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Taylor GA4-12 Grand Auditorium 12-String Acoustic Guitar
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The Taylor GA4-12 guitar has full 12-string guitar tone, with a more slender, hour-glass grand auditorium shape. The look and tone of an ovangkol bac...Click To Read More About This Product
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A contemporary take on traditional 12-string design.
The Taylor GA4-12 guitar has full 12-string guitar tone, with a more slender, hour-glass grand auditorium shape. The look and tone of an ovangkol back & sides and Sitka spruce top combination creates a rich tonal tapestry and rivals almost any other in the high-end guitar world. Yet Taylor's ability to affordably source this beautiful, rosewood-like tonewood keeps it decidedly within reach.
Although the grand auditorium body style has the width and depth of a dreadnought, its narrower waist gives it the appearance of a smaller instrument, adds treble "zing" across the guitar's tonal spectrum, sharpens the definition of individual notes, and also enables it to rest comfortably in the lap. With less mass from the width of the braces, the guitar top moves faster, resulting in a snappy, bell-like tone. The Taylor GA4-12, is designed to be a strong fingerpicking guitar that also can handle medium strumming, and is exceptionally versatile.
- Body Style: 12-String Grand Auditorium
- Back & Sides: Ovangkol
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Rosette: Plastic
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony with Binding
- Fretboard Inlay: Small Pearl Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: White Plastic
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut and Saddle: Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Chrome-Plated Taylor
- Strings: Elixir Light Gauge Strings with Nanoweb Coating
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Neck Width at Nut: 1-7/8"
- No. of frets: 20
- Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern W/Relief Rout)
- Finish: Satin with a Gloss Top
- Electronics: None
- Body Width: 16"
- Body Depth: 4-5/8"
- Body Length: 20"
- Overall Length: 41"
- Case: Taylor Hardshell
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I just purchased this guitar and is is simply "Fantastic". That is about as plain as I can say it. Everything is perfect, The Action, The Wood, The Sound. I have 2 other 12 string guitars which both are very good but I think this guitar is the best one I could have purchased. A very nice feature for me was the fact that I could simply unscrew the strap button with an allem wrench and put a L R Baggs M1 Active soundhole pickup in less than 10 minutes with no modifications or drilling whatsoever. Taylor has introduced some very user friendly innovations in their guitars.
This is a great 12 string. I tried a Guild, Martin, Takamine and Ovation before settling on this. The martin was beautiful and felt good. However the 12th and aove frets seemed to be slightly out of tune after just moderate playing. The Ovation was great, but just not the deep low end I was looking for. The Takamine was a cannon! Great low end and mid-range, but the neck was just too big for my tastes. This Taylor ended up being perfect for me. Not quite the full low-end of the Takamine, but the neck was perfect, and it played very, very nicely. The action was nice and low but still there was no buzzing up and down the neck. The guitar feels smaller than it is. The narrow waist is a bit of an optical illusion. Great mid-range, sharp high end. Nice bass, but not quite as ringig as the Tak. Overall quality is outstanding. Fit is very good. Finish was flawless. If you play a lot of electrics you'll likely love this guitar. If you're more into tradition beefy Acoustcs or the 50's style baseball bat gibson necks, the Takamine might be more to your liking. But for overall playability this guitar can't be beat.
I just recently purchased this guitar and all I can say is that it is awesome. The sound of the solid top and sides is amazing and the resonation of the wood is insane. This guitar is a great value and I highly recommend it.
The Taylor is a very nice guitar. I've only used it a few times but my friend has owned it for a little over a year now, and he still plays it fine. The sound is outstanding, it has a nice tone to it. And it comes with an instructional sheet in case you don't know how to tune the guitar. I would buy this guitar if I had the money.