Taylor T3/B Semi-hollowbody with Bigsby - Red Edgeburst

Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar with Maple Top, Sapele Back and Sides, Sapele Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Red Edgeburst
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A Taylor Semi-hollowbody Electric with a Classic Vibe!

The Taylor T3/B semi-hollowbody electric guitar combines the incredible thinline body design of Taylor's T5 with a great-sounding complement of pickups and classic-style electric guitar hardware. One strum of the T3 and you'll know this isn't your typical semi-hollow; plug it in and you'll be blown away by the tone - as well as the flexible tonal options. This Bigsby trem-equipped version features a figured maple top that's joined to a hollow sapele body with a wood block running down the middle. The sapele neck is very comfortable, and two humbucking pickups with selectors and coil taps give you plenty of sound configurations while you're playing the T3/B.

Taylor T3/B Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The evolution of a modern Taylor classic
  • Say "wow" to the wood
  • Big tone, great flexibility

The evolution of a modern Taylor classic
The hybrid Taylor T5 wowed players with its impressive melding of acoustic and electric properties. Now, Taylor brings the body profile of the T5 to an electric guitar that more than holds its own against the classic axes. Rather than braced hollowbody design, the T3/B uses a sapele body with a solid block of wood running down its center. The solid maple top is affixed to both the block and the sides without the need for additional bracing. A vintage-modern roller bridge and Bigsby tailpiece takes the place of the T5's acoustic-style bridge (a fixed bridge and stop tailpiece are available on the T3 model). This full-on electric semi-hollowbody completes a transition from pure acoustic to hybrid to full electric, and, in the process, gives you incredible quality, tone, playability, and comfort.

Say "wow" to the wood
Just a quick glance at the T3's figured maple top is enough to make you want to pick it up. Upon closer evaluation, you'll find that this great-looking top's depth and beautiful figure visually complement its design perfectly - while providing the perfect "snap" to add to the T3's rich tone. From the binding to the f-holes to the chrome hardware and pickup rings, the T3's accents are as note-perfect as its great sound.

Big tone, great flexibility
If you're looking for fat jazz tones from a manageable, thinline body style, you've come to the right place. The T3's two humbucking pickups provide plenty of thick tone, but that's just the beginning. You can choose between neck, neck/bridge, and bridge settings, activate a coil-tap for single-coil tones, and even engage a second capacitor for even fatter tone. This means everyone from jazz aficionados to rockers can enjoy the T3/B's attributes - from cool and restrained to crunchy and rude.

Taylor T3/B Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Color: Red edgeburst
  • Top: Figured maple
  • Body: Sapele
  • Neck: Sapele
  • Scale length: 24-7/8"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with electric-style frets
  • No. of frets: 21
  • Fingerboard Inlays: 4mm MOP dots
  • Hardware: Chrome-plated
  • Tuning machines: Taylor chrome
  • Bridge: Roller bridge with Bigsby tremolo tailpiece (fixed bridge with stoptail available on T3)
  • Pickups: Two Taylor Style 2 HD humbuckers
  • Controls: Volume and tone, with coil tap on Volume knob and extra capacitor engagement push-pull on Tone knob; 3-way selector switch
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell
The Taylor T3/B adds vintage-style semi-hollowbody performance to the Taylor lineup!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Semi-hollowbody
Body Shape T3
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Sapele
Top Material Maple, Figured
Color Red Edgeburst
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Sapele, Set
Neck Shape T3
Scale Length 24.875"
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Dots
Number of Frets 21
Nut Width 1.6875"
Bridge/Tailpiece Roller-style with Bigsby Vibrato
Tuners Chrome
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Style 2 HD Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Style 2 HD Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
Strings Elixir NANOWEB Electric Light Gauge (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number T3-B-53 REB

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Taylor T3/B

I was looking for a guitar that would have a jazz/blues tone but not be limited to that and my sales engineer Jimmy recommended the Taylor. He was right on the money as the T3/B is a Gibson ES-335 on steroids for half the price. With an ebony fretboard it is fast and smooth and the sound is awesome. Taylor got more tone variations out of two twist/pull knobs than others got with 4 and a toggle. the finish is beautiful as all Taylors are and I am looking forward to years of playing enjoyment!
Music background: Long time player

Where do I start?

For my next electric guitar purchase, I was split between several guitars. Until... I went to a Taylor Road show and saw the T3 demo. The versatility of this guitar really stood out. I already have a solid body electric for purposes of pure shredding, but wanted something with a more vintage vibe to it and a semi-holowbody seemed to be what I needed. I got that and so much more with this new Taylor T3/B. With the coil splitting feature, I have a much larger range of tones and styles I can play... and that's just for starters. It comes with an equally beautiful Taylor Case. I open the case and the white binding really pops against the deep rich red finish, and all that chrome hardware gives even more eye candy. After letting it acclimate just a little bit, I plugged it in and started playing. It very easily handled country, blues, and rockabilly. Selecting between regular and split coil mode made for some very interesting tones. I was able to very easily emulate some twangy telecaster and strat tones. I continued to push the limits and found this things shreds almost as good as my solid body metal monster, minus the dive-bombing Floyd Rose trem. The Bigsby trem is great for older-style country and rock, but doesn't quite hang with the wild hair metal stuff you can do with a Floyd Rose. Where this thing really shines is that cool semi-hollow body vibe. Set everything up for a little snapback, plenty of reverb and possibly a bit of tremolo and you are transported back in time to surf rock, rockabilly, and country & blues heaven. I'm not much of a jazz guitar player, but I put everything on a clean setting, put it in the neck pickup mode and rolled back the tone just a tad. Very creamy sound and may actually cause me to start practicing jazz chord progressions again. Most of my musician friends play Fender or Gibson electric guitars. So far as I know, I'm the only one with a Taylor T3/B... and that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
Music background: Playing guitar since 1983 and still learning.

Beautiful Guitar w/great range of tones

My current favorite
See also: Semi Hollows, Taylor, Taylor Semi-hollowbody Guitars