The Grand Auditorium guitar body is an original Bob Taylor design he introduced in 1994. Full in the lower registers, solid in the midrange, but keeping the sparkling highs, it is a good fit for any kind of music.
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker’s guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing. The GA’s overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be our bestselling shape. If you want to own a single great all-purpose guitar, the multi dimensional GA won’t let you down.
Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to Ovangkol, a sustainable tonewood. It is a West African relative of rosewood and thus shares many of rosewood’s tonal properties, including a wide spectrum from lows and highs. Differences include a slightly fuller midrange and a treble response that resembles that of koa. Being lesser known than rosewood, ovangkol has been a sleeper hit over the years, asserting itself as an instant contender among unsuspecting Taylor test driving players.
*New Old Stock means this is a new, unsold guitar. It may show extremely minor wear, or the case may have some minor scuffage, but this still carries the full Taylor Lifetime Warranty against factory defect.