Registration Agreement

Welcome to the UTGF !

We thank you for joining and look forward to your participation !

Please take a few moments to review the guidelines for the forum and the marketplace.

Unofficial Taylor Guitar Forum Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Be respectful

Please refrain from using profane (this includes substituting characters or abbreviations) or vulgar language.

Everyone's opinion is valued & each one's opinion should be respected, regardless if it differs from one's own -
As many topics are subjective in nature, with no 'right-or-wrong' & widely-varying opinions,
please keep an open mind & respect others as you would like to be respected in return.

Accusatory or inflammatory remarks directed towards another member or entity
will edited or deleted as deemed necessary by the administrator & the moderators.

Unauthorized use of unowned material (including downloading, altering, saving & uploading)
without prior consent of the legal owner (commercial or otherwise) will be deleted -
Any subsequent violation(s) of this nature will result in account suspension.

ALL posts regarding forum guidelines and UTGF staff moderation will be DELETED without notice.

Please feel free to PM the moderators or the administrator to report questionable/objectionable posts
or for further clarification regarding edited or deleted posts, if needed ... or, just to say 'hey' !
2. No price or pricing discussions in public forums
Please feel free to utilize PM's for pricing discussions, including negotiations for items in the marketplace -
All prices (including MSRP, %'s, options, accessories, etc.) appearing in the forum areas other than the marketplace will be deleted.

Also, please refrain from 'promoting' an item that is for sale or for trade in the forum areas that are outside of the marketplace.

3. Please refrain from open discussions regarding religion or politics.

All members should and can only have 1 user account.
If multiple accounts are created for 1 user, the admin will ban that user.

4. For our dealers & product manufacturers

Thank you for taking the time to participate & for sharing your knowledge & expertise !

Please refrain from advertising (actively promoting) your business in the open forum.
When & if dealer sponsors become available, a separate subforum will be created for this purpose.

Commercial activity will be edited or deleted  & subsequent posts will result in account suspension.
If a member or dealer wishes to receive more specific information from another dealer, please utilize PMs.

Marketplace Guidelines FAQ

We have instated a minimum post count in order to be able to participate in the Marketplace.
ALL threads within the Marketplace from members that have not made the "30" post mark will be deleted.

ALL items FOR SALE or TRADE are to be music related.
Allowable items are guitars, instruments, amps, cables, music books, tuners, etc.

1. Please provide an asking price for the item in your thread &/or a trade value if you are looking to 'swap gear' with someone.

2. Specific details are also helpful as well, such as payment types that are accepted, fees (i.e. PayPal, shipping method & cost.

The buyer can and should contact you via PM here.
If you would like the buyer to have your email address, it can be sent via PM.
This will help prevent possible scammers etc as they phish for email addresses etc.
Any ad with your EMAIL ADDRESS showing will be deleted.

Please utilize PMs for any negotiations, trade offers & responses to WTB threads -
Please use caution when buying and selling, as the
and it's owner is not, and will not be, liable for any types of sales or purchases.

Any sales and purchases are at both parties risk and both parties will take sole responsibility for any type of transaction.

Each seller is responsible for the assessing of their guitars worth/value.
Please do not contact the staff for appraisals.

The UTGF staff recommends obtaining adequate contact information via PM and that e-mail or,
ideally, a telephone call be used when considering purchasing an item listed in Marketplace.

Try to avoid using unsecured payment types, such as a bank or wire transfer or a 'Gift' option, as any of
which will leave no recourse for the buyer if there are any complications resulting from the transaction.
Using a credit card to fund a PayPal payment offers the buyer the best level of protection.'

When an item has been sold or is no longer available, please edit the thread and click on the
"Report to moderator" link to notify the staff so that the thread can be be removed.

In order to keep this area of the forum current, neat and organized, any thread within the Marketplace that has been
inactive for 60 days will be deleted. Please feel free to repost your item if it is still available for sale or trade.


SMF forum general FAQ -

You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, adult material, or otherwise in violation of any International or United States Federal law. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, its subsidiaries, or this forum's owner. Anyone who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to notify an administrator or moderator of this forum immediately. The staff and the owner of this forum reserve the right to remove objectionable content, within a reasonable time frame, if they determine that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, please realize that they may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. This policy applies to member profile information as well.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. The owners of this forum also reserve the right to reveal your identity (or any other related information collected on this service) in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum. Copyright to forum posts and other information become the property of the forum.

You have the ability, as you register, to choose your username. We advise that you keep the name appropriate. With this user account you are about to register, you agree to never give your password out to another person except an administrator, for your protection and for validity reasons. You also agree to NEVER use another person's account for any reason.  We also HIGHLY recommend you use a complex and unique password for your account, to prevent account theft.

After you register with a valid email address and login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded, in the event that you need to be banned from this forum or your ISP contacted. This will only happen in the event of a major violation of this agreement.

Also note that the software places a cookie, a text file containing bits of information (such as your username and password), in your browser's cache. This is ONLY used to keep you logged in/out. The software does not collect or send any other form of information to your computer.


Again, thank you all for joining the forum & for making it a friendly, enjoyable & informative place!

Please participate often, enjoy each others company & encourage others to join our community!

Have fun!