Taylor 2006 GS8 Grand Symphony Acoustic Guitar - Used  From Taylor

Taylor's Grand Symphony model in Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood!

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What We Think

A big, beautiful guitar with dynamic presence and tonal complexity fit for a symphony complimented by playability fit for a lazy sunday on the couch!  Despite this piece's size, you'll feel far more pulled in that pushed off.  Sitka is a little easier to command than the more rigid Adirondack spruce, making those sweet Indian rosewood overtones all the more accessible.  She's a pretty 'un, too--lovely abalone accents have been tastefully added throughout.  This lightly-loved piece would be ideal for a singer-songwriter with a powerful set of pipes, a flatpicker looking for a more modern palette to work with, or even a fingerpicker looking for a bold, bright sound.


Condition: Used, Great

 

Manufacturer's Description from Taylor

This non-cutaway GS pairs Indian rosewood with Sitka spruce for a big, bold tone that aggressive pickers and strummers will love.

With a slightly larger footprint than the Grand Auditorium, the GS yields a slightly more potent and dynamic all-around sound. Players can expect deeper bass, thicker trebles, and increased volume and low-end sustain, all without disrupting the tonal balance and clarity of the guitar.

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About Manufacturer

Headquartered in El Cajon, California, Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, and has grown into the leading global builder of premium acoustic guitars. Taylor employs over 900 people and currently produces hundreds of guitars per day in its state-of-the-art factory complexes in both El Cajon and in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico. The company maintains an active dealer network, with Taylor guitars sold through hundreds of retail locations in North America and with international distribution to 60 countries, including a distribution warehouse and factory service center in the Netherlands.

Renowned for blending modern, innovative manufacturing techniques with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered among the best-sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer in the use of computer mills, lasers and other high-tech tools and proprietary machinery, and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer. Among the company’s many innovations are its patented Taylor Neck, the first major innovation in the construction of the acoustic guitar in the last 100 years; the award-winning Expression System® 2 (ES2) pickup, a groundbreaking approach to amplifying an acoustic guitar; and the T5, the first, true hybrid acoustic and electric guitar that can produce amplified acoustic tones, full-crunch electric, and everything in-between with the flip of a five-way switch.

In addition to its forward-thinking approach to guitar design and manufacturing, Taylor has applied that same approach to its wood sourcing and environmental sustainability initiatives. Taylor is dedicated to the pursuit of best practices in forest management, new models of reforestation, and bringing ethically harvested tonewoods to market. This approach, together with outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics, are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Zac Brown, and many other established musicians.

Specifications

2006

Serial Number: 20060404158

Shape: Grand Symphony

Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood

Scale length: 25-1/2"

Top Wood: Sitka Spruce

Body Length: 20"

Body Width: 16 1/4"

Body Depth: 4 5/8"

Nut & Saddle: Tusq

Neck Width: 1-3/4"

Neck Wood: Tropical Mahogany

Bracing: CV Bracing with Relief Rout

Fretboard Wood: Ebony

Fretboard Inlay: 4mm Abalone Dots

Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood

Binding: Ivoroid

Bridge Pins: Ebony with Abalone Dots

Tuners: Taylor Gold

Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood

Back/Side Finish: Gloss

Top Finish: Gloss

Neck Finish: Satin

Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell, Brown

Number of Frets: 20

Buttons: Gold Edge

Fretboard Binding: Ivoroid

Heel Cap Binding: Ivoroid

Heel Length: 3-1/2"

Peghead Finish: Gloss

Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Peghead Type: Standard

Rosette Mat.: Abalone

Rosette Size: Three Ring

Type of Neck Joint: Scarf