2002 Taylor LTG "The Liberty Tree" Ltd Edition Guitar-SOLD
One of 400 guitars made from the last of the 13 original "Liberty Trees"
Each of the 13 colonies had a "Liberty Tree" (different species) under which colonists gathered to plan their rebellion against the British. Many of these trees were destroyed as the British occupied various cities during the Revolutionary War. This one was in Annapolis, Maryland, and was taken down in 1999 due to damage from Hurricane Floyd. It was believed to be 400 years old. Taylor Guitars purchased this tree and used it to make 400 grand concert, 400 baby, and 50 T-4 guitars.
The back & sides then are this rare, figured Tulip Poplar wood from the Liberty Tree in Annapolis, MD.
Hand picked Sitka Spruce top with an antique stain
The guitar has pre and post Revolutionary War flag inlays- one on the headstock and the other forms part of the patriotic rosette
Also, a laser-cut Decoration of Independence scroll decorates the Ebony fretboard
13 stars for the original colonies, partially circle the sound hole
Ebony bridge with Ebony pins/pearl dots
Abalone top trim
Gold Grover tuning machines
Special interior label signed by Bob Taylor
Near mint condition
Frets to Body: 14
Scale Length: 25.4"
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Saddle spacing: 2 3/16"