A Beautifully Balanced Limited Guitar from Taylor!
This Taylor Limited Edition 35th Anniversary Parlor acoustic-electric guitar celebrates a milestone in Taylor style! Its compact body size and 12-fret-style neck give you a balanced tone with a vintage vibe. The Limited Edition 35th Anniversary Parlor features a solid Sitka spruce top, a solid Madagascar rosewood back and sides, and a comfortable tropical American mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard. You'll love the way this guitar looks almost as much as the way it sounds and plays, thanks to the elegant yet subtle appointments on the Limited Edition 35th Anniversary Parlor.Taylor Limited Edition 35th Anniversary Parlor Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Vintage parlor vibe
- Bridge design maximizes the parlor design
- 35th Anniversary guitars
Vintage parlor vibe
Though parlor-style guitars are sometimes defined by certain size specifications, the term is often simply used to describe a small or "sub-compact" body (usually smaller than a concert-sized guitar). Boasting a historical lineage that threads through the 19th and early 20th centuries, parlor guitars were designed to be comfortable to hold and were traditionally played in people's homes, hence the lack of need for a big-bodied instrument to project in larger performance halls (the dreadnought shape would later fulfill this role).
Taylor's 35th anniversary parlor model features a sloped-shoulder body design with Madagascar rosewood back and sides (milled thinner than Indian rosewood due to Madagascar's denser properties), a Sitka spruce top with Adirondack CV bracing, a slotted peghead, ivoroid binding, an abalone rosette, a bone nut and saddle, and the ES pickup. The Sitka selected for the top is a special wide-grain selection, which adds warmth to the tone.
Bridge design maximizes the parlor design
The bridge design evolved from Taylor's nylon-string bridge. The ends were shortened to better suit the smaller proportions of the parlor shape and feature scalloped contouring over a cylindrical profile — essentially a more refined version of a traditional "pyramid" style bridge used on other parlor guitars. The bridge was designed to have extra flexibility, which, according to parlor guitar designer Larry Breedlove, enhances top movement and tone.
35th Anniversary guitars
Taylor's 35th Anniversary lineup celebrates a milestone while it also illustrates what makes Taylor such a success. These instruments combine beautiful premium tonewoods and materials, decades of building experience, and modern innovation. The result? Stellar tone with all the classic vibe you expect from a top-grade instrument — plus advanced elements that put these guitars over the top. These 35th Anniversary guitars feature special inlays that celebrate this special anniversary, and their workmanship is a perfect example of what makes a Taylor... a Taylor!
- Type/Shape: 6-String Parlor
- Color: Natural (Gloss Finish)
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Back and Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
- Soundhole Rosette: Green Heart Abalone
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: 35th Anniversary
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut and Saddle: Bone
- Tuning Machines: Taylor Slot-head Tuners
- Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings
- Hardware: Taylor, Chrome Plated
- Scale Length: 24-7/8"
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
- Number of Frets: 18
- Fretboard Radius: 15"
- Electronics: Taylor Expression System
- Body Width: 14.1"
- Body Depth: 4.2"
- Body Length: 19-1/2"
- Overall Length: 38-3/8"