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Taylor 2014 Fall Limited 718e-FLTD Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Taylors shapely Grand Orchestra footprint provides plenty of real estate to frame the wild beauty of blackheart sassafras back and sides on the 2014 ...Click To Read More About This Product
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Big-bodied guitar with special bracing and Expression 2 electronics that bring out the best in its exotic tonewoods.
Taylors shapely Grand Orchestra footprint provides plenty of real estate to frame the wild beauty of blackheart sassafras back and sides on the 2014 Fall Limited 718e-FLTD. The power and dynamic range of the GO body is enhanced by Taylor's Advanced Performance bracing, and it takes the tonal flavors of the sassafras/spruce combo to another level, yielding an intriguing mix of warmth, focus and top-end sparkle. Wood-rich detailing includes rosewood binding and back strip, rosewood top edge trim, and rosewood outlines around the abalone rosette. Other touches include mother-of-pearl Heritage Diamond fretboard inlays and nickel tuners. The guitar comes performance-ready with Taylors Expression System 2 electronics and ships in a Taylor deluxe hardshell case.
Blackheart sassafras is an exotically beautiful variation on the more common sassafras tree thats native to Tasmania. The œblackheart distinction refers to dark, dramatic striping in the otherwise blond-colored wood, which is caused by fungi that form in the heartwood of the tree. Its tonal properties give it a truly unique sonic personality compared to other tonewoods. It blends some of the dry, woody response of walnut or mahogany; the note separation and focus of maple or myrtle; and the top-end overtones of rosewood.
The newest shape to join the Taylor family unleashes the boldest, richest voice available in a Taylor guitar. Just as the Grand Symphony yields a deeper, more powerful voice than the Grand Auditorium, the Grand Orchestra stands out as a more robust alternative to the Grand Symphony. The GO shape features a slightly bigger footprint and a deeper body, which helps produce a potent low-end response. Under the hood, a new bracing scheme optimizes the movement of the soundboard to produce louder, more complex tone with incredible sustain. What separates the Grand Orchestra from other big-bodied guitars is how balanced the tone is from top to bottom, especially given its brawny bass. And unlike other big-body guitars that require an aggressive attack to get the top moving, the GO is responsive to a light touch, rewarding players who have a dynamic playing style. If you crave a guitar sound thats brimming with power and rich detail, the Grand Orchestra wont disappoint. From big cowboy chords to lush fingerstyle arrangements, the Grand Orchestra might be the most expressive and versatile big guitar you ever play.
Expression 2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylors ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylors proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylors custom-designed œprofessional audio-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
- Body shape: Grand Orchestra
- Cutaway: Non-cutaway
- Top: Sitka spruce
- Back & sides: Sassafras
- Bracing pattern: Advanced performance with relief rout
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Shape: Other
- Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Wood: Tropical mahogany
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Number of frets: 20
- Finish: Satin
- Onboard: Yes
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind the saddle pickup
- Preamp EQ: 2-band
- Notch filter: No
- Tuner: No
- Tuning machines: Nickel
- Bridge: Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Limited edtion
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: Warranty card, adjustment tools
- Country of origin: United States
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