A versatile acoustic with killer midrange and thick overtones.
No detail was neglected in the Taylor 2012 GA5-L Mahogany/Cedar Grand Auditorium Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar. Western red cedar provides the soundboard for this balanced and articulate mahogany guitar, while traditional acoustic guitar styling projects an elegant, understated look.
Grand Auditorium (GA)
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic. The mid-size Grand Auditorium falls between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. The shape produces an original acoustic voice that is big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage.
Well represented in the midrange frequencies. Its thick, present midrange sound is sometimes described as meaty, organic or even chewy. As a popular tonewood for many decades, mahogany has been used on scads of old school acoustic recordings, and that sonic heritage carries across various strains of roots music, from blues to folk to slack key.