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Taylor Baritone 8-String Grand Symphony (GS) Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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A truly unique voice, the 8-string baritone GS complements the baritone' lower tonal range by pairing two octave strings with the third and fourth strings, adding a touch of upper-octave brightness wi... Click To Read More About This Product

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A truly unique voice, the 8-string baritone GS complements the baritone' lower tonal range by pairing two octave strings with the third and fourth strings, adding a touch of upper-octave brightness without too much 12-string jangle. The result is a guitar with incredible tonal range, perfect for walking basslines and rich melodies.

This Taylor Baritone 8-string acoustic-electric guitar features an Indian rosewood body and Sitka spruce top, abalone soundhole rosette, a tropical American mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, a gloss natural stain finish, abalone dot inlays, an Indian rosewood headstock overlay, an Indian rosewood binding, an ebony bridge, and a bone nut and saddle. It comes with a built-in gold-plated Taylor tuner, and Elixir Baritone strings. A GS Series deluxe hardshell case is also included.

Taylor's integrated Expression System electronics were developed through painstaking research and development. The Taylor Expression System uses three distinct body sensors (two on the underside of the soundboard, and one underneath the fretboard) and an advanced preamp to capture the guitars' natural acoustic richness and dynamics in amplified situations. Bass, mid, and treble EQ controls let you dial in the sound you want easily and precisely.

Taylor's Indian rosewood acoustic guitar represents classic combinations with nearly universal appeal.


Type: 8-string
Shape: Grand Symphony
Back and sides: Indian rosewood
Top: Sitka spruce
Soundhole rosette: abalone
Neck: Tropical American mahogany
Fretboard: ebony
Fretboard inlay: abalone dots
Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
Binding: Indian rosewood
Bridge: ebony
Nut & saddle: bone
Finish: gloss
Color options: amber stain
Tuning machines: gold-plated Taylor tuners
Bracing: Baritone - Sitka bracing with relief rout
Truss rod: adjustable
Cutaway: none
Strings: Elixir Baritone
Case: GS series deluxe hardshell
Scale length: 27"
Neck width at nut: 1-3/4"
Number of frets: 19
Electronics: Taylor Expression System
Body width: 16-1/4"
Body depth: 4-5/8"
Body length: 20"
Overall length: 41"
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One of Taylor's best yet

By Nathan

from North Carolina

This guitar is phenomenal. I had never played a baritone guitar before playing this one, but it seriously blew me away. Like most, Taylors, it has a super crisp sound and seems to have a quick string response. What shocked me so much was how, as a baritone, it was tuned in a lower open tuning, yet didn't sound the slightest bit muddy or over-bassy. It has a slightly longer scale because it is a baritone, but didn't feel awkward at all, quite natural actually. As far as sound goes, what was also great was the sound from 8 strings. I enjoy playing 12 strings, but sometimes that many strings is just a hassle to keep up with everything sounding right, but this baritone with 8 felt to my fingers almost exactly like any 6 string, but with the big sound of a well balanced 12-string. If you are looking for something new that will spark some creativity and have the money, definitely definitely get this guitar.

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