Hello Folks - although I posted a little more about my background, I'm a former avid brass player who only recently got into guitar playing. I had been mostly playing steel string acoustics because I liked the sparkle in the tone on G, B, and high E strings - even though my favorite pieces to play are the Cello suites of J. S. Bach. Very recently I found a Taylor nylon string guitar, a 114ce-N, that had improved resonance with these strings, and of course it was easier to play than a steel string acoustic. I just got it yesterday, and just like my original play test in the store, I was immediately impressed with this hybrid instrument, especially with the treble resonance and the feel of the fingerboard.
One annoying thing that I'm not happy about is an "over vibrating" tone that I notice on the A and D strings - specifically when playing a 3rd fret C and F, respectively. I have found that if I don't have my finger placed PERFECTLY behind the fret, this over vibration occurs that often times causes the pitch to waver slightly. My question is - are nylon guitars more prone to requiring perfect finger placement compared to steel string acoustics? My steel string acoustics do not seem that picky in this regard. I can play in the middle of the frets and not notice anything like this. I know this seems like a very elementary question, but I wanted to hear the forum's thoughts on whether this is normal for nylon stringed instruments - or whether I received a lemon that I should send back. This guitar has a truss rod, and I did attempt adjusting it - no difference either way! I do love the treble response, and it is a handsome instrument, but if this is a lemon, better to send back now during the trial period.
Thanks so much and have a great day!