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Taylor Custom Walnut / Western Red Cedar - Grand Auditorium




Collections: Acoustic Guitars, All, Grand Auditorium, Guitars, Over $5,000, Taylor, Taylor Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Walnut

Product type: Guitars

Vendor: TAYLOR

Tags: acoustic-guitars, all, Cedar, Cutaway, grand-auditorium, guitars, over-5000, taylor, taylor-custom, walnut



Custom Grand Auditorium AA Walnut / Western Red Cedar

Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Taylor's signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic.

  • An original Bob Taylor design introduced in 1994

  • Full in the lower register, present in the midrange, and sparkling on the treble strings

  • Our most popular shape and a good place to begin your search

Our most popular and versatile body shape, 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. 


Our commitment to a great playing experience covers every detail of a guitar.

  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Top: Western Red Cedar
  • Body: AA Walnut
  • Nut & Saddle: Bone
  • Bracing: Adirondack CV Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Truss Rod Cover: Bloodwood
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510, Chrome
  • Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Body Depth: 4 5/8"
  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Bloodwood
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Back Config: 2 piece with .200 Backstrip (Bloodwood)
  • Backstrap Finish: Gloss
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring Abalone, Paua
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss
  • Backstrap Wood: Bloodwood
  • Rosette Mat. Abalone, Paua
  • Neck Width: 1-3/4"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Engraved Victorian, Italian Acrylic
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Bloodwood
  • Heel Cap Binding: Bloodwood
  • Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/4"
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Binding: Bloodwood
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Headstock Overlay: Walnut
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
  • Bridge Pins: West African Ebony 
  • Buttons: Chrome