This guitar surprised me. I’ve never been a Taylor fan aside from thinking they looked super cool. I went to the music store expecting to leave with a Martin. That day I played over a dozen Martins, even more Gibsons, and a couple Larrivees. I was liking a particular Martin D-18 but wasn’t sold on it. I decided to try a couple Taylors before calling it a day. This one was the second one I tried and I instantly clicked with it. It was pretty flashy, and a cutaway model, and above what I planned to spend but it was total comfort in my hands, and had a softer warmer tone to it that I love. It has mahogany back and sides, and a red cedar top that is beauty. If I’ve calculated it right, this guitar was made on August 20, 2013.