Taylor Custom AA Koa Grand Auditorium CE w/ Bloodwood Binding, Satin Neck

Code: Taylor Custom 2
  • £6,499.00
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Though the wood in these images is the wood we selected, we cannot guarantee which pieces were used for each guitar. We will upload official pictures of the guitars when they arrive.

  • Hand Selected, All Solid AA Grade Hawaiian Koa Top, Back and Sides
  • Bloodwood Binding
  • Satin Neck
  • Shaded Edgeburst Finish
  • Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners

Sound Affects celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and to commemorate this milestone, we flew out to California for a tour of the Taylor factory. Whilst there we specified and ordered three breathtaking custom shop guitars to bring back to the UK, and they are arriving in store within the following weeks. We believe that these guitars represent some of the finest features that Taylor offers in their custom models.


Body Wood

This custom shop Taylor features some incredible details, all decided personally at the factory. The grand auditorium sized body has a solid AA Grade Koa Top with matching back and sides. These woods were hand selected by us. The grand auditorium shape is widely popular, as it covers the broadest range of playing styles - big enough for flat picking and loud strumming without rattle and lack of bottom end, but still small enough to capture the broad dynamic range achieved through fingerpicking. Koa is a dense tonewood that starts out its life sounding bright and airy, but as it begins to age and mature, warm mid-range overtones become more and more apparent. These tonal characteristics bloom quickly in comparison to other tonewoods, and quicker still the more it is played.


We opted for the much-recognised Venetian cutaway shape which is both contemporary and practical for reaching beyond the 14th fret. Being a custom shop order, we wanted to add some flair to the body design, and so we included Taylor's signature twisted oval inlays and stunning bloodwood binding – features that match perfectly to the shaded edgeburst finish. This model favours comfort and affordability over luxury, losing the bevelled armrest and adding a satin finished neck.

This guitar is a one-of-a-kind design, specified by us with hand-selected materials, and was a fantastic experience to undertake - We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary than this!




Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium W/ Venetian Cutaway

Back & Sides: AA Hawaiian Koa

Top: AA Hawaiian Koa

Soundhole: Bound, Abalone Single Ring Rosette

Neck: Tropical American Mahogany Satin Finish

Fretboard: Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: Italian Acrylic, Twisted Ovals

Headstock Overlay: Hawaiian Koa

Binding: Blood Wood

Bridge: Ebony

Nut & Saddle: Bone Nut, Micarta Saddle

Tuning Machines: Gotoh 510 Chrome

Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB Coating

Scale Length: 25 1/2 Inches

Truss Rod: Adjustable

Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4 Inches

Number of Frets: 20

Fretboard Radius: 15 Inches

Bracing: Performance

Finish: Gloss

Colour: Shaded Edgeburst

Cutaway: Venetian

Electronics: Taylor Expression System 2

Body Width: 16 Inches

Body Depth: 4 5/8 Inches

Body Length: 20 Inches

Overall Length: 41 Inches

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell

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