The Taylor SB-XSC2-T Classic electric guitar has a sharp, modern-retro look and features a solid ash body with a vintage crushed pearl pickguard, maple neck and chrome hardware. The full-output Style ... Read More
The Taylor SB-XSC2-T Classic electric guitar has a sharp, modern-retro look and features a solid ash body with a vintage crushed pearl pickguard, maple neck and chrome hardware. The full-output Style 1 mini humbuckers are clear, spanky, tone-rich and ready to relay your attitude.
Chambering on electric guitar bodies has been used primarily to lighten the body weight. Taylor has applied their acoustic expertise to chambering the SB-XSC2-T in order to create the optimal acoustic "bloom." This enhances sustain, which is otherwise hard to create on an electric guitar when everything is locked down.
Contours with Binding
Most electric guitars either have a hard edge with binding or sleek contouring. Taylor is able to integrate the two in a unique way, because of the way they inset the guitar top into the body. This enables them to define an edge with binding and then contour up to that edge. Forearm and cutaway contours are comfortable and especially beautiful with elegant binding trim.
Taylor' innovative T-Lock neck joint brings Taylor's trademark consistency and comfort into the solid body player's hands. The contouring makes the neck feel and look great, especially up by the body. The Taylor SB-XSC2-T guitar has no heel, and the asymmetrical curve where it meets the body creates a smooth aesthetic line that flows into the cutaway.
The Taylor SB-XSC2-T Classic guitar features a plug and play pickguard loaded with Style 3 noiseless single-coil pickups that respond with all the breathiness, sparkle and other distinctive character of the single coil sound, but without any of the traditional buzz, hum or other sonic artifacts. Vintage sweetness together with the power to drive an amp gives you the best of both worlds, plus some fresh sounds that'll lead you to a world of your own.
Fused String Ground
Taylor has also added a fused string ground (wired to the switch plate inside the guitar), so that in the event of faulty ground or funky wiring, the 5-milliamp fuse will fry instead of you. If the fuse blows, your Taylor guitar will still play, but it may be susceptible to more noise until you can replace it, which is easy to do, especially since you won't be in the hospital.
Tone controls on electric guitars are often along for the ride. This is not the case with the Taylor SB-XSC2-T electric guitar. The first two-thirds of the knob rotation acts like a traditional tone control. The last third, especially when all the way at the end, starts peaking the mids, yielding a killer nasal tone that resembles playing through a semi-cocked Wah-wah pedal. It's ideal for slide playing, or as a different tonal color for solos or throaty rhythm parts. The tone control together with the different pickup settings give you a whole new set of flavors to play with.
Designed in-house, the knobs on the Taylor SB-XSC2-T guitar had to look uniquely cool, yet more importantly, feel good to the touch, and allow smooth tone-tweaking on the fly. They have a lip on the top, which makes them easy to roll in the moment. If your hands tend to get slick when you play, slip a rubber O-ring (included) over the knob and you¹ll never lose your grip.
Taylor's tremolo bridge features a modern design that will feel comfortable and familiar to whammy bar fans. It has a lowered fulcrum point that creates a more fluid, balanced feel. This tremolo has a flexible design that lets you set it up to float (pull up and push down) or bottom out (push down only). Locking tuners ensure that tuning stability is maintained.
Taylor's contoured bridge gives it a curvy, ultra-smooth feel. This all-aluminum bridge solves the intonation drift and ergonomic problems that often plague other electric bridges. The bridge height can be adjusted both front-to-back and side-to-side. Each of the strings sits in its own saddle, and once the intonation is set, the saddles are locked in place with screws located discretely under the bridge (accessible from the back). Once everything is locked down, you can take the strings off without the saddles moving, maintaining precise intonation.
The Taylor SB-XSC2-T Classic electric guitar comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
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