On Taylor’s 12-fret Grand Concert models, the shorter neck meets the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th, and the bridge position is shifted closer to the center of the lower bout. The result is a boost in tonal warmth and power. That response is also bolstered by the Lutz spruce top used on the 700 Series. Together with rosewood back and sides, players can expect a broad and articulate tonal range. The compact Grand Concert body emphasizes clarity and balance, and helps keep the overtones in check, making this a great option for recording both solo and with other instruments. The 24-7/8-inch neck adds slinky comfort to the playing experience. Wood-rich aesthetic details include Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette featuring Douglas fir with maple/black accents, and bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, while a new “weathered brown” pickguard design complements the earthy color tones of the rosewood and wood trim. Taylor’s onboard ES2 electronics supply a top-notch pickup and preamp for impeccable amplified acoustic tone.
Features Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Grand Concert Shape - A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
Lutz Spruce Top Wood - This natural hybrid of Sitka and White spruce also shares characteristics with Adirondack spruce, responding with power, richness and volume.
Indian Rosewood Body Wood - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Expression System® 2Electronics - Captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Non-cutaway - The clean, symmetrical look of a traditional acoustic 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 24-7/8" Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing Performance with Relief Rout Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic Pickguard Weathered Brown Number of Frets 18 Tuners Taylor Slot Head Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length 19 1/2" Body Width 15" Body Depth 4 3/8"
Body Binding/Edge Treatment Non Figured Koa Top Finish Gloss Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size 2016 3-Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Douglas Fir Herringbone Stain/Sunburst None Wedge None Armrest no
Neck Neck Width 1-3/4" Fretboard Inlay Abalone Reflections Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment Ebony Heel Cap Binding Ebony Type of Neck Joint Taylor Neck Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/4"
Peghead Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Slot Head Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay Ebony Peghead Inlay None Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
Other Bridge Pins Ebony Buttons Synthetic Ivory Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim Douglas Fir Herringbone