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This Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium boasts black limba back and sides, a Lutz spruce top, V-Class bracing, and a Venetian cutaway. The Taylor ES2 electronics feature a built-in TaylorSense unit. Custom appointments include a single-ring maple/bloodwood rosette and bloodwood-bound soundhole, bloodwood body binding, and black/maple top purfling. Other features include a maple fretboard and peghead purfling, bloodwood/maple Bouquet fretboard/peghead inlays, and a satin finish. The stained bone bridge pins feature red Australian opal dots, and antique gold Gotoh 510 tuners with antique gold buttons.

A Taylor Deluxe hardshell case is included for maximum protection.

About the Grand Auditorium
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum.

V-Class Bracing
Taylor's V-Class bracing is essentially a "sonic engine" that optimizes the response of an acoustic guitar in three key ways: by boosting volume, sustain, and by largely resolving the intonation (in-tune-ness) issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out or sound "off.” They have clearer, more consistent response, and the whole fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing/listening experience. Guitars with V-Class bracing are easier to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning.

The heart of Taylor’s Expression System 2 electronics is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustically or plugged in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged in. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls. TaylorSense is a healthcare monitoring system that monitors your guitars humidity level, temperature, and alerts you of any physical impacts to alert you to check for damage.
Taylor Custom Lutz Spruce-Black Limba Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Charcoal Black
Taylor Custom Lutz Spruce-Black Limba Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Charcoal Black
Taylor Custom Lutz Spruce-Black Limba Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Charcoal Black

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  • Lutz spruce top, black limba back and sides
  • Neo-tropical mahogany neck, genuine West African ebony bridge
  • Gotoh 510 antique gold tuning machines, Micarta saddle and black TUSQ nut
  • Taylor Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade electronics with TaylorSense

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  • Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium, Venetian Cutaway
  • Top wood: Lutz Spruce
  • Back & sides: Black Limba
  • Bracing pattern: V-Class with Relief Rout
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5mm)
  • Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta saddle, Black TUSQ nut
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Taylor Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • EQ/Tuner: 3-band
  • Special features: TaylorSense
  • Other
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh 510 Antique Gold with Antique Gold Buttons
  • Orientation: Right Handed
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Country of Origin: United States

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