02-09-2013 11:09 AM
Solid body electric was designed entirely from the ground up, and features Taylor's own humbuckers, bridge, tone controls and body aesthetic. Solid swamp ash body with a satin finish maple neck. Indian rosewood fretboard.
02-09-2013 01:05 PM
02-09-2013 01:27 PM
02-09-2013 01:39 PM - edited 02-09-2013 01:47 PM
Ancient Mariner wrote:
Ambivalent, neither hot not cold. Some nice touches, but the shape and proportions are very unexciting. It looks like a PRS MIRA that someone tried to build from memory.
This. I would expect something a little more exciting or groundbreaking coming out of Taylor. I've tried a Taylor electric or two and I find them very uninspiring and underwhelming.
FWIW-I own an old MIA Big Baby-it plays nice and feels great but the build quality and everything about is incredibly cheap. Based on trying a lot of higher end acoustics lately, I'd take a Martin, Guild or Gibson over a Taylor almost any day.
02-09-2013 03:15 PM
02-09-2013 08:35 PM
I always prefer separate volume and tone controls for both pickups but a lot of makers don't offer it. I would like to play one of these though. Looks cool.
+1. I'm not as thrilled with the look but I suspect, after playing for a few minutes, it would grow on me. Good playing guitars tend to do that, in my experience.
02-09-2013 09:48 PM - edited 02-09-2013 09:50 PM
I love it. Have seen those before and they really appeal to me. I don't require separate volume/tone controls for each pickup, like white, like pearloid too.
Put it this way, I'd take it over an SG or similar in a heartbeat. That's my opinion of course.
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