Todays guitar of the day comes to us from Taylor. I don’t know about you, but when I think about Taylor guitars, I think of acoustics. Well, this is Taylor’s first solid body electric guitar.
Being such a popular guitar from the early 80’s until now, folks have often wondered when Taylor was going to spit out a solid body electric.
Heck, even Ovation has them.
Taylor wasn’t always popular, however, they had quite the rocky start from ’77 on until the early 80’s when they got their first big bulk sale and sent one of the proprietors, Kurt Listug out on the road to sell.
Things picked up, and now Taylor is a big name.
This one comes 30 years later, in 2007. Its quite a pretty guitar. I also saw a lighter colored one, and didn’t like it as much. Once I saw this, I knew it was the guitar of the day.
In a 2007 press release, Bob Taylor states:
The neck and body shape are all our own. Our aluminum bridge is just beautiful — it feels like a luxury watch band; it’s invisible to the player, yet it’s fully adjustable and loaded with performance features. We developed a new concept of insetting the top with exotic woods, which gives us the look of a bound guitar, with the comfort of a contoured body.We literally designed every part of this guitar ourselves, right down to the knobs!
Regarding the pickups, Taylor states:
About a year ago, we were working on some humbuckers for a new T5. These pickups sounded so great, we looked up and said, ‘Hey, we’re in the electric guitar business now!’ And instead of keeping them for the T5, we began designing an entirely new guitar, full of touches that are purely Taylor.
If you are interested in this guitar, our friends at Elderly Instruments have two to choose from: