A smaller size with a bigger sound, the GT is right between the Grand Concert and GS Mini!
New for 2020, Taylor has just released a brand new, all-original body style entitled the Grand Theater. The shape features a new 24-1/8" scale length, an all-solid wood construction, 1-23/32" nut width and an ultra-thin finish to optimize the tonal response and dynamic range of the guitar. The Grand Theater was inspired by Taylor master guitar designer Andy Powers observing guitarists who wanted a smaller, comfortable sized acoustic guitar to play, but didn't want to sacrifice volume or tone. He set to work designing the GT to have the basic body curves of the Grand Orchestra, but sized down to a 15" lower bout (the same as a Grand Concert) but with a shorter body length. The result is the Grand Theater!
New "C-Class Bracing" on the Taylor Grand Theater
The GT is voiced with Taylor's new C-Class bracing. The "C" refers to the cantilevered, asymmetrical design that 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-Class™ bracing, including greater stability, yielding impressive volume, sustain and intonation that sonically helps the guitar punch above its weight.
Tonewoods used on the Taylor Grand Theater: Urban Ash and Sitka Spruce with Eucalyptus Fretboards and Brides
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. Together with C-Class™ 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 is very similar in weight and and density to ebony, and it's an ideal fretboard tonewood!
Pre-order your Taylor GT with or without ES2 Electronics now!
The Taylor GT and GTe are available for pre-order now. The GT Urban Ash retails for $1399 at this time, while the GTe Urban Ash with ES2 electronics retails for $1599! Each guitar includes high quality Taylor AeroCase!
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