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Taylor Acoustic Series GS5-12 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic Guitar  

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The GS5-12 will change your expectations about 12-string playability.

The Taylor GS5-12 Grand Symphony is a 12-String acoustic guitar that combines the exceptionally warm and articulate tones of tropical mahogany with a Sitka spruce top. You get a guitar with wide dynamic range and mellow warm tone. The traditional acoustic guitar styling of the Taylor GS5-12 creates an elegant, understated look, but with the power and richness only a 12-string guitar can deliver.

Though you might see similarities to a Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony guitar is unique in both sound and shape. Significant changes in its geometry yield a deeper more piano-like bass. A wider lower bout and higher, wider waist return ample volume and low-end sustain in symphony with fuller mids and balanced highs.

The finish used to create this Taylor 12-string guitar's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.

Features

  • Type/Shape: 12-String Grand Symphony
  • Back & Sides: Tropical American mahogany
  • Top: Western red cedar
  • Soundhole Rosette: Abalone
  • Neck: Tropical American mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony with Binding
  • Fretboard Inlay: Abalone Dots
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Gold-plated Taylor Tuners
  • Strings: Elixir® Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB® Coating
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-3/4"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern With Relief Rout)
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Color Options: Natural with Tobacco Edgeburst
  • Left-Handed: Available; No Charge
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Body Length: 20"
  • Overall Length: 41"

Mahogany provides low end while Sitka spruce adds extra sparkle to the high end. Order your GS5-12 today.

 
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NOT "Acoustic-Electric"!

By Tonto

from Bremerton, WA

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  • Great Acoustic Guitar

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  • Not electric

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    Comments about Taylor Acoustic Series GS5-12 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic Guitar:

    This is NOT an acoustic-electric guitar!! Musician's friend has consistently listed all the GS 12-strings as acoustic electric; I've called them on it numerous times over the years, they thank me very much and continue to mis-catogorizing them. If it doesn't have an "E" in its designation, there are no electronics. I bought my GS8-12 thinking it had electronics as advertised. I kept it because it was still worth the price; but be prepared to be disappointed if you hope to plug it in.

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