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Taylor SolidBody Custom Guitar

Bob Taylor’s guitar factory crafts acoustic guitars with such focus and dedication to quality that I always figured “unplugged” was Bob’s sole bag. I was wrong. In 2005, Taylor put one foot into electric-land by unveiling the T5 hybrid acoustic/electric. My eyebrows were raised, as were my expectations for an eventual, full-on electric Taylor guitar. And now here it is.

According to the man himself, it was the pickup that sold Taylor on pursuing an electric guitar design. After sending one of his men to the lab to research pickup design, Taylor eventually ended up with the humbuckers in the Taylor SolidBody electric guitar. To me it’s the pickups that define so much of what this guitar is-and isn’t.

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