Taylor Gallery Series Pallet Guitar LTD Grand Auditorium Acoustic, Second-Hand
Taylor Gallery Series Pallet Guitar, Grand Auditorium, Second-Hand Overview by GAK.
The Taylor Pallet guitar was originally conceived in 1995 as a way of proving to the guitar world that the quality of wood is not the only factor in building great guitars, Bob wanted to prove that the quality of the luthier was just as, if not more important than the quality of the wood by building a guitar entirely out of Pallet wood. This was a complete shock to the acoustic guitar world and the outcome far exceeded the expectations of everyone. It was in fact a revelation that a guitar made out of Oak Pallet wood back and sides with a 6 piece top of non-descript Pallet soft wood could sound so good and play so well, it was actually a very striking looking guitar with some very distinct features. The Forklift inlay was designed by Larry Breedlove and made out of Formica and Pearl, they also went as far as placing aluminium dots where the nail marks were in the wood to resemble the head of a nail which is a great touch that helps set this guitar apart from anything else that has been on the market.
"The whole point of the Pallet Guitar is to return the emphasis to the guitar maker, Bob Taylor explained in an interview for the Spring 1995 issue of Wood & Steel. "By now a lot of people think that Taylor makes great guitars because we have a stock of exceptional wood. Even salesman use that as a selling point. But that's not what makes our guitars so good. Taylor makes great guitars because we know how. And to prove it, we can even make one out of a junky, old, discarded pallet."
In the year 2000 Taylor released a series of 25 limited edition Pallet Guitars at Namm.
Here is a chance to own a part of Taylor history with arguably the most rare Taylor made to date, this is Number 10 of 25 in near perfect condition with original hard case.
For more information on this item or to discuss a part-exchange, please call our Pre-Owned department (Roy or Lewis) on 01273 665425 or email [email protected]
- Made for the NAMM show 2001,
- Grand Auditorium body made of pallet Oak,
- Top is Pine (or an alternative soft wood on pallets),
- The neck is also one-piece pallet Oak,
- Rosewood binding,
- Custom Forklift inlay on the fret-board designed by Larry Breedlove, made out of Formica and Pearl.
- Comes with original paperwork
- Taylor hard case.