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Taylor SolidBody Standard Electric Guitar

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Sound and feel that's unique, yet quintessentially Taylor.

The Taylor solidbody is a completely original electric guitar design that reflects the same spirit of innovation and pure love for guitar building that has propelled Bob Taylor since his humble beginnings as a luthier in 1974.

The Taylor SolidBody Standard Electric Guitar is constructed with a sapele back, flame maple inset top and a contoured single Florentine cutaway body design. The proprietary Taylor Style II open-coil humbucker pickups are designed to deliver the sweet tones of a low-output vintage pickup, but with enough power to fully drive any amp.

Other exclusive touches include the Taylor profiled 24-7/8" short scale neck with 22 frets and the ultra-stable, single-bolt T-Lock neck-to-body construction; a sleekly sculpted, "invisible" adjustable all-aluminum bridge; volume and tone knobs that are specially contoured for maximum control with unique 5-way switching capabilities.

Five pickup settings with carefully chosen voicings give you a great range of tones:

1) Neck pickup

2) "Skinny neck tone"--two 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--two inside coils from both pickups in series (north from neck and south from bridge) creating, in effect, a 4" humbucker.

5) Bridge pickup


This beauty has a sound and feel that is unique, and yet quintessentially Taylor.

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FEATURES
  • Body style: Beveled single cutaway with contoured back
  • Body wood: sapele
  • Top wood: maple
  • Scale length: 24-7/8" Taylor short scale
  • Neck joint: single bolt T-Lock neck joint
  • Neck wood: mahogany
  • Fretboard: ebony
  • Neck shape: Taylor neck
  • Frets: 22
  • Fretboard radius: 15"
  • Bridge: aluminum Taylor-designed
  • Pickups: Taylor-designed Style 2 humbuckers (full size)
  • 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: Classic/Standard ” dot, Custom - progressive diamond inlay
  • Finish: aged cherry sunburst
  • Case: Rectangular hardshell Taylor case
  • Plastic purfling on top
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4.8

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I'm Convinced - finally

I bought my Taylor Solidbody Standard when they first came out because: a) I already own two Taylor acoustics and a T5, and b) because the Solidbody was just as well crafted as...Read complete review

I bought my Taylor Solidbody Standard when they first came out because: a) I already own two Taylor acoustics and a T5, and b) because the Solidbody was just as well crafted as any Taylor. I took my prize to my band's rehearsal that same night, excited to try out my new axe. The body was light and comfortable, just as the other reviewers have stated. However, I was extremely disappointed that night because it didn't sound like my Strat or my PRS, and I put the guitar in its case for three months. Recently, I decided to take the Solidbody to a Rock/Blues gig this last week and would alternate playing it with my PRS McCarty. I started with the Solidbody and I didn't put it down all night! The tone is clear and cuts through the mix and the pickups are EXTREMELY versatile. I used it for for everything from slide, to clean rhythms, to searing leads. Thinking this might be a fluke, I played the Solidbody with an R&B band one night and then in an orchestra pit the next and I am still experiencing tonal bliss! Now, instead of keeping it in its case, my Solidbody is the first axe I grab on the way to the gig. The Taylor Solidbody Standard is not a Strat or Les Paul clone, but rather it's a fresh sound that one needs to experience to appreciate - sometimes more than once.

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bye bye love

I waited 4 months for this guitar. I already have a custom shop classic strat and tele (both V necked) an Eric Johnson strat (my favorite) and a 52 ri hot rod...Read complete review

I waited 4 months for this guitar. I already have a custom shop classic strat and tele (both V necked) an Eric Johnson strat (my favorite) and a 52 ri hot rod tele. I was very very disapointed...3 times it let me down during shows!!! Crackling sounds from pots and blade switch, replacement of tone pot and for good measure a wire that got loose (bad soldering job). Its a Taylor for the love of God!!!! Anyway I had it repaired all 3 times and sold it for very cheap...sorry but no more,lost confidence... thank you.

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5.0

I'm Convinced - finally

By Big Fat E Chord

from Roseville, CA

I bought my Taylor Solidbody Standard when they first came out because: a) I already own two Taylor acoustics and a T5, and b) because the Solidbody was just as well crafted as any Taylor. I took my prize to my band's rehearsal that same night, excited to try out my new axe. The body was light and comfortable, just as the other reviewers have stated. However, I was extremely disappointed that night because it didn't sound like my Strat or my PRS, and I put the guitar in its case for three months. Recently, I decided to take the Solidbody to a Rock/Blues gig this last week and would alternate playing it with my PRS McCarty. I started with the Solidbody and I didn't put it down all night! The tone is clear and cuts through the mix and the pickups are EXTREMELY versatile. I used it for for everything from slide, to clean rhythms, to searing leads. Thinking this might be a fluke, I played the Solidbody with an R&B band one night and then in an orchestra pit the next and I am still experiencing tonal bliss! Now, instead of keeping it in its case, my Solidbody is the first axe I grab on the way to the gig. The Taylor Solidbody Standard is not a Strat or Les Paul clone, but rather it's a fresh sound that one needs to experience to appreciate - sometimes more than once.

 
5.0

GREAT!

By gpweezer

from Outside of San Francisco, Ca

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I do not own one, but I played one at a guitar center fresh out of the box today and it was wonderful. An exciting moment in guitar playing for me. It was quite wonderful. The action is great, great great great. In the videos that I have seen online, the sound of it was rather bad, I found the sound to be very sharp and high, but when I played it in the store it was not at all like that, which I was very happy about. The pickups are great, they all sound great. Its extremely light, which I was certainly not expecting. The body is a lot smaller than it seems in pictures and videos. The head of the guitar seems to close to you when you play it, thats the only negative thing that I have to say, is it seems to small that it would be like a toy, other then that, it was great. Its not like a Les Paul where your shoulder is going to die after and hour of playing with a strap. Overall, a very nice guitar, very attractive. Very nice sounding, very nice feeling. I'm rather crazy about this guitar. This guitar is for sure at the top of my list of gear to get. GREAT GREAT GREAT!Hope this helps, Somers

 
5.0

Beautifully unique, Beautifully boutique

By kaffeen-XA9Db

from Austin, Texas

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Absolutely beautiful guitar in my eyes. Very well made with great woods and precision craftsmanship. The electronics are visionary. It isn't a Fender and it isn't a Gibson, it is somewhere in between and beyond. They are very versatile. I can literally flip the switch on this thing and dial in a tone for country, blues, rock, funk, folk, jazz and anything else that I could possibly think of. I have never (twenty years of playing) had a guitar that sustains so beautifully like this one. I have never had an *electric* guitar where each note and each string rings as true and distinctly as this one. It truly is a pleasure. I will always keep my Fender Strat and GLP for recreating the old sounds I am familiar with, but I've found a new keeper too, and this keeper will be for sounds that are distinctly mine.

 
5.0

GET ONE!

By tacotele

from Dixie

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Simply put, this is a Les Paul killer. The pictures here don't do it justice - the flamed top is absolutely beautiful. The body is chambered to save weight and has a wonderful, almost acoustic quality before you even plug in. It is a Taylor, after all.The bridge is a work of art, and has no sharp edges. Mine came perfectly intonated, and even after many string changes, I've never had to adjust the intonation - or the action, or anything else. Taylor takes the time to set these up right, and I'm pretty picky. The humbuckers are very hot, but they don't sacrifice tone. You'll definitely be using the volume knob on this guitar to drive your amp. The tone knob is also noteworthy: up to halfway, it operates like a normal tone knob. Scoop it all the way and it sounds like a wah pedal in the half-cocked position. I never knew I needed that till I had it, now I use it for everything. And yes you read it right - dual humbuckers and a 5-WAY SWITCH. It's possible to coax single-coil tones from this guitar.Beautiful top, smooth ebony fingerboard, great tone, great playability, stays in tune forever, best quality guitar I've ever owned, bar none.

 
5.0

GREAT!

By gpweezer

from Outside of San Francisco, Ca

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I do not own one, but I played one fresh out of the box today and it was wonderful. An exciting moment in guitar playing for me. It was quite wonderful. The action is great, great great great. In the videos that I have seen online, the sound of it was rather bad, I found the sound to be very sharp and high, but when I played it in the store it was not at all like that, which I was very happy about. The pickups are great, they all sound great. Its extremely light, which I was certainly not expecting. The body is a lot smaller than it seems in pictures and videos. The head of the guitar seems to close to you when you play it, thats the only negative thing that I have to say, is it seems to small that it would be like a toy, other then that, it was great. Its not like a Les Paul where your shoulder is going to die after and hour of playing with a strap. Overall, a very nice guitar, very attractive. Very nice sounding, very nice feeling. I'm rather crazy about this guitar. This guitar is for sure at the top of my list of gear to get. GREAT GREAT GREAT!Hope this helps.

 
5.0

Taylor has really done it

By tmc1unu

from Philadelphia, PA

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I read about in Guitar Player magazine, and had to try it. I already own 2 Taylor acoustics, and absolutely love them. This guitar has the same evenness of tone as their acoustics, but it truly is "electric", if own a Taylor already you'll love this. I bought the Standard. I tried it with several amps, Marshall, Fender, and a Mesa. You can plug this into anything and it would sound great. The neck is wider than I'm used to (I play a Strat-EC signature normally), and it has med-jumbo frets,but it was very easy to adapt too. The description given for the pickup selector is completely accurate. So be sure to read what they are, because they may not be what everyone is used to with other 5 position selectors. Beautiful finish, great craftmanship, and a gorgeous tone. I definately recommend this.

 
3.0

bye bye love

By robrob

from Montreal,Quebec, Canada

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I waited 4 months for this guitar. I already have a custom shop classic strat and tele (both V necked) an Eric Johnson strat (my favorite) and a 52 ri hot rod tele. I was very very disapointed...3 times it let me down during shows!!! Crackling sounds from pots and blade switch, replacement of tone pot and for good measure a wire that got loose (bad soldering job). Its a Taylor for the love of God!!!! Anyway I had it repaired all 3 times and sold it for very cheap...sorry but no more,lost confidence... thank you.

 
5.0

Wonderful guitar!!

By Dr. Robert

from Aberdeen, South Dakota

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I have owned a Taylor SolidBody Standard for about two years. I traded in a Les Paul Standard for it, and have never regretted it. It has great tone with or without pedals, wonderful sustain, and is very light weight, making it easy to hold for hour on stage. The workmanship is peerless and it plays superbly. Try one once and you will be sold!!!

 
5.0

Sweet sounds

By Studio Clown-s8JK6

from Carson City Nevada

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Played this at the music store when they first hit the floor love the action its like butter, but, the sound was a little thin until I played it through a bassman reissue OMG that combination is killer I have got to get that mojo......

 
5.0

Taylor Standard Solid Body

By Thunderman Axe Man

from Wisconsin

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Simply put. The best guitar I own. (Strat, Tele, Gretsch Silver Jet, Gretsch Anniversary.) I bought this used after playing it one night. Words can't describe the tone and feel of this guitar. The chambered body is what did it for me. Buy one. Do not hesitate.

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