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

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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"
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell

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 TontoSvensen

from Bremerton, WA

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  • Great Acoustic Guitar


  • 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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