Taylor Five Star Select Custom Grand Auditorium - Sitka Spruce/Walnut with Hard Shell Case

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Taylor Five Star Select Custom Grand Auditorium - Sitka Spruce/Walnut with Hard Shell Case

In April 2023, the stars aligned when Geoff and Jeep joined forces with master luthier Andy Powers in the Taylor factory's wood vault in El Cajon, California. Together, they embarked on a quest to handpick the finest wood sets for a series of truly exceptional and one-of-a-kind guitars. Amidst the treasure trove of exquisite woods, a particular set of figured walnut caught their eye—an extraordinary find, meticulously hidden away for an occasion as special as this.

Crafted to Perfection with Unique Features

At the heart of this exceptional creation is the Taylor Grand Auditorium, the perfect canvas for a work of art. Every detail, from the mysterious jet-black gloss stinger at the "volute point" to the Florentine cutaway, matching ebony bridge, binding, peghead veneer, and beveled armrest, has been crafted to perfection. Complementing this visual masterpiece is a premium bear claw sitka spruce top, a fitting counterpart to the vibrant, shimmering quilted walnut back and sides. As a rarity, a true Bone nut is employed, enriching the guitar's tonal palette and taking it to sublime heights.

Harmony of Artistry and Tradition

This Grand Auditorium guitar incorporates subtle yet impactful features, including the inlaid Andy's Element design in Boxwood, executed with precision. Its grand auditorium shape offers a perfect balance for both fingerstyle and flatpick playing, making it the ultimate choice for modern singer-songwriters. With its bespoke artistry and Taylor's time-honored craftsmanship, this guitar transcends convention, emerging as a precious gem in the world of acoustic instruments.

Specifications:

  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Strings: 6 string
  • Cutaway: Florentine
  • Armrest: Beveled Armrest
  • Back / Sides: Hand-chosen Figured Walnut
  • Top: Bear Claw Premium Sitka Spruce
  • Fb / Bridge: Ebony
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bracing: Sitka V-Class Bracing
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Purfling: Fiber- Black/White/Black/White/White/Black
  • Rosette: Maple, Single Ring with Bound Soundhole
  • Inlays: Headstock Logo - Taylor Boxwood, Fretboard & Peghead - Element design in Boxwood, Small, MOP
  • Finish: Back/Sides/Top/Peghead - Gloss, Neck - Satin, Stain - Natural body, Shaded neck to match back/sides
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510, Gold
  • Nut: Bone
  • Saddle: Micarta
  • Strings: D'Addario XS Light Gauge Acoustic Strings
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Strap Pin: Yes- Match Tuners on heel
  • End Pin: Yes
  • Pickguard: Clear-Loose in Case
  • Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
  • Electronics: Expression System 2
  • Case: Brown Hard Shell Case


 

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