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Taylor Acoustic Series GS8-12 Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic Guitar (2011 Model)  

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    With simple elegant styling, great playability and a big orchestral sound.

    The Taylor GS8-12 Grand Symphony is a 12-String acoustic guitar that features a Sitka spruce top that adds a touch of crispness to the big bold tone produced by the rosewood back and sides. The traditional acoustic guitar styling of the Taylor GS8-12 creates an elegant, understated look, but with the power and richness only a 12-string can deliver.

    Though you might see similarities to a Grand Auditorium, the Taylor 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.

    Designed to faithfully reproduce your guitar's native tone, the Expression System utilizes patented Dynamic Sensors to capture top and string vibration like never before. Created in partnership with renowned audio pioneer, Rupert Neve, the Taylor ES is seamlessly integrated into the design of the guitar from the ground up. Onboard tone controls provide added flavor, or set flat for an uncolored, exceptionally clean amplified sound.

    The finish used to create this 12-string Grand Symphony 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: Indian rosewood
    • Top: Sitka spruce
    • 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: 16-1/4"
    • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
    • Body Length: 20"
    • Overall Length: 41"

    Elegantly styled, but with sound as its bottom line. Order today.

     
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