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James Taylor is a Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Many are curious about what guitars James Taylor plays. Taylor has most often been known to play acoustics, mainly his Olson guitars, but there also are surprise electrics he has used too.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in James Taylor's guitar rig.

James Taylor and Telecaster guitar 

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Guitars

Acoustics
- James Olson guitars -  SJ, an SJ cutaway, Dreadnaught, James Taylor signaure model

- L.R. Baggs LB6 pickups

LR Baggs LB6 Acoustic Guitar Pickup

- Gibson J-50

Gibson J-50 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Antique Natural


- Whitebook guitars

- Yamaha guitar

Electrics
- Line 6 Variax 600

Line 6 Variax 600 Guitar Blue

- Fender Seymour Duncan Esquire (maple neck, sunburst)

Fender '50s Esquire Electric Guitar




Preamps
- Pendulum SPS-1 preamp



Strings

- John Pearse Strings "slightly Light" .011 gauge

John Pearse 150 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

- Kaman Adamas light phosphor bronze strings

James Taylor Variax 

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