The GA-LTD 12-Fret Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a special Taylor guitar. Its body is made of Macassar ebony, whose density produces strong, clear highs and lows, while a cedar ... Click To Read More About This Product
The GA-LTD 12-Fret Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a special Taylor guitar. Its body is made of Macassar ebony, whose density produces strong, clear highs and lows, while a cedar top adds sparkling midrange overtones. Make it a 12-Fret and you™ve got yourself a guitar with remarkable character. The lower bridge location of the 12-fret neck, together with the cedar top, yields extra warmth and woodiness.
Responsive to a light touch, this beauty is ideal for a serious fingerstyle player looking for a darker, richer tone. Strummers will be inspired by the depth and sustain. And they're no less visually inspiring, with Macassar's beautiful variegation, koa binding, a slotted headstock, and an edge burst top.
Expression Pickup System
The Expression System (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.
Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor's David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.