Cedar’s warm midrange overtones and quick response make it a coveted top wood among fingerstylists and other players with a lighter touch. On this mahogany/cedar cutaway Grand Auditorium, V-Class bracing lifts those sonic virtues to new heights, serving up an even more powerful all-around response with billowing sustain. Add to that the bundle of sonic refinements that V-Class brings, including more powerful notes all the way up the fretboard and greater in-tuneness between the notes (thanks to a more orderly response from the top), and you’ve got a guitar that can cover a lot of ground. Mahogany’s naturally dry, focused voice emphasizes the midrange, lending a warm, clear punch that strummers, blues players will especially appreciate. Appointments include faux tortoise shell binding and pickguard, a faux tortoise/ivoroid rosette, and our striking Century fretboard inlay scheme in grained ivoroid with a new peghead inlay to complement the motif. With onboard Taylor ES2 electronics, you can count on natural-sounding amplified acoustic tone whenever you need it. The guitar also features a Venetian cutaway for upper-fretboard access, and ships in a deluxe hardshell case.
Features Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Auditorium Shape - Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.
Western Red Cedar Top Wood - A true performer for those with a lighter touch, cedar tops yield extra warmth and pair nicely with mahogany and rosewood.
Tropical Mahogany Body Wood - A midrange powerhouse. Mahogany is prized for balance and articulation, making it one of the best all-around tonewoods there is.
Expression System® 2 Electronics - Captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Venetian Cutaway - Is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.
V-Class Bracing - A revolutionary design that balances the flexibility and stability of the top, V-Class bracing produces unmatched sustain, volume, and intonation.
Specifications Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Highlights Scale Length 25-1/2" Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle Bracing V-Class Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Pickguard Tortoise Number of Frets 20 Tuners Taylor Nickel Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 20" Body Width 16" Body Depth 4 5/8"
Body Binding/Edge Treatment Tortoise Top Finish Gloss Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Grained Ivoroid/Tortoise/Grained Ivoroid Stain/Sunburst Medium Brown Stain Back/Sides/Neck Wedge None Armrest No
Neck Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Century Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Ebony Heel Cap Binding West African Ebony Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood West African Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/2"
Peghead Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay West African Ebony Peghead Inlay Century Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid
Other Bridge Pins West African Ebony Buttons Nickel Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim None