Full 12-string tone embodied in a more slender, hour-glass Grand Auditorium shape.
The Taylor GA3-12 represents a contemporary take on traditional 12-string design. It has full 12-string tone despite its more slender, hour-glass Grand Auditorium shape. Signature Taylor performance, quality, and value make their sapele/spruce acoustic guitars a great introduction to the solid-wood Taylor experience. The resulting combination provides the perfect guitar for strong, rhythmic playing styles.
Although the Grand Auditorium body style has the width and depth of a dreadnought, its narrower waist gives it the appearance of a smaller instrument, adds treble "zing" across the guitar's tonal spectrum, sharpens the definition of individual notes, and rests more comfortably in your lap. With less mass from the width of the braces, the guitar top moves faster, resulting in a snappy, bell-like tone.