Taylor Solid Body: A Look at Taylor’s New Electric Guitar

Taylor Guitars has continued to push the envelope with their new electric guitar called the ‘Solid Body.’ It’s a fine looker. I’d be interested to see if it plays as nice as it looks!


The Taylor Solid Body hails two different styles of pickups.  The first style is a classic 3/4 humbucker. The second style is a full-size humbucker.


The all-aluminum bridge was designed completely from scratch.  You’re able to adjust the bridge height from front-to-back and side-to-side.  Once you set the intonation, you can lock the saddles into place as well.  

Five-Way Pickup Switch

The pick up switch is configured as follows:

Position 1: Full neck pickup

Position 2: Inside coils of the neck and bridge pickups in parallel 

Position 3: Full neck pickup with the inside coil of the bridge pickup

Position 4: Inside coil of each pickup in series

Position 5: Full bridge pickup

The Solid Body Lineup

Taylor offers the Solid Body in three different options.  

1.) Custom

  • Sapele body
  • Walnut Burl top
  • Style 1 Humbuckers
  • Natural w/ Shaded Edge finishor…
  • Mahogany body
  • Koa top
  • Style 1 Humbuckers
  • Natural w/ Shaded Edge finish 

2.) Standard

  • Sapele body
  • Tamo Ash top
  • Style 2 Humbuckers
  • Aged Cherry Sunburst w/ Shaded Edge or Natural with Edgeburst finish

3.) Classic

  • Swamp Ash body
  • Style 1 Humbuckers or Style 3 Noiseless Single Coil
  • Trans White, Trans Red, Black, or Natural finish

Visit Taylor Electric Guitars for more info.

Has anyone played this yet?  What do you think of it?

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