An acoustic 12-string with the perfect combination of tone woods for strong, rhythmic playing styles.
The Grand Auditorium has been the mainstay of Taylor's acoustic-electric line for years. Now they’ve taken this shape and applied a purely acoustic design, resulting in an entirely new guitar, yet one that feels as if you’ve known it forever.
The 12-string is part of acoustic guitar lore, and a major part of Taylor history. The Sapele/Sitka Grand Auditorium 12-String is a contemporary take on the tradition: full 12-string tone yet with a more slender, hour glass Grand Auditorium shape.
The warm tone and open midrange of sapele balances the bright and snappy characteristics of a Sitka spruce top. The resulting combination provides the perfect guitar for strong, rhythmic playing styles.
Grand Auditorium (GA)
The GA is Taylor’s most versatile and popular shape, excelling at light-touch fingerstyle to full-blown strumming. Great for mic’ing and recording, the GA’s balanced mid-range and bright tone exemplify the Taylor voice.
Gloss Top/Satin Back & Sides
The finish used to create this guitar's textured satin back and sides and lustrous gloss top was developed at Taylor for maximum durability and resistance to cold-checking. This ultraviolet-cured finish is also more environmentally friendly than traditional lacquer finishes.
- Type/Shape: 12-String Grand Auditorium
- Back & Sides: Sapele
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Soundhole Rosette: Plastic
- Neck: Tropical American Mahogany
- Fretboard: Ebony with Binding
- Fretboard Inlay: Small Pearl Dots
- Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
- Binding: White
- Bridge: Ebony
- Nut & Saddle: Tusq
- Tuning Machines: Chrome-plated Taylor Tuners
- Strings: Elixir® Light Gauge Strings with NANOWEB® Coating
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Neck Width at Nut: 1-7/8"
- Number of Frets: 20
- Bracing: Standard II (Forward Shifted Pattern)
- Finish: Satin with Gloss Top
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Sapele/Sitka Grand Auditorium 12-String Specifications:
- Body Width: 16"
- Body Depth: 4-5/8"
- Body Length: 20"
- Overall Length: 41"
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Rich Sound
- Requires Constant Tuning
- Small Venues
Comments about Taylor Sapele/Sitka Grand Auditorium 12-String:
I needed something different. I have had a couple of 12 strings and found them high maintainence for the amount of playing I did with them. But I found this GA 12 at the [@] and started playing it. WOW what a sound. The action was perfect and the tone super. As is my nature, since funding is always an issue, I pondered (obsesed) for a few days. I gathered my nerve and made the deal I could live with. Brought it home and have not stopped plying it. Sometimes I think it plays it self. It does require tuning often, but if I remember 12 strings usually do. This is one sweet guitar.