More and more players want the playing comfort of a smaller acoustic guitar without having to sacrifice tone. So Taylor master builder Andy Powers set out to design a new guitar that could deliver on both fronts — combining the inviting feel of a compact instrument with the rich voice of a full-size, all-solid-wood guitar.
Designed from the ground up, the new Taylor GT (short for Grand Theater) introduces a new category of acoustic guitar in size, feel and sound. Crafted on Taylor’s California campus, the GT’s uniquely modern proportions make it super fun and easy to play, with a big sonic personality worthy of any pro player’s toolbox.
a compact body
The new GT body style borrows the basic body curves of our Grand Orchestra (our largest body style), but they’re scaled down for comfort. The width at the lower bout is nearly the same as the Taylor Grand Concert, but the GT’s body length is shorter and the body depth is slightly reduced. This creates an accessible feel for all types of players and scenarios, from the couch to the campfire to the concert hall.
a nimble neck
The GT’s unique neck proportions are also scaled for the ultimate in playing comfort. The 24-1/8-inch scale length lies between our GS Mini and the Grand Concert. The result is light string tension — the same as if you tuned a guitar with a 25-1/2-inch scale length down a half step. The closer fret spacing will help your fret-hand dexterity, while the string spacing at the nut (1-22/32”) finds the sweet spot between 1-11/16” and 1-3/4”.
- Body shape: GT – Grand theatre
- Top: Solid spruce
- Back and sides: Solid urban ash
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Eucalyptus
- Scale: 24-1/8"
- Pickup: Taylor ES-2 system
- Colour: Satin natural
- Taylor AEROcase included