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Taylor 410ce Dreadnought - Acoustic Electric Natural with Cutaway Reviews

5.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from Norfolk Va. June 10, 2014Music Background:
    40 years guitarist, banjo, fiddle, etc.

    Best guitar I have ever owned

    I bought this guitar used from a workmate. He brought it into my office for a tryout. Within 2 minutes of picking I realized it was the best acoustic I have ever played. A mutual friend (professional) had really worked the action to perfection. I did not even haggle over his price...just wrote him a check! Been playing guitar for 40 years and owned many good acoustics but none with the unique qualities like this one. You cannot go wrong with this guitar. BTW, I have never written a review on a musical instrument... this is my first. I am just that impressed with this guitar!

  • from Los Alamos, Ca. April 19, 2013Music Background:
    hobbyist

    Great Job Dennis K.

    You were right Dennis, this is sweet Guitar, It plays like an electric, the sound is awesome, I have since ordered the Taylor 12 string,456ce, Great quality, I recommend anyone when looking for an excellent Guitar, get a Taylor at Sweetwater, their sales people know their stuff, I had a Taylor 414ce and had my Daughter try it, she loved it so I gave to her and replaced it with this 410ce, great price and even better service, Thanks again Dennis you done good.

  • from lexington, SC February 26, 2012Music Background:
    church,prisions and nursing homes

    Money can't buy everything!!!!

    I have owned a Taylor 410ce(ovangkol) for almost a year and have finally found a acoustic that blows me a way. Not only are the Ovangkol back and sides a marvel to look at, the guitar at the same time is one of the best sounding 6 strings I have ever heard or played. I am just a average player and have had many people who have heard me play in the past , come up and tell me , boy you sure have gotten alot better , and it puts a smile on my face to know that the Taylor 410 has improved my music that much.

  • from Salt Lake city, UT. October 27, 2006Music Background:
    Musician, Recording Engineer

    A Worthy Contender to the Dreadnaught Crown

    Having played acoustic guitar for over 40 years, and having owned numerous Martin and Taylor guitars, I must say this one surprised me. I had a Taylor 810, Martin D35, HD28, D1220, D1228, as well as a Taylor 855 12 string. The 855 was an amazing instrument over all of them for it's power and balance. The 410ce I decided upon had that character. Not only does it have superb output both on its own, but plugged in becomes another animal. The Expression pickup system allows for so many quality sounds through both a PA as well as a direct recording secenario, that there really is NO comparison to the others. What did take me by surprise was the sound of the 410ce in front of a competent mic into a recording setup. It actually blew my previous favorite right out of the water (a custom dialed in Martin). It had a superior tonal balance and required virtually NO Eq where the Martin required considerable Eq. The action (as is usually the case with Taylor) was perfect with NO fret buzz and a nice straight neck with no rises or irregular frets. The overall workmanship was flawless..and I'm fussy and was looking for some flaw somewhere....there was none to be found. The guitar holds tune perfectly with no slippage. The wood character (African Ovankol) was highly figured, much like some maple guitars I've seen. It is not only beautiful to look at by to listen to. I have a hard time putting it down once I've started to play. Anyone looking in this price range simply MUST give one a try. This particular instrument actually was superior in sound to models over a thousand dollars more expensive (as will often be the case with wood, they can vary).

  • from Montpelier, Ohio December 25, 2010Music Background:
    Hobbyist for decades

    Very nice Dread

    This is a very easy playing acoustic, nice sound and good workmanship. I would have preferred gloss back and sides, but you can't have everything and the Ovangkol is beautiful even in satin finish. The ES system is not bad, not as good as a good microphone, but will do when you don't want to mic your guitar. Action, intonation, fretboard, neck, all spot-on. I have a friend with a Martin HD-28 and we have compared them. Hard to pick the better sound, but they are very different sounding. The 410ce was a bit on the bright and over-brittle sounding at first, mellowed out in a couple of months, and then I took of the Elixers and put on D'Addario 80/20s and the sound blossomed into a very well-rounded axe. Overall, a good axe to have, you'll have to struggle with the question of whether you need the ES or save a few hundred with the DN4 model.

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