Tonally, an all-mahogany acoustic will respond with an earthy sound that has long been associated with blues and other roots music. Players can expect a dark, throaty midrange punch when digging in, y... Click To Read More About This Product
Tonally, an all-mahogany acoustic will respond with an earthy sound that has long been associated with blues and other roots music. Players can expect a dark, throaty midrange punch when digging in, yet there' also an underlying sweetness in that same register that can complement a single-note line. Visually, Taylor have created a look that evokes a throwback Americana style, starting with a traditional mahogany stain, which gives the GS-LTD Grand Symphony Acoustic-Electric Guitar a luminous deep-red tint. Tortoise shell binding adds the perfect touch of color harmony, while white purfling and an abalone rosette supply crisp counterpoints.
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.