1999 Tut Taylor Reso

1999 Tut Taylor Reso

Who among you remembers Tut Taylor? I sure do, knew him well and he was a terrific person. His reputation was made as a Dobro player and a fine one at that. He played with the best in the Bluegrass world in the 1960s-70s-80s, and he was also known as an expert in vintage instruments of all kinds. One little-known fact about Tut is that he was a partner, along with Randy Wood, in George Gruhn’s first guitar store in Nashville, called GTR for George, Tut, and Randy. An even lesser-known fact about Tut is that he was a sign painter by trade and had a great eye for design, color, and detail. At a later stage of Tut’s career he came out with a line of banjos, then a line of resonator guitars based on the original 1930s Dobro design. The business was later taken over by one of Tut’s sons, who expanded the scope of what they did and that’s what we have here. I’m guessing at its having been made in the 1990s but I can’t be all that far off in either direction. This a top of the line instrument with spruce top, bookmatched maple back and sides, and gorgeous abalone shell inlay up and down the fingerboard. Topping it all off is beautiful mother-of-pearl inlay on the peghead with “Tut Taylor” and "Resophonic” engraved on it and sealed, high-ratio Gotoh tuning machines. Condition is near mint; this guitar was bought new, barely ever used, and put away. And the sound is something to be heard: full and clear and magnificent; the best. And bonus: a Charlie’s Slide Pro Capo, gorgeously machined from solid bars of stainless steel, a $100 accessory, is included. This is the go-to resonator guitar for all time. Comes with original hard shell case. $1795 w/ohsc

w/ohsc

$1795.00
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