View Full Version : Taylor Ukuleles

07-22-2009, 04:29 PM
My boss was flying in from Houston and saw four islanders getting off of a plane carrying uke cases with Taylor on the sides. What is up with that?

07-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Really? Wow. I'll have to start saving up.

I wonder... Were they possibly Baby Taylors? They're about the same size, but six strings.

07-22-2009, 04:38 PM
It wouldn't be surprising if Taylor started making ukes. But is he sure those are uke cases and not Baby Taylor cases?

07-22-2009, 04:44 PM
Maybe it was wishful thinking.

07-22-2009, 04:45 PM
I had heard some rumblings earlier in the year. Can't confirm anything yet though.

07-22-2009, 04:56 PM
I was thinking maybe they were on some kind of promotional tour. My boss knows zero about ukes but has been a top notch Pedal steel and guitar/bass player for decades, so I trust he saw uke size cases (he has seen mine). He said the foursome looked Hawaiian to him. I did a search and found nothing on Taylor Ukes.

07-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Oh shnap. Maybe they'll have them over here when Taylor comes to Oahu for their 2009 road show. Looks like I have another reason to go now...even though I'm not a big fan of the Island Guitars store, I guess if there's a "taylor guitars petting zoo" and the possibility of Taylor ukes, I need to be there.

07-23-2009, 04:24 AM
Taylor had on there web sie a 4 string tenor guitar and a 6 string parlor. AGF forum had the pdf scans.

07-23-2009, 04:35 AM
yes, I agree with DaveVisi...I'll have to start saving up now! I'd love to own a taylor guitar, let alone a UKE! Hope they make a tenor cutaway with a hardcase!

07-23-2009, 04:45 AM
I bought a 1995 Taylor 510 (Mahogany/Spruce dreadnought) back in '96. It is a fabulous guitar in every way. And as should be expected of an instrument of its caliber, it sounds far better now than it did then - and it sounded great then!

I can only imagine just how fab a Taylor ukulele would be.

Brad Bordessa
07-23-2009, 05:47 AM
Maybe there were stickers on the sides? I have a friend who put a Taylor sticker on the headstock of her Oscar Schmidt 'ukulele. She stumped a lot of people until Keoki Kahumoku took a look at it and said "eh, that's not a Taylor!". We had a good laugh about that.

If Taylor is making 'ukuleles, I can't wait to see and hear one.

07-23-2009, 07:24 AM
I have a Baby Taylor Mahogany. It has amazing tone for such a small guitar. I would love to see what Bob Taylor could do with an ukulele. :music:

07-23-2009, 11:38 PM
The Baby Taylor case is small enough to fly carry on, so I'm wondering if that's not what was seen. I would think if Taylor was experimenting with ukes, as informed as this forum is, someone here could confirm it.

08-10-2009, 01:21 PM
Taylor does not make ukes.

08-10-2009, 08:39 PM
The last I heard Bobby Taylor was not planning on making any ukuleles, but, that might be a smoke-screen.