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Taylor GS-K-12 Koa/Spruce Grand Symphony 12 String Acoustic Guitar
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A rich-sounding 12-string made of Hawaiian koa and Sitka spruce.
Taylor's non-cutaway koa acoustic models showcase a different appointment package from their acoustic/electric counterparts. Ivoroid binding applies a time-honored acoustic touch, while sparkling abalone outlines the tops and forms the rosette. The 2012 GS-K-12 Koa/Spruce Grand Symphony 12 String Acoustic Guitar comes standard with a Sitka spruce top.
Grand Symphony (GS)
Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16 1/4" / Body Depth: 4 5/8"
The ultimate Taylor strummer.
The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers Taylor' boldest, richest acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain. Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you'e a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn™t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly. These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.
Origin: The Big Island of Hawaii
A tropical hardwood, koa's tone blends the midrange of mahogany with the top end of maple. Due to its density, a new koa guitar tends to start out sounding a little bright and tight, somewhat like maple. But the more a koa guitar is played, the more the sound opens up, expanding the midrange and rewarding the player with a richer, sweeter, more resonant tone. A common mistake is when a bright player buys a koa guitar in part for its visual beauty, finds it to be too bright, and doesn't play it enough to allow the wood to warm up.
Goes Well With: Fingerstylists who play more with the pads of their fingers and tend to have a meatier touch. Bright players need to be careful because of koa's existing brightness (one might try experimenting with different pick materials).
- Shape: Grand Symphony
- Back/Side Wood: Hawaiian Koa
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
- Electronics: None
- Bracing: 12-String Bracing with Relief Rout
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: GA-LTD
- Headstock Overlay: Ebony
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuners: Taylor Gold
- Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Cutaway: None
- Pickguard: None
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