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    Rethinking the electric guitar from the ground up.

    The Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar has arrived! Featuring original new 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 the SolidBody Custom guitar.

    The unique Taylor-designed pickups are the foundation on which the Taylor solidbodies are built. The Custom is loaded with full-sized open-coil 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.

    5 pickup settings with carefully chosen voicings give you a great range of tones:
    1) Neck pickup
    2) "Skinny neck tone"--2 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--2 inside coils from both pickups in series (north from neck and south from bridge) creating, in effect, a 4" humbucker.
    5) Bridge pickup

    The sapele wood body with walnut or koa top 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 mahogany 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 amazingly smooth across the top. It looks and feels clean and classy. There are no exposed adjustment screws to clutter the looks or get caught on.

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

    For years, Bob Taylor was asked if they were going to build solidbody electric guitars, 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 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 those pickups, each element of this new 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 is well-equipped to impress.

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    • Body style: Beveled single Venetian cutaway with contoured back
    • Body wood: Sapele
    • Top wood: inset walnut
    • Scale length: 24-7/8" Taylor short scale
    • Neck joint: single bolt T-lock ™ neck joint
    • Neck wood: Sapele (natural gloss finish), blackwood natural koa)
    • Fretboard: Ebony
    • Neck shape: Taylor neck
    • Frets: 22
    • Fretboard radius: 15"
    • Bridge: aluminum Taylor-designed
    • Pickups: Taylor-designed 3/4 size humbuckers
    • 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 bridde pickup
    • 4- Two inside coils from both pickups in series
    • 5- Bridge pickup
    • Controls: master volume, master tone
    • Tuners: Taylor
    • Inlays: progressive diamond inlay
    • Finish: shaded edge gloss
    • Case: Taylor rectangular hardshell

    Tired of the same setups, parts, and tone? Be inspired. Order the Taylor SolidBody Electric now.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Buy this Guitar

    By erock

    from Ypsilanti, MI

    About Me Experienced


    • Extremely Well Built
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics


    • No 24th Fret

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    This guitar has no limits to what it can do! Its built very well! I mean its what you expect from a guitar maker like Taylor, but man o man is this just a great guitar! I absolutely love everything about this guitar! the only thing that would have made it a little better was making it with 24 frets but still just an amazing guitar!

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Totally Underrated

    By Tyler Warner

    from Virginia

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    This is the guitar I plan to play for a long time. I'm never getting rid of it. It's not built to play metal, which is a bit of a bummer for me anyway, but it is certainly a quality instrument that is exactly what I needed. Highly reccomend.
    Nothing to really complain about. It doesn't stay in tune very long, but that's not a big issue.
    This is an incredibly underrated guitar. I picked it up when the price was slashed at the shop in town because no one was buying it. Everyone pairs Taylor with acoustic, but this is a great guitar. Great sound, feels nice to play, and I've never had any problems with it.
    It's a little expensive for me, but it certainly is worth the money.

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    Great for the blues!

    By Dr. Robert

    from Aberdeen, South Dakota

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    I have owned this guitar for about two years (I also own a Taylor SolidBody Standard Guitar and three Fender Strats). I have found that the warm, smooth tones this guitar produces are great for playing the blues! It sounds great clean or with mild to moderate overdrive/distortion. It plays very well and responds to my picking intensity. I love my other guitars too, but for what I play on it it's the best!

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    One word - WOW!

    By ILoveMyTaylor

    from Atlanta area, GA

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    I had lusted for a Les Paul for almost 20 years - until I heard about the Taylor solid bodies. This guitar is quite impressive. The quality is top notch - not a flaw. The sound is amazing - the cleans are gorgeous - you don't hear a chord - you hear each note....and don't let the 3/4 size pickups fool you - this guitar has PLENTY of growl

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    By Musicman Dave

    from Breckenridge, TX

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    When I purchased this guitar I was torn between it and a Les Paul. I have played the Les Pauls plenty, but I have to say this guitar tops it all. This is definitely one of the best guitars for the money I have ever played. It has a great feeling neck, it's light wieght, the tone is awsome, and it is simply a beautiful guitar to behold. I am 100% satisfied with this guitar and recommend that anyone that can afford it should buy it.

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    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    I am a fan of long-line of Taylor acoustic products for over 20 years. I figured I might as well try out the taylor-electric hardbody. I was able to get better sounds than my fenderstrat, fendertele, or gibson les paul out of this thing. really quite amazing. very clean sound. this thing is "BA" out of the guytron.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Not a taylor in my book

    By stratslinginghobo

    from west jordan, utah

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    Now understand i own two taylor acoustic's which i love, and i was very excited when i heard taylor was coming out with a electric guitar. I had it reserved and and when it came i was so bumbed any gibson or fender is better then this guitar. The pick ups sound good on clean but when you want some distortion they are so weak its sick and i thought that they could have done alot more, the body shape is ugly in person and it feels like it was made over seas. the only thing i can really say that is good about it is the neck is pretty smooth and the guitar is lightweight. But everyone has there own likings i guess

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    The best I have owned

    By TelesCanRock

    from Indiana

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    Amazing. Killed my Gibson Les Paul for tone, build quality, size, weight, shape and looks. Killed my SG for sound and bite, killed my Taylor solid body classic with a warmer fuller sound and better feel. This is it. "The One" This is an amazing guitar and worth every penny IMO. The tone with the 5 way switch is so nice. You can get FAT, thin, in between, heavy and lead. I pair it with a Fender HRD Texas Red and its the best sound I have heard. Expensive and same price as a Les Paul Standard but IMO beats the paul. Sorry Gibson.

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    taylor custom

    By fonzy

    from california

    Comments about Taylor SolidBody Custom Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is everything a guitarist could want in a guitar. The humbuckers combine strat and les paul sound and it's smooth neck makes it easy to play for the smallest hands.

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