Taylor Custom Guitar, NAMM #5 Grand Auditorium Acoustic Electric Bearclaw/Ziricote/Koa


Now is your opportunity to own a gorgeous Custom Taylor guitar at a production guitar price. Every so often Taylor finds small lots of exquisite tonewoods and purchases enough to make a limited run of instruments. The guitar you are looking at features Ziricote (harvested predominantly in Central America, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala) on the back and sides. This tonewood has been compared to Brazilian Rosewood in its tonal characteristics and is paired with a "Bearclaw" Sitka Spruce top to produce piano-like tones with a rich bottom end power coupled with a clear top end.

The body shape is  Taylor's Grand Auditorium, which is their most popular body size as it fits nicely in most playing styles. In our showroom we characterize this body shape as the "Swiss Army Knife" of guitars for its ability to work in environments from intimate fingerstyle arrangements to the heavy strumming for Bluegrass and Blues players. Additionally, the Taylor exclusive "V-Class" bracing on this guitar was created to bring out all the beauty that these woods have to offer.

This pairing of rare tonewoods by itself is elegant, but the other appointments add icing on the cake. Included are a beveled armrest, top trim and body binding in Hawaiian Koa wood; bridge pins that are bone with an Australian Green Opal dot inlaid in them; Mother of Pearl inlays that adorn the fretboard and peghead and the rosette is trimmed with Paua shell. The guitar comes with a full-body high gloss finish that accentuates the grain characteristics of the variety of woods as well as a durable hard case. It is a beauty to not only listen to, but eye candy as well for its outstanding looks

This custom Taylor guitar is limited to a production run of 25 guitars worldwide so once they are gone, they will only be available on the used market if you can find someone who is willing to part with theirs. Past history has shown that these custom models frequently hold their value and increase in value as the woods age and the sound matures. If you are interested in  that special guitar for a lifetime of enjoyment or an investment, don't hesitate to get yours today.

We are an authorized Taylor service center and will set up any new guitar to your liking with different strings or neck adjustments to get the playability you desire. Please call with any questions about our service and delivery options.

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