Taylor has helped define the distinctive flavor of the all-Koa guitar. This Hawaiian hardwood offers an exotic, yet familiar tonality; a Mahogany-like clarity coupled with the upper overtone shiver of rosewood. This entrancing Grand Auditorium takes full advantage of some of the finest cuts of Koa available. It’s got a rich, strong fundamental with subtle, yet captivating harmonics. The mid-range clarity is supported by a warm bass current that makes it ideal for both rhythm and fingerstyle. With effortless playability and bold yet classic good looks, this could be your new stage, couch, and campfire companion.
Fans of Hawaiian koa will love the look, feel and sound of this all-koa Grand Auditorium. A shaded edgeburst elevates the vintage appeal of the solid koa top, which is paired with layered koa back and sides, while a gloss finish wraps the body in a rich sheen. The Grand Auditorium’s musical versatility makes this a great all-purpose guitar for both strumming and fingerpicking, and the hardwood koa top will even out a lively attack to produce a focused, linear voice. Player-friendly modern features include a cutaway and Taylor’s ES2 acoustic electronics. Among the distinctive appointments are a single-ring faux pearl rosette in an interlocking “fishbone” pattern, black binding, Italian acrylic small diamond inlays, and chrome tuners. The guitar ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.