Taylor’s Grand Orchestra is the guitar equivalent of a grand piano, boasting a big, complex voice with a wonderfully dynamic response. Our maple/spruce edition features a back bracing profile that’s optimized for maple and a torrefied top, which produces an aged tonal character with greater acoustic resonance. Protein glues and an ultra-thin gloss finish minimize dampening. A new, hand-rubbed “Brown Sugar” stain on the back and sides gives maple’s striking figure a beautiful violin-hued appearance without adding extra thickness to the finish. Featured appointments include grained ivoroid Wings fretboard inlays, an inlaid ebony backstrap, ebony binding with ivoroid purfling, an ebony/ivoroid rosette, and a striped ebony pickguard, along with Taylor’s Expression System® 2 acoustic electronics. The guitar comes with a deluxe hardshell case.
Taylor’s biggest body shape redefines the playing experience of a big acoustic guitar by blending power and complexity with balance and responsiveness. Unlike other large-bodied guitars, the GO not only welcomes strong strumming, but also responds readily to players with a lighter touch.
The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.
Maple has long been associated with a bright acoustic sound, but Taylor’s maple guitars are voiced to bring out greater warmth, richness and sustain. This broadens maple’s tonal range from a single-dimension sound to a more musical, more versatile voice.
Expression System 2
Taylor’s breakthrough acoustic pickup marks a major advance in piezo technology thanks to a patented behind-the-saddle design. The unique placement of three piezo sensors captures a more dynamic range of acoustic sound and responds well in a variety of settings.
There’s a lot to be said for the clean, traditional look of a non-cutaway acoustic guitar. If you don’t plan to play in the upper register, which is made more accessible with a cutaway, or if you simply prefer the symmetrical hourglass contours of a guitar, a non-cutaway model is a great option.
Shape: Grand Orchestra
Number of Strings: 6
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Body Length: 20 5/8"
Body Width: 16 3/4"
Body Depth: 5"
Neck Width: 1-3/4"
Bracing: Advanced Performance with Relief Rout
Fretboard Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony
Top Finish: Gloss 3.5
Pickguard: Striped Ebony
Number of Frets: 20
Back Config: 2-piece No Wedge
Backstrap Finish: Gloss
Fingerboard Ext: None
Heel Cap Binding: Ebony
Peghead Finish: Gloss
Peghead Binding: Ebony
Peghead Type: Standard
Rosette Size: Single Ring
Type of Neck Joint: ScarfBack/Side WoodMaple
Top Wood: Torrefied Sitka
Electronics: Expression System 2®
Nut & Saddle: Tusq Nut/Micarta Saddle
Neck/Heel: Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Bridge Inlay: None
Tuners: Taylor Nickel
Back/Side Finish: Gloss 3.5
Neck Finish: Satin
Case: Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Brown
Armrest Binding: None
Backstrap Wood: Ebony with Inlay
Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
Edge Trim: None
Fretboard Binding: Ebony
Heel length: 3-7/8
Peghead Inlay: Grained Ivoroid Wings
Peghead Logo: Grained Ivoroid
Rosette Mat.: Ebony/Grained Ivoroid/Abalone
Stain/Sunburst: Brown Sugar
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