Actually I should have titled this thread rediscovered an old string. I haven't dropped by for awhile so I thought I'd just share this.
I was starting to feel something was missing from my 414CE-R. I had tried a set of D'addario NB strings and wasn't really happy with the sound I was getting from this guitar with those strings, so I went back to the Elixirs that it came with. There was that sound I loved when I first picked up this guitar. But recently I just haven't been feeling it and I wanted to try a set of good old D'addario Phosphor Bronze in the True Medium gauges because of a couple of the tunings I play in. Wow, did these strings bring this guitar to life! Ever since first trying Elixirs years ago I've pretty much stuck to coated strings of one variety or another with exception to the D'addario NBs, which if you think about it are also coated, just with another metal. I think until the last couple of years I was playing guitars that just might not have been capable producing the differences between coated and uncoated strings. That and the fact that the 514 LTD is just such an end game guitar that just keeps getting better was just making the 414 sound a little less than. I'll probably end up changing strings more often but I don't see that as a big deal and they're cheaper. Now I can't wait to hear what a set of uncoated PBs on the 514 sound like.
Taylor 414CE-R Taylor 514CE LTD (Granadillo / Cedar) Taylor 316CE Alvarez MFA66SHB Alvarez MD60BGE