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Taylor GS6e-12 Maple/Spruce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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The Taylor 2012 GS6e-12 Maple/Spruce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar is part of acoustic guitar lore, and a major part of Taylor hi...Click To Read More About This Product
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A full-sounding 12-string made of Big Leaf maple and Sitka spruce with Expression System electronics.
The Taylor 2012 GS6e-12 Maple/Spruce Grand Symphony 12-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar is part of acoustic guitar lore, and a major part of Taylor history. Once you hear it, you won't forget the energetic sound of this maple GS acoustic guitar. Full, lush, and clear, with Taylor's signature 12-string playability, the GS6-12 is a guitar you'll want in your collection. And thanks to the Taylor Expression system, you'll be able to plug in and perform on any stage.
Grand Symphony (GS)
Though you might see similarities to a Grand Auditorium, the GS 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.
Gloss Top, Back & Sides
The finish used to create this guitar's lustrous gloss top, back, and sides was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultra violet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
The Expression System (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.
Nothing sounds as true and musical as a microphone. With that as a starting point, Taylor's David Hosler led the team responsible for the Expression System's breakthrough technology. Utilizing a unique Dynamic Body Sensor mounted to the soundboard, a Dynamic String Sensor embedded beneath the fretboard, and a discrete preamp, the advanced ES technology is unlike any other guitar pickup system.
The ES was designed in-house for an integrated pickup system unlike any other. From the design and location of the body and string sensors to the voicing of the preamp, the ES is fully optimized for the Taylor sound. The elegant design, including the non-intrusive control knobs, also preserves the aesthetic of a Taylor guitar.
- Shape: Grand Symphony
- Back/Side Wood: Big Leaf Maple
- Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
- Electronics: ES
- Bracing: 12-String Bracing with Relief Rout
- Binding: Ivoroid
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Abalone Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Inlay: None
- Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuners: Taylor Gold
- Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
- Back/Side Finish: Gloss
- Top Finish: Gloss
- Neck Finish: Gloss
- Cutaway: None
- Pickguard: None
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
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