The “Legends of the Fall” Series from Taylor was introduced in the fall of 2000 intended as a gift to Taylor fans to celebrate the end of the millennium and the promise of the future.
The limited run consisted of 320 guitars in various model configurations. This particular model is the top-of-the-line grand auditorium body style featuring a very rare Engelmann Spruce top and ever more rare solid Brazilian back and sides.
Out of the total of 320 L.O.T.F. guitars made in the series, only 92 featured Brazilian rosewood with no cutaway.
Specs from Taylor –
- Model: 2000 Taylor 810-B Legends of the Fall
- Type: Dreadnought
- Finish Colour: Natural
- Finish Type: Gloss
- Top Wood: Engelmann Spruce
- Back & Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
- Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Neck Dimensions: .820 1st – .850 9th
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Fingerboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl Element
- Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25.5″
- Width at Nut: 1.75″
- Nut Material: Tusq
- Headstock: Ebony Headstock Overlay
- Binding: Pale Non-Figured Maple
- Purfling: Rosewood Top Edge Trim
- Rosette: Single-Ring Abalone with Rosewood
- Tuners: Gold Chrome
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle: Micarta
- Pickguard: Tortoise Shell Style
The only flaw on this guitar is a couple of little finish bubbles in the lacquer at the neck joint – see pics. This is likely caused from some tiny mineral deposits or moisture trapped under the lacquer that have surfaced over time. It does not affect the structural integrity, playability or tone of the instrument.
Apart from that, this one presents almost as new. There are no scratches, cracks or dings, just some very fine swirling on the pickguard.
This Taylor 810-B dreadnought is fitted with a top-of-the-line LR Baggs LB-6 pickup system which does the guitar justice by amplifying it in an accurate and uncoloured way.
This is an exquisite instrument. Big airy sound, articulate and focused – the hallmark features of the classic combination of top quality spruce and increasingly rare Brazilian rosewood.
And Taylor guitars are “built from the neck up”, reflecting Bob Taylor’s philosophy that an acoustic guitar should not be any more difficult to play than an electric. And he was certainly right about this one.
Comes in its original hard shell case in excellent condition.