.
They are both very good sounding guitars, but they cannot hold a candle to my Taylor.
My mother told me that she paid around $1200 for the Taylor with it's hard shell case. The case is a work of art in itself. This is a quality package if ever there was one. Thank you Robert Taylor!!!!
The most noticable thing is the neck. It is the perfect speed, and weight. It has a feel all of its own. The sound is perfect, and every time you put on new strings, you fall in love all over again. Easy to play, and hard to put down. Makes me look good time after time.
There isn't anything that I dislike about this guitar. I have always heard of the quality and perfection that Taylor Guitars put in there guitars, and I am now a believer.
As I have stated before, This is the finest guitar I have ever played. It's quality is the greatest. I cannot find any blemish or fault at all with this guitar. I have never played anything so perfect.
If you want a guitar that is quick, and sounds great, then the Taylor 310 is definitely one to try. You cannot go wrong with a Taylor.
I bought this on eBay used (the purchaser lost interest and barely used it) for approx. 800 USD. I decided to buy another guitar (the other acoustic I have is 20 yrs. old) and wanted one that was very high quality. I had never heard anything bad about Taylors and it sounded exactly like what I wanted.
It's tone and clarity is beyond compare. I have never played a better sounding guitar in my life, except for higher end Taylors. The neck is perfect, and you find it very easy to move your fingers along the strings and fingerboard. It really is a work of art! The wood is in great shape, and everything about it just resonates perfection.
The only thing that I regret is that I didn't buy the 310ce.
When you look at one (either from afar or closeup), you will not notice any flaws. It is incredibly sturdy and still has amazing feel. This guitar was built with perfection on its mind, and it shows it in every aspect. It also has the jointed neck, so it will stand up to extreme pressure. You have to see it and play it to believe it.
If you're looking for a great guitar that's easy to play and has the best tone I've ever heard, then buy a Taylor.
Aquired at Matt Umanov's, NYC, '98. Cost about $800 including hardshell case, and it was in tune right out of the box!
Matt carries a number of Taylors and is an authorized repair shop for them. He's got a full array of acoustics and I played quite a few before I picked this one up. Great shop, no hassles, honest and they don't push, if you can believe that in NYC.
I've been playing for 28 years now, on and off. Spent my idle youth with a beat up Strat (man I wish I had kept that guitar now!). Drifted in out of ownership of a number of no-name acoustics over the years. None of them ever played, sounded, was built, or looked like this Taylor.
It's a no frills Taylor to be sure, but with the same smooth action, fast neck, immaculate finish and construction, and tone of many of the higher end Taylor line. All wood construction, Sapele back and sides, Sitka top, ebony neck and rosewood head overlay, simple black binding, standard 310 issue.
For the price this guitar beat out higher priced Martins, Guilds, and others without a doubt. The tone and sustain are beyond the reach of the others. Quality of construction is a cut above. In these past two years it has opened up considerably and the tone is richer and more balanced on the mid and low end. It has a simple presentation but the sound is there.
By the way, the Taylor customer service is unquestionably the best I have found of any ... repeat, ANY ... business I have dealt with after making an $800 purchase.
Taylors have been accused of being a little bright out of the box. For this 310, that was the case. Now, I am finding a balance that wasn't there even a year ago. Patience has paid off. I wanted to trade up, but thought I'd wait and see what this one had to offer. Glad I did.
For the price you'd pay today you would be hard pressed to find another all wood acoustic that is built like the 310, has the full tonal range, has the playability of that Taylor neck, and is finished with quite the same care.
If you have the patience to keep one of these guitars for a while, and let it open up, it will sound like twice the price. Sometimes you have to let the wine sit a while before you drink it and sing your song.