Taylor Custom Shop Grand Auditorium Figured Mahogany/Engelmann Spruce Acoustic-Electric (SN:1105096124)


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You are looking at a Taylor Custom Shop Grand Auditorium Figured Mahogany/Engelmann Spruce Acoustic-Electric, serial number 1105096124. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

Sam Ash Music is pleased to introduce a set of five exquisite, unique custom-built acoustic-electrics from Taylor Guitars. In March 2016, the Sam Ash guitar team, including Sammy Ash (COO), John Conley (Guitar Buyer/Product Manager), Ben Ash (Regional Manager) and Danielle Shapiro (Copywriter/Product Specialist), set out to El Cajon, California to the Taylor factory and hand-selected extraordinary tonewoods from Andy Powers' personal wood library to create the ultimate set of fine custom instruments for the Sam Ash Guitars of Distinction collection. The members of the Sam Ash team were honored to have private access to some of the most exclusive tonewoods ever available. The Sam Ash team, all of whom are guitar players themselves, went through numerous sets of tonewoods until they found five sets that were truly exceptional. Once the tonewoods were selected, the Sam Ash team spent many weeks deliberating and meticulously selecting every fine detail of each instrument. From body shapes, neck carves and bracings to visual touches including inlays, bindings and rosettes, all of the appointments the Sam Ash team decided on were selected to complement each instrument, both sonically and visually.

We believe that this exclusive set of custom guitars will cover any sound, any playing style and any desire that a true collector and player would want as a centerpiece of their guitar collection. Each guitar in this custom collection comes complete with hardshell case and a signed copy of Bob Taylor's book, Guitar Lessons: A Life's Journey Turning Passion into Business. Each book has been personally signed by Bob Taylor himself and Taylor master luthier Andy Powers.

What master luthier Andy Powers has to say about this guitar:
"This cutaway Grand Auditorium guitar is a fun juxtaposition of warm and organic sonic response, in a crisply modern setting. The wood binding details, curly mahogany, and creamy Engelmann spruce are balanced by visual sharpness of the florentine cutaway. This cutaway allows superb upper note access while the GA shape helps form a balanced response across the whole fingerboard."

This Custom Shop Grand Auditorium offers an elegant, premium take on a time-tested acoustic guitar tonewood combination: mahogany and spruce. Selected from the very best that Taylor Guitars has to offer, the figured mahogany the Sam Ash guitar team chose for this Grand Auditorium has an outstanding flame figure, and the soundboard is made from the finest Engelmann spruce. Paired with the Grand Auditorium shape and Taylor's exclusive Performance bracing, this custom will satisfy a wide range of players with its warm, balanced sound and a nice full midrange. The Florentine cutaway adds an extra touch of style and class to this Custom GA while providing comfortable access to the upper registers. If you're a fan of a slimmer neck profile, the slim carve mahogany neck will feel right at home in your fretting hand. This Custom GA also comes studio- and stage-ready with onboard Taylor Expression System 2 electronics and premium Gotoh tuning machines.

The wood-centric appointments featured on this Custom Grand Auditorium provide a stunning look all its own. Selected by the Sam Ash guitar team, this Custom GA showcases an Indian rosewood headstock veneer along with a rosewood rosette with a rosewood-bound soundhole, rosewood bindings, a rosewood backstrip, and an 800 Series-style rosewood pickguard. Boxwood split diamond fretboard inlays complete this elegantly-appointed package.

Get your Taylor Custom Shop Grand Auditorium Figured Mahogany/Engelmann Spruce Acoustic-Electric from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45-day return policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Signed Book


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Body Size/Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Wood Figured Mahogany
Top Engelmann Spruce
Bracing Performance Bracing
Cutaway Florentine
Top/Body Finish Gloss
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim Carve
Neck Finish Satin
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Ebony
Nut & Saddle Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Tuning Machines Gotoh 510
Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Model Custom Shop Grand Auditorium Figured Mahogany/Engelmann Spruce Acoustic-Electric
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.