L to R: the Conquistador; the Taylor 814; the Taylor 110. A happy family!
  • 1977 Kazuo Yairi Conquistador Classical, called Spike, purchased new in 1978.
  • 2019 Taylor 814ce DLX, called KiMo. Sitka Spruce top over East Indian Rosewood. Power, sustain, and balance. This is my heirloom instrument, the guitar I play 99% of the time these days at home.
  • 2015 Taylor 110e Dreadnought, called Vicente. Another solid Sitka Spruce top over laminated Sapele. A dry, thumpy powerhouse, louder than the 814 with a real "woody" tone. My primary stage-gigging guitar.