Crafters of Tennessee TNSS Flat Top (2003)

  • Excellent Condition
  • Year: 2003
  • Includes Soft Shell Case
  • Serial #: 133203


Mark Taylor, son of famed Tut Taylor, began building fine instruments in the 70's - specializing in Resophonic guitars, Flat Tops, and notably banjos & mandolins. His high grade builds are of no surprise having been brought up on some astounding instruments, and we are pleased to have his Crafters of Tennessee small body here at our shop. Sonically, its a very pleasing instrument, perfect for some fingerpicking or light strumming. It has a nice dry woody tone that is clearly reminiscent of an old Gibson. The TNSS model is clearly very Gibson inspired, and features a slope shouldered, smaller body measuring 14 7/8" across at the lower bout. It joins the neck at the 12th fret, and is designed with a 24 7/8" scale length. It has a solid sitka spruce top, with a simple rosette and cream binding. It has a nice solid, two piece mahogany back and a nice vintage inspired mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. The neck has a chunkier C profile that measures .85" thick at the first position. It has a 1 3/4" nut width, great for finger style, and a nice volute. Its complete with nice open geared Grover tuners that work great. This guitar is in good shape, but has some pick wear present, south of the sound hole, as well as surface scratches and some light nicks on the top and back. The frets are in good shape overall, with some light wear present mainly in the lower register. The action is nice and playable, measuring about 5/64" in height at the twelfth fret. There is plenty of saddle height and no need to worry about a neck set in its near future. Comes with a nice light weight Gator poly foam case.


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