Taylor's ovangkol/spruce Grand Concert boasts a compact, intimate feel and 24-7/8" scale length for optimal playing comfort. Premium features for thi...Click To Read More About This Product
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Clean Sitka spruce top paired with gorgeous ovangkol back and sides, Venetian cutaway, and topnotch ES2 electronics.
Taylor's ovangkol/spruce Grand Concert boasts a compact, intimate feel and 24-7/8" scale length for optimal playing comfort. Premium features for this Spring Limited Edition include a full-gloss body and Taylor' stage-friendly Expression System 2 acoustic electronics, along with abalone dot fretboard inlays and bridge pins. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway for easy access to the upper register and includes a Spring Limited label.
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as ovangkol. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting players who test-drive a variety of Taylor models.
Goes Well With: Most applications. Players who perhaps don't have predefined tonal preferences, who may be generalists in their style of play, and who are looking for a well-rounded, all-purpose solid wood guitar. It works well with different body shapes.
Standard on all œce models in the 300 Series through the Presentation Series, the Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines. The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar. The Grand Concert, Grand Auditorium, and Grand Symphony have a steeper slope, while the Dreadnought and Jumbo are a bit flatter. The Grand Concert nylon-string models also feature a subtle, flatter slope, while the 100 and 200 Series cutaway models incorporate Taylor's flattest slope.
The small-body Grand Concert debuted in 1984 to meet the needs of a new wave of adventurous acoustic fingerstyle players. In contrast to the traditionally darker, boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the GC' compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar' slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings. The GC' smaller sonic footprint also fit cleanly in a mix with other instruments when tracking in the studio and with a band on stage, making it a useful tool for professional session and side players. The current generation of GC models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24 7/8" scale length, which makes fretting easier and adds a slightly slinkier feel on the strings due to the lighter string tension. If you feel more comfortable with a small body or favor controlled overtones, a Grand Concert is a great option.
Taylor Expression System 2
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor' ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor' proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup (patent pending), which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor' custom-designed œprofessional audio-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into ythe favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of ythe Taylor guitar.
If you're going to give a concert, this Grand Concert is an exceptional guitar to take the stage with. Order today!
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