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Taylor 2012 Fall Limited 414ce-N-FLTD Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The pairing of Tasmanian blackwood and Western Red cedar on this nylon-string Fall Limited beautifully complements its nylon evocative tone. Blackwoo...Click To Read More About This Product
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The pairing of Tasmanian blackwood and Western Red cedar on this nylon-string Fall Limited beautifully complements its nylon evocative tone. Blackwood marries elements of koa, mahogany and rosewood, while the warmth of a cedar top will invite plenty of fingerstyle explorations. Wood-rich appointments include creamy Rock maple as a back mini wedge and for the binding and œfishbone-style rosette. Small dot inlays and a satin-finish back and sides support a tastefully organic aesthetic.
Grand Auditorium (GA)
Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4-5/8"
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994, bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker' guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA' overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be the bestselling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won™t let you down.
Tasmanian blackwood is an acacia wood species that' a close cousin of Hawaiian koa. Though it might not match koa' cachet in terms of exotic beauty, its tonal range is similar, and visually it often exhibits some of koa' same character traits. Blackwood also is sourced from forests that are responsibly managed, making it a sustainable wood for guitar making. Blackwood takes koa' basic tonal profile (a blend of mahogany' meaty midrange and maple' brightness) and adds a splash of rosewood' overtone bloom.
Goes Well With: Different playing styles, depending on the body style and top pairing. A cedar top will help bring out a springy, woody, warm low end with a rich overtone complement that fingerstylists may really enjoy. Stronger strummers and flatpickers will match up well with a bigger body and might be better suited with a spruce top.
Like the the ES-T, The ES-N is a single-source, under-saddle transducer, but the preamp design and tone controls were customized to complement the nylon-string voice. The standard ES control knobs enable plenty of tone-shaping and preserve the natural design aesthetic. Installed on nylon-string models.
- Nylon 6-string Grand Auditorium body shape
- Western red cedar top
- Tasmanian blackwood back and sides
- Taylor ES-N electronics
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2012 Fall Limited 414ce-N-FLTD Grand Auditorium Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
- Shape: Grand Auditorium
Number of Strings: 6
Back/Side Wood: Blackwood
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Top Wood: Western Red Cedar
Body Length: 20"
Body Width: 16"
Body Depth: 4-5/8"
Nut & Saddle: Tusq
Neck Width: 1-7/8"
Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
Bracing: Nylon Bracing
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Rock Maple Dots
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Binding: Rock Maple
Tuners: Classical Chrome with Pearloid Buttons
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Back/Side Finish: Satin
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Case: Taylor Standard Hardshell Black
Number of Frets: 20
Back Config: 3-piece Mini Wedge
Brand of Strings: D'Addario Classical Extra Hard Tension
Filler (Body): Clear
Filler (Neck): Clear
Fretboard Binding: Rock Maple
Heel Cap Binding: Rock Maple
Heel length: 3-1/2"
Purfling Material: Fiber
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Logo: Taylor Maple
Peghead Type: Slot Head
Rosette Mat.: Rock Maple
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
Wedge: Match Binding