#1
taylor electric solidbodies!! wtf? They already chearge $3000 for their acoustics. What makes them think they can charge $1300-$2300 for their FIRST electric guitars?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Search/Default.aspx?src=taylor+solid&Search.x=2&Search.y=10

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Bearing in mind how respected their acoustics are I'm certain that their electrics are constructed just as well and I doubt they'd put any iffy materials into an instrument of that price.

Still wouldn't buy one, don't really like the look, but I'm sure they're great if you like taht sort of thing.
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Stupid thread, what does it matter if it's their first production line solid bodies? Why would that impact price?

I don't doubt it's a well crafted instrument that sounds nice.
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umm because ppl buy them??? i mean seriously, they make something, its rly good. ppl buy it. end of story

why should they make it cheaper if it makes them as much money as it does?
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have really read or researched these or are you just talking out of your a**? Theses are amazing guitars. SO because they have never made one before, they don't deserve to charge that much? that is flawed rationality. Please think before you speak.
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The classic one is pretty sexy but yeah they got to be special for that price if its Taylors first solidbody
#7
Amazing? They look like ass, and I have heard much nicer sounds from other guitars that cost less than those.

For that much, I would MUCH prefer a Framus.
#8
yes i play a low end taylor (wow 600 dollar guitar is low end i have become my father) and its the best acoustic ive ever played im sure the electrics will follow in the taylor spirit
#9
that one bolt neck joint intrigues me,,,,,not really peaking a buying interest intrigue,,,,,moreso just how does it work?
#10
Honestly I played one and I really wasn't impressed with it much. The setup from the shop was terrible and it sounded very thin.
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umm because ppl buy them??? i mean seriously, they make something, its rly good. ppl buy it. end of story

why should they make it cheaper if it makes them as much money as it does?



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1)have really read or researched these or are you just talking out of your a**? 2)Theses are amazing guitars. 3)SO because they have never made one before, they don't deserve to charge that much? that is flawed rationality. Please think before you speak.



1) Yes I have researched them. They are new so there isnt a truckload of info on them.

2) Have you ever played one? Or are you just talking out of your ass?

3) Work on your grammer.
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that one bolt neck joint intrigues me,,,,,not really peaking a buying interest intrigue,,,,,moreso just how does it work?


http://www.taylorelectricguitars.com/Features/Default.aspx?featureid=3

The neck joint looks pretty impressive but I'm not sure I would trust a neck with only one bolt in it.
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They are still less than a good gibson... hes talking out of his a**. $1300 isent that bad, even though i personaly wouldent cough up more than $700.

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1) Yes I have researched them. They are new so there isnt a truckload of info on them.

2) Have you ever played one? Or are you just talking out of your ass?

3) Work on your grammer.

Please tell me that was on purpose. Because if it wasn't, I'd strongly advise you to crawl into a dark, isolated cave and never come out in the open again.

Anyway... I'd have to play one to make judgements. But Taylor's a well-estabilished brand (which, as with many other brands, boosts the price by itself), so I don't think that the fact that it's their first solidbody electric should forcefully lower the guitar's price.
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They are still less than a good gibson... hes talking out of his a**. $1300 isent that bad, even though i personaly wouldent cough up more than $700.


Gibsons are known around the world for their superior quality and sound. They have been around for many, many decades. Because of this, Gibson can justify having a high price for their guitars (although many gibbys are still overpriced)
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Taylors are known around the world for their superior quality and sound. They have been around for many, many decades. Because of this, Taylor can justify having a high price for their guitars (although many Taylors are still overpriced)

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A US-made guitar with luxury cosmetic appointments and a "handcrafted" vibe going for $2300. What else is new?

On the side note, these look beautiful and have a few novel features on them, and will indubitably be of the highest quality you can get. I'd say Taylor lowballed the list prices on those.
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Having not played one I can't give that informed of an opinion. Taylor, although not my taste in accoustics (too bright) have proven a force to be reconded with. They are high quality instruments and deserve any kudos poeple want to throw them.

From what little I have just looked at on the web, the electrics appear to the same well thought out planning along with an eye for design incorparated into a nice looking and probably playing instrument.

They are not cheap but they don't seem to be over priced at first look. If anything I expect the price to jump if they are as good as they appear to be. Taylor does not let anything out the door that doesn't pass a lengthy QA test.
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anyways, not trying to make this a thread full of fighting and arguments. Just wanted to see if anyone felt the same as me. Obviously not haha
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1) Yes I have researched them. They are new so there isnt a truckload of info on them.

2) Have you ever played one? Or are you just talking out of your ass?

3) Work on your grammer.


I highly doubt fender or gibson's first electric guitars were cheap just because they were "new." What a stupid concept.

And also, "Grammer" is spelled "Grammar"

Touche? Yup.
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#22
Taylor's solidbodies look and sound great, though. I haven't had the chance to play one yet, but I'm certain they'll play great, too. I think they'll be worth the price they're charging.
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whats it with ppl (yes ppl!! dang you!!) and grammar?? i mean come on!! lighten up!! im not changing it so :P
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I highly doubt fender or gibson's first electric guitars were cheap just because they were "new." What a stupid concept.


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taylor electric solidbodies!! wtf? They already chearge $3000 for their acoustics. What makes them think they can charge $1300-$2300 for their FIRST electric guitars?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Search/Default.aspx?src=taylor+solid&Search.x=2&Search.y=10

sorry about the rant. just had to get it out.


Because they're great guitars.

As a counter argument, what makes you think your rant matters? Kidding...
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taylor electric solidbodies!! wtf? They already chearge $3000 for their acoustics. What makes them think they can charge $1300-$2300 for their FIRST electric guitars?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Search/Default.aspx?src=taylor+solid&Search.x=2&Search.y=10

sorry about the rant. just had to get it out.


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I highly doubt fender or gibson's first electric guitars were cheap just because they were "new." What a stupid concept.


Yeah, remember they probably have to play off that R&D as well.
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Hey - I did tons of research, and bought the Taylor solidbody custom. This is after buying my dream guitar (Les Paul Std) and sending it back.

1. The quality of the guitar is amazing - every detail is perfect
2. The bridge is a dream
3. The sound is unique - takes some getting used to setting up - the secret is that the tone control is different - its actually useful :-) I also had to tweak my pedals - but once I found the right combo, I was in love.

The guitar gets sounds from strat, tele, to serious crunch! Does it get a pure Les Paul tone - not exactly, but close. Is it for everyone......of course not. If we all wanted the same thing, there would be one guitar for the masses. I also have an Ibanez artist which gets that Slash tone I need-when I need it!

But - I play a combo of classic and modern rock and this guitar is 'magic'.


Just my opinion......