Thinking of 'downgrading' from my Taylor 414ce

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So I have a Taylor 414ce, it's a beautiful guitar, I love the sound of it but I've only played it once this year..

So I'm thinking about selling to free up a little cash and replace with a slightly cheaper acoustic for the few times a year I may pick it up .. currently looking at the Faith brand of Acoustics, i tried one out and didn't like it years ago but I think it was just badly set up .. 

So my question to TFB is.. Will there be a noticeable drop in sound quality? or feel.. or anything else? ....

The plugged in sound is fantastic of the Taylor is awesome but I've only used it for two gigs in the three years i've had it.... I guess the Faith may not be quite as good in that respect?
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 3262
    The answer is Yes, Taylor guitars have a sound of their own. But I played a Sigma acoustic recently and was very impressed. Dirt cheap too.   Did not sound like a Taylor but still very nice. 
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 3766
    Do you need the money? If not then keep it.
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 5061

    Personally, I'd regard a Faith as an upgrade from a Taylor.

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  • BigLicks67BigLicks67 Frets: 608
    I owned the exact same guitar and I found it bit boxy. In all truth my old Yamaha LL6 has better tone than that did and cost a fraction of the price.
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  • mrleon83mrleon83 Frets: 88
    Do you need the money? If not then keep it.
    not desperately, but when gas strikes and all :-)

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  • mrleon83mrleon83 Frets: 88
    crunchman said:

    Personally, I'd regard a Faith as an upgrade from a Taylor.

    oooohhhh, why's that? ..  it's been ages since I've played any acoustic other than my Taylor so genuinely intrigued ...
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 39647
    If you want a cheaper equivalent to a Taylor, look at Tanglewood and Turner - they both make 'Taylor style' guitars.

    I know Faith seem to be very popular, but I've never played one I've liked.

    I'd still keep the Taylor though...

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  • I used to own a faith and I thought it was great... Until I took it to coda.
    Compared to the 2k Taylor/Martin stuff it was nowhere near.
    I wouldn't personally make the change down.
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  • crunchmancrunchman Frets: 5061
    mrleon83 said:
    crunchman said:

    Personally, I'd regard a Faith as an upgrade from a Taylor.

    oooohhhh, why's that? ..  it's been ages since I've played any acoustic other than my Taylor so genuinely intrigued ...
    I'm not a big fan of Taylors.  They sound thin compared to a good Martin style guitar, and I don't like the necks.  I must admit I haven't played some of the newer ones, which are reputed to be better.
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