Martin Taylor 'Maestro'
Designed by Martin Taylor.
Built by Peerless.
About the 'Maestro'
Designed by guitarist Martin Taylor and built by Peerless the Martin Taylor Maestro and the Martin Taylor Virtuoso guitars seek to set a new standard in archtop guitars. With a pedigree in manufacturing Archtop, Acoustic and Hollowbody guitars spanning over 40 years, Peerless Guitars is one of the world’s leading guitar makers.
The Martin Taylor Maestro is the higher spec model with blonde carved solid spruce top, antique sunburst carved solid maple back and solid maple sides. The guitar is complimented in perfect contrast with ebony fretboard, bridge, tailpiece and pickguard and sports a black Kent Armstrong floating mini-humbucker. An abalone orchid is inlaid on the 12th fret and the volume control is located under the pickguard for discreet adjustment. A 381mm wide, 70mm deep body and 59mm neck width makes this a stunningly compact guitar.
- Archtop Cutaway
- Carved solid spruce top - blonde
- Carved solid maple back - antique sunburst
- Solid maple sides - antique sunburst
- Maple neck
- Ebony fingerboard
- "floral" abalone inlay at 12th fret
- Ebony bridge, pickguard & tailpiece
- Includes Peerless hard case
About Martin Taylor
Martin Taylor is a Grammy nominated fingerstyle guitarist, solo jazz guitar virtuoso and online guitar teacher. Pat Metheny says Martin Taylor is "one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument" while Jeff Beck thinks Taylor "out-shred’s all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it". As one of the world's most popular online guitar teachers and providers of guitar lessons online, Taylor now helps people in over 58 countries learn how to play guitar and become better guitarists.
He has collaborated with the biggest names in guitar music including Tommy Emmanuel, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Frank Vignola, Barney Kessell, Earl Klugh, Herb Ellis, Scotty Moore, Julian Lage, Andreas Oberg, Albert Lee, Ulf Wakenius, Tony McManus, Martin Simpson and Laurence Juber. In addition to this he has been awarded two honorary doctorates, a BBC lifetime achievement award, an IAJE Jazz Educators award, Top 10 albums in both the USA and UK, a record 14 British Jazz Awards and in 2002 he was appointed MBE 'For Services to Jazz Music' by the Queen of Great Britain. Today his online jazz guitar lessons and fingerstyle guitar videos have been watched by over 1 million guitarists worldwide.