Taylor Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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A dynamic powerhouse that responds well to lively strumming.

Taylor's burly all-mahogany Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a dynamic powerhouse that responds well to lively strumming. A brawny bass and potent mids support a rich depth of tone, while clear treble notes add to the full-spectrum sound. Appointments include a black pickguard, ivoroid binding and rosette, and a Century fretboard inlay. This model comes equipped with stage-ready Expression System acoustic electronics.

Grand Orchestra (GO)
Body Length: 20-5/8" / Body Width: 16-3/4" / Body Depth: 5"
The GO shape features a slightly bigger footprint and a deeper body, which helps produce a potent low-end response. Under the hood, a new bracing scheme optimizes the movement of the soundboard to produce louder, more complex tone with incredible sustain. What separates the Grand Orchestra from other big-bodied guitars is how balanced the tone is from top to bottom, especially given its brawny bass. And unlike other big-body guitars that require an aggressive attack to get the top moving, the GO is responsive to a light touch, rewarding players who have a dynamic playing style. If you crave a guitar sound that™s brimming with power and rich detail, the Grand Orchestra won™t disappoint. From big cowboy chords to lush fingerstyle arrangements, the Grand Orchestra might be the most expressive and versatile big guitar you ever play.

Tropical Mahogany
Mahogany is a good wood to anchor a discussion of tones, as a lot of other wood tones can be described in relation to it. Its essential sonic profile is well represented in the midrange frequencies. Acoustic guitars in general tend to live in the midrange portion of the sound spectrum, but mahogany in particular displays a lot of midrange character. That thick, present midrange sound is sometimes described in guitar circles as meaty, organic or even œchewy ” wherever a player digs in on the fretboard, they'e tapping into the core of the harmonic content of what a guitar produces. Those great midrange frequencies produce overtones that stack up and produce bloom, giving the sound extra girth. When one hears the resulting harmonics, the œchewy tone serves up a big mouthful of midrange. As a popular tonewood for many decades, mahogany has been used on scads of old school acoustic recordings, and that sonic heritage carries across various strains of roots music, from blues to folk to slack key.

Expression System
People love the clear, full acoustic tone of their Taylors. Why should it be any different when they plug in? That™s why Taylor spent several years developing their own onboard acoustic pickup and preamp. Taylor™s groundbreaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar.

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.

Breakthrough Technology
Years of research brought Taylor to a simple realization: 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.

Integrated Design
The ES was designed in-house, alongside their acoustic guitars, which allowed Taylor to build the ES seamlessly into the design of the guitar, for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. 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.

Features
  • Model 528e
  • Grand Orchestra body shape
  • Tropical mahogany body and top
  • Tropical mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Century fingerboard inlays
  • Taylor Expression System electronics
  • Includes hardshell case

Enjoy signature Taylor beauty and sound. Order today.

 

Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Shape: Grand Orchestra
    Number of Strings: 6
    Back/Side Wood: Tropical Mahogany
    Scale length: 25-1/2"
    Top Wood: Tropical Mahogany
    Body Length: 20-5/8"
    Electronics: ES
    Body Width: 16-3/4"
    Cutaway: None
    Body Depth: 5"
    Nut & Saddle: Tusq
    Neck Width: 1-3/4"
    Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
    Bracing: Grand Orchestra Bracing
    Fretboard Wood: Ebony
    Fretboard Inlay: Century
    Headstock Overlay: Ebony
    Binding: Ivoroid
    Bridge Inlay: None
    Bridge Pins: Ebony
    Tuners: Taylor Chrome
    Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
    Back/Side Finish: Gloss
    Top Finish: Gloss
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Pickguard: Black
    Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
    Number of Frets: 20
    Armrest Binding: None
    Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
    Backstrap Wood: None
    Backstrap Finish: None
    Brand of Strings: Elixir Medium
    Buttons: Chrome
    Edge Trim: None
    Filler (Body): Brown
    Filler (Neck): Brown
    Fingerboard Ext: None
    Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid
    Heel Cap Binding: Ivoroid
    Heel length: 3-7/8
    Peghead Finish: Satin
    Peghead Inlay: None
    Peghead Binding: Ivoroid
    Peghead Logo: Ivoroid
    Peghead Type: Standard
    Rosette Mat.: Ivoroid
    Rosette Size: Single Ring
    Stain/Sunburst: Medium Brown Stain
    Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
    Wedge: None
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