The Taylor Solidbody Standard Electric Guitar SOLD


Over the last five years, one of Taylor’s senior product developers, David Hosler, has become an expert on magnetics, steeping himself in the history of magnetic pickups with one of the world’s pioneers in that field, Mr. Rupert Neve. That led to the T5, in which Taylor crossed the threshold into the electric world, experimenting further with the design of magnetic pickups.

Hosler continued to advance his magnetic pickup designs, working toward a new, more “electric” version of the T5 featuring a metal bridge. But this new generation of pickups had a unique sonic personality that made a strong case for a different type of guitar altogether. “The pickup justified a new idea,” Hosler recalls. Bob Taylor agrees. “This pickup clearly told us the guitar was going to be a solid body. It changed that minute.”

Well, we have just started receiving the fruits of Mr. Hosler’s labours in the form of the new Taylor Standard model! An inset, figured Tamo ash top blends a deep golden glow with a toasted sunburst treatment. Or opt for the subtle smooth sheen of a satin finish natural edgeburst. Both versions of the Standard feature Ivoroid binding highlighting the sculpted armrest and cutaway. Coil-exposed Taylor Style II humbuckers unleash a huge, aggressive sound without sacrificing tonal nuances!


* Sapele neck
* ebony fingerboard with 15″ radius
* 22 frets
* Taylor Standard tuners
* 24.875″ scale length
* Mother-of-Pearl position dots
* Sapele body with tone chambers
* inset Tamo Ash top
* (2) Taylor Style II Humbuckers
* Master Volume
* Master Tone
(Traditional control for the first 2/3 of rotation,
then last 1/3 peaks the mids)
* 5-way selector gives the following:
Position 1. Full neck pickup
Position 2. Inside coils of the neck and bridge in parallel (skinny neck tones)
Position 3. Full neck pickup with the inside coil of the bridge pickup
Position 4. Inside coil of each pickup in series (fuller and fatter than position 2)
Position 5. Full bridge pickup