Our maple/spruce Grand Auditorium has always been a versatile performer, and this edition boasts an array of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maple’s tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice. As a result, players can expect an even more dynamic and expressive musical tool. Design nuances include a maple-specific back bracing profile and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction, a method of roasting the wood to produce an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Other touches include the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components and an ultra-thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening. A new, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
Highlights: Scale Length: 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover: Ebony Pickguard: Striped Ebony Number of Frets: 20 Tuners: Taylor Nickel Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light Body Length: 20" Body Width: 16" Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Body: Binding: Ebony Top Finish: Gloss 3.5 Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish: Gloss Rosette Size: Single Ring Bridge Inlay: None Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5 Armrest Binding: None Backstrap Wood: Ebony with Inlay Rosette Mat.: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar Wedge: None
Neck: Neck Width: 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings Fretboard Binding: Ebony Heel Cap Binding: Ebony Type of Neck Joint: Scarf Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple Fretboard Wood: Ebony Neck Finish: Satin Heel Length: 3-1/2"