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Taylor T3 Electric Guitar

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The T3 continues Taylor's quest to expand the range of tones available to the electric player. Inspired by both the Taylor T5 and the SolidBody, they...Click To Read More About This Product

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A semi-hollowbody with gorgeous looks and a whole new tonal range.

The T3 continues Taylor's quest to expand the range of tones available to the electric player. Inspired by both the Taylor T5 and the SolidBody, they've taken the classic semi-hollowbody sound and applied signature Taylor design and tonal touches, blending high-definition Style 2 pickups with coil-splitting capability to give players killer humbucker and single-coil sounds in one electric guitar. A push-pull tone knob brings two sweeping modes of tone control.

What's great about the Taylor T3 is the way it enhances a semi-hollowbody's essential sound, transforming it into a hotrod guitar capable of a wider range of tones as a result of Taylor pickups, coil-splitting, and unique tone control. All on top of signature Taylor traits you can always count on, like superb intonation and easy playability.

The T3 features a pair of full-size, Style 2 HD (high definition) humbuckers. A three-way switch covers three standard configurations: neck pickup, neck/bridge and bridge pickup. A twist was added using old-school coil-splitting. Pulling up on the volume knob splits the humbucker coils into single coils for brighter, punchier tones.

Push/Pull Control Knobs
The T3's volume and tone knobs both utilize push/pull pots, which give players two tiers of unique tone control. Pulling up on the volume knob activates a coil splitter, which in effect turns the humbuckers into single coils. The guitar's three-way switch functions the same way, allowing you to choose between full neck, neck/bridge and full bridge single coil tones. In its down position, the tone knob boosts the midrange. Pulling up the knob engages a second capacitor, which mellows the tone without squashing it into a muddy sound. Within that tonal range is a fresh Taylor electric voice: a mellow, old-school jazz tone that's loaded with warmth and fatness. And there's a lot of cool rock tones inbetween.

Body/Neck Design
The sapele T3 body is designed as a semi-hollowbody electric. The body is hollowed out except for a solid block of wood that runs down the length of the center. The T3 has no acoustic bracing inside it. The quilted maple top is laid directly on top of the internal block like the Taylor Solid Body. The sapele neck incorporates Taylor's rock-solid single-bolt T-Lock and a precisely milled pocket spacer is used to secure the perfect neck angle. The Taylor T3 has beefier electric-style frets, giving electric players a familiar feel.

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Model Name: T3
Body: Sapele
Top: Quilted maple
Neck: Sapele
Fretboard: Ebony
No. of frets: 21
Neck width at nut: 1 11/16 Inches
Fretboard inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
Scale Length: 24-7/8"
Truss rod: Adjustable
Pickups: Taylor Style 2 HD Humbuckers with coil-splitting capability
Pickup Switching:

Position 1: Neck pickup
Position 2: Neck and bridge pickups
Position 3: Bridge pickup

Controls: Master Volume (pull knob for single coil)
Master Tone: Traditional control for first two-thirds, last third peaks the mids (pull knob to activate second capacitor)
Machine heads: Taylor chrome
Bridge: Chrome roller-style with stop tailpiece
Hardware: Chrome
Strings: Light Gauge Nanoweb Coated Elixir Strings (.010 - .046)
Case: Deluxe hardshell case

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Gorgeous in sight and sound

By Dennis O. Wasnich

from Montpelier, Ohio

I can't believe no one has reviewed this yet! The workmanship is flawless, the quilted maple top is gorgeous, the action is perfect, the sound is clean and snappy, the comfort is premium, and you get coil-splitting and two tone circuits and a gator-look hardshell case, how can you go wrong? The sound is a touch brighter than a normal semi-hollow because the neck pickup is closer to the bridge than in say an ES-335, but that doesn't mean you can't dial in a bluesy or jazzy sound as well as crank it up to overdrive and rock the night away. An excellent semi-hollow offering from Taylor that can't help but become popular with everyone.

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