James Taylor, that's a pretty iconic name. I had a girlfriend that was in love with him around 1970. Needless to say, I wasn't too fond of the boy. The girlfriend is now my wife. She still likes him, and I have since grown to like him myself. What can I say, I was a jealous fool. Here we have an Olson James Taylor made in 2002. This guitar is an extremely rare and extremely fine instrument. It's hard to know where to begin. First of all, it's the 4th built out a limited edition of 80. Olson has sold them all, there won't be anymore. It is signed by James Taylor and the builder, James Olson. This is the pinnacle of a great builder's art. It sounds so good, plays so flawlessly, and is an absolute gem on an instrument. I see this guitar as a prime collectible: one that can only appreciate in value with the passage of time. In the meantime, you get to enjoy and play one of the finest acoustic guitars on the planet. This is a used instrument, showing very light wear. Overall, the condition is excellent. The frets are perfect, and it plays like a dream. Folks, this is one fine guitar.
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Man, I love a 12 String. It's really hard not to. All the British Invasion stuff, The Byrds, Leo Kottke, all that music, it just knocked me out. We have a good one here, a 2004 Taylor 655-CE. It's near mint, with beautiful, flamed maple back and sides, gold plated tuners, and the Taylor Expression pickup system. The action is perfect, low and without buzz. The neck is straight and true, and the frets show only the slightest hints of ever being played. It plays like a dream, stays in tune, and it sounds great. This is a loud guitar. Big and punchy with nice balanced tone. It's as good as it gets if you're looking for a 12 string. Comes with original hardshell Taylor case.Learn More
The Martin 000-28 is one of the finest guitars Martin ever came up with. It's got a balanced tone that's perfect for fingerpicking but with enough volume and bass response to keep up with a dreadnought. It's also an extremely comfortable body size that fits perfectly in your lap. Here we have a 2010 Martin 000-28 made in the USA. All solid wood with Indian Rosewood back and side, Sitka Spruce top, mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard and bridge. It's a great sounding guitar, showing minimal cosmetic wear. There are no issues. The neckset is perfect, the frets are in near perfect condition, the neck is straight and true, action is low, without buzzing. 1-11/16" nut width. There's some a few very minor dings and scratches, overall the condition is excellent. It's a fine guitar, ready to gig and be enjoyed. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
One of the coolest guys on the planet plays a guitar like this Taylor T5 Custom: Omar Spence, the son of Skip Spence, who was a seminal member of Moby Grape. Moby Grape is one of the great, unsung bands of the 1960's. They could have been contenders. Omar continues his father's work with his own band. If you didn't know who Omar or Skip Pence are, at least you can now "wow" your friends with rock trivia. Hey, this guitar has a gorgeous flamed Koa top too, so...a Koa guitar like the one Omar Spence plays, how cool is that? We have a used 2013 Taylor T5 Custom Koa. It's super clean and nice, shows no wear. It sounds great, the top is beautiful, and it plays like a dream. The action is perfect. You can get an amazing variety of sounds out of this guitar; it is incredibly versatile. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
Hawaiian koa’s captivating beauty is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerge, adding sweetness and depth. Premium all-wood appointments, led by the Island Vine fretboard inlay, celebrate the wood’s natural appeal.Learn More
Regular Price: $4,195.00
Special Price $3,776.00
-Aged Tone (Torrefied) Sitka Spruce TopLearn More
-Mahogany Back & Sides
-Tortoise Body Binding
-Black/Maple Top Border Purfling
-Wood Ring Rosette
-Black Line Backstrip
-Ziricote Headstock Veneer
-14-Fret Ebony Fretboard
-Satin Neck Finish
-1 3/4" Nut Width
-Short Pattern Vintage Style Dot Inlay
-Black Fretboard Binding
-Traditional Ebony Bridge w/ 2 5/16 Spacing
-Ebony Bridge Pins
-Waverly Nickel Tuners
-Deluxe Hardshell Case
Regular Price: $1,937.00
Special Price $1,259.00
Players often note the deeper, warmer acoustic voice of the Steve Wariner Signature model. That's due largely to the dreadnought's solid mahogany back, along with the solid cedar top. The shimmering tone is emphasized with the glimmer of hundreds of pieces of hand-inlaid abalone we set into Steve's favorite color - black. Features an abalone rosette, purfling and fretboard inlays and a stylized SW inlay at the 12th fret designed by Steve. Includes Takamine’s CT4B II preamp system paired with the unique Palathetic under-saddle pickup for peerless amplified response. The highly acclaimed CT4B II preamp system with three-band EQ, volume control and built-in tuner.Learn More
Regular Price: $2,537.00
Special Price $1,649.00
Designed in collaboration with guitarist extraordinaire John Jorgenson. Since John’s mastery isn’t confined to a single musical genre, his main concern was sonic flexibility.Learn More
The JJ325SRC dreadnought features a solid spruce top with bubinga back and sides. The guitar is voiced to cover a broad tonal spectrum with depth for power and a shimmering upper midrange for articulation and clarity and features a gloss red finish, JJ inlay at the 12th fret and gold tuners with ivory buttons on the keys.
Includes Takamine’s CT4B II preamp system paired with the unique Palathetic under-saddle pickup for peerless amplified response. The highly acclaimed CT4B II preamp system with three-band EQ, volume control and built-in tuner.
Regular Price: $1,692.00
Special Price $1,099.00
Takamine’s top-line Pro Series presents the new P1NC acoustic/electric, which delivers full and balanced tone from the unique Takamine NEX/grand auditorium style body with a comfortable Venetian cutaway, smooth playability and state-of-the-art onboard electronics. Great warmth, balance and harmonic richness resound from its “X”-braced solid cedar top and sapele back and sides. Other premium features include a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays. The unique Takamine split bone saddle bridge provides faultless intonation and excellent acoustic coupling to the top.Learn More
The P1NC also features chrome die-cast machine heads for superb tuning stability, a gloss natural-finish top on satin back and sides, and the highly acclaimed CT4B II preamp system with three-band EQ, volume control and built-in tuner.
I love, love, love a 12 string guitar. There are so many great 12 string songs. "Walk Right In" by the Rooftop Singers immediately comes to mind, as does Leadbelly, The Byrds, Leo Kottke, early Stones, and so on. This is an all Koa guitar with a cutaway, and pickup system. Built in 2004, this guitar precedes Taylor's BTO program, and was custom built for a local artist. You hardly ever see an all Koa Taylor 12-string. In fact, this is only the second one I've ever seen in the past 20 years. The koa wood is gorgeous, it is absolutely lovely. Tortoise shell body and neck binding. Expression system electronics. The guitar is in good condition, shows some slight overall play wear. It sounds amazing, like a great grand piano. Sublime really (I know that sounds over the top but sometimes I just can't help myself) The frets are fine, showing some slight wear but with lots of life in them. Everything is good and ready to go. You'll love this guitar, I know I do. Comes with original hard case.Learn More
Chris Ballentine is a local Memphis luthier with over 12 years experience designing and building guitars. Having always been an artist, guitar building is yet another outlet for his creative expansion. His technical and engineering background, along with a strong desire to express his creativity and love for the guitar, inspired him to enter the world of luthierie and the art of combining musical tone with asthetic beauty.
This gorgeous sounding Sitka/Rosewood creation is as beautiful to play and hear, as it is to look at.
Sitka Spruce Top
Indian Rosewood Back & Sides
African Blackwood Bridge
Bone Nut & Saddle
Sperzel Locking Tuners
Honduran Mahogany Neck
Regular Price: $5,098.00
Special Price $3,999.00
This deluxe-edition 814ce takes a best-selling Taylor model to even greater heights. The 814ce’s evergreen appeal comes from its impressive musical versatility, along with recent internal voicing upgrades that boost the warmth and produce a richer low-end response. The 814ce Deluxe sports a trio of additional premium enhancements: Adirondack spruce bracing that turbo-charges the tonal output; a beautifully rounded rosewood radius armrest for adding playing comfort; and Gotoh 510 tuners, which feature a 21:1 gear ratio for an ultra-smooth tuning experience. This is a fantastic choice for a discerning player looking for a high-performance guitar that can cover a mix of strumming, flatpicking and fingerstyle. Premium details include maple binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, a rosewood pickguard, Taylor’s Element fretboard inlay in mother-of-pearl, a smoky ebony fretboard, and Expression System 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and includes a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.Learn More