1993 Rich & Taylor Tut Taylor Model

$1695 CAD ($1339.05 USD)
Greg Rich and Mark Taylor banded together in 1993 to form the Rich & Taylor Banjo Company. Although the pair worked together for just 3 years, the instruments produced in that short while are consistently highly prized in the bluegrass community.

The Tut Taylor Model resophonic was the signature instrument of Mark Taylor's Father, the iconic Dobro player Tut, who was involved in some of the most influential bluegrass albums of all time – including John Hartford's "Aereo-Plain' and his own "Friar Tut'. A self-taught musician, Tut had a unique style of playing the dobro using a flatpick rather than the usual fingerpicks, and his sound was entirely unique.

This Tut Taylor signature resophonic was built in 1993, at the start of the model's run. Its label bears the signatures of Greg Rich, Mark Taylor, and Tut Taylor. It's a wonderful sounding square-neck Dobro that does exactly what a lap-style player is expecting, and has a thick, rich, and strong response. The balance is excellent, and the treble strings have a robust power. The instrument has been played and shows light finish wear and the patina of 25+ years of service, but is in perfect working order, with an excellent cone and great set-up. Mahogany body with white bindings, bound ebony fingerboard with pearl inlays, stylized poinsettia coverplate, attractive headstock decal, and Kluson enclosed tuning machines.

With hardshell case