The Taylor Project: here she is!

The other day I dropped by the Taylor factory at El Cajon, California to again take the factory tour (which I highly recommend) and pick up the Taylor SolidBody that I designed using the SolidBody Configurator. It’s a beautiful guitar and I can’t wait to get it back to oz and try it out with my amp, make a bunch of videos, use it on recordings, etc. Full pics and review (and new factory tour article) coming soon, but first here are some pics of that exciting day:

Here’s me mere seconds after opening the case and getting my paws on this beauty:

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THE TAYLOR PROJECT: Production begins!

I got some great news yesterday: production of my Taylor SolidBody has begun! I can’t wait to see the pics as it takes shape.

If you’re just joining us, Taylor is building a SolidBody based on specs I selected rom the SolidBody Configurator, which you can see here. The design I ultimately selected is a SolidBody Standard with a mahogany body and inset maple top, three mini humbuckers on a swappable pickguard, and Taylor’s tremolo bridge. The finish is Doheny Green and the pickguard is black.

You can follow the progress of the guitar here.

NAMM 2011: Taylor double-cut solidbodies

I’ve made no secret of having a serious crush on Taylor guitars. One of my favourite things at NAMM was the new series of double-cutaway Taylor electrics. You saw my SolidBody Custom review a while ago? Well imagine that but sleeker, sexier and more rockworthy. Here are some pics from NAMM.


Imagine this with a trem. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, "Mmmm... that-with-a-trem..."

This model is a little blacker than it appears in this pic, and it was the belle of the ball at NAMM. Everyone wanted to buy it a dozen roses and take it to makeout point.

Pretty sweet-looking wall over here too. Dig that blue one.