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This seems like a very lovely guitar. It's one I wouldn't mind owning at all. It's quite different than anything I own at present. One of the owners used to work at Taylor. You can see the similarity in the looks. The sound? What do you think?

Solid Cedar Top
Solid Rosewood Back & Sides
Interestingly, the tuners are matched to the strings, ranging from a ratio of 12:1 to 39:1
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I've played a few Waldens and they're quite nice. If nothing else, the primary difference between paying for a Taylor vs. a Walden is paying a guy in America a living wage to build a Taylor or a guy in China 1/20th of that (or less). That particular shopping methodology has cost North America millions of jobs and I try not to support it when I can.

** Edit: The only pricing I could find for the 3000 series is on Reverb where I seller wants $1,700. Based onwhat they're paying for wages in China I'm thinkin' somebody is making a crapload of money with their business model.
 

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You know what would be extremely Taylor-like for about the same price?

Taylor Guitars214ce Grand Auditorium Sitka/Rosewood Acoustic
Body Style: Grand Auditorium
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Top Finish: Satin
Body Wood: Layered Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 25-1/2"
Nut & Saddle: Nubone Nut/Micarta Saddle
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern
Truss Rod Cover: Black Plastic
Pickguard: Tortoise
Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Tuners: Die-Cast Chrome
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
Case: Gig Bag included

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Doesn't sound very Taylor-like to me, but mine is a cheap one.
 
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I've played a few Waldens and they're quite nice. If nothing else, the primary difference between paying for a Taylor vs. a Walden is paying a guy in America a living wage to build a Taylor or a guy in China 1/20th of that (or less). That particular shopping methodology has cost North America millions of jobs and I try not to support it when I can.

** Edit: The only pricing I could find for the 3000 series is on Reverb where I seller wants $1,700. Based onwhat they're paying for wages in China I'm thinkin' somebody is making a crapload of money with their business model.
Maybe the CEO, upper level management and the marketing team should make a lot less.
 

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Maybe the CEO, upper level management and the marketing team should make a lot less.
You have this weird misconception that companies that are "big" in your world... Taylor, Martin, Gibson, Fender... are up there with the Wal-Marts, Amazons and Microsofts of the world. They're not. Taylor is an employee-owned company who ranks 15th in guitar sales in North America. That's a small fish. I seriously doubt the CEO, upper level management and "marketing team" are making anywhere near what you think they are.
 

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When I was young if you got $10 an hour the goose had laid it's golden egg in you bank account.
Ha, you're obviously much younger than me. My first job was $1.65/hour. I moved from NB to Toronto the next year and was making $2.25/hour. I thought that was pretty good at the time and it was.
 

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Ha, you're obviously much younger than me. My first job was $1.65/hour. I moved from NB to Toronto the next year and was making $2.25/hour. I that that was pretty good at the time and it was.
I had a job in a grocery store when I was in high school I think it was in the $2 per hour range. It went up over $6 before I was done. I'm thinking about the late 80's and 90's for the $10 per hour... (I think. I have no concept of time anymore.)
 

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I had a job in a grocery store when I was in high school I think it was in the $2 per hour range. It went up over $6 before I was done. I'm thinking about the late 80's and 90's for the $10 per hour... (I think. I have no concept of time anymore.)
In 2001 I was making 8.10 an hour as minimum wage
 

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