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initial Lyric Classical mic position in Taylor nylon

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  • initial Lyric Classical mic position in Taylor nylon

    Hi. Any guidance on initial mic position specifically for a Taylor nylon (GC custom 12 fret, redwood over Indian rosewood)? Also, do you foresee any problem with postponing the tail piece drilling for the jack until after I'm satisfied with the unit in my guitar?


  • #2
    Hey Davey,
    Thanks for posting.

    I'm not specifically familiar with the bracing pattern in Taylor's nylon guitars. Most traditional classical guitars have fan bracing, in which the Lyric mic works well on the treble side of the center brace, either under the bridge or slightly toward the soundhole from under the bridge.

    If the guitar has more of a steel string or hybrid bracing pattern, you should be able to put the mic on the bridge plate, directly under the saddle for the best sound.

    I hope this helps.


    • #3
      Also, you can definitely leave the jack hanging out of the soundhole if you just want to try it. Not a great long-term solution, but it should work fine for a quick test or two. Just be careful that the jack/preamp doesn't scratch up the face of your guitar.