FRETS.COM New Instrument Review
April 23, 1999

Koi vey!
Taylor Gallery Series

© Frank Ford, 2000; Photos by FF

Here's a stunning art piece from the Taylor gang in Southern California. The most spectacular quilted maple you're likely to see, with a beautiful transparent blue finish. The neck is maple, too, and it has a gloss finish like the body. This new Taylor guitar sports the new high-tech neck construction including the finger-jointed attached headstock.

That little school of big koi is inlaid in a variety of colored celluloid with the kind of attention to detail that characterizes Taylor's work. It almost seems as though the top and fingerboard are transparent as we view the fish from above.

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Update, 4/27/00:

My wife, Joy Imai, has been a potter for as long as I've been a guitar mechanic. Yesterday she felt inspired to make a pot to match this instrument, so we'd have a really special display at the shop:

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