Taylor Liberty Tree Guitar
& Baby Liberty Set


Liberty Tree Guitar

Style: Grand Concert
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back: Tulip Poplar
Rosette: Maple, Bloodwood, Koa...
Binding: Ivoroid with Abalone Top Purfling
Fretboard: Ebony
Electronics: None
Condition: Mint (see description)

Baby Liberty

Style: Baby/Travel Guitar
Top: Sitka Spruce
Back: Tulip Poplar, Laminate
Rosette: Maple, Bloodwood, Koa...
Binding: Ivoroid with Abalone Top Purfling
Fretboard: Ebony
Electronics: None
Condition: Excellent (see description)

Taylor Liberty Tree Guitar and Baby Liberty

The Liberty Tree guitar comes with a parchment certificate of authenticity, which reads as follows:

"This instrument is certified to be an authentic TAYLOR LIBERTY TREE GUITAR. It is crafted from the wood of the Nation's last surviving LIBERTY TREE, in Annapolis, Maryland. It features richly figured Tulip Poplar back and sides, pre- and post-Revolutionary War American Flag inlays, a Declaration of Independence fretboard inlay, and an antique style abalone-edged soundboard."

From www.taylorguitars.com...

"The Liberty Tree is a Grand Concert with back and sides of gloriously figured, chocolate-and-vanilla-colored tulip poplar, and an abalone-edged top of Sitka spruce. A laser-etched, burly maple inlay of a scrolled Declaration of Independence extends from the fingerboard onto the guitar top. The rosette combines a crescent of 13 stars (one for each of the original Colonies) around one half of the soundhole, opposite an early battle pennant that flew during the Revolution. A depiction of the first post-Revolution American flag is inlaid in dyed maple on the peghead."

These days, it seems like there are a wealth of signature editions, limited editions and commemorative guitar models available in the marketplace. But I've got to say that of all of them, the Taylor Liberty Tree guitar is in my opinion among the best possible examples in terms of conception and execution. I find it very inspiring to know that a tree that bore witness to discussions meetings so pivotal to American history has in a second life become something that will go on to be an inspiration to many others. Each part of Annapolis Liberty Tree that has become a Liberty Guitar will continue to have an impact on people in numerous ways, through both the historical provenance of this special tree, and through the beauty, craftsmanship and tone of the instrument itself. I am confident that these guitars are going to be THE investment-grade Taylors to hang on to.

Condition of the Taylor LTG is mint - there is hardly a mark on the guitar, and I have seen expensive Taylors in stores that showed more signs of play than this one. The Baby Liberty has a small mark or two - will document these very minor marks for anyone interested. Includes the deluxe luggage-style Taylor hardcase, as pictured. Also includes a DVD expounding on the history of the Liberty Trees during the American Revolution, a copy of "American Forests" magazine with a picture of Bob Taylor holding a LTG on the cover, and also a copy of Wood and Steel that highlights this special limited edition instrument, Finally, the original parchment Certificate of Authenticity is included, printed on paper made with shavings from the Liberty Tree.
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