The Taylor 2012 GA4e-L Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Auditorium Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar holds up next to any other in the high-end guitar world. Taylor’s ability to affordably source their rosewo... Read More
The Taylor 2012 GA4e-L Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Auditorium Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar holds up next to any other in the high-end guitar world. Taylor’s ability to affordably source their rosewood-like tonewood keeps the GA4e within reach without sacrificing looks or tone.
Grand Auditorium (GA)
Taylor’s GA4e shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic. The mid-size grand auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a dreadnought and grand concert. The shape produces an original acoustic voice that was 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, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar.
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.
Taylor’s groundbreaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your GA4e. The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble.