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Has volume that belies its comfortable size.
The Taylor 2012 GC6e Maple/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a traditional styling that is intimate and curvey, yet it projects and has the loudness of a bigger instrument. The slotted peghead and short-scale neck deliver a more "woody" tone and an unbelievably easy feel on the fretboard. The Taylor GC6 has figured big leaf maple back and sides paired with a Sitka spruce top, resulting in an acoustic guitar that impresses in both tone and appearance. Taylor G6 Appointments include a bound neck, an Indian rosewood headstock overlay, and a beautiful abalone rosette.
Grand Concert (GC)
Body Length: 19 1/2" / Body Width: 15" / Body Depth: 4 3/8"
A smaller bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.
The small-body Grand Concert debuted in 1984 to meet the needs of a new wave of adventurous acoustic fingerstyle players. In contrast to the traditionally darker, boomier voices of bigger body styles like dreadnoughts and jumbos, the GC’s compact size and tapered waist kept the overtones in check. It was also more comfortable to play while sitting down, and the guitar’s slightly wider neck gave players more room for complex fingerings.
GC’s smaller sonic footprint also fit cleanly in a mix with other instruments when tracking in the studio and with a band on stage, making it a useful tool for professional session and side players. Our current generation of GC models continues to accommodate fingerstylists with finger-friendly traits like a shorter 24 7/8-inch scale length, which makes fretting easier and adds a slightly slinkier feel on the strings due to the lighter string tension. If you feel more comfortable with a small body or favor controlled overtones, a Grand Concert is a great option.
Big Leaf Maple
Origin: Western North America
A dense hardwood, maple's tone is like a laser beam — very focused — and dominant on the fundamental. Often described as having a "bright" sound, maple has fewer overtones than other medium-density woods, resulting in quicker note decay. This makes it a preferred guitar wood for live performance settings with a band — especially with bass, drums and electric guitar — because it cuts through a mix well, allows the acoustic sound to be heard, and is less prone to feedback issues. It has some midrange, and a lot more treble sparkle than rosewood.
Goes Well With: Live band performances, recording, lead players who like clean articulation and note definition, 12-strings, players with dark bone tone.
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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Comments about Taylor GC6e Maple/Spruce Grand Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar:
I just played this guitar the other day, and I have to say, that it's a very good guitar, for a guitar with a mellow tone. I know maple is supposed to give a bright tone, especially with a spruce top, but somehow, it just have a really dark sound. It wasn't bright to where I thought it would be. But if you like that dark, mellow sound, go for it. Electronics are super clear, super responsive. Beautiful!