I’ve been playing my Taylor 310ce for almost 15 years now. I remember mowing hundreds of lawns back in high school, saving up every penny possible to get the best I could afford. It has traveled with me all across the U.S., to Mexico and even out to China.
So you’ve probably heard of Taylor Guitars before. Either that or you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere for the past few decades! With a firm reputation of producing high-quality, high-priced guitars, it’s no wonder that Taylor took a PR beating when they first introduced the Taylor 100 series “budget” acoustic guitars to the market.
Among beginner acoustic guitars, the stands out as a consistent favorite among guitarists.
Perhaps much of this has to do with the price tag, which at around $250 is an excellent deal, but I believe most of its popularity is due to the loud, clear sound that it produces.
It is the desire of every guitar maker to re-invent themselves every so often in order to keep their guitars fresh, their image alive and, of course, to keep revenues high. When it comes to Takamine and the discontinuation of the Takamine G320, it’s really no different.