This darkly alluring cutaway Grand Auditorium boasts unique visual appeal thanks to its mahogany top, and there’s sonic magic under the hood as well. Our groundbreaking V-Class bracing enhances the volume, sustain and projection, bringing out even more of the natural midrange focus of its Tasmanian blackwood back and sides. While the natural compression of the hardwood mahogany top tends to even out the response across the tonal spectrum, the V-Class design boosts the dynamic range, especially in the upper register, and the in-tuneness of the notes everywhere along the fretboard is wonderfully consistent. All of these nuances add up to a versatile choice for gigging, practicing or recording across multiple playing styles. The dusky hues of the mahogany top project a rootsy vibe, accented by a shaded edgeburst, black binding, a matching pickguard, and muted satin-finish sheen. The guitar ships with ES2 electronics in a deluxe hardshell case.
V-Class bracing changes all that. With Taylor's V-Class bracing, an acoustic guitar top can be both stiff and flexible — for more volume and sustain. V-Class bracing provides stiffness parallel to the strings for more rigidity and hence sustain. Flexibility on either side generates the air movement necessary for robust projection. It's the best of both worlds. This groundbreaking innovation also improves intonation; not only producing notes that are louder and with longer sustain — but more in tune with each other.
Taylor Guitars have been around since 1974 and Bob Taylor has been there every step along the way. Taylor Guitars changed the entire Acoustic Guitar industry making them more playable, easier on the fingers and more and more tuneful. From incorporating modern manufacturing techniques that have allow for much easier repairs to developing great sounding but easy to use electronics systems, Taylor Guitars as always been THE player driven acoustic guitar manufacturer. The Music Gallery always has a wide selection of Taylor Guitars in stock. From the Academy Series up to the Presentation Series we try to have something from every level of the product line on hand. Ours are professionally inspected and set up so you know they are all playing great! Stop by the shop and experience Taylor Guitars at The Music Gallery!