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Taylor Custom Sitka Spruce-Flamed Maple Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar Lilac Wine


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A Lilac Wine-finished Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric with exceptional looks, warm maple tone and plugged-in versatility.

The Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar provides serious musicians with a premium instrument that generates a rich, balanced tone. Its torrefied Sitka spruce top paired with flamed maple back and sides yields a warm yet articulate voice that projects clearly. Inside, V-Class bracing boosts volume and sustain while largely resolving intonation issues common in acoustic guitars. The neck, heel, backstrap and fingerboard are also maple, creating an all-maple body that produces a highly reflective, player-responsive character.

Premium, Resonant Materials

The torrefied Sitka spruce top and flamed maple back and sides give this Grand Auditorium a musical voice with shimmering highs, rich lows and sustain that seems to last forever. The lightweight spruce top freely vibrates, projecting your sound with power and clarity. Flamed maple's natural reflectiveness adds warmth and dimension, enhancing the spruce's tone. Together, these premium woods create an acoustic voice you'll love playing for hours on end.

V-Class Bracing Provides Exceptional Performance

Taylor's patented V-Class bracing is a pivotal innovation that optimizes the response of this custom Grand Auditorium. It boosts volume, enhances sustain and improves intonation for notes that ring clearly and true. Chords sound full and balanced, with fewer dissonant overtones. The guitar is highly responsive, with notes that bloom and decay gracefully. Thanks to V-Class bracing, tuning is more stable and precise. Overall, this bracing system delivers performance on par with the finest concert instruments.

Premium Electronics for Natural Amplification

Taylor's ES2 electronics capture this guitar's acoustic properties with exceptional accuracy. Featuring three uniquely positioned pickup sensors, the ES2 enables a dynamic range of tones whether playing acoustically or plugged in. The sensors are calibrated to convey nuance and depth. Since the pickup sits behind the saddle, the saddle retains full contact with the bridge, allowing the wood to vibrate freely. The result is a natural amplified tone that represents this custom instrument's voice.

Premium Materials and Appointments for an Upscale Aesthetic

As a Taylor custom build, this Grand Auditorium showcases the finest details and materials. Its flamed maple back and sides are selected for gorgeous figuring that gives each instrument a unique beauty. Black and white purfling accents the top, rosette, back and sides with artful precision. The mother-of-pearl peghead logo and bridge pins with abalone dots complement the agoya inlays. From the rich hues of its hand-rubbed finish to the gold tuners, every detail of this guitar's aesthetic reflects quality craftsmanship.

  • Body type: Taylor grand auditorium
  • Cutaway: Yes - Venetian
  • Top wood: Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Big leaf flamed maple
  • Bracing pattern: V-class bracing with relief rout
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck shape: Standard Taylor profile
  • Neck wood: Neo-tropical mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.875"
  • Nut width: 1.6875" (42.86mm)
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Material: Genuine West African ebony
  • Pickup/preamp: Expression System 2 professional audio-grade with TaylorSense
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with adjustable sensors
  • Preamp EQ: Volume, active bass and treble
  • Feedback filter: Onboard phase switch
  • Tuner: None
  • Headstock overlay: Genuine West African ebony
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh 510 antique chrome with antique chrome buttons
  • Bridge: Genuine West African ebony
  • Saddle and nut: Micarta saddle; Black nut
  • Special features: Lilac wine color treatment on back/sides/neck, Agoya peghead and fretboard inlays with a GA-LTD design, maple rosette with a fishbones design, mother-of-pearl peghead logo, grey bone bridge pins with Awabhi dots
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Case: Taylor deluxe hardshell
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: USA


  • Torrefied Sitka spruce top and flamed maple back and sides for warm, balanced tone
  • Onboard ES2 electronics with TaylorSense monitoring
  • V-Class bracing for volume, sustain and intonation
  • Gotoh 510 tuners in antique chrome