The growing appeal of the Taylor GT has spurred this tone wood pairing of figured maple and spruce. In the same way that the larger Grand Orchestra’s body curves inspired the design of the scaled-down GT shape, the striking aesthetic of the 618e was embraced again here. Artful touches include antique blonde color shading, which accentuates the figured maple back and sides and adds vintage flair to the spruce top, while Mission inlays in mother-of-pearl and ivoroid visually pop against the ebony fretboard and pegged overlay. Beyond the inviting proportions of the FT, C-Class bracing gives the small body surprising volume and low0end depth, and with the maple/spruce pairing, this guitar’s clarity will make it a secret weapon for recording and playing live. Other appointments include maple body(and sound hole) binding with black/koa/ivoroid top edge trim, a para rosette with matching trim, a dark-stained maple pickguard, ebony bridge pins with abalone dots, a full-gloss body and Taylor Mini nickel tuners.
The GT 611e LTD features onboard ES2 electronics and comes with a Taylor AeroCase.