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Taylor NS24-E-G Grand Auditorium Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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Taylor's first non-cutaway NS Grand Auditorium honors the more traditional classical body aesthetic, yet includes modern amenities like a sleek Taylo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rosewood laminate Grand Auditorium blends nylon's tonal nuances with Taylor playability and features the ES-T under-saddle pickup, all at an enticing price point.

Taylor's first non-cutaway NS Grand Auditorium honors the more traditional classical body aesthetic, yet includes modern amenities like a sleek Taylor neck and an ES-T under-saddle pickup.

Grand Auditorium body
The GA is Taylor's most versatile and popular shape, excelling at light-touch fingerstyle to full-blown strumming. Great for using a mic and recording, the GA's balanced mid range and bright tone exemplify the Taylor voice.

Solid Sitka spruce top with Indian rosewood laminate back and sides
The beauty of Indian rosewood is captivating. The laminate back and sides are paired with a solid Sitka spruce top, producing a full, rich tone with ample volume, resonance, and sustain.

Taylor ES-T electronics system
Developed by the same Taylor team that invented the Expression System pickup, the Taylor ES-T under-saddle transducer takes piezo technology to another level. The system features onboard bass, treble, and volume controls, plus custom-voiced EQ and dynamic response to naturally capture the nylon-string voice.

Finish
Breathtaking finish options and ecologically-sound technology is what the Taylor finishing department is focused on. Taylor's finishes are among the thinnest and most durable available.

One of the pleasures of living in the modern acoustic guitar era is the diverse palette of tonal flavors available to players. Taylor's Nylon Series represents the next generation of nylon tone, used not just for traditional classical or Spanish-tinged music, but in virtually every contemporary genre, from rock and pop to jazz and world music.

With a 15" radius and 1-7/8" neck width at the nut, Taylor's nylons offer steel-string acoustic players a smooth crossover to a fresh sonic texture, and the lighter string tension adds an extra helping of playability.

FEATURES
  • Type/Shape: 6-String Grand Auditorium
  • Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood Laminate
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Soundhole Rosette: Mexican Cypress
  • Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Binding: Black
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Tusq
  • Tuning Machines: Classical Chrome-plated Tuners with Cream Buttons
  • Strings: D'Addario Pro-Art¨ Extra Hard Tension
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Truss Rod: Adjustable
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-7/8"
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Fretboard Radius: 15"
  • Bracing: Nylon Series Bracing
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Electronics: ES-T
  • Body Width: 16"
  • Body Depth: 4-5/8"
  • Body Length: 20"
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5.0

VERY NICE!

By USA-Engineer

from East Coast

Taylor considers their nylon series guitars to be hybrid crossover instruments intended for musicians seeking to migrate to the sound of nylon but with the playability of a steel string. I'm a graduate Engineer and professional Musician. I've been playing Classical Guitars over 45 years during which time I've owned many. I play modern classical music at weddings and other romantic occasions. I've built several guitars and have been repairing them as long. Nylon is the sound I love, my objective was nylon with better playability. I'm not brand loyal, if a guitar sounds good and is built well I don't care who manufactured it. There weren't many models to choose from that have a concert (non cutaway body), slim radius neck with a 1 7/8 nut, thus closer string spacing. The Taylor is just that. IT'S NOT A CLASSICAL GUITAR DUE TO ITS ARCHETECHTURE, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE ONE. It's built very pristine and sounds really nice unplugged, plugged in. An interior mirror inspection revealed beautiful craftsmanship. The Taylor bolt on neck system is actually very good and doesn't noticeably impede sustain or projection even in the upper registers. It has excellent intonation, good note separation, presence, nice overtones, an overall beautiful timbre. CONS: There is no such thing as an out of the box perfect setup. Many manufacturing factors such as temperature, humidity affect wood, and if it was manufactured on Friday afternoon could make a difference too. Considering Taylor has a reputation for crafting fine instruments the factory setup was atypically poor. The treble strings action was way too low causing string buzz even when playing with a light touch. The neck was straight and angled correct, neck relief was correct, the strings descended off the nut correctly, the frets were level, the culprit was low saddle height. The strings were nearly floating over the saddle, I could easily lift them off. Because I like the sound of Tusq I didn't see a need to fabricate a bone saddle that likely wouldn't make much of a difference, and I didn't prefer to shim it. Therefore at my request Taylor sent a replacement raw Tusq saddle that I shaped to fit. Problem resolved. The only other minor CONS is that their preamp does not have midrange adjustment. Apparently Taylor believes you can tweak midrange using bass and treble. They're correct because midrange is broad , but it's a form of camouflage and compromising other frequencies. Also... Taylor dreamed up a new way to tie bass strings to the bridge. No good Mr. Taylor, I realize it's cool but it's been tried before. When I removed the factory extra hard tension D'Addario set and restrung with my favorite Hannabach normal tension strings made in Germany I knotted them the traditional way that promotes better sound continuity, and the loop is better positioned permitting the string to descend downward. SUMMARY....The string buzz was no big deal, every guitar needs some TLC and the midrange problem I tweaked out with my amp EQ. As I said I selected this model because it is the only (non cutaway body style) Taylor currently offers. Cutaway to me represents an electric look that I don't like. Overall it is a superb guitar, beautifully made, great sound and playability. I doubt I'll ever part with it. I hope my review will be helpful.

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