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Taylor GTe Grand Theater Solid Spruce Electro Acoustic Guitar (PRE-ORDER)

Code: GTe
  • £1,835.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
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The Taylor GT (short for Grand Theater) introduces a new category of acoustic guitar in size, feel and sound. Made
in Taylor’s California factory, the GT’s uniquely modern proportions — both in body dimensions and scale length —
sit between the size of Taylor’s compact GS Mini and its Grand Concert, the smallest of Taylor’s full-size body shapes. The result is a guitar that’s incredibly fun and easy to play, with a big sonic personality worthy of any pro player’s toolbox.

How the Taylor GT Came to Be
More and more players are drawn to the playing comfort of smaller acoustic guitars but don’t want to sacrifice tone. This idea spurred Taylor master guitar designer Andy Powers to develop a new guitar that delivers on both fronts — combining the inviting playability of a compact instrument with the rich voice of a full-size, solid-wood guitar.

  • Built in ES2 electronics
  • Body style - Non cutaway GT (scaled down Grand Orchestra footprint)
  • Scale Length - 24-1/8"
  • Nut Width - 1-23/32"
  • Bracing - Taylor C-Class (new)
  • Fretboard Inlays - Italian Acrylic "Pinnacle"
  • Rosette - 3-ring koa
  • Body Edge Treatment - Black top purfling
  • Stain - Urban Sienna (Back/Sides)
  • Finish - Urban Sienna (Back / Sides)
  • Finish - Matte 2.0 mil
  • Tuners - Taylor nickel mini
  • Pickguard - Faux tortoise
  • Case - Brown AeroCase

 

 

The Body

  • The GT borrows the basic body curves of the Grand Orchestra (Taylor’s largest body style), but they’re scaled down. The width at the lower bout (15 inches) is nearly the same as the Taylor Grand Concert, but the GT’s body length is shorter.

  • Solid-wood construction and ultra-thin finish optimize the tonal response.

     

The Neck

  • Scale length: For an acoustic guitar, the GT’s 24-1/8” scale length is in the mid-length range. (The GS Mini’s scale length is 23-1/2”. The Grand Concert’s scale length is 24-7/8”.) The GT’s scale is the equivalent of playing with a capo on the first fret of a 25-1/2”-scale guitar.

  • Nut width: 1-23/32”. This is wider than 1-11/16” but narrower than 1-3/4”, making it comfortable for fretting.

  • Stringgauge:.012-.053light-gaugestrings

  • Tension profile: It has the same string tension as if you tuned a guitar with a 25-1/2” scale length down a half step (E-flat to E-flat). The tension feels like it’s strung with a set of 11s (Custom Light). This makes the guitar easier to play.

  • Neck-to-bodyrelationship:Betweenthecompactbody and string length, the design has the effect of bringing your hands closer together, which adds to the playing comfort.

  • Fret spacing: The scale length condenses the fret spacing slightly, creating a more agile playing experience.

  • All-around playing experience: For all the reasons above, it’s a lot easier to get around the fretboard. In fact, the GT delivers the most comfortable playing experience Taylor offers among its solid-wood, US-made guitars.

     

Internal Bracing
  • The Taylor GT is voiced with new C-ClassTM bracing architecture. The “C” refers to the cantilevered, asymmetrical design, which combines stiffness and flexibility in a way that helps accentuate the lower frequencies to produce a surprisingly warm bass response for its compact dimensions.
  • This bracing borrows some of the functional benefits of Taylor’s V-ClassTM bracing, including greater stability, yielding impressive volume, sustain and intonation that sonically helps the guitar punch above its weight.

 

 

Tonewoods

  • Solid Urban AshTM Back/Sides: First introduced on Taylor’s Builder’s Edition 324ce, Urban Ash is a tonewood Taylor has embraced both for its sustainability and tone. Responsibly sourced from Shamel ash trees scheduled for removal from municipal areas in Southern California, its tonal properties rival those of high-quality Honduran mahogany — dry, woody and clear, with pleasing midrange warmth.
  • Solid Spruce Top: Together with C-ClassTM bracing and the compact dimensions of the body and neck, the spruce top is responsive to a light touch yet capable of impressive tonal output, offering players a dynamic and expressive musical palette to explore.
  • Eucalyptus fretboard, bridge and peghead overlay: The GT gives Taylor a platform to introduce another fretboard wood, eucalyptus, which offers great potential alongside ebony. Its comparable weight and density are ideal for holding frets.
 
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