Taylor 110e Review

The Taylor 110e is an acoustic guitar that I have become quite fond of over the past few years.  I would say it has even become my go to acoustic guitar.  In this Taylor 110e Review we will be going over a topics relating to this guitar.  These include:

  • Specs of the guitar
  • The sound
  • Personal experience with the instrument
  • Online sentiment about the guitar

Specs - Taylor 110e Review

  • Walnut back and sides
  • Spruce top
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Dreadnought body type
  • 25 - 1/2" Scale length
  • X Bracing
  • Tusq nut
  • Micarta saddle
  • 20 Frets
  • Body Depth: 4 - 5/8"
  • Taylor 110e Pickup: Taylor Piezo 

Sound - Taylor 110e Review

The Taylor 110e's body shape is what is called a dreadnought.  Dreadnoughts are know for their full, rich, and bass heavy sound.  They are often times used by singer songwriters because they create a sound that is full and rich, so that just one guitar and a voice sounds like a complete song.  Filling out the most sonic space you possibly can is very important when trying to make a work sound complete.  If the work is missing a lot of low end, it will sound like it is incomplete.  The low end creates what most refer to as a steady foundation for the rest of the music to sit upon.  That is why so many singer songwriter types use dreadnoughts.  Other areas where dreadnoughts shine include solo fingerstyle, and chord melody arrangements.  The reasoning here is similar to the reasoning before.  Other guitar body shapes do not offer as much low end, and because of that, songs played just on the guitar sound incomplete.  The low end of the dreadnought give the rest of the notes a foundation to build on.


One common issue found with dreadnoughts is that there is too much low end, so that it drowns out the rest of the sound.  We do not find this to be true with the Taylor 110e.  The mids and treble notes are quite clear, and are not drowned out by the bass.  This is quite unique for a dreadnought.  Not many guitars as large as this one have as clear of mids and highs.  

Drawbacks in sound

There is one very obvious flaw in almost all dreadnoughts.  They do not always work great in bands.  This is because the amount of low end they put out starts to step on the toes of the bass player.  

If you do not understand. Allow me to explain.  In a band everyone has their own role.  The bass player's, or the left hand of the keys player's, role is to own those lower frequencies and provide a foundation for the rest of the band.  When players begin to infringe on the bass players range, things get... messy.  Especially if both the guitarist and the bass player are sitting on the same note.  This is because string instruments are never really "in tune".  Press the string a little too hard and it goes a little sharp, or maybe the guitar isn't perfectly intonated.  The two notes that are super close to each other will clash because they differ in both pitch, and timbre.  The heavy bass nature of a dreadnought makes it likely to "step on the toes" of the bass player, or left hand of the piano sonically.

Personal Experience - Taylor 110e Review

Overall I almost have nothing bad to say about this guitar.  I love it.  The Taylor 110e price is very reasonable, and it is a guitar that can last someone their whole life.  If you are looking for a quality dreadnought guitar, but don't want to spend a small fortune, this could be the could be the guitar for you.  

A small issue I had when I first got the guitar was that the D string would buzz.  It sounded really gross.  I honestly don't know what the issue was, but I took it to a guitar repair guy, and he fixed it in a matter of seconds.  Other than that though, I have had no major issues with the guitar.  

Performances/Gigs

I have used this guitar for gigs in a few different genres.  The most use I have gotten out of it was in coffee shop settings.  A vocalist and myself used to play R&B, Soul, and Jazz covers on Tuesdays.  This worked super well because my guitar was able to provide a sturdy foundation, and full sounding chords for the vocalist to sing on top of.  

Another gig I used this guitar for was in a country band.  We previously stated that dreadnoughts are not great for use within a band setting.  However, if you know how to use them, they can work just fine.  I only used the guitar for finger picking on the treble and mid strings mostly.  This left plenty of room for the left hand of the piano player to do its thing.  

Online Sentiment - Taylor 110e Review

We could really only find one customer review of this guitar so her it is.  

"I bought it new it's my go to guitar.I love the performance the sound Di hard player on it. I cant say anything bad about it .. I call it her. I play Every Day Thank You Taylor"

Aside from being very confusing, it seems to be an overall positive Taylor 110e Review.

Other places we mention this guitar: Best Acoustic Guitar for Blues.

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