Our maple/spruce Grand Auditorium has always been a versatile performer, and this edition boasts an array of tone-enhancing refinements that transform maple’s tone profile into a richer, warmer and more complex voice. As a result, players can expect an even more dynamic and expressive musical tool. Design nuances include a maple-specific back bracing profile and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction, a method of roasting the wood to produce an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Other touches include the use of protein glues to optimize the tonal transfer between key wood components and an ultra-thin, 3.5-mil gloss finish to minimize dampening. A new, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Auditorium Number of Strings 6 Back/Side Wood Maple Scale length 25-1/2" Top Wood Torrefied Sitka Body Length 20" Electronics Expression System 2® Body Width 16" Cutaway Venetian Body Depth 4 5/8" Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Neck Width 1-3/4" Neck/Heel Hard Rock Maple Bracing Advanced Performance with Relief Rout Fretboard Wood Ebony Fretboard Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings Headstock Overlay Ebony Binding Ebony Bridge Inlay None Bridge Pins Ebony Tuners Taylor Nickel Truss Rod Cover Ebony Back/Side Finish Gloss 3.5 Top Finish Gloss 3.5 Neck Finish Satin Pickguard Striped Ebony Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown Number of Frets 20 Armrest Binding None Back Config 2-piece No Wedge Backstrap Wood Ebony with Inlay Backstrap Finish Gloss Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light Buttons Nickel Edge Trim None Fingerboard Ext None Fretboard Binding Ebony Heel Cap Binding Ebony Heel length 3-1/2" Peghead Finish Gloss Peghead Inlay Grained Ivoroid Wings Peghead Binding Ebony Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid Peghead Type Standard Rosette Mat. Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone Rosette Size Single Ring Stain/Sunburst Brown Sugar Type of Neck Joint Scarf Wedge None 1110095001
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