As written some time ago, Taylor Guitars is celebrating the company's 35th Anniversary and now they are announcing another special products – the 12-fret XXXV-TF guitar, and the parlor XXXV-P, pair vintage acoustic concepts with signature Taylor craftsmanship.
With a warm, vintage voice, the XXXV-TF, a guitar named so for its 12 frets from the nut to the edge of the body, features a back and sides of spectacular AA-grade koa, an Engelmann spruce top, and a slotted headstock crowned with ebony. The geometry of the neck, body, and bridge design in relation to each other translates into modern yet vintage tones. Premium appointments include a bone nut and saddle, green heart abalone top trim, a single abalone rosette and a koa peghead backstrap. To honor the anniversary, the 18-fret mahogany neck features the “35” inlay between the 11th and 12th frets, and is amplified with the Expression System®.
Not to be outdone is the XXXV-P, a parlor guitar that is compact in size but rich with tone. The XXXV-P features a parlor body shape designed by Taylor’s Larry Breedlove, with a back and sides of Madagascar rosewood and a top of wide grain Sitka spruce. Like the XXXV-TF, the mahogany neck joins the body at the 12-fret, while an ebony-topped slotted peghead is complemented by a bone nut and saddle. The bridge design, which draws from the Taylor Nylon Series bridge, features shortened ends and scalloped contouring for extra flexibility to enhance top movement and tone. A three-ring green heart abalone rosette and abalone dotted ebony bridge pins highlight the beautiful details of this all-gloss, small-bodied model, while parlor bracing and Taylor’s proprietary Expression System pickup provide clear articulation with each strum.
The XXXV-TF guitar will be offered at a suggested retail price of $6,998 and the XXXV-P guitar at $5,998.
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