I recently bought a taylor big baby, all of a sudden the high E String will not ring out when I play the second,third and fourth frets. This only happens sometimes however which has me befuddled, any ideas on what it could be? *edit* I do play rather hard, with rapid strumming at times
Sounds like something a simple setup will fix. Probably just needs an action adjustment, or maybe there's a burr on the frets or something. If you bought it at a real store, rather than online, that's something they should fix for you. At the store I work at, we fix stuff like that for free for a year after purchase.
If it has happened since you bought it, I would guess that the neck relief has reduced, lowering the action. I would have the relief and general set up checked.