In April we will be happy to celebrate the exit of winter (New York’s was brutal) and the entrance of spring by taking delivery of the Taylor Spring Limiteds 2010. These low-production, special feature models are the brainchild of Bob Taylor and his top designers; these are always very popular and we expect them to sell out, so if you have your eye on one, let us know. Details after the jump on each specific new Spring Limited.
Taylor Spring Limiteds 2010
By joining the neck to the body at the 12th fret rather the 14th and positioning the bridge farther back on the soundboard, the resulting tone of the 12-Fret-LTD sounds wonderfully aged, as though this has been your favorite guitar for years. Warm, crisp and surprisingly loud, this Grand Concert boasts beautifully figured Hawaiian koa all around, offset by ebony binding and a slotted peghead with an ebony overlay.
700 Series LTD
It’s been nearly seven years since our last run of Brazilian imbuia limited editions, and the quality of this imbuia is among the finest we’ve seen, bursting with striking, dark variegation and complex figure. Figured Hawaiian koa binding dramatically accents the body contours, while a matching mini wedge bisects the bookmatched back panels. Tonally, imbuia’s hardness and density yield a tight, crisp, responsive tone, with nice sustain and plenty of low-end “thump.”
500 Series LTD
Tasmanian blackwood is often compared to its better-known cousin, Hawaiian koa. We gathered an assortment of impressively figured backs and sides for this run, making this a special upgrade to our 500 Series. Tonally, blackwood shares koa’s blend of midrange bloom and top end brightness, and will grow sweetly mellower over time with great dynamic range.
400 Series LTD
This selection of walnut makes its statement with beauty, warmth and contrast. Dramatic milk- and dark-hocolate hues are outlined by creamy maple binding and a matching back mini wedge, with a complementary maple neck. Walnut’s blend of brightness and projection with warm overtones produces an appealing complexity, especially over time, making it a preferred tonewood of many folks here at the factory.