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McInturff Taurus Trans Purple, 2001

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It’s rare to see one of these available for sale – a Terry McInturff Taurus in Translucent Purple finish, built during 2001 with an AA Quilted Maple top.

The McInturff Taurus is a single-cutaway solidbody electric using the proven formula of a Maple cap on a Mahogany body, with Mahogany for the neck and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard. On the Taurus, the Maple cap is highly figured, AA Quilted Maple. A mixture of Abalone and Mother of Pearl is used for the inlay set.

For hardware, a set of Sperzel locking tuners are at the head with a Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece at the body. A pair of humbucking pickups feed through a standard 3-position pickup selector and individual volume and tone controls. The finish is a nicely done Translucent Purple, really setting off the Quilt figuring of the Maple cap.

This fine McInturff Taurus is in good overall condition with light play wear. It plays quite well. The relatively unusual 25.11 inch scale length is quite comfortable, a nice balance between the spacing and tension of both Fender and Gibson standard scale lengths.

Terry C McInturff custom builds in a small shop in Siler City, North Carolina USA, southeast of Greensboro. In 1977, he attended the Roberto-Venn lutherie school with the intention of creating a guitar that would satisfy both Strat and Les Paul players. The Taurus and Carolina models are part of the result for standard models. Most of his work is custom ordered, with clients including Eric Clapton, Joe Bonomassa, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. As each guitar is hand built by McInturff personally, the number of guitars built per year is fairly low and used models are hard to find.

This McInturff Taurus is sold with its original hard shell case.


Price: $4,499.99 CAD
  • Model: Taurus
  • Year: 2001
  • Finish Trans Purple
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 10123, dated to January 2001 at Siler City, North Carolina
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 02/12/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.03lbs 3.65kg
  • Scale Length: 638mm 25.11in
  • Nut Width: 42.48mm 1.672in
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