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:
Hey! So my Taylor SolidBody has begun its journey from disparate bits of wood and metal into becoming an actual guitar! The guitar has been shaped and painted, and the pickup/electronics cavity has been routed. Next up: gloss, neck pocketing, electronics, etc., etc. And before long it’ll look like this!
But for now, it looks like this.
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.
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.