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Taylor Custom No. 29 Grand Orchestra Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Taylor's Grand Orchestra shape is known among guitarists as an instrument with the fire power needed to tackle any musical situation. And this custom...Click To Read More About This Product
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Custom designed GS with mahogany wood pairs beautifully with Taylor V-Class bracing and ES2 electronics.
Taylor's Grand Orchestra shape is known among guitarists as an instrument with the fire power needed to tackle any musical situation. And this custom No. 29 acoustic-electric guitar is no exception. The body is crafted of a rich Brazilian mahogany back and sides and tropical mahogany top. This combination of tonewoods produces a unique palette of color and texture. There's deep base and drive, combined with a strong focus and natural compression, that blends in with any musical ensemble. It's beautifully adorned with a nouveau inlay pattern, bloodwood beveled armrest and binding, and a tobacco edgeburst to give it a show-stopping presence. Standard specs include a 25-1/2” scale length, a 1-3/4” nut width, a Venetian cutaway and ES2 electronics. The instrument includes a Taylor hardshell case.
Combining Brazilian mahogany with tropical mahogany creates a fusion of color and texture that adds a unique voice to this No. 29 guitar. The sound has a strong fundamental focus, natural compression and woody attack that is both responsive to the touch and dynamic in color and projection.
The Grand Orchestra unleashes Taylor's boldest, richest voice. With a bigger footprint and deeper body than the Grand Symphony, it yields a stronger, more complex tone with impressive sustain and balance. Its large cavity is responsive to the most aggressive players, yet reactive enough to respond to a light touch. This GS guitar is truly versatile and capable of covering a wide variety of musical styles and expression.
Taylor's V-Class bracing introduces an entirely new platform for acoustic performance. It is essentially a "sonic engine" that optimizes the response of an acoustic guitar in three key ways: by boosting volume, sustain, and by largely resolving the intonation issues that have long plagued acoustic guitars. V-Class bracing creates purer, more orderly notes that don't cancel each other out or sound "off". They have clearer, more consistent response, and the whole fretboard is brought into greater sonic alignment for a more musical playing/listening experience.
Guitars with V-Class bracing are easier to tune; the pitch sounds purer and more solid, and electronic tuners can more easily locate notes for quick, precise tuning. Other benefits: harmonics ring more uniformly down the neck, notes are louder with more projection and sustain, and notes are more consistent, i.e., upper register notes don't get choked out or swallowed. Fewer "sour" sonic qualities exist with chords; a more agreeable relationship is created between notes as they ripen, bloom and decay.
Taylor's ES2 is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor’s ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. Because the pickup doesn't sit under the saddle, the bottom of the saddle comes in full contact with the bridge, allowing all the nuance of the guitar's tone to come through clearly whether playing acoustically or plugged-in. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before while playing plugged-in.
Together with Taylor’s custom-designed “professional audio”-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar. The Taylor Expression System 2 operates through a proprietary 9-volt battery compartment and easy-to-use volume, and active bass and treble controls.
This beautiful custom acoustic-electric can be yours. Order today.
- Body type: Taylor Grand Orchestra
- Cutaway: Yes - Venetian
- Top wood: Tropical Mahogany
- Back & sides: Brazilian Mahogany
- Bracing pattern: V-Class Bracing with Relief Rout
- Body finish: Gloss Top, Back and Sides
- Orientation: Right-Handed
- Neck shape: Standard Taylor Profile
- Nut width: 1-3/4" (44.5 mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine West African Ebony
- Neck wood: Neo-Tropical Mahogany
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Satin
- Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 Professional Audio-Grade
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind-the-Saddle Transducer with Adjustable Sensors
- Preamp EQ: Volume, Active Bass and Treble
- Feedback filter: Onboard Phase Switch
- Tuner: None
- Headstock overlay: Genuine West African Ebony
- Tuning machines: Gotoh 510 Antique Gold with Black Buttons
- Bridge: Genuine West African Ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta Saddle; White Tusq Nut
- Number of strings: 6
- Special features: Bloodwood Binding, Bloodwood Beveled Armrest, Nouveau Shell/Paua Fingerboard Inlay Pattern, Tobacco Edge Burst
- Case: Taylor hardshell case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: USA