Hawaiian koa boasts a naturally bright, responsive flavor, making it a perfect fit for the 12-fret configuration. With an aesthetic boost from koa’s naturally gorgeous variegation, this darkly textured Grand Concert model sings with a balanced tonal range and a focused top end. The shifted bridge position of the 12-fret configuration revoices the koa top for a slightly more open sound, which will mature and sweeten as the guitar ages. Visually, a striking set of organic appointments highlights koa’s lustre, including maple binding, rosette, and fretboard inlay in our Spring Vine pattern, plus a shaded edgeburst around the entire guitar. This all-koa model features our proprietary ES2 electronics for optimal plugged-in tone and ships in a deluxe Taylor hardshell case.
A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
A koa top's visual beauty is instantly inspiring, while its sonic rewards unfold over time, as warm, sweet overtones gradually emerge.
Few woods carry the allure of Hawaiian koa, with its gorgeous figure and sweet, complex tone.
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.