Taylor Custom GA, Rosewood/Sitka Spruce, Acoustic Electric Guitar
This is a very limited Grand Auditorium featuring Indian Rosewood for the body and Sitka Spruce for the top.
The combination of Indian rosewood and Sitka spruce has long delighted players for its blend of balance, sparkle and warmth. For this custom Grand Auditorium, we chose to honor the much-loved wood pairing with a set of enhanced appointments both inside and out.while a striking Antique Blond finish treatment for the top strikes an eye-catching visual note. Other key details include pale maple binding with Hawaiian koa purfling, a single-ring paua rosette, a rosewood pickguard and mother-of-pearl inlays in our Mission style. Adorned with a full-body gloss finish and complete with both ES2 electronics and premium Gotoh 510 tuners in antique gold, this custom model supplies beauty and rich tone in abundance. It ships with a deluxe brown hardshell case. (limited to 50 pieces worldwide)
Origin: East India
One of the most popular and traditional guitar woods of all time, rosewood takes the basic sonic thumbprint of mahogany (which has a strong midrange) and expands it in both directions. Rosewood sounds deeper in the low end and brighter on the top end (one might describe the treble notes as zesty, sparkly or sizzly, with more articulation). If you look at its frequency range visually, rosewood would appear to be more scooped in the middle, yielding less midrange bloom than mahogany. Like mahogany, rosewood’s vintage heritage has helped firmly establish its acoustic legacy. It’s a great sound in part because we know that sound. In some music circles in which preserving the traditional sound helps bring a sense of authenticity to the music — certain strains of Americana, for example — rosewood has an iconic status. Also like mahogany, rosewood is a versatile tonewood, which has contributed to its popularity. One can fingerpick it, strum it and flatpick it. It’s very consistent, so players can usually rely on it to deliver.
Origin: Northwestern North America (Coastal Rainforests of Alaska and Canada)
As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It’s used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor’s personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.
Available at Ken Stanton Music.
- UPC: 887766111542
- Model: Custom GA
- Shape/Size: Grand Auditorium
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Neck to Body Fret: 14
- Cutaway: Venetian
- Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Back: Indian Rosewood
- Top: Sitka Spruce
- Fretboard: Crelicam Ebony
- Bridge: Wood, Crelicam Ebony, Standard Nt
- Neck/Heel: Sapele, Quilted
- Peghead Veneer: Crelicam Ebony
- Pattern: V-Class Bracing With Relief Rout, Mahogany/Blackwood/Sapele Back Brace Set
- Wood: Sitka Spruce
- Binding Material:Wood
- Body: Crelicam Ebony
- Fretboard: Wood, Crelicam Ebony
- Heel Cap: Wood, Crelicam Ebony
- Soundhole: Wood, Crelicam Ebony
- Purfling Material: Fiber, Wood
- Rosette Style/Size: Single Ring, Bound Sound Hole
- Rosette Material: Shell, Green Abalone
- Peghead Logo: Shell, Mother Of Pearl
- Peghead Inlay: Mission, Celluloid/Shell, Grained Ivoroid/Mother of Pearl
- Fretboard: Ga-Ltd, Mission Inlay
- Side Dots: Silver
- Nut Width: 1-3/4"
- Peghead Type: Paddle - Standard
- Heel Length: 3-1/2"
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Fretboard Radius: 15"
- # of Frets: 20
- Carve Profile: Standard Carve
- Type of Joint: Scarf
- Finish: Antique Blonde
- Tuners: Gotoh 510 Antique Gold, Standard
- Strap Pin: Gold, Neck, Downside Of Heel
- Nut: Tusq, Black
- Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
- Bridge Pins: Wood, Crelicam Ebony
- Truss Rod Cover: Wood, Crelicam Ebony
- Electronics: ES2
- Case: Taylor Deluxe Hard Shell Case, Brown