R. Taylor guitars are not being built as this business model (hand made, low volume, one off guitars) no longer makes economic sense for the now much larger business entity we know as Taylor Guitars. The R. Taylor guitars currently in circulation are therefore more precious and pricey. You can still commission superb Taylor BTO guitars, but as good as these may be, they just don't seem to have the special elegance of these R. Taylor models.

Offered here is a superb R. Taylor Style 2 (Grand Concert size) guitar built in 2008. The Style 2 is a short scale (24-7/8"), 14-fret model with a 15" wide lower bout and a depth of 4-3/16". Other specs for this beauty include: a 65' radius Sitka Spruce top with light, forward shifted top bracing and solid Ebony edge kerfing for a freely vibrating sound board; a gorgeous set of premium Myrtle for the back and sides; a multi-color Abalone rosette; a combination of Ebony and Rosewood for the binding, purfling, backstrip, heelcap and wedge; a 24-7/8" scale, 14-fret, tropical Mahogany neck with R. Taylor's standard low profile carve; an Ebony fretboard with 15" radius, 1-3/4" bone nut and MOP side dots; an Ebony belly bridge with bone saddle and 2-3/16" string spacing; an Ebony headstock overlay; Rosewood for the truss rod cover; and Vintage Bronze Gotoh 510 tuners with 1:21 ratios.

Those who have never played a Myrtle-based acoustic will love what this Northwest US evergreen wood can do. Myrtle wood has a unique, highly dense and uniform cell structure that gives guitars made from it exceptional articulation and responsiveness. Those seeking to capture subtle nuances in their level of attack and playing style will appreciate it's responsiveness and it's tonal properties have been described as a mix of rosewood, mahogany and maple with spectacular highs, warm mids and a tightly controlled bass response. Listen to my (crude) sound sample and I believe you will agree, this guitar has a succinct voice with lots of note to note definition. Chords ring with rich complexity and overtones. The Style 2 was designed primarily for fingerstyle players, but it's Grand Concert size gives it an excellent output for flat picking. It has a fast, low profile neck and great setup, with 12th fret string heights of 6/64" on the high E side and 4/64" on the high E side.

This beautiful guitar is in virtually mint condition with no flaws of any kind that I have been able to find and the frets are flawless as well. It appears to have seen little to no play time since it's construction back in 2008. It comes in it's original premium Ameritage case with R.Taylor embroidered logo and paperwork.

In that R. Taylor guitar are not being built, is impossible to estimate the replacement cost of this guitar. Whatever the cost would be, you can be sure that it would be thousands higher than the price of this exquisite, pre-loved R.Taylor. Make it yours. You will be very glad you did!

Capital Guitars

Capital Guitars

R. Taylor
Original Hard
15 Years
Capital Guitars
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