James Taylor Signature Model
The James Taylor Signature Model Olson Guitar is an exceptional line of high-end acoustic guitars that are truly a work of art. Each guitar is handcrafted by the skilled luthier Jim Olson in collaboration with James Taylor. The guitars are crafted to James' exact specifications using only the finest materials available, including solid Sitka spruce tops, solid East Indian rosewood back and sides, and a mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard. The result is an instrument that delivers a rich, warm, and powerful tone that is unmatched by any other guitar in its class.
One of the most striking features of these guitars is the intricate inlay work at the 12th fret, featuring the JTSM logo which is a testament to the level of craftsmanship that goes into each and every one of these guitars. In addition, the guitars are equipped with Fishman's MX-T electronics, which ensures that the amplified sound is just as impressive as the natural sound.
The Olson James Taylor model stands out in its rarity, as it's crafted in limited quantities, around 80 "Standard" JT models, and 10 each of two "Special Edition" JT models that supplement the standard model with special appointments and woods. Each guitar bears a label personally signed by both James Taylor and Jim Olson, visible through the soundhole. Inside, the neck head block is laser-engraved with the "James Taylor Signature Model" designation, in addition to the serial number and year of construction. This makes it a true collector's item for any guitar enthusiast. It's also an ideal choice for professional musicians and serious enthusiasts looking for a top-of-the-line instrument with exceptional tone and playability. The combination of Jim Olson's modern design with James Taylor's traditional playing style makes it a unique and versatile guitar.