Made in Taylor’s California factory, the GT (short for Grand Theater) is built with a non-cutaway body that features the basic curves of the company's Grand Orchestra model, with a width at the lower bout (15 inches) that's almost the same as the company's Grand Concert model, but a shorter length.
The guitar has a solid spruce top and back and sides of solid urban ash, a tonewood taken from Shamel ash trees slated for removal from municipal areas in Southern California. Also onboard is a Eucalyptus fingerboard with Italian acrylic “Pinnacle” inlays, a Eucalyptus bridge and peghead overlay, and Taylor nickel mini tuners.
Notably, the GT is outfitted with Taylor's new C-Class bracing system. Another Taylor bracing system innovation, C-Class architecture involves a cantilevered, asymmetrical design that allows lower frequencies to shine and project, despite the GT's relatively small size.
Elsewhere, the guitar features a three-ring koa rosette and a faux tortoise pickguard, with a 2mm matte finish on the top and an Urban Sienna stain on the back and sides providing a sweet visual touch.
The Taylor GT Urban Ash rings up at $1,399, while its counterpart with an ES2 electronic system - the Taylor GTe Urban Ash - comes in at $1,599.
For more info on the GT, stop by taylorguitars.com.
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