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Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium #10690 Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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One-of-a-kind creation with all-solid tonewwods and special appointments make this a great investment.

This Custom Grand Auditorium #10690 acoustic-electric is one of the stunning custom guitars Taylor displayed at its annual Custom Guitar event at the NAMM show held in Anaheim, California in January 2018. This guitar's other unique features include: 3-piece back with flamed maple wedge; flamed maple binding; art deco rosette made of maple, cocobolo, mother-of-pearl; bound soundhole; art deco maple/cocobolo fretboard inlays; cocobolo peghead overlay; cocobolo gloss truss rod cover.

The Custom Grand Auditorium #10690 acoustic-electric comes in a deluxe hardshell case.

Body Shape
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. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice.

Tonewood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Lutz Spruce is a naturally occuring hybrid of Sitka and White spruce. Sitka is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era because it blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Lutz spruce takes these attributes and blends them with those of White and Englemann spruce, with an end result resembling old Adirondack spruce. A Mexican rosewood, cocobolo is a dense, stiff tropical hardwood that produces a fairly bright overall tone emphasized by sparkling treble notes. Sonically it resembles koa but resonates a little deeper on the low end, although not quite as deep as Indian rosewood. Fast and responsive, cocobolo’s note distinction gives it an articulate voice that responds well to a variety of playing styles, depending on the body shape.

Electronics
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 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 acousticly 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. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically-sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
  • 3-piece back with flamed maple wedge
  • Flamed maple binding
  • Art Deco rosette made of maple, cocobolo, mother-of-pearl
  • Bound soundhole
  • Art Deco maple/cocobolo fretboard inlays
  • Cocobolo peghead overlay
  • Cocobolo gloss truss rod cover

Order this special guitar today before someone else does.

 

Custom Grand Auditorium #10690 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:

Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Lutz spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Cocobolo
  • Bracing pattern: Adirondack Performance bracing
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Solid Maple
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh Antique gold tuners (21:1 ratio) with black buttons
  • Bridge: West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/TUSQ
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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