Taylor Unveils New GT K21e, GT 811e Acoustic Guitars

Taylor has expanded its Grand Theater range of acoustic guitars
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Last October, Taylor Guitars announced a new line of acoustic guitars, the Grand Theater series. With a body that – size-wise – slotted right in between Taylor's GS Mini and smallest-of-the-pack Grand Concert shapes, the GT line was launched with the stunning GT Urban Ash.

Now, Taylor has expanded the GT line with two new acoustics, the GT K21e and GT 811e. 

Both guitars are outfitted with Taylor's C-Class bracing system, which involves a cantilevered, asymmetrical design that allows lower frequencies to shine and project, despite the GT models' relatively small body sizes.

You can read more about both of the guitars below.

GT K21e

Taylor GT K21e

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The GT K21e features a figured koa top, back, and sides, with a shaded edgeburst around the entire guitar. 

Additional appointments include maple binding and top purfling, a maple Spring Vine inlay scheme, a gloss finish, Gotoh Mini 510 tuners in antique gold, and ES2 electronics. 

The Taylor GT K21e guitar will be sold for $4,699.

GT 811e

Taylor GT 811e

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The GT 811e features a solid Indian rosewood back and sides, a solid Sitka spruce top, and a Crelicam smoky ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl “Element” inlays.

Other elements of the guitar include an abalone rosette, maple binding with rosewood top purfling, a rosewood pickguard, a gloss finish, Taylor Mini-smoked nickel tuners, and onboard ES2 acoustic electronics. 

The Taylor GT 811e guitar will be sold for $2,999.

For more info on the acoustics, stop by taylorguitars.com.

Jackson Maxwell
Associate Editor, GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.