Grand symphony acoustic guitars haven't been around as long as other guitar body styles, but since they were first introduced in 2006 by Bob Taylor, their strong midrange, deep bass and crystal-clear treble has earned them plenty of praise. Grand symphony acoustic guitars share many similarities to grand auditorium guitars, except that they have a larger waist and lower bout. This gives grand symphony guitars a more dynamic attack and driving sustain, which is why they're so fantastic in live concert settings.
As you browse these grand symphony acoustic guitars, you'll realize quickly that these beauties are designed with serious performers in mind. Both 6- and 12-string models are available and cutaway body styles are also made for guitarists who want easier upper-fret access. If you're new to grand symphony acoustic guitars and not sure where to start your search here, we'll suggest kicking things off with the Taylor 400 Series 416 Grand Symphony Acoustic Guitar. The shimmering treble and robust low end of this guitar is the result of a solid ovangkol back and sides, Sitka spruce top and Taylor Performance bracing pattern. From strumming to flatpicking, the 416 is a versatile beast that can handle a wide range of playing styles and applications.
While grand symphony acoustic guitars have more than enough oomph to project loud and clear, stage performers will definitely benefit from choosing a model with a built-in onboard preamp. There are many acoustic-electric grand symphony guitars here, and the Taylor 800 Series 816ce was made for the spotlight. It has the same full-bodied character and smooth playability that makes every grand symphony guitar a treat to play, but it's also given a huge boost in volume thanks to the Taylor Expression System 2. On stage through a PA or plugged into an acoustic amplifier, you'll be blown away by how much this revolutionary pickup captures the natural voice of the 816ce.
Honestly, exploring this catalog is just as much fun as playing the instruments in them. And remember, there are some killer 12-string grand symphony acoustic guitars here as well. For players who love the jangle of a 12-string, feast your eyes on models like the Taylor Koa Series K66ce or the 500 Series 556ce. At this point we'll leave the browsing up to you, but one thing is definitely certain: you couldn't have found a better selection of grand symphony acoustic guitars.