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Taylor Custom Blackwood Grand Auditorium

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Collections: $3,500 to $5,000, Acoustic Guitars, All, Blackwood, Guitars, Taylor, Taylor Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Guitars

Product type: Guitars

Vendor: TAYLOR

Tags: 3500-5000, acoustic-guitars, all, blackwood, guitars, taylor, taylor-custom

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$3,799.00

Custom Grand Auditorium

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. 

Tasmanian Blackwood

Origin: Australia

Tasmanian Blackwood is an acacia wood species that is sometimes compared to Hawaiian koa, another acacia species. Its tonal range is similar to both koa and mahogany, featuring a strong midrange focus that is dry, clear and warm, with a splash of top-end shimmer and richness comparable to Indian rosewood. The overall volume and projection are strong. Blackwood also is sourced from forests that are responsibly managed, making it a sustainable wood for guitar making.

Goes Well With Different playing styles, depending on the body style and top pairing. A cedar top will help bring out a springy, woody, warm low end with a rich overtone complement that fingerstylists may really enjoy. Stronger strummers and flatpickers will match up well with a bigger body and might be better suited with a spruce top. 

Specifications

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

Highlights
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: Performance with Relief Rout
  • Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
  • Pickguard: None
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Taylor Gold
  • 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: Hawaiian Koa, Figured
  • Top Finish: Satin
  • Back Config: 3-piece Standard Wedge
  • Backstrap Finish: Satin
  • Rosette Size: Abalone, Single Ring with Bound Soundhole
  • Back/Side Finish: Satin
  • Backstrap Wood: Hawaiian Koa, Figured
  • Rosette Mat. Abalone
  • Stain/Sunburst: Shaded Edgeburst, Entire Guitar
  • Wedge: Yes
Neck
  • Neck Width: 1-11/16"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Gothic Diamond
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Hawaiian Koa, Figured
  • Heel Cap Binding: Hawaiian Koa, Figured
  • Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/2"
Peghead
  • Peghead Finish: Satin
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
Other
  • Bridge Pins: Ebony
  • Buttons: Gold