Word of the not-yet-officially-announced guitar leaked out after Tommy Shaw was shown several prototypes. Refusing to give them back, he instead played them at a Styx show just a few hours later. A few of those pics can be found on his website. Details of the as-yet-unnamed instrument are few – no one at Premier Guitar world headquarters has yet to put their hands on one – but this is what we do know:
- The guitar features a from-the-ground-up, all-new humbucking pickup design
- Bob Taylor assured us that the new axe would fully represent Taylor’s legendary playability
- Everything, from the bridge to the volume knobs, was specifically designed for this guitar
- Three models will ultimately be available
- Pricing is expected to be from below $2000 to the $3500 range for various models
ARTICLE UPDATE: We''ve interviewed Bob Taylor and his crew about this new axe!! >Click here to hear the interview in our latest podcast...
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