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An acoustic-electric great for strumming and fingerstyle playing.
No detail was neglected in the Taylor 2012 GA5e Mahogany/Cedar Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar. Western red cedar provides the soundboard for this balanced and articulate mahogany guitar, while traditional acoustic guitar styling projects an elegant, understated look.
Grand Auditorium (GA)
Taylor’s signature shape embodies the ultimate all-purpose acoustic. The mid-size Grand Auditorium falls between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. The shape produces an original acoustic voice that is big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage.
Well represented in the midrange frequencies. Its thick, present midrange sound is sometimes described as meaty, organic or even chewy. As a popular tonewood for many decades, mahogany has been used on scads of old school acoustic recordings, and that sonic heritage carries across various strains of roots music, from blues to folk to slack key.
Taylor’s groundbreaking Expression System (ES) was designed to naturally amplify the warm acoustic sound of your guitar. The ES is an all-magnetic acoustic guitar pickup system that works like a microphone to produce a pure signal and a warm, natural acoustic sound. When you plug in, you'll hear the sound of your guitar, not the sound of the pickup. No complicated controls. No tone simulators. Just a clean amplified acoustic guitar sound supported by three simple controls — volume, bass and treble.
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