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Old 03-28-2019, 06:17 PM
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Default Just placed a Taylor BTO order

Sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forum, I wasn’t sure if a BTO is “custom” or not.

When I realized that a cutaway is a deal-breaker for me, I returned an otherwise wonderful 12-fret guitar to order this one instead. Ted from LA Guitar Sales has been terrific, and we chose the wood today. I eagerly await this beauty - ten to twelve weeks can’t come soon enough.

Guitar:

Strings - 6 String, right handed

Shape - Grand Concert
, 12 fret
Cutaway - Venetian

Armrest - Beveled Armrest

Backstrap - No Backstrap, No Backstrap Finish

Wood:

Back/Sides - Hawaiian Koa, AA 

Back Configuration - 2-piece, no wedge
Top - Hawaiian Koa, AA

Fb / Bridge - Ebony 

Neck - Mahogany

Ph Veneer - Hawaiian Koa

Bracing - Sitka Performance Bracing

Binding Material - Maple, Figured

Peghead - Same as Body, Fretboard

Purfling: Body-Top Standard

Rosette: Rosette - Maple, Single Ring

Inlays:

Ph Logo - Taylor Maple

Fretboard - Island Vine Koa/Maple

Peghead - Island Vine Koa/Maple

Bridge - No Bridge Inlay

Abalone Trim - No Abalone Trim 

Neck:

Width - 1-¾ "

Scale Length - Short Scale 24-7/8” 

Neck Profile - Standard Carve 

Peghead - Standard Peghead 

Finish:

Back/Sides - Gloss

Top - Gloss

Neck - Satin

Peghead - Gloss

Stain/Sunburst - Natural


Tuners - Gotoh 510 Antique Gold, 6 String 

Nut/Saddle - Bone Nut / Micarta Saddle

Strings - Elixir® Light Gauge PB Acoustic Strings

Bridge Pins - Ebony

Strap Pin - Yes, Match Tuners 

End Pin - End Pin

Pickguard - Clear Loose in Case

Truss Rod Cover - Hawaiian Koa

Electronics - Expression System 2

Case - Brown

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Old 03-29-2019, 02:30 AM
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Congratulations...and thanks for posting.

I like the idea of figured maple binding against the koa - that should look great.

Col
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:49 AM
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Congratulations. It is great that you are working with Ted on this one. Should be a beauty.

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Beautiful koa. Do you have a picture of the "Island Vine" inlay? Sounds like a great build - congrats.

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That will be a looker. Congratulations!

Can't wait to see the pics when you get it.
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:19 AM
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Beautiful koa. Do you have a picture of the "Island Vine" inlay? Sounds like a great build - congrats.

JR
Thanks everyone for the kind words.

The island vine inlay is made of koa and maple wood. On the headstock, it appears like this:


The inlay on the fretboard appears like this:
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Old 03-31-2019, 06:45 PM
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That sounds like it's going to be a great guitar! I just ordered a BTO as well within the past week. I got a call from Taylor a couple days ago that they have received the order.
Mine is a GS with rosewood back and sides a grade AAA spruce. One thing is there will be no inlay as I will have that custom done as well.
I'd love to see pics of yours when it's complete.
I have a K24 which has the vine inlay that you show in your picture. I love the design of that vine!
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:36 PM
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That sounds like it's going to be a great guitar! I just ordered a BTO as well within the past week. I got a call from Taylor a couple days ago that they have received the order.
Mine is a GS with rosewood back and sides a grade AAA spruce. One thing is there will be no inlay as I will have that custom done as well.
I'd love to see pics of yours when it's complete.
I have a K24 which has the vine inlay that you show in your picture. I love the design of that vine!
Ooh how fun, I look forward to seeing yours as well. It sounds like it will be gorgeous. Hmm, I didn’t get a call from Taylor, so I am jealous of you on that front.
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:24 AM
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So the guitar came. And it wasnʻt for me. In the sale section of the forum now.
https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=551923
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