NAMM 2012 Taylor Builders Reserve Ukulele

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January 19, 2012 by Tim


The first thing that I had to see at NAMM this year was the Taylor Guitars ukulele. I had heard so much about it that I had to see it first, and I brought some better players than I to play it.


Specs:
Tenor: 20 fret
Tuners: Geared (We will find out who made them)
Nut & saddle: Bone
Top: Solid Koa
Sides: Solid Koa
Back: Solid Koa
Neck: Mahogany?
Strings: Bridge Pins
Finish: High Gloss

I am not going to write a whole review on it since you know it is awesome. Just know that it is super light, very responsive and what a high end uke should embody. I am very privileged to be able to have seen it and played one since only 30 have been made as a set (A matched guitar comes with it)

I will be updating this as we get more information after we meet with Andy Powers (If we can find him). Say tuned

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11 thoughts on “NAMM 2012 Taylor Builders Reserve Ukulele

  1. Wow.. if this was your only post from NAMM I’d be satisfied with your coverage. I love Taylor. Glad I found your site!!

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  3. Jon says:

    Sounded kind of quiet when Colin played it – much louder when Nick took his turn. I think Colin was turned away from the camera more…

    So…it’s beautiful. Is it spectacular? Let us know…

  4. If I can help… I think tuners are Gotoh STEALTH-KEY. That’s what I can Say from Paris ! Thanks a lot for the blog and keep on make us travelling !

  5. unkobold says:

    A bit on the small guitar side, isn’t ? I’d really like to hear one with a high G, played ukulele-like. However, it’s beautiful indeed. OK it’s Taylor, no wonder. And if it’s so lightweight, then that’s a good sign it being more on the ukulele side than the video could show. I want to hear more about it (in case i get suddenly rich…) Thanks !

  6. Ooooh. Beautiful stuff. Taylor is all quality too.

  7. Sally says:

    I think your demo guys are hot.

  8. Kerry says:

    I just bought the K24ce….LOVE…but now I wish I had waited for the set! I want the matching Uke!!!

  9. Paul Maynard says:

    Thing is, and I am quite disappointed by this (perhaps just how things are done and this is my newbie naivety), the Koa on the others doesn’t look anything like that. I have held and played one (not at Namm) and seen another one reviewed with pics and in both cases the koa looked decidedly ordinary. At that price, I think they could have made an effort to make sure the koa was as figured as the Namm offering. Just my two…

  10. tia says:

    I have been looking to buy the Taylor koa acoustic electric 24ce and matching koa ukulele. Is it a tenor size? Did they actually make this set to purchase? Where can I find one set???

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