A maple-specific back bracing profile adds warmth, and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction produces an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness.
Protein glues for the bracing and bridge boost the tonal transfer between key wood components, while an ultra-thin gloss finish minimizes dampening. A hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish.
Featured appointments include grained ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar features a Venetian cutaway and comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness
Expression System® 2
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
A Florentine cutaway comes to a sharp point, creating a horn-like shape. It is more complex and labor-intensive than the Venetian, and is commonly used with our Grand Orchestra body style and, more recently, on Grand Symphony models in our 500 Series models and up.
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
- Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
- Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
- Pickguard: Striped Ebony
- Number of Frets: 20
- Tuners: Taylor Nickel
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
- Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Body Length: 20"
- Body Width: 16 1/4"
- Body Depth: 4 5/8"
- Binding/Edge Treatment: Ebony
- Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
- Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
- Backstrap Finish: Gloss
- Rosette Size: Single Ring
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
- Armrest Binding: None
- Backstrap Wood: Ebony with Inlay
- Rosette Mat.: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone
- Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar
- Wedge: None
- Armrest: no
- Neck Width: 1-7/8"
- Fretboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
- Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: Ebony
- Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
- Type of Neck Joint: Taylor Neck
- Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Satin: Heel Length
- Heel Length: 3-1/2"
- Peghead Finish: Gloss
- Peghead Binding: Ebony
- Peghead Type: Standard
- Peghead Purfling: None
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Peghead Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
- Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
- Bridge Pins: Ebony
- Buttons: Nickel
- Fingerboard Ext: None
- Edge Trim: None
Watch: 656ce Fingerstyle