The Taylor 2012 GA7-L Rosewood/Cedar Grand Auditorium Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar represents a classic combination of universally appealing tonewoods. This exquisite guitar blends the warmth of a ceda... Click To Read More About This Product
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The Taylor 2012 GA7-L Rosewood/Cedar Grand Auditorium Left-Handed Acoustic Guitar represents a classic combination of universally appealing tonewoods. This exquisite guitar blends the warmth of a cedar top with the expansive tone of a rosewood body. Deluxe appointments include an ebony fretboard, Ivoroid binding, abalone inlays and gold tuners.
Grand Auditorium (GA)
Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8" / Body Length: 20"
Taylors signature shape embodies the ultimate all purpose acoustic.
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpickers guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced 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 GAs 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. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be our bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA wont let you down.
Origin: East India
One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Rosewood sounds deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). If you look at its frequency range visually, rosewood would appear to be more scooped in the middle, yielding less midrange bloom than mahogany. Like mahogany, rosewoods vintage heritage has helped firmly establish its acoustic legacy. Its a great sound in part because we know that sound. In some music circles in which preserving the traditional sound helps bring a sense of authenticity to the music ” certain strains of Americana, for example ” rosewood has an iconic status. Also like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood, which has contributed to its popularity. One can fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it. Its very consistent, so players can usually rely on it to deliver.
Goes Well With: Most applications. If you like a guitar with fuller low end and brighter treble (bluegrassers, for instance), rosewood will do the trick. Its high-end sizzle and clear articulation will benefit players with œdark hands. If youre looking for a traditional acoustic sound, a rosewood Dreadnought or Grand Auditorium is right up your alley.
Shape: Left-Handed Grand Auditorium
Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
Top Wood: Western Red Cedar
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Bracing: Forward Shifted Pattern with Relief Rout
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Abalone Dots
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
Bridge Inlay: None
Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
Nut & Saddle: Tusq
Tuners: Taylor Gold
Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown