If you're a modern steel-string player, this is your guitar. It sounds fantastic and plays like a dream. I recently had the neck re-set and frets leveled so it is ready to rock. It's like a D-35 on steroids.

Included with this guitar is a dual-pickup system with external preamp/blender. This guitar is ready for the stage and/or recording studio.

Bonus: I will toss in an original pressing of John Stropes' Rhythm, Sonority, Silence: Transcriptions of Michael Hedges' music.

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The Guitar
This guitar was built in 2008 by a handful of Taylor's best luthiers. You can hear it. You can feel it. And a decade of playing has only added to the sonic mojo. I had a conversation with Bob Taylor once where he said his guitars hit their stride, tonally, after about 10 years. This is right in the sweet spot.

Aside from world-class attention-to-detail and unique structural aspects, R. Taylor guitars used the company's best wood: Adirondack ("Red") Spruce and Indian Rosewood to die for. You can hear the quality of wood when you play this guitar: impeccable tonal balance, super-comfortable Taylor neck, and spot-on intonation through the entire fret board.

The Pickup System
This guitar has a dual-pickup system installed (magnetic sound hole pickup and K&K pure mini). Forget about Taylor's Expression System...this destroys it. It comes with an external blender box/preamp and TRS cable (pictured). Or, either pickup can be used individually. Standard mono guitar cable defaults to the K&K.

Comments
Condition-wise, this guitar is Very Good.

I'm a player -- NOT a collector -- so don't expect a blemish-free guitar. There are some areas by the neck/body joint where the finish is "bubbling up" (pretty common for Taylors), light strum marks near the pick guard, and a few minor finish dings. Normal wear-and-tear for a decade of play. 

It should be clear from the high-quality pics I've posted that the guitar is in really good condition, but If you need higher-resolution pictures of any areas, speak now or forever hold your peace.

Note: I replaced the original bone nut with a brass one. This was done by a tech who works at Taylor Guitars. I think brass offers a bit warmer, more substantial sound and increases sustain. I have the original bone nut if the buyer wants to switch it back.

Basic Specs:
• Indian Rosewood back & sides
• Adirondack Spruce top
• Gotoh 510 tuning machines
• 25.5" scale (great for altered tunings), 1 3/4" nut
• Ameritage hard shell case
• Comes with dual-pickup blender box (pictured)

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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Encinitas, CA, United States
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