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Taylor GTe Urban Ash Acoustic-Electric Guitar - Natural SN 1212040080
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Taylor GTe Urban Ash debuts a new body shape that's sure to inspire players of all skill levels with its compact frame, accommodating feel and robust acoustic voice. Grand Theater features a scaled-down body that echoes the jumbo curves of Taylor's Grand Orchestra shape, with its dimensions reduced to create a remarkably approachable feel. The innovation extends to GT's interior architecture, built on a new asymmetrical bracing design called C-Class bracing. This new sonic structure brings the tonal benefits of V-Class bracing to the smaller Grand Theater body shape, producing more volume and longer sustain while also bolstering GT's bass response to surprising levels of low-end power from a smaller guitar. This model takes its name from the solid Urban Ash that composes its back and sides, which serve up a rich, shimmering midrange accented by pristine highs. Visually, GTe Urban Ash is appointed with modest details such as a three-ring koa rosette and Pinnacle inlays in Italian acrylic, preserving its accessible price point and clean aesthetic. A super-thin, water-based matte finish, paired with an Urban Sienna stain for the back and sides reflects a dusky, alluring visual character, preserving the wood's visual texture and allowing the player to feel the grain through the finish. Onboard ES2 electronics provide quick plug-and-play functionality when you need amplified sound. This model includes a sturdy, lightweight Taylor AeroCase for easy, safe transport.
Grand Theater shape
Compact yet gifted with a bold voice, the GT’s scaled-down frame offers surprising tonal power and texture.
Sitka spruce top wood
As a guitar soundboard, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. 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.
Urban Ash body wood
Taylor's use of Urban Ash, also known as Shamel or evergreen ash, reflects its commitment to finding more sustainable, responsible ways to source tonewoods from within its local region. Tonally, Urban Ash's properties make it a strong contender as a high-grade guitar wood of the future. With its focused, fundamental-strong voice, it produces clean notes mostly free of ringing overtones. Urban Ash will work well for fingerstyle players seeking an articulate sound unclouded by overtones or generalists looking for an all-purpose sound that can be molded to perform across genres and styles. It's also a versatile tonewood option for singer-songwriters and players looking to cut through a mix with a group of musicians.
Expression System 2 electronics
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. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor's custom-designed 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, Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.
This responsibly sourced tonewood has the physical texture of rosewood and the sonic properties of ebony.
Accents include Italian acrylic Pinnacle inlays, a three-ring koa rosette and a faux tortoiseshell pickguard.
Thin matte finish
An ultra-thin, water-based finish with an Urban Sienna stain optimizes acoustic resonance and preserves the wood's textured feel.
The best of both worlds: all the protection of a hardshell case with material construction that's a fraction of the weight.
Taylor Grand Theater series
Designed from the ground up, Taylor GT (short for Grand Theater) introduces a new category of acoustic guitar in size, feel and sound. Crafted on Taylor's California campus, GT's uniquely modern proportions make it super fun and easy to play, with a big sonic personality worthy of any pro player's toolbox.
A compact body
The GT body style borrows the basic body curves of Taylor's Grand Orchestra (its largest body style), but they're scaled down for comfort. The width at the lower bout is nearly the same as Taylor Grand Concert, but GT's body length is shorter and the body depth is slightly reduced. This creates an accessible feel for all types of players and scenarios, from the couch to the campfire to the concert hall.
A nimble neck
Grand Theater's unique neck proportions are also scaled for the ultimate in playing comfort. The 24-1/8" scale length lies between GS Mini and Grand Concert. The result is light string tension, the same as if you tuned a guitar with a 25-1/2" scale length down a half step. The closer fret spacing will help your fret-hand dexterity, while the string spacing at the nut (1-23/32") finds the sweet spot between 1-11/16" and 1-3/4".
Rich, robust sound
Featuring all-solid-wood construction, GT belies its size with a high-octane musical response. The secret sauce is Taylor's C-Class voicing architecture inside the guitar. Inspired by V-Class bracing, the C-Class design enhances the volume and sustain, while its unique asymmetrical pattern accentuates the lower frequencies. This allows Grand Theater guitars to produce a surprisingly warm bass response for their compact dimensions. The sound is sweet, focused and responsive, perfect for recording or plugging in with its ES2 pickup.
|Included from Manufacturer||Taylor AeroCase
Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light strings
|Acoustic Body Style||Grand Theater|
|Number of Strings||6-Strings|
|Number of Frets||20|
|Bridge Saddle Material||Micarta|
|Electronics||Expression System 2|
|Tuner Built In||No|
|Nut Material||Graph Tech Tusq|
|Unique Features||Italian acrylic Pinnacle inlays
Three-ring koa rosette
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