Taylor Custom 11157 Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar

Taylor Custom 11157 Grand Symphony Electro Acoustic Guitar

Introducing the Taylor Custom 11157: a Grand Symphony-style Electro Acoustic Guitar from the Taylor Custom shop.
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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
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Manufacturer Taylor
SKU 301987
Shipping Weight (kg) 5.000000
MPN Custom 11157
Case Included hard case
Colour natural
Warranty 2 years
Series Custom Series
Scale Length 24.875"
Nut Width 1.75"
Neck Wood Mahogany Neck
Pickup Config Acoustic Pickup System
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard ebony fingerboard
Guitar Style grand symphony
Body Size full size


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