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Taylor Taylor Custom #10030 12-Fret Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The unique sound of an all-soldid blackwood body and top with a sweet custom shading.

A custom Taylor guitar is something truly special. Taylor loves to showcase custom configurations that highlight tone woods and aesthetic elements not offered through its standard product line. So every year, Taylor makes available a number of irresistable, one-off beauties at the annual Namm show in Anaheim, California. This hand-selected custom #10300 12-Fret Grand Auditorium is such an example.

Body Shape
A Taylor original, the Grand Auditorium helped establish the Taylor acoustic sound. The popular body style makes for a versatile guitar that yields ample volume in response to light fingerpicking, and reacts to medium strumming and flatpicking with a clear, balanced sound across the tonal spectrum. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the GA is an excellent choice. Taylor’s 12-fret Grand Auditorium guitars deliver a uniquely inspiring playing experience. The shorter 12-fret neck and 24-7/8" scale length create a slinky handfeel that makes fretting and bending strings easier, and the different bridge placement articulates the top in a way that produces a remarkably powerful voice thanks to the Grand Auditorium's dimensions. It's a unique combination that delivers an inspiring playing experience.

Tonewood Pairing
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Tonally, blackwood behaves somewhere in the middle of rosewood and mahogany, with a little extra shimmer and chime that shows its family resemblance to koa. The blackwood top gives a strong midrange focus that's dry, clear and warm. It's a musical combination that's only available as a custom configuration.

Electronics
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 acousticly 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.

Other Features
Custom features include a custom tone wood pairing, figured maple mini- wedge (on the back), figured maple binding, a maple Taylor logo, custom fingerboard inlays made of boxwood, and a custom-color finish.

The Taylor Difference
What sets Taylor Guitars apart? Unmatched build quality, the most stable and playable necks, a vast array of tonal options, eco-conscious and ethically- sourced raw materials, and a lifetime of service and support.

FEATURES
Body				
Body type: Grand Auditorium
Cutaway: Single
Top wood: Solid Blackwood
Back & sides: Solid Blackwood
Bracing pattern: Taylor 12-Fret
Body finish: Satin with custom shading
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Taylor Standard Profile
Nut width: 1.75 in. (44.45 mm)
Fingerboard: Genuine African Ebony
Neck wood: Tropical Mahogany
Scale length: 24.87 in.
Number of frets: 18
Neck finish: Satin
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: Yes
Brand: Taylor
Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
Preamp EQ: 2-band
Feedback filter: Phase
Tuner: No
Other
Headstock overlay: Genuine African Ebony
Tuning machines: Gotoh 510 Antique Gold Tuners with Black Buttons
Bridge: Genuine African Ebony
Saddle & nut: Micarta "Wave"/Tusq
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: See "Other Features"
Case: Hardshell Case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States

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