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Taylor T3 Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar with Case

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Taylor T3 Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar is inspired by both the T5 and the SolidBody.
Having taken on the classic semi-hollowbody sound and applied their signature Taylor design and tonal touches, blending our high-definition Style 2 pickups with a coil-splitting application to give players killer humbucker and single coil sounds in one guitar. A push-pull tone knob brings two sweeping modes of tone control.

What's great about the T3 is the way it soups-up a semi-hollowbody's essential sound, transforming it into a hotrod guitar capable of a wider range of tones as a result of our pickups, coil-splitting, and unique tone control. All on top of signature Taylor traits you can always count on, like superb intonation and easy playability.

Taylor T3 Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Style 2 HD (high definition) humbucker pickups
  • Stop Tailpiece
  • Volume and tone knobs with push/pull pots
  • Sapele body and neck with a Maple top
  • Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case
Pickups
The T3 pickups feature a pair of the same full-size, Style 2 HD (high definition) humbuckers used on the SolidBody Standard. A three-way switch covers three standard configurations: full neck, neck/bridge and full bridge. A twist was added using old-school coil-splitting. Pulling up on the volume knob activates a coil splitter, which in effect turns the humbuckers into single coils.

Bridge/Tailpiece
The T3 incorporates a metal, roller-style bridge and is offered with two tailpiece options: a stop tailpiece or, on the T3/B, an authentic Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. In the case of the Bigsby, pairing it with a roller bridge was the key to achieving smooth functionality. Traditionally, Bigsbys are attached to fixed bridges, and as they work, the notched strings drag across a hard point. The T3's Bigsby/roller bridge combo eliminates the problems associated with fixed bridges and tuning stability.

Push/Pull Control Knobs
The T3 volume and tone knobs both utilize push/pull pots, which give players two tiers of unique tone control. Pulling up on the volume knob activates a coil splitter, which in effect turns the humbuckers into single coils. The three-way switch functions the same way, allowing you to choose between full neck, neck/bridge and full bridge single coil tones. In its down position, the tone knob functions much like it does on the SolidBody, boosting the mids. Pulling up the knob engages a second capacitor, which mellows the tone without squashing it into a muddy sound. Within that tonal range is a fresh Taylor electric voice: a mellow, old-school jazz tone that's loaded with warmth and fatness. And there's a lot of cool rock tones in-between.

Body/Neck Design
The sapele T3 body is designed as a semi-hollowbody electric. The body is hollowed out like the T5, except for a solid block of wood that runs down the length of the center. Unlike the T5, the T3 has no acoustic bracing inside it. The quilted maple top is laid directly on top of the internal block like the Taylor SolidBody. The sapele neck incorporates Taylor's rock-solid single-bolt T-Lock(TM) just like the T5 and SolidBody, and a precisely milled pocket spacer is used to secure the perfect neck angle. Another departure from the T5 is the T3's use of beefier electric-style frets, giving electric players a familiar feel.

Taylor T3 Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Body: Sapele
  • Top: Quilted Maple
  • Neck: Sapele
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Controls: Master Volume (pull knob for single coil)
  • Master Tone: Traditional control for first two-thirds, last third peaks the mids (pull knob to activate second capacitor)
  • Pickups:(2) Taylor Style 2 HD Humbuckers w/ coil-splitting capability
  • Pickup Switching:
    • as Humbuckers
      • Position 1: Full neck pickup
      • Position 2: Neck and bridge pickups
      • Position 3: Full bridge pickup
    • as Single Coils
      • Position 1: Neck pickup
      • Position 2: Neck and bridge pickups
      • Position 3: Bridge pickup
  • Bridge: Chrome roller-style with Stop Tail
  • Machine Heads: Taylor Chrome
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: None
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8 Inches
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1 11/16 Inches
  • Fretboard Inlays: 4mm Mother-of-Pearl Dots
  • Strings: Light Gauge Nanoweb Elixir Strings (.010 - .046)
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-943-6782 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Steve Suess from Columbia, Mo.
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Loving this guitar very much
General
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Better than hoped for. I only play acoustic last 20 years or so and decided to try electric but still wanted acoustic value and Taylor has done what I was wanting thanks Taylor
Quality
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So far I'm impressed
Feel
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Is a switch from acoustic so heavy that way but the neck is wider than my thin neck I'm used to so as I have big hands I'm loving it
Tone
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Tone goes we're you need it very impressive
Finish
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Stain is very well done its hard not to turn it back to just stare at it very cool
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I had to ask for price compare and they only met me half way but with pay as u play for a year I had to go that way and yes u can get better price but AMS is still very good price
Playability
How was the action out of the box?
Had to tune it then off I went only took me maybe 5 min and off I went very nice good feel and love everything I only wish it had more info with it on using amp settings with guitar settings
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