The Taylor SolidBody is a completely original electric guitar design that reflects the same spirit of innovation and pure love for guitar building that has propelled Bob Taylor since his humble beginn... Read More
The Taylor SolidBody is a completely original electric guitar design that reflects the same spirit of innovation and pure love for guitar building that has propelled Bob Taylor since his humble beginnings as a luthier in 1974.
The Taylor SolidBody Standard Electric Guitar is constructed with a sapele back, flame maple inset top and a contoured single Florentine cutaway body design. The proprietary Taylor Style II open-coil humbucker pickups are designed to deliver the sweet tones of a low-output vintage pickup, but with enough power to fully drive any amp.
Other exclusive touches include the Taylor profiled 24-7/8" short scale neck with 22 frets and the ultrastable, single-bolt T-Lock neck-to-body construction; a tremolo bridge; volume and tone knobs that are specially contoured for maximum control with unique 5-way switching capabilities.
Five pickup settings with carefully chosen voicings give you a great range of tones:
1) Neck pickup
2) "Skinny neck tone"--two inside coils from both pickups wired in parallel
3) "In-between rock tone"--both coils of neck pickup combined with the inside coil of bridge pickup for classic bright single-coil tone with the added fullness of neck tone. Great for semi-distorted amp setting.
4) Fat single-coil--two inside coils from both pickups in series (north from neck and south from bridge) creating, in effect, a 4" humbucker.
5) Bridge pickup
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Before a couple months ago, I wouldn't have been inclined to pick up any other electric other than a LP or PRS. The sounds just never appealed to me. I love the blues-y full sound of a LP, or the crisp sound of my PRS Custom 24 in full neck. But one of my friends suggested i pick up a Taylor, I hestiated at first being a snob with the opinion that Taylor didnt belong outside the 'acoustic room'. Less then 15 mins working the smooth neck of the Taylor Standard had me running to the front to drop some cash. While I still reserve my admiration for the classics, Taylors thin line neck and crisp humbuckers provide a sound that is both unique and familar... The tone is so flixible i find myself neglecting my old favorites. I cant wait to have an excuse to pick up the solid body custom. Pick it up and try it, give Taylor a chance - you wont be dissappointed.