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Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Electric and Acoustic Pickups. Sometimes titled the "real crossover" guitar.

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Acoustic for the Electric Folks featured

Sound Now I really had to take this puppy from the shelf and test it, when I saw it. Usually I am a 100% electric guitar player, but this guitar had something going on, that made me grab it.
First a dry test. Wow the neck and strings respond nearly as with a VERY GOOD electric guitar and outclasses several cheap and medium price electrics by long shot. Even though the corpus is very thin, I was amazed how much depth the guitar has even when played fully acoustic.
So I hooked it up to a cheap acoustic amp (sorry forgot modell) in the store and started to fiddle around, playing it with the acoustic pickup. Again I was amazed. Last acoustics I tried were several high class Ovations and this guitar outperformed them all. There is a wide range of sounds you can get, from really deep dread sounds to quite twangy thin sounds.
So switch to the electric pickup and plug it into a JSX. (Yes a real hardcore test for such a guitar.)
Again amazing sounds. Very comparable to a Telecaster-Stratocaster'isch Sound, but with its own character, always some "acoustic" element remains. Very usable sounds though.
So split the guitar and go into botch amps... Ouch feedback from the JSX. Should have guessed.
I played with a lot of settings, as this thing is really versatile with its control knobs every inch counts and the 5 way-selector. Some of the combination settings are not my cup of tea, but the great sounds you can get from this guitar will appeal to many I am sure.
For me this is the one acoustic that might tempt me...

Action, Fit, & Finish Out of the box this guitar had a near to perfect setup and finish. Everyone who puts a price tag this high on a guitar should measure their finish to Taylors...

Reliability & Durability It looks really well built.

Customer Support No dealings.

Liked about it - Overall Feel
- Sounds
- Beatiful guitar

Didn't like Not really anything.
I do however wonder if Taylor made a guitar like it with 2 output jacks with seperate tone controlls, one for acoustic pickup and the second for the electric, so you could directly hook it up to 2 amps and mix the signals in the PA, that would be cool.

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By Tank
Dec 29, 2009
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