Description

This listing is for a beautiful Tao Guitars T-Bucket, hand built by luthier duo John and Serge of Tao Guitars based in Brussels-Belgium.


The T-Bucket is Tao's nod to Leo Fender's Telecaster, but with some ultra modern asethics and features such as a contoured body, 1 11/16" nut width and a 12" fingerboard radius. This particular example toes the line between both the Tele and Les Paul. The body is built from light weight Swamp Ash.
The neck is built from roasted 1/4"sawn flame maple for extreme durability and resonance. This is one of those guitars that you just know is special as soon as you pick it up. It blooms even unplugged like an acoustic, with ghostly artifacts and notes that leap off the fret-board. The over-sized Tao made "Bucket Bridge" with its added mass, delivers loads of sustain. The setup is perfection, with a nice low action of 3 1/2 & 4 64ths of an inch at the 12th fret high E to low E.


The pickups used in this T-Bucket are hand wound "T-Bone Rag" humbuckers by Tao with mis-matched handmade and engraved covers. They deliver a beautiful mid-output PAF-like tone; but with more sparkle, clarity and chime. This added liveliness is also due in part to the fact that the guitar features a 25.5" scale and bolt on neck, for a quick Tele-like attack.


The neck on this guitar is a dream. It is slightly wider than most Fender-style guitars with it's 1 11/16" nut width, making it easy to fingerpick or flat-pick. The neck has a Chunky Medium U-shape to it, with some nice heft. The fretwork is impeccable as always with Tao.


With the way Tao frets their necks, you can not see or feel the fret-tangs from the sides of the fingerboard, as they are cut to size and then put in from the top of the fingerboard. This way they will never begin to protrude and become sharp on the sides with changes in humidity. Tao also uses their "Progressive Fretting" system on this particular T-Bucket. This is where the frets get increasingly thinner as you travel up the fingerboard past the 12th fret. This is done to avoid cramping while playing complex chords in the upper registers.


The finish work is captivating. Inspired my the J.P.S Lotus race cars of yesteryear; the top is finished in Gold and the back is finished in a Matte Black with open pores. The neck is built from European Flame Maple and then stained in black. The Tao Guitars decal is also Gold. The top plate and 3-way switch tip are all made in house by Tao. You'll also notice that the back plate is clear, as to not hide any of the extraordinarily clean workmanship. Comes with COA, Truss-Rod adjustment tool and "Tao-Decal" HSC.


Specs:


Color: Gold / Black

Body: Lightweight Swamp Ash

Neck: 1/4" sawn Roasted European Flame Maple w/ black stain

Nut: Hand Cut Bone

Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Neck Shape: Chunky U .94" - .98"

Scale Length: 25.5"

Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood Slab-Board

Fingerboard Radius: 12"

Tuners: Gotoh Vintage / Staggered w/ Tao-made string trees (2)

Bridge: Tao-Made "Bucket Bridge w/ compensated Brass saddles (aluminum)

Control Plate: Hand-Fabricated

Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way Selector Switch

Pickups: Tao T-Bone Rag Humbuckers x 2 (custom covers)

Fretting: "Tao Progressive Fretting"

Frets: Medium Height, Stainless Steel (like a 6105, but slightly wider and a tad bit shorter)

Board & Side Dots: Gold inside of Silver

Weight: 6lbs 6.6oz

Extras: Hand Made Truss Rod Tool & COA

Case: HSC

South Shore Guitar Boutique

South Shore Guitar Boutique

2024
Tao Guitars
Brand New
Gold / Black
$6,450
South Shore Guitar Boutique
Michael Termini
631-482-3313
North Babylon, NY
4:32 PM
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday By Appointment Only, Please call or schedule appointment on our website. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Open to the public Sunday: Closed

Items purchased must be paid within 24hr.

We offer free shipping on selected products within the continental U.S. Please contact us before purchasing if you have any questions. Our primary shipping vendor is Fedex ground with insurance. For small accessories, P.O. boxes, or non-continental US customers, we may use the United States Postal Service. Expedited Orders We will upgrade the shipping delivery method to 2-day, or overnight (if applicable) upon request (charges will apply). Consignment Items Consignment Items do not qualify for free shipping, Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Sales Tax 8.625% sales tax will be added to all orders within New York State.

Returns on New items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 4 days from when you receive the item. (buyer must notify us that they will be returning the item within 4 days of receiving the item, or return will be void) Buyer pays for shipping cost , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged, we can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. We reserve the right to refuse refund if item is not returned in the same condition it was originally shipped to the buyer. Returns on Used items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 2 days after receiving the item. (buyer must notify us within 72 hours of receiving the item if they plan to return the item or return will be void. Buyer pays for return shipping , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged. We can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. Used effects pedals and accessories are not returnable. All items must be complete including all original packaging, accessories and documentation. With the exception of defective and/or “damaged during shipping” items, all shipping charges will be charged to the customer, even if the order was shipped free. Items will be inspected before issuing a credit. S.S.G.B. reserves the right to refuse items that were not returned to us in the same condition as when they were delivered to the customer. Certain items are non-returnable (effect pedals, tubes, strings etc.). Consignment Items are not returnable.