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#1 2012-09-23 03:54:41

Tyson7
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Disaster hits my Taylor 314

I was playing a local Apple Fest today. We were outside and it was fairly windy. The wind blue my Taylor 314 down off the stand onto the concret. When I looked it over I noticed the heel of the neck was cracked straight through. Man , I am  heartbroken. This guitar was one of those great sounding special guitars. Shortly after , it happened to my Taylor T5 also but it came through OK. Not a good day for me today. I'll be contacting Taylor this week to see what I can do for my good buddy.

  Joe

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#2 2012-09-23 04:21:21

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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

Ouch -I'm hurting with ya Tyson


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#3 2012-09-23 10:53:14

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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

Total Bummer...



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#4 2012-09-23 12:10:34

joeyjoeyjoey
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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

Ever nitice how many Les Pauls have headstock repairs. If a broken headstock can be fixed. I am sure your Taylor can. If it can, the battle scars can remind you to be more careful


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#5 2012-09-23 15:13:33

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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

That really stinks!  I hope Taylor can help you out with a repair.  Scars can heal, hopefully the life can be brought back too!!!


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#6 2012-09-23 16:56:16

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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

Best of luck to you Tyson.  That hurts.


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#7 2012-09-23 23:19:19

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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

Thats got too be painfull,hope it can be repaired.


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#8 2012-09-24 02:22:26

zguitar
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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

This forum has lots of info on repair and refinishing.

http://www.reranch.com/reranch/viewforum.php?f=1

Good luck!!!!


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#9 2012-09-24 13:52:42

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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

It's astounding what a competent luthier can do in terms of repairs.  Good luck.  That's a terrific instrument.


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#10 2012-09-26 18:30:39

Tyson7
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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

Update on my Taylor 314. I went to the Taylor Road Show last night in a nearby town. I showed
my guitar to the Taylor tech. He was very sympathetic for me. But he said he thought it would need a neck replacement. He took some photo's and sent them to a repair tech at Taylor. I'm waiting to hear back from them. I did some pricing by a local Taylor authorizied repair shop and a neck replacement is a little pricey. Maybe Taylor will have some good news for me.

Joe

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#11 2012-09-27 05:13:14

zguitar
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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

I feel replacement is always better than repair, but at what price? Keep your fingers crossed.


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#12 2012-09-28 01:49:39

joeyjoeyjoey
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Re: Disaster hits my Taylor 314

How much is a new neck compared to replacing the guitar?. Can you find a used one for cheaper? The quote was from Taylor. Did you take it to a quality luthier? It`s amazing what can be fixed when it looks like a total loss.


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