This Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium combines the exquisite and throaty voice of premium Brazilian Rosewood with a warmth and overtone-rich AAA grade set of Engelmann spruce. Engelmann spruce had a vintage, almost played-in feel and sound to it, showcasing a response somewhere between cedar and Sitka spruce.
Together they yield a perfect combination for a medium strummer looking for ribbon like tones, to the fingerstyle player looking for commanding low end mixed with a perfect balance. The Adirondack bracing reinforces the true punch of the Brazilian Rosewood and allows the recoil of the Engelmann to enhance the low end and sustain properties.
A hand selected smoked ebony fingerboard provide a character unique to this Taylor treasure, showcasing the real color of the adorned wood. Onboard ES-2 electronics perfectly relay even the most subtle nuances of the guitar’s voice when plugged in to sound reinforcement and the Venetian cutaway provides a modern look while allowing higher fret access. The Gotoh 510 tuners are 21:1 ration for an elegant look and feel. This guitar comes with a Taylor made deluxe hard shell case.
Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium GA8874 Acoustic Electric Guitar Features
- Brazilian Rosewood back and sides
- AAA Engelmann spruce top
- Grand Auditorium body shape
- Taylor active ES2 electronics with Venetian cutaway
- Adirondack Spruce CV bracing
- Smoked Ebony finger board and bridge
- Ebony binding and peg head overlay with Ebony Rosette
- Mini Mother of Pearl Diamond finger board inlay
- Bone nut and saddle
- Gotoh 510 Chrome tuners
- Macassar Ebony Pick Guard
- Elixir HD Light Phosphor Bronze strings
The Taylor Custom Shop guitars offers players a VIP, one-off interaction with an instrument that's as inspiring as it is unique. Through a very articulated and thorough selection process directly with Andy Powers, Master Luthier at Taylor Guitars, this strong and balanced Grand Auditorium was crafted with purpose from every angle for a best in class guitar. Each component makes use of only the very best Taylor Guitars has to offer. The body shape as well as special premium appointments and specific measurements have been carefully chosen to ensure that the discerning player will receive an exceptional instrument with a distinct visual and sonic personality which stands out among the rest.