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Old 08-23-2011, 10:51 AM
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Default bob, we need a 12 fret dread-preferably slope shoulder

build it and they will come...............

call it "the traditional series"

12 fret shortscale
2 versions(sitka/eir adi/mahogany)
keep'm light in weight
no abalone----no bling
simple ivoroid rosette or wood rosette please(or herringbone)
no fretboard binding
ebony headstock veneer
upgraded tuners
no electronics
maybe a deep dark burst on the adi/hog version
GA body depth instead of your dread

these would be fingerstyle, flatpicking monsters!

ready with a deposit
d
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:52 AM
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your asking for a new body style that taylor doesn't even have invented yet.


wow your not asking a lot there.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:12 PM
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It exists...

however you gotta take without a 'taylor' logo on the headstock....

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:17 PM
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Wouldn't hold my breath. Taylor may be the only company not making retro or vintage style pieces and I think it's a good decision for him. They should stick with their own vision.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:18 PM
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Hey Bob, while your at it, can you make me a mandolin? Maybe a 5-octave hammered dulcimer would be nice too! (...with dampers ).

How about a can-jo?


But I'll only buy it if you offer it in a 12-fret, short scale with the scarf joint.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:27 PM
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Wouldn't hold my breath. Taylor may be the only company not making retro or vintage style pieces and I think it's a good decision for him. They should stick with their own vision.
I agree, Taylors are Taylors.......
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:12 PM
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Well, Daryl has started a thread on every guitar currently being made so what's left? I know, guitars not being made.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:45 PM
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Oh, c'mon now!
Surely they wouldn't kick me out of the Praise Team for buying a nice Gibby J45 ... Or would they?
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:28 PM
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build it and they will come...............

call it "the traditional series"

12 fret shortscale
2 versions(sitka/eir adi/mahogany)
keep'm light in weight
no abalone----no bling
simple ivoroid rosette or wood rosette please(or herringbone)
no fretboard binding
ebony headstock veneer
upgraded tuners
no electronics
maybe a deep dark burst on the adi/hog version
GA body depth instead of your dread

these would be fingerstyle, flatpicking monsters!

ready with a deposit
d
Somethings are better left to the realm of imagination....
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:15 AM
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you guys have no faith or imagination in uncle bob, thats all i'll say.

to get something along the lines of what i posted, one has to pay upwards of $4000-sometimes a little less used, but still high for my pockets. couple folks make a model like this. these 12 fret slopes can play anything thrown at them(when made correctly). the Santa Cruz RS is an awesome guitar-cheapest i've found one used is $3800.
D Flammang makes a killer RS, again, in the 4 range and up-cannot find a used one.
Gibson just release the Jackson Browne model this summer-awesome guitar, saw him play one, and i've played 1 myself, still high cost.
same with martin.

taylor could make one of these for i would guess around $2400 street cost brand new, and it would rock. one never knows what models are being worked out behind the walls of T.

that shortscale prototype dread keith urbans band member has been seen playing has a very gibsonesque burst to my eyes-very very different than the bursts i've seen past and present from el cajon.

you all wait and see," things..........they are achanging"

d
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:18 AM
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It exists...

however you gotta take without a 'taylor' logo on the headstock....

awesome guitar, played one recently, pretty deep body though, and requires deep pockets to take home.

d
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:24 AM
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[QUOTE=AndyFrank;2736164]Well, Daryl has started a thread on every guitar currently being made so what's left? I know, guitars not being made. [/QUO


thats one of the cool things to do on a guitar forum, talk and ask questions about guitars.

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Old 08-24-2011, 06:12 AM
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Hey Daryl. You're right about the price tag, but the Collings DS models are hard to beat (EXCEPT) I'm not a huge fan of the of the V neck. But let's take it one step further. A sloped 12-fret dred with a cutaway. I've tried a couple of Martin Simpsons, but for whatever reason, they didn't do much for me--through one had the prettiest sunburst I have ever seen--no exaggeration.

Sooo. 12 fret sloped D with a Taylor neck and a cutaway--oh, and offer it with Adi top. My 2 cents.
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build it and they will come...............

call it "the traditional series"

12 fret shortscale
2 versions(sitka/eir adi/mahogany)
keep'm light in weight
no abalone----no bling
simple ivoroid rosette or wood rosette please(or herringbone)
no fretboard binding
ebony headstock veneer
upgraded tuners
no electronics
maybe a deep dark burst on the adi/hog version
GA body depth instead of your dread

these would be fingerstyle, flatpicking monsters!

ready with a deposit
d
What does a slope shoulder dreadnought offer that Taylor's dreadnought does not besides a difference in appearance?
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:55 AM
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Hey Bob, while your at it, can you make me a mandolin? Maybe a 5-octave hammered dulcimer would be nice too! (...with dampers ).

How about a can-jo?


But I'll only buy it if you offer it in a 12-fret, short scale with the scarf joint.
That's my dream! Got deposit ready to plop down on a Taylor Can-Jo. Is that one of the 2011 Fall Limiteds? I'll spread the word!
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