Taylor’s latest design refinements add extra overall girth to our maple/spruce 12-string sound, while also highlighting maple’s articulation, enabling all the octave courses to be heard. A maple-specific back bracing profile adds warmth, and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction produces an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Protein glues for the bracing and bridge boost the tonal transfer between key wood components, while an ultra-thin gloss finish minimizes dampening. A 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 grained 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. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
Other specifications include:
Shape Grand Symphony Number of Strings 12 Back/Side Wood Maple Scale length 25-1/2" Top Wood Torrefied Sitka Body Length 20" Electronics Expression System 2® Body Width 16 1/4" Cutaway Venetian Body Depth 4 5/8" Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle Neck Width 1-7/8" Neck Wood 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 Backstrap Wood Ebony with Inlay Backstrap Finish Gloss Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze 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 #1109115007
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