One of the first GT guitars to be released in the context of an existing series, the GT 811e blends the dazzling sparkle and warmth of Indian rosewood with the unmatched playability of the GT’s comfortably compact frame. With its shorter body and scale length, the GT’s proportions are smaller than the Grand Concert but larger than the GS Mini, finding a sweet spot where comfort meets rich, solid-wood tone. The superstar tonewood pairing of Indian rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top delivers all the clarity and balance you’d expect from a full-size rosewood guitar, while its smaller footprint and shorter scale (24-⅛”) provide a slinkier feel that makes complex chords or arpeggio formations easier to hold. Under the hood, the GT 811e reflects Taylor’s envelope-pushing design approach—we’ve adapted the tone-enhancing benefits of V-Class bracing into a new pattern that provides similar increases in volume and sustain for the GT’s smaller frame. Called C-Class bracing, this interior architecture boosts the response in the bass range, yielding warmth and presence that a guitar of this size typically can’t produce. This model is appointed to match its counterparts in the 800 Series, featuring maple binding with black purfling accents, a single-ring abalone rosette, a thin 4.5-mil gloss finish on the entire body, and mother-of-pearl fretboard and peghead inlays in our Element pattern. The GT 811e ships with built-in ES2 electronics for organic plugged-in tone and comes with our exclusive AeroCase, whose ultra-lightweight construction and padded walls provides ample protection.
Features Discover the features that make this guitar unique.
Taylor GT Shape - Compact yet gifted with a bold voice, the GT’s scaled-down frame offers surprising tonal power and texture.
Sitka Spruce Top Wood - The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Indian Rosewood Body Wood - The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.
Expression System® 2 Electronics - Captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
Specifications Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.
Highlights Scale Length 24-1/8" Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Bracing C-Class Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony Pickguard Rosewood Number of Frets 20 Tuners Taylor Nickel Mini Case Aerocase Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light Body Length None Body Width None Body Depth None
Body Binding/Edge Treatment Rock Maple Top Finish Gloss 4.5 Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Finish None Rosette Size Single Ring Bridge Inlay None Back/Side Finish Gloss 4.5 Armrest Binding None Backstrap Wood None Rosette Mat. Abalone Stain/Sunburst None Wedge None Armrest no
Neck Neck Width 1-23/32" Fretboard Inlay Element Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment None Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony Type of Neck Joint Scarf Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony Neck Finish Satin Heel Length 3-1/4"
Peghead Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Binding None Peghead Type Standard Peghead Purfling None Headstock Overlay Indian Rosewood Peghead Inlay Element Peghead Logo Taylor Mother of Pearl
Other Bridge Pins West African Ebony with Green Abalone Dots Buttons Smoked Nickel Fingerboard Ext None Edge Trim Maple/Indian Rosewood