2007-02-23 Pallet Guitar
Today we continue the expensive-guitars-made-out-of-cheap-wood series. On eBay: 2001 Taylor Pallet.
One of only a handful ever made, the Pallet guitar by Bob Taylor was originally conceived to prove to the world (and C. F. Martin) that a great guitar builder can build an outstanding instrument regardless of the wood used. To prove this, Bob Taylor went out to the back of the Taylor factory and proceeded to tear apart a few of the shipping pallets on the ground, and built himself a guitar using the weathered oak, and pine (or whatever the soft wood is on pallets) that these things are made of. This original pallet guitar was tested by many industry experts including C. F. Martin, and all agreed that Bob Taylor proved his point. The Pallet guitar was awesome.
Bob Taylor decided that it would be fun to make a limited run of these Pallet guitars for shows, all were quickly snapped up by collectors and dealers so they are very hard to find for sale. In fact there were only about twenty or so of these ever made
The buy-it-now price is $7,500