Taylor’s Grand Orchestra body produces a rich and powerful yet remarkably balanced sound. Together with this blackwood/spruce wood pairing, players can expect a potent midrange punch with top-end overtone sparkle — somewhere between what you might find in a mahogany 518 and a rosewood 818. The non-cutaway design accentuates the GO’s voluptuous curves, as do the ivoroid binding and shaded edgeburst body (with a matching edgeburst neck). Other aesthetic touches include an ivoroid rosette, ivoroid Century fretboard inlay, gloss-finish body and nickel tuners. Taylor’s Expression System® 2 electronics bring the guitar’s big voice to any amplified setting. The guitar ships in a Taylor 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.
Blackwood’s tone profile resembles that of koa or mahogany in its midrange focus — a little dry and clear yet also warm — with an added splash of top-end shimmer and richness found in rosewood. Its musicality suits a variety of body sizes and musical styles.
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.