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The 200 series has a plywood body and is licensed to manufacturers in Mexico (at least I think it is) and doesn't have the full Taylor 'expression system' electronics. Taylor electronics seem to be well-regarded among the people I've talked to and in the articles and reviews I've read. But the lower-end taylor electronics (100 and 200 series guitars) are not as well-liked. If you wanted a retrofit to the full taylor expression system electronics, you'd probably pay $200 dollars at a taylor dealer. On the other hand, if it is just a broken wire, it's easy to fix. The real question is, why isn't it working? Modern guitars don't just break.
The only reason I'm posting is that I have a taylor 100 and I like it a lot. No electronics though...
Edit: now that I think of it, I don't think Ben used the Taylor electronics back when he had to play Taylor guitars, so maybe that's a 'bad review' of Taylor electronics
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Not exactly a ply wood body but a laminated out of the rosewood it is rose wood through and through it is just made up of thinner sheets of rose wood Martin makes ther same type of guitar ,