#1
I've been playing a Norman B18 for the past 2 years and I really love it!

The value of this guitar is amazing and I have zero regrets purchasing this guitar.

Unfortunately, it's time for me to move on, and I've decided to sell my Norman to a friend and buy a Martin or a Taylor.

I need a really versatile guitar, but more importantly, a smaller guitar.

Dreadnought is simply too big to properly handle for me.

I know 000 is "Auditorium" and GA is "Grand Auditorium"

I'm mostly thinking about a Taylor 214CE or Martin 000C-whatever

Is there a big difference between the sizes?

Thanks
#2
there is a big difference between the martin and taylor sounds. taylors are brighter, martins tend to have more bass and less upper end sparkle.
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#3
All I can say is that my 214CE is Legend...wait for it...wait for it...DARY! LEGENDARY!
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#4
I've had both Taylors and Martins and played dozens, and all I can say is Martin > Taylor.

BUT its all subjective! Play both models and find the one that sounds and feels best to you.
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#5
Well It'd be sure to play both to get a feel and see whether I like how it sounds.

But specifically for sizes, is there a big difference?
#6
Also, what are some good 000 cutaway Martins? And does anybody have experience with HPL(High pressure laminate)?
#7
martin HPL guitars have more bass than a lot of non-solid back and sides guitars, but a little less complexity than say a seagull.
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#8
personally, i think you get more guitar for the money with lesser known companies. i went with breedlove for my big guitar purchase.

between the two, i honestly think i would go taylor. i've never really found a martin i've liked including vintage ones (except one time where i got to play a pre-war martin. that was a different story...)
#9
not always - martin's x series has some lower priced guitars now that are fairly competitively priced, and not cardboardy in tone. that being said, recording king gives amazing bang for the buck.

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personally, i think you get more guitar for the money with lesser known companies. i went with breedlove for my big guitar purchase.


and that's the joy of personal preference. i am not a huge martin fan, but in the lower price ranges, i prefer either a martin 000 or a taylor 114. if it were me, i'd go for the all solid recording king or perhaps the least expensive masterbilt. if i liked a focus on the higher end, i'd go with a 114. and ultimately, when i bought my first solid top in years, i went with the seagull s6, which to me sounded best of all of them.

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between the two, i honestly think i would go taylor. i've never really found a martin i've liked including vintage ones (except one time where i got to play a pre-war martin. that was a different story...)
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