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Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown

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Taylor’s Grand Symphony shape yields a beefy acoustic sound with extra low-end horsepower. Coupled with the package of tone-enhancing strokes brought to the maple/spruce 600 Series, players can expect impressive richness, volume and sustain. Design nuances include a back bracing profile that’s optimized for maple and a special seasoning process for the spruce top called torrefaction to produce an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance and responsiveness. Protein glues and an ultra-thin gloss finish minimize tonal 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.

The ultimate Taylor strummer.

The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.



  • Body

    • Body Shape - Grand Symphony with Venetian Cutaway

      • This strong Taylor strummer produces a rich, bold voice.
    • Top Wood - Torrefied Sitka

      • The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
    • Back and Sides Wood - Maple

      • Revoiced to produce greater warmth, complexity, volume, sustain and responsiveness
    • Pickguard - Stripped Ebony

    • Rosette - Single Ring (Ebony/ Grained Ivoroid/Abalone)

    • Bracing - Advanced performance with Relief Rout

    • Binding - Ebony

  • Neck

    • Frets - 20

    • Scale Length - 25.5"

    • Neck Wood - Hard Rock maple with Satin Finish

    • Fretboard Wood - Ebony with Ebony Binding

    • Inlays - Ivoroid Wings

    • Headplate - Ebony with Ebony Truss Rod Cover

  • Hardware

    • Tuners - Taylor Nickel

    • Nut - Tusq

    • Bridge - Ebony

    • Saddle - Micarta

    • Bridge Pins - Ebony

  • Electronics

    • Expression System 2

      • The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

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