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Taylor T5 Series T5-BR2 Liberty Tree Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Taylor Liberty Tree T5-BR2 is an acoustic-electric guitar crowned with a solid cream-and-chocolate top of tulip poplar. This wood was milled from...Click To Read More About This Product
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Historic Liberty Tree wood tops this extremely limited edition guitar.
The Taylor Liberty Tree T5-BR2 is an acoustic-electric guitar crowned with a solid cream-and-chocolate top of tulip poplar. This wood was milled from the Annapolis Liberty Tree, the last survivor in a group of majestic trees once chosen to designate clandestine meeting sites for Colonists plotting the American Revolution. This living symbol of freedom and independence grew on the St. John's college grounds in Annapolis, Maryland, until severe damage from Hurricane Floyd in 1999 caused experts to declare it a safety hazard for students and ordered it felled. Taylor purchased approximately 80,000 pounds of the historically significant wood, and in 2002 released a limited edition run of 400 Liberty Tree Grand Concert acoustic guitars as a playable tribute to those who struggled for freedom during the birth of our nation.
The Liberty Tree T5 guitar features a hand-inlaid revolutionary-period battle banner on the guitar's shoulder and a post-revolution American flag on the peghead. Eleven mother-of-pearl stars on the fretboard, and two more stars on the banner represent the thirteen original colonies. Binding on the body, neck and headstock is figured maple, accented by red, white, and blue purfling. The same purfling outlines a backstrap of Liberty Tree wood. The body's back cover panel is satin-finish maple with a laser-cut inlaid Liberty Tree shape crafted in the tree's wood and with the word "Liberty" etched in lasered script just beneath it. All hardware, including the vintage Gotoh tuners, sports an antique gold finish.
Taylor T5 electronics, designed to facilitate moving between authentic acoustic and electric guitar stones, are included.
Fifty Liberty Tree T5 acoustic-electric guitars will be made in all. Each guitar will be individually identified by the name of a state and accompanied by a numeral designating the order in which the state entered the Union. The guitars will also come with a special Taylor custom guitar case.
- Hand-inlaid Revolutionary period banner on shoulder
- Post-Revolution American flag on peghead
- 11 mother-of-pearl stars on fretboard, 2 on banner represent the 13 original colonies
- Limited run of 50 guitars made (one for each state, numbered in the order they joined the Union)
T5 Series T5-BR2 Liberty Tree Acoustic-Electric Guitar
- Top: Liberty Tree Tulip Poplar
Peghead Inlay: Post-Revolution American Flag
Fretboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Stars
Top Inlay: Revolutionary Period Battle Pennant
Body/Neck/Headstock Binding: Figured Maple with Red, White and Blue Purfling
Peghead Backstrap: Liberty Tree Tulip Poplar
Back Cover Panel: Satin-finish maple with Liberty Tree tulip poplar inlay and "Liberty" laser-etched
Tuners: Vintage Gotoh with Antique Gold Finish
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Wow, it's hard to describe being only one of fifty people who will ever own a piece of American history and such a fine instrument such as the Taylor Liberty Tree T5 guitar. I just bought 'New Mexico #47' and the first thing I noticed was the craftmanship and attention to detail. Then I played it and the feel of the neck, and tone is simply amazing. I've got some nice guitars but this baby takes the cake! Awsome!