The Taylor GT Urban Ash Acoustic Guitar is made from responsibly sourced tonewoods, built with Taylor's C-Class Bracing, and features a new body size in the Grand Theater. Ash back and sides along with a smoked eucalyptus fingerboard add two exciting and unique ingredients to the mix.
This new tonewood comes from Shamel ash trees that grow in urban areas in Southern California. They reach heights of more than 40 feet in just 20 years, making Urban Ash readily available and more renewable than just about any other hardwood. Paired with a Sitka Spruce top, this guitar has a bright sound with focus, and articulation. Powered by the new asymmetrical C-Class bracing design, which translates the tone-enhancing properties of V-Class bracing into a sonic engine that’s appropriate for this new body shape. Expect a warm, punchy midrange accentuated by crisp treble notes, with an impressive bass response that owes its surprising power to the new bracing scheme.
This new offering from Taylor is designed for comfort, playability and rich tone, the GT Urban Ash debuts a new compact body shape with a big, resonant acoustic voice. The GT (Grand Theater) shares the basic footprint of the jumbo-sized Grand Orchestra shape, but its proportions have been scaled down (including a shallower body depth), creating a fun, inviting feel in a package that you can take virtually anywhere.
The GT also features a uniquely proportioned neck with a scale length of 24-⅛”, a bit longer than the GS Mini and a bit shorter than the Grand Concert. The neck provides a slinky fretting feel thanks to reduced string tension. A Tropical mahogany neck is topped with smoked eucalyptus fingerboard. This wood feels like rosewood but produces a tone more similar to ebony. This guitar is so easy on the fingers you'll be amazed!
The eco-friendly model from Taylor Guitars ships in a super-durable yet lightweight AeroCase™.