Macassar's dark, exotic beauty creates a striking fa§ade on our T3/B LTDs. Striped amber and espresso hues are highlighted by richly figured koa binding that also traces the f-holes, fretboard and hea... Click To Read More About This Product
Macassar's dark, exotic beauty creates a striking fa§ade on our T3/B LTDs. Striped amber and espresso hues are highlighted by richly figured koa binding that also traces the f-holes, fretboard and headstock, while chrome hardware adds a cool contrast to its dramatic backdrop. Tonally, between the bezel-set Vintage Alnico humbuckers and the roller bridge with a Bigbsy vibrato, you'll always be well equipped to rock out.
The T3/B-LTD continues Taylor's quest to expand the range of tones available to the electric player. Inspired by both the T5 and the SolidBody, they've taken the classic semi-hollowbody sound and applied their signature Taylor design and tonal touches, blending high-definition Style 2 pickups with coil-splitting capability to give players killer humbucker and single-coil sounds in one guitar. A push-pull tone knob brings 2 sweeping modes of tone control. Taylor has also paired a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece with a roller bridge on the Taylor T3/B Guitar, giving players a high-performance vibrato bar without pitch issues.
What's great about the T3/B-LTD electric guitar is the way it soups-up a semi-hollowbody's essential sound, transforming it into a hotrod guitar capable of a wider range of tones as a result of the pickups, coil-splitting, and unique tone control. All on top of signature Taylor traits you can always count on, like superb intonation and easy playability.
Taylor's unique humbuckers balance the sweetness of a vintage pickup sound”where you hear the woods and the ways the guitar is responding to the player”with the power to fully drive an amp without being super hot and overpounding it. The T3 pickups features a pair of full-size Style 2 HD (high definition) humbuckers. Style 2 pickups unleash raw rock power and great sustain without sacrificing balance or great tone. A 3-way switch covers 3 standard configurations: full neck, neck/bridge and full bridge. The T3 pickups also have old-school coil-splitting.
Push/Pull Control Knobs
The Taylor T3/B volume and tone knobs both utilize push/pull pots, which give players 2 tiers of unique tone control. Pulling up on the volume knob activates a coil splitter, that in effect turns the humbuckers into single coils. The guitar's 3-way switch functions the same way, allowing you to choose between full neck, neck/bridge and full bridge single coil tones. In its down position, the tone knob boosts the midrange. Pulling up the knob engages a second capacitor, which mellows the tone without squashing it into a muddy sound. Within that tonal range is a fresh Taylor electric voice: a mellow, old-school jazz tone that's loaded with warmth and fatness. And there's a lot of cool rock tones in-between.
The sapele T3 body is designed as a semi-hollowbody electric. The body is hollowed out except for a solid block of wood that runs down the length of the center. The T3 guitar has no acoustic bracing inside it. The Macassar Ebony top is laid directly on top of the internal block like the Taylor Solid Body. The sapele neck incorporates Taylor's rock-solid single-bolt T-Lock, and a precisely milled pocket spacer is used to secure the perfect neck angle. The T3 also has beefier electric-style frets, giving electric players a familiar feel.
The T3/B Bridge/Tailpiece
Pairing an authentic Bigsby vibrato tailpiece with a roller bridge was the key to achieving smooth functionality. Traditionally, Bigsbys are attached to fixed bridges, and as they work, the notched strings drag across a hard point. The Taylor T3's Bigsby/roller bridge combo eliminates the problems associated with fixed bridges and tuning stability.