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Taylor GTe Sitka/Urban Ash ES2
Designed to produce a stronger low-end response than a guitar its size would normally deliver, Taylor’s GT Series Sitka/Urban Ash ES2 models introduce a new category to the world of acoustic guitar shapes with a scaled-down version of Taylor’s “Jumbo” body shape, with a fast, vibrant attack imparted by the Urban Ash paired with a solid spruce top. Plus, Taylor’s ES2 electronics provide ample tonal control and responsiveness.
GT Series—Sitka/Urban Ash
More than just a new body style for Taylor guitars, the Grand Theater (GT) shape represents a whole new category of guitar. With an even shorter scale than the Grand Concert, the GT features an asymmetrical C-Class bracing—which employs ideas adapted from Taylor’s V-class bracing—to produce a stronger low-end response than a guitar its size would normally deliver. Lightweight like mahogany, the fast, vibrant attack of the Urban Ash paired with a solid spruce top gives these GT series models a dramatic, wide-awake sound that lends an almost flamenco guitar–like character and quick responsiveness.
Sporting the curves of the Grand Orchestra (Taylor’s “Jumbo” body style) scaled into uniquely compact proportions—including a shorter, 24 1/8-inch scale length for a slinky and responsive handfeel—Taylor’s Grand Theater (GT) body shape employs C-Class bracing to pack the tonal depth of a full-size guitar into a form that’s easy to play. With dimensions that fall between the travel-friendly GS Mini and Grand Concert body shapes, the GT represents Taylor’s reimagination of the parlor-style guitar for the present day.
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) delivers the latest technology in Taylor acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the ES2 system is Taylor’s patented behind-the-saddle pickup, featuring three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The new positioning enables the piezo pickup’s crystals to respond more naturally to the guitar’s energy as it is transferred through the saddle, with three pickup sensors installed behind the saddle, through the bridge, with three tiny Allen screws that calibrate the position of the sensors in relation to the saddle. Together with Taylor’s custom-designed preamp, this ES2 system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness.
Body Style: Non-cutaway GT
Scale Length: 24 1/8"
Nut Width: 1 23/32"
Bracing: Taylor C-Class
Top: Solid Spruce
Back/Sides: Solid Urban Ash
Peghead Overlay: Eucalyptus
Fretboard Inlays: Italian acrylic "Pinnacle"
Rosette: 3-ring koa
Body Edge Treatment: Black top purfling
Stain: Urban Sienna (Back/Sides)
Finish: Matte 2.0 mil
Tuners: Taylor nickel mini
Pickguard: Faux tortoise
Case: Brown AeroCase