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Taylor Custom 11157 Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar

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Introducing the Taylor Custom 11157: a Grand Symphony-style Electro Acoustic Guitar from the Taylor Custom shop. Custom Built, Premium-Qual..

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Overview

Introducing the Taylor Custom 11157: a Grand Symphony-style Electro Acoustic Guitar from the Taylor Custom shop.

Custom Built, Premium-Quality Electro Acoustic

If you're looking to invest in a true collectible, that would make a stand-out centrepiece to your collection, then you've come to the right place.

Taylor Custom 11157 Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar Highlights

  • Custom-shop Electro Acoustic guitar
  • Grand-symphony body shape delivers a potent and dynamic sound
  • Western Red Cedar top, and a Pau Ferro back and sides with a clear Gloss finish
  • Satin-finished Mahogany neck, capped with an Ebony fingerboard
  • Figured Hawaiian Koa "Tree" fingerboard inlay (see above images for details)
  • Figured Hawaiian Koa binding to the body
  • Shorter, 24.875"-scale construction results in less string-tension and hand fatigue
  • Chrome-finish Gotoh 510 tuning machines
  • Includes deluxe hardshell case
  • Extended 12-Year Warranty upon registration with Taylor

Custom Built

Taylor's Custom Shop allows you to pick and choose each and every aspect of a guitar to make it truly unique to you.

In this case, as you'll notice from the above images, we've opted for a "familiar-yet-different" approach with this guitar, with a whole host of premium appointments, and even a gorgeous custom fretboard inlay.

Exquisite Tonewood Choices

As a top wood, Cedar (Red Western Cedar in this case) is highly valued by fingerstyle players, who prefer tonal character and quality over volume.

When compared to the more-popular Spruce, Cedar will produce an array of richer overtones, adding plenty character to your sound.

Complimenting the Cedar top you have a back and sides crafted from Pau Ferro, also known as Brazilian Ironwood.

Despite being similar in looks to Rosewood, Pau Ferro is less glassy-sounding, whilst still offering a flast, clean response with an overall balanced voice.

These woods are complimented by the Taylor Performance bracing system, whilst helps to maximise the guitar's clarity and projection.

Expression System 2

At the heart of this custom-built Taylor you'll find the innovative ES2 pickup and preamp.

This incredbile electronics system offers a more dynamic range of acoustic sound than ever before, and is widely regarding as one of the best acoustic preamp/pickup combinations available.

Simply plug your guitar into a front of house PA system, your favourite acoustic amp, or even directly into recording software, and you'll be guaranteed a faithful conveyance of your guitar's gorgeous tone.

Premium-Grade Appointments

In addition to the instantly-noticeable fretboard inlay - a gorgeous, flamed koa, paua and black oyster tree - this gorgeous guitar is packed full of high-end appointments, many of which you will only ever see on a Taylor Custom guitar.

Amongst these appointments you'll find a Mother of Pearl Taylor headstock logo, a single-ring Abalone bound soundhole rosette, figured Hawaiian Koa body binding, and even a set of Gotoh 510 tuners with a 1:18 ratio!

To cap it all off, the guitar comes complete with a hardshell case, ensuring it'll be kept safe from all but the most severe of knocks when not in use.

Taylor Custom 11157 Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar Specs

  • Guitar Type: 6-String
  • Shape: Grand Symphony
  • Body Wood: Pau Ferro
  • Top Wood: Western Red Cedar
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.875"
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Bracing: Sitka, Performance Bracing
  • Body Binding: Figured Hawaiian Koa
  • Inlay: Flamed Koa Tree
  • Rosette: Paua Abalone, Single Ring
  • Cutaway: Florentine
  • Electronics: ES2
  • Tuners: Goto 510, Chrome
  • Case: Hardshell, Brown

Specification

SKU301987
Weight (kg)5.0000
MPNCustom 11157
Case Includedhard case
Colournatural
Warranty2 years
SeriesCustom Series
Scale Length24.875"
Nut Width1.75"
Neck Woodmahogany neck
Pickup Config1x under saddle
Number Of Strings6 string
Right / Left-Handedright handed
Fingerboardebony fingerboard
Guitar Stylegrand symphony
Body Sizefull size

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