V8 First time I'm playing a Taylor, V8. What struck me immediately is how it projects. It's a 3/4 scale guitar (as far as I can tell) with a big voice. The new strings on it adds a satisfying brightness. It feels like a solid build, and sits comfortably when you cradle it. The neck is not lacquered, which is a first for me. It's nice and light, and my guitar teacher gave it a thumbs up at our lesson last night.