American acoustic giant Taylor kicked off its SolidBody electric program back in 2007 with the semi-solid Custom and Standard models, plus the solid Classic – but plenty of changes have happened in the intervening years.
The Custom is no longer offered and both the Standard and Classic are now available in single- and double-cut designs. A slew of Taylor-made pickups are also now available and you can even design your very own guitar online using the SolidBody Configurator, a nifty online design shop via which you can fit out your guitar just as you’d like it.
“There’s a smoothness to the high-end that really suits higher gains and the tone control easily loses any high-end fizz.”
The Classic looks and feels very purposeful, with a mainstream weight of 3.9kg/8.5lb. It’s broader than a Les Paul across its lower bouts, with a typical ‘bolt-on’ depth of 46mm, though it feels thinner thanks to those SG-like forearm and cutaway chamfers. There’s also a slight ribcage cut on the back. [read]