The sapele hollow body like the T5, except for a solid block of wood that runs down the length of the center. Unlike the T5, the T3 has no acoustic bracing inside it. Electric players who crave a deeper, rounder tone will find themselves at home with this body style. The semi-hollow design yields a guitar that fits comfortably in both the rock and jazz worlds. With an iconic Bigsby vibrato tailpiece, our semi-hollowT3/B is perfect for a rockabilly sound.
Because the quilted maple top is laid directly on top of the internal block rather than being carved from a solid slab, we’re able to use more figured, exotic cuts. Another departure from the T5 is the T3’s use of beefier electric-style frets, giving electric players a familiar feel.