I bought a Taylor Doyle Dykes guitar because I had been doing more fingerstyle lately. I decided to return it. It played like a dream. The easiest acoustic I've ever played. The tone was good but the volume was fairly low and I figured I couldn't justify the hefty price tag. However, all reviews indicated the plugged in sound was incredible. It comes with an L.R. Baggs system that Doyle had input on. So before sending it back I plugged in (currently still ver. 1...hopefully 2 soon) and used setting 20, the Taylor setting. I hit an E chord. Astonishing. Was I hearing this right? I played some fingerstyle pieces, 'Fishing Blues' and 'Blackbird'. Smooth, clear and full. I flatpicked 'Done Gone' and 'Whingding' (if you flatpick and haven't learned this one...figure it out...great solo guitar piece for f-picking). The lows were LOW and smooth. The highs crisp, clear and not brittle or sharp. The mids were full and present. Like a fine wine: clear yet full, transparent yet solid, wellrounded with just the right touch of....OK, so I'm going over the top. I thought, "My God, this is the best amplified sound I've heard through the Bose!" My wife walked downstairs and said, "That's the best amplified guitar sound I've ever heard." Time to throw a couple of guitars on eBay to fund the fever. You've been forewarned. Stay away at peril to your pockets.
WayneThis message has been edited. Last edited by: captbanjo,
I agree. I just purchased the DDSM. Awesome sound through the Bose!
I traded a 1977 HD-28 and a Taylor Classical.
I love it, can't keep my hands off of it! LOL
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