Hawaiian koa is a rare and exceptional tone wood from the big island of Hawaii. Taylor Guitars has a great history of working with this majestic wood. In creating the Custom Koa Grand Concert Left-Han... Click To Read More About This Product
Hawaiian koa is a rare and exceptional tone wood from the big island of Hawaii. Taylor Guitars has a great history of working with this majestic wood. In creating the Custom Koa Grand Concert Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar, they selected a set of AA grade koa for the back and sides, and a very spectacular œmaster grade set for the top. Koa yields a sparkly, honey-sweet midrange and warm bottom end. It' a very wonderful intimate sound that is inviting to write songs on (or play your favorites). The soft V-carve neck is comfortable and effortless. The entire guitar is bound in flame maple with black/white/black purfling on the top, back and sides, and the ebony fingerboard and bridge are inlaid with understated abalone. If you need to plug her in, it is outfitted with Taylor' latest Expression System 2 electronics.
The small-body Grand Concert debuted in 1984 to meet the needs of a new wave of adventurous acoustic fingerstyle players. In contrast to the traditionally darker, boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the GC' compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar' slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings. The GC' smaller sonic footprint also fit cleanly in a mix with other instruments when tracking in the studio and with a band on stage, making it a useful tool for professional session and side players. Taylor's current generation of GC models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24-7/8" scale length, which makes fretting easier and adds a slightly slinkier feel on the strings due to the lighter string tension. If you feel more comfortable with a small body or favor controlled overtones, a Grand Concert is a great option.
Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor' ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor' proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor' custom-designed œprofessional audio-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.