Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Taylor Pallet Guitar - A REAL Use for Recycled Pallets!

In response to Nick’s earlier post about the ridiculous movement of shipping pallet use in the home, I submit Bob Taylor’s pallet guitar!

Taylor, a well renowned guitar designer whose company manufactures many fine instruments, reportedly grew tired of the obsession with fine tone woods like Brazilian Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce.  In an effort to prove it was the builder and designer that made great tone in a guitar, he planed down the pallets used to ship that fine tone wood. What emerged were 25 Limited Edition “Pallet Guitars”.

According to the company’s website, the backs and sides are constructed of “pallet grade” oak, and “a top of pine, fir, or hemlock (who knows? it's a two-by-four)”.  

Word is, these sound really nice.  Maybe it’s the e.coli content…


Jerod LeCompte lives in Auburn, and truly believes 
it is "the loveliest village on the plains".  He spends 
his free time critiquing other people's accomplishments, 
figuring out which beach his jet-setting wife is 
laying out on each weekend, and patching 
Jeep Cherokees together with bailing twine.

We are thankful to have Jerod as part of the Cupboards
extended family! 


  1. I play a taylor though I am pretty sure it is not recycled. and it took me a few makers to find it. Simply a fat sound and real nice under finger. thanks for the post Jerod via Nick. you guys Rock :~)~jb

  2. I really like Taylors as well, I've got to agree that their feel is VERY nice. Not my vintage Guild nice, but very nice all the same ;^)

  3. I agree with the both of you. I also collect guitars and I can say that it's really different to play a music through a Taylor-made guitar.

  4. The sound of that guitar must me awesome. Thank you very much for sharing.

  5. I play guitar also. Have been playing 50+ years.Taylor is the BEST guitar I have EVER PLAYED.....................Bar None. I have owned all name brand of guitars during my 50+ years and have found none to compare with the sound of my Taylor.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...