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Taylor Custom Grand Symphony 12-String #10689 Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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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, t...Click To Read More About This Product

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A special one-off from the masterminds at Taylor with great tonewoods and appointments that'll impress for years.

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 Custom Grand Symphony 12-String #10689 acoustic-electric has many unique features, including a beveled armrest; cocobolo back, sides and peghead overlay; ebony binding; ebony bridge pins with abalone dots; mother-of-pearl Taylor peghead logo.

This Custom Grand Symphony 12-String #10689 guitar comes with a Taylor deluxe hardshell case for optimal fit and protection.

Body Shape
Compared to the Taylor Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony has a bigger, rounder lower bout and slightely wider "waist" area, and the bigger sound board (top) means more tonal output. Expect a meaty lower midrange and strong treble shimmer. A GS is best if you want a guitar with a robust low end, strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and clear articulation in response to light fingerpicking attack.

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. Sitka Spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. 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.

MPN: Custom-10689
FEATURES
  • Beveled armrest
  • Cocobolo back, sides and peghead overlay
  • Ebony binding
  • Ebony bridge pins with abalone dots
  • Mother-of-pearl Taylor peghead logo

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Solid Cocbolo
  • Bracing pattern: Taylor 12-String Performance
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
  • Nut width: 1.875" (48 mm)
  • Fingerboard: West African Ebony
  • Neck wood: Tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
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: Cocobolo
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh Antique Gold tuners (21:1 ratio) with black buttons
  • Bridge: West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta "Wave"/TUSQ Micarta "Wave" saddle; Teflon-infused Graphite nut
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Deluxe hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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