Taylor Custom GA (BTO) Premium Engelmann/AA Rosewood  From Taylor

Incredible, indelible pre-owned TAYLOR with PREMIUM Engelmann and AA Indian Rosewood! Short-Scale makes it highly playable! MINT!


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What We Think

This is just about the easiest playing acoustic I've ever encountered. Best of all, it also sounds like a million bucks. This previously-loved, near-mint Taylor was custom ordered in 2012. It's a dream guitar. With a premium Engelmann top, AA Indian rosewood back and sides, a short scale (warms up the tone and softens things up for your fretting hand), beautiful bridge inlay and rosette, and these sturdy, stately Gotoh 510 antique gold tuners, this is going to make somebody's search for the perfect flat-top 100% easier.

Its voice is proud and complex. I adore Engelmann. The Grand Auditorium shape gives it bass and added focus. It's hard to call anything "mint" in this business, but this one is so clean I couldn't resist. Let me know if you want to talk about this fantastic guitar!


Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar Demo

This custom-made Taylor Grand Auditorium acoustic is a beauty both sonically and visually. Built with a Engelmann Spruce top and Indian Rosewood sides/back, this instrument has opened up marvelously for a clear and consistent tone, and the inlays and fretwork are impeccable. This is certainly not your run-of-the-mill Taylor acoustic, we are very impressed. Have a listen for yourself. Thanks to Robinson Earle for his playing. This particular acoustic guitar has already sold; however, we can help you pick out another acoustic guitar that is similar and will fit your needs. Please contact us at SoundPure with any questions or to schedule a visit. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703 Gear Used: Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium Acoustic Guitar, Schoeps CMC 6 w/ MK4 capsules, Great River MP2NV Mic Pre, Lynx Aurora AD Converter

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.


Shape: Grand Auditorium

Back/Sides: Indian Rosewood

Back Config: 2-piece, no wedge

Top: Premium Engelmann Spruce

Fb/Bridge: Ebony/ Ebony

Neck: Mahogany

Ph Veneer: Indian Rosewood

Bracing: Sitka CV Bracing w/ relief Rout

Binding Material: Black Plastic

Peghead Binding: Same as body/Fretboard

Purfling Material: Plastic

Body Top Purfling: Whit Plastic, B/W/B W/W/B

Rosette: Abalone, Single Ring 600/800 Series

Ph Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl

Bridge Inlay: 900 series

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Scale Length: Short Scale 24 7/8"

Neck Profile: Standard Carve

Back/Sides, Top, and Peghead Finish: Gloss

Neck Finish: Satin

Stain: Natural

Tuners: Gotoh 510 Antique Gold, 6 String

Nut/Saddle: Tusq

Strings: Elixir NanoWeb lights

Bridge Pins: Ebony with Ab Dots

Pickguard: Clear

TRC: Indian Rosewood

Case: Hard-shell, Brown