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Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium Catch #17 Figured Blackwood/Adirondack Spruce Natural
Taylor Authorized Dealer - This item is Brand New with Full Factory Warranty. Fuller's Guitar inspects and sets up each guitar to factory spec before shipping.
Tasmanian Blackwood Body Wood - Blackwood’s tone profile resembles that of koa or mahogany in its midrange focus — a little dry and clear yet also warm — with an added splash of top-end shimmer and richness found in rosewood. Its musicality suits a variety of body sizes and musical styles.
Adirondack Spruce Top Wood - Adirondack spruce has a “springy” quality. Acoustically, it produces a robust output and more dynamic range than Sitka, which allows it to be driven aggressively for greater volume without distortion. The midrange tones also tend to have a richer, sweeter quality.
The Grand Auditorium is our most popular and versatile body shape, (An original Bob Taylor design) the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be our bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won’t let you down.
Number of Strings 6
String Orientation Right Handed
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Bracing System V-Class Bracing
Color Shaded Edgeburst Back/Sides/Neck, Natural Top
Electronics Expression System 2
Case / Bag Brown Taylor Deluxe Hard Shell Case
Top Wood Adirondack Spruce
Back / Side Wood Tasmanian Blackwood
Rosette Paua Single Ring, Bound Sound Hole
Back Configuration 2-Piece, No Wedge
Body Binding Cocobolo
Top Finish Gloss
Back / Side Finish Gloss
Neck Wood Neo-tropical Mahogany
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Neck Profile Standard Carve
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Peghead Type Paddle
Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Veneer Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Paua 600 Series Leaf Pattern
Peghead Inlay None
Fretboard Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
Peghead Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
Neck Finish Satin
Peghead Finish Gloss
Bridge West African Crelicam Ebony
Nut & Saddle Black TUSQ Nut, White Micarta Saddle
Bridge Pins Stained Bone with Green Australian Opal Dots
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Pick Guard None
Tuners Gotoh 510 Antique Gold with Antique Gold Buttons
Strap Pin Gold
End Pin Black
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4 5/8"
Specifications are subject to change without notice.