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SolidBody Classic Electric Guitar Black

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The Taylor solidbody electric guitar has arrived! Featuring original design pickups, a sleek all-aluminum bridge, fresh body design, proprietary neck-to-body construction, and unique switching capabil... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Taylor solidbody electric guitar has arrived! Featuring original design pickups, a sleek all-aluminum bridge, fresh body design, proprietary neck-to-body construction, and unique switching capabilities, Taylor's innovative imprints are all over their Classic Electric Guitar.

The unique Taylor-designed pickups are the foundation the Taylor solid bodies are built on. The Classic is loaded with 3/4-size humbuckers featuring a new type of magnet and special winding process. The combination creates vintage humbucker sound with the power and dynamic range of modern pickups.

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

The swamp ash body is beveled on the back, sides and in the cutaway so you're always playing in comfort and able to easily reach the upper frets. The maple neck features the single bolt T-Lock„¢ neck joint that pulls the neck into the body. The simple yet ingenious jigsaw joint shape provides a set neck feel and accurate intonation.

The bridge, also Taylor-designed, is amazing smooth across the top. It looks and feels clean and classy. No exposed adjustment screws to clutter the looks or get caught on.

Even the Classic's knobs are a departure from standard fare: elegant looks with a lipped edge that allows great one-finger control. Sweaty hands? Taylor includes rubber O-ring grips that slip over the knobs.

For years, Bob Taylor was asked if they were going to build a solid body electric, and for years, the answer was no. Bob's thinking was simple: he wasn't going to build a solidbody electric unless he felt there was a real reason to. In other words, he wouldn't put the Taylor name on a guitar that was just another version of what already existed.

For this electric guitar to happen, it had to be innovative, unique and worthy of a place alongside the guitars that electric guitar players have loved for generations. When the design group at Taylor invented new pickups and Bob heard them, he knew the time had come. Starting with the pickups, each element of this solid body was designed from the ground up. The ingenuity that Bob Taylor insisted on resulted in the creation of an electric guitar that's sure to inspire and well-equipped to impress.

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Body style: Beveled single-cutaway with contoured back
Body wood: swamp ash
Scale length: 24-7/8" Taylor short scale
Neck joint: single bolt T-lock „¢ neck joint
Neck wood: maple
Fretboard: rosewood
Neck shape: Taylor neck
Frets: 22
Fretboard radius: 15"
Bridge: aluminum Taylor-designed
Pickups: Taylor-designed humbuckers (3/4 size)
Pickup control: 5-way selector: 1- Neck pickup
2- Two inside coils from both pickups in parallel
3- Both coils of neck pickup w/ inside coil of bridge pickup
4- Two inside coils from both pickups in series
5- Bridge pickup

Controls: master volume, master tone
Tuners: Taylor
Inlays: dot
Pickguard: crushed pearl
Finish: trans white
Case: Rectangular hardshell Taylor case
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By michael kim

from LA

well i used to play acoustic guitar and of course taylor is the best. and when i saw this it was so beautiful. the neck feels like... well taylor. the action is great, the bridge is just awesome. sometimes i play it without an amp and it still brings that great taylor sound. the sustain is just amazing! it opens doors to do more than your average guitar. it looks great, feels great, sounds great. it is a taylor

(14 of 60 customers found this review helpful)



By dan

from san diego

its just great, sounds incredible, it become one of my favorites

(11 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


Thought it was great

By Tyler

from kalispell, mt

When I first got this guitar I thought it was absolutely amazing. It is one of the best sounding guitars out there. After a couple of weeks though, the pickup switch went out. After waiting 3 weeks for a new switch from Taylor, I was informed that this is just a common problem with these guitars and that it would just happen again....since all the parts were designed and built by Taylor, they said only their switches will work, so (according to them)installing a better one is not an option. As much as I loved this guitar, it is just too unreliable.


Still Love It......Two Years Later

By Brad

from Buford, GA

I bought this guitar two years ago. I love the feel and the wide range of sound options. While looks are the least important's worth noting that it is a beauty in person. I haven't had any issues with this guitar. It's the best overall electric guitar I've ever owned.

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