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Taylor Solidbody Standard Tamo Ash Top Edgeburst, 2008

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The Taylor Solidbody Standard was built from 2008 until the line was discontinued in 2014, and for two years featured a Sapele body with a lovely Tamo Ash top. Over the course of its production, Taylor offered three models – the Classic, Standard and Custom, in single and double cutaway versions.

While called a solidbody, the Taylor Solidbody Standard is actually chambered. For 2008 and 2008, the body is Sapele with a Tamo Ash veneer top, Mahogany for the neck and Ebony for the fingerboard head plate and truss rod cover. For hardware, standard Taylor branded sealed tuners are at the head, a pair of Taylor Style 1 humbucking pickups with a 5-way pickup selector, and Master Volume and Tone controls. The 5-way switch positions offer, from the forward position – full neck pickup, inside coils of both pickups in parallel, neck pickup and one coil of the bridge, then both inside coils but in series, and the last position is the bridge pickup alone.     The bridge is unique to the Taylor Solidbody Series and is very comfortable – all of the reviews of this series rate the bridge highly.   

Unfortunately, Taylor could apparently not differentiate the Taylor Solidbody Standard models enough for competing guitars, and by 2014 the line was discontinued in favor of the very well received and unique T3 and T5  series models. 

Tamo Ash is not a species in itself, but refers to a spectacular figuring that sometimes occurs in Fraxinus mandshurica – or Japanese Ash, and is only available as a veneer; in ‘plank’ form, the figuring is much less visible. The figure appears as three dimensional quilting or swirling, and may be caused by vines constricting the tree and interfering with nutrient uptake as it grows. Japanese craftsmen historically used these woods only for royalty.

Here we’re looking at a Taylor Solidbody Standard dated to January 10 2008 and built at the Taylor shop in El Cajon, California. This beautiful example is in good clean condition with little wear.

The original Taylor hard shell case is included.


 
Price: $1,699.99 CAD
  • Model: Solidbody Standard
  • Year: 2008
  • Finish Edgeburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 20080110942 Dated January 10 2008 at El Cajon CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 22/02/2021

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.744lbs 3.52kg
  • Scale Length: 632/5mm 24.9in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.692in
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