On Taylor’s 12-fret Grand Concert models, the shorter neck meets the body at the 12th fret rather than the 14th, and the bridge position is shifted closer to the center of the lower bout.
The result is a boost in tonal warmth and power. That response is also bolstered by the Lutz spruce top used on the 700 Series. Together with rosewood back and sides, players can expect a broad and articulate tonal range.
The compact Grand Concert body emphasizes clarity and balance, and helps keep the overtones in check, making this a great option for recording both solo and with other instruments. The 24-7/8-inch neck adds slinky comfort to the playing experience.
Wood-rich aesthetic details include Hawaiian koa binding, a herringbone-style rosette featuring Douglas fir with maple/black accents, and bias-cut Douglas fir top trim, while a new “weathered brown” pickguard design complements the earthy color tones of the rosewood and wood trim.
Taylor’s onboard ES2 electronics supply a top-notch pickup and preamp for impeccable amplified acoustic tone.
Shape: Grand Concert
Number of Strings: 6
Back/Side Wood: Indian Rosewood
Scale length: 24-7/8""
Top Wood: Sitka Spruce
Body Length: 19 1/2""
Electronics: Expression System 2
Body Width: 15""
Body Depth: 4 3/8""
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck Width: 1-3/4""
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Fretboard Inlay: Heritage Diamonds
Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood Binding Grained Ivoroid
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Truss Rod Cover: Indian Rosewood
Back/Side Finish: Gloss
Top Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Satin
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Number of Frets: 18
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze HD Light
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Heel Cap Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Heel length: 3-1/4""
Peghead Finish: Satin
Peghead Inlay: None
Peghead Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
Peghead Type: Slot Head
Rosette Mat.: Grained Ivoroid
Rosette Size: Three Ring