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
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.
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
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||mahogany neck|
|Pickup Config||1x under saddle|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||grand symphony|
|Body Size||full size|
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