Taylor Solid Body Standard
Taylor Solid Body Standard

Solid Body Standard, Guitarra de forma Les Paul from Taylor.

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heads on fire 30/01/2012

Taylor Solid Body Standard : la opinión de heads on fire (content in English)

"Great axe, don't like the neck."

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Shape SolidBody
Price $2,698
Back/Side Wood Chambered Mahogany
Top Wood Quilted Maple
Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
Electronics Full-size Humbuckers (HD or HG)
Bracing None
Binding Black
Fretboard Wood Ebony
Fretboard Inlay 4mm Dots
Headstock Overlay Ebony
Bridge Inlay None
Bridge Pins None
Nut & Saddle Bone (Stoptail)
Tuners Taylor Chrome
Truss Rod Cover Ebony
Back/Side Finish Gloss
Top Finish Gloss
Neck Finish Gloss
Cutaway Venetian
Pickguard None


I do not know what it is about this guitar. I just cannot get into it. It is a gorgeous instrument - one of the most cosmetically attractive guitars I've ever seen. It sounds great, too, and the craftsmanship is stunningly good. Taylor is a fantastic guitar company, and they don't make bad instruments at any price points. I guess it's just the way the neck feels in my hand - it just does not feel comfortable to me. The neck carve doesn't work for me, and that's a deal breaker, to me. It's as if this guitar was built for small hands. Still, I'm rating it very high because I know I don't have the same hands as everyone else.


Soundwise, this guitar is great. I love how there are so many choices of different models, and the only difference between most of them is pickup type and configuration! I tried the dual humbucker model, and it was a great, powerful sound, with plenty of articulation, cut, and smoothness. The guitar is incredibly versatile, running the gamut of rock, metal, country, blues, jazz, pop, reggae...you name it, and this guitar can do it.


I'd be in love with this guitar if they'd give it a different neck shape. Maybe Bob Taylor will read this review and try to contact me and ask to build me one with the neck of my dreams! I'm sure that's not going to happen, but if it did, I'd stand thoroughly behind this guitar. For now, I can't, as it just does not feel good to my hands, and that's absolutely the number one criteria for me as a guitarist.