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GA4e-12 Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Auditorium 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Taylor’s 2012 GA4e-12 Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Auditorium 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a look and tone that is able to rival almost any other in the high-end guitar world. Yet Taylor’s ability ... Read More

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Overview

Taylor’s 2012 GA4e-12 Ovangkol/Spruce Grand Auditorium 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a look and tone that is able to rival almost any other in the high-end guitar world. Yet Taylor’s ability to affordably source this rich, rosewood-like tonewood keeps it decidedly within reach.

Grand Auditorium (GA)
Taylor’s GA4e-12 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.

Ovangkol
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.

Expression System
Taylor’s groundbreaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your GA4e-12. 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

Features
  • Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Back/side wood: ovangkol
  • Top wood: sitka spruce
  • Neck/heel: tropical mahogany
  • Electronics: Expression System
  • Bracing: 12-String Bracing with Relief Rout
  • Binding: cream
  • Fingerboard: ebony
  • Fingerboard inlay: dots
  • Headstock overlay: Indian rosewood
  • Bridge inlay: none
  • Bridge pins: ebony
  • Nut and saddle: Tusq
  • Tuners: Taylor Chrome
  • Truss rod cover: Indian rosewood
  • Back/side finish: satin
  • Top finish: gloss
  • Neck finish: satin
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Great Guitar!

By KENNETH MADELEINE

from Clinton Twp. - Michigan

The Taylor GA4e-12 string is a great playing, great sounding guitar! Easy to play with stings nice and close to the neck. The sound system makes the instrument sound great plugged in, giving many tone options. Beautiful wood in the ovangkol sides/back. The Grand Auditorium shape is easy to handle with full sound. It's an A+ intrument in my book, and I'm glad I bought one!

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