Biography

The machine is not master & tyrant, but willing servant and helper, and the products do not take their physiognomy from mechanical technology but from the spirit of their artistic originator and from the dexterity of artistically skilled hands. It is better to work ten days on an article than producing ten articles a day, this is the ruling principal. Style as identity.

 Joseph August Lux

 

Stocklist

Tao

This guitar was in our minds from the beginning, even before the brand was created and named. We wanted to build an instrument that would set the shape of things to come, a guitar that would represent our idea of “innovation and design.”

This instrument had to be modernistic, yet timeless by integrating a strong flavour of ancient Asian aesthetics and crafts, by this way connecting our name with a strong visual identity

Tao

Soundboard Spanish Cedar  Cedrela Odorata

  Back, Sides, Spanish Cedar  Cedrela Odorata

Neck Japanese Maple Acer Palmatum

Bridge, Fretboard Ebony  Diospyros Crassiflora

Pick-Up Cartridges  Pauwlonia  Paulownia Catalpifolia

SCALE LENGTH  24 3/4″
RADIUS 12″
EBONY VOLUME KNOB 1.75″
EBONY TONE KNOB WITH CTS POTS 1.75″
PRICE PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT TAO PROMO PRICE 

*To celebrate our new partnership, Tao Guitars and Symphontree Music will be offering confidential deals on Tao’s new inventory. We would like to remove any barriers possible to get theses guitars in your hands. It is my pleasure to be able to introduce you to Tao’s extraordinary instruments.

Phaeton 

This project started out in 2009 as a cure for a friend & customer who was diagnosed with a very acute form of the G.A.S (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome). We offered to make him a unique masterpiece that would both calm his illness and at the same time bring us the opportunity to build our dream guitar with a “carte blanche”. The whole idea was to build a hollow jazz – guitar that could handle high volume feedback in a more compact rounded ergonomic body with a solid body style sustain

 

Phaeton

Soundboard European Spruce Picea abies

Back, Sides Honduran Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla

Neck Spanish Cedar Cedrela odorata

Bridge, Fretboard Ebony Diospyros

 

 

SCALE LENGTH  24 3/4″
RADIUS 12″
TAIL PIECE ALUMINUM
BINDING 3D
PRICE *PLEASE INQUIRE ABOUT TAO PROMO PRICE 

ELECTRONICS:

Polished “vintage style” CTS pots, WCR push – push pots, 3 way Switchcraft with custom made button & ring, Russian paper in oil caps, polished electro – socket output jack. Benedetti ribbon pickup.

*To celebrate our new partnership, Tao Guitars and Symphontree Music will be offering confidential deals on Tao’s new inventory. We would like to remove any barriers possible to get theses guitars in your hands. It is my pleasure to be able to introduce you to Tao’s extraordinary instruments.

Custom Order

Symphontree Music has custom guitar slots available for Tao guitars for 2018.

Tao Guitars

Location

John and Serge craft lifetime masterpieces from their shop in Brussels, Belgium.

 

 

Sold

Tao Guitars joined Symphontree Music in January 2018.

 

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