When Bob Taylor introduced the first grand symphony acoustic guitar in 2006, its chunky treble, tough midrange and piano-like bass quickly made it a favorite among countless strummers and pluckers. Similar to grand auditorium guitars but sporting a wider waist and larger lower bout, grand symphony acoustic guitars have a dynamic attack that makes them ideal for live performances. Whether you prefer the classic feel and sound of a 6-string cutaway or the chime and jangle of a 12-string, Taylor offers a wide range of grand symphony acoustic guitars for every taste, budget and application.
If you're not familiar with grand symphony acoustic guitars and are thinking about giving one a whirl, we'll suggest the Taylor 400 Series 416 Grand Symphony Acoustic Guitar. Sitka spruce is the most popular guitar top wood in this day and age thanks to the crisp articulation and broad, dynamic range it produces. The 416 also features ovangkol back and sides for a full midrange and an all-glass body finish for an eye-catching appearance.
You'll also find an impressive variety of acoustic-electric grand symphony guitars here as well. For example, the 600 Series 616e delivers a rich tone with exceptional sustain and volume. Taylor Expression System 2 acoustic electronics are also onboard this beauty to fully amplify the natural nuances of this stunning 6-string. Now, for all serious players who want a 12-string that matches your hard-earned talents, the Presentation Series 2014 PS56ce is an acoustic-electric masterpiece that was made for the stage. Taylor's Presentation Series guitars are in a league of their own, and this model in particular has a powerful acoustic voice thanks to its cocobolo back and sides, 12-string bracing and the revolutionary Expression System 2 pickup design.
With so many incredible grand symphony acoustic guitars to ponder, highlighting only a few doesn't seem to do this catalog justice. Rest assured, every 6- and 12-string in these pages deserves your consideration. After all, we're talking about Taylor grand symphony acoustic guitars here - stunning instruments that can be found in world-class studios and concert halls around the globe.