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This T3B in Orange Flame (serial number 1211021195) is now available. The Orange Flame is very, very reminiscent of a certain Chet guitar from Gretsch. It plays like a dream (like all Taylor Guitars) and sounds like a million bucks.
Melding the sleek lines and shape of the T5 into a semi-hollowbody, the T3 features an expertly crafted body of Sapele, topped with quilted maple. A svelte neck of tropical American mahogany sports heftier fret wire for a truly electric feel, while brilliant chrome hardware adorns the T3 for a ready-to-rock look that screams electric, vintage and cool.
The T3B includes an authentic Bigsby Vibrato (model B70). The T3B incorporates a roller bridge for high performance, allowing the player the independence in setting the intonation of each string and eliminating the “dragging string” sound so commonly found in fixed bridges.
The new model includes Taylor’s Style 2 humbuckers which are specially positioned to capture the T3’s fidelity and range of tones. A three-way switch covers three standard configurations of pickup switching and as an added twist, coil splitting is available for both humbuckers by pulling up on the volume knob.
The control knobs, located in the traditional electric position below the bridge on the lower bout, function as push-pull pots. Pulling up on the volume knob activates a coil splitter, which turns the humbuckers into single coils. The tone knob is also a pull switch, which when pulled engages a second capacitor.
In the down position, one capacitor punches up the mid-tones. When you pull the knob up, it adds another capacitor on top of it and uncorks a warm, fat, mellow old-school jazz tone. In between these two voices, this guitar spans the spectrum from traditional, hard rock to jazzy fusion. Even when overdriven, the air, articulation, and distinction of all notes are there.
A high gloss finish highlights the naturally lustrous color of the quilted maple in a gorgeous orange. Strung with Elixir light gauge electric strings with NANOWEB® coating, the T3B comes ready to gig in a hardshell Taylor case.