Taylor Limited Edition Grand Symphony 12-String - Master Grade Koa

12-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Master Grade Koa Top/Back/Sides, Tropical Mahogany Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, Gotoh Gold Tuners, and ES2 Electronics - Natural
Write review Item ID: GSce12LTDKoa
Taylor Limited Edition Grand Symphony 12-String - Master Grade Koa image 1
Taylor Limited Edition Grand Symphony 12-String - Master Grade Koa image 1
$11,699.00
Sweetwater Savings: $3,933.00 MSRP: $15,632.00
Or make 3 easy payments

Or just $488/month§ for 24 months

0% interest for 24 months*. 24 equal monthly payments required. Valid through 12/31/2017. Learn more

In Stock!
Available for immediate delivery! (Hurry, limited quantity available)

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Taylor Limited Edition Grand Symphony 12-String - Master Grade Koa
In Stock!

Custom Taylor 12-string with Body and Volume

This one-of-a-kind Grand Symphony from Taylor is a powerful and playable 12-string with a rich palette to color your riffs and flesh out your arrangements. Taylor wrote the book on the modern 12-string acoustic, and this striking instrument is the fruit of 40 years of innovation and craftsmanship. The GSce's full-sounding Grand Symphony body is handmade entirely out of master grade koa for a sonic signature and playing response that are totally unique. Mother-of-pearl and abalone "Cindy" inlays adorn the whole length of the guitar, from the ebony headstock veneer and fingerboard down to the matching bridge. This custom GSce comes loaded with Taylor Expression System 2 electronics to capture the full detail of your playing whether you're plugged in onstage or tracking at the studio.

Taylor Limited-edition Grand Symphony Master Grade Koa 12-string Guitar at a Glance:
  • A 40-year heritage of great 12-string acoustics
  • Koa Grand Symphony body is sweet-sounding and versatile
  • Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage
A 40-year heritage of great 12-string acoustics

Bob Taylor and partner Kurt Listug earned a following in the early 1970s for their great-playing 12-string acoustics, eventually finding their instruments in the hands of greats Leo Kottke and Neil Young. Other guitars from this era had unplayably high actions and inconsistent necks. But Taylor changed the game with their slim, low-tension necks, and today is working to usher in a new golden age of 12-strings.

Koa Grand Symphony body is sweet-sounding and versatile

Koa is a dense hardwood that's known for its silky highs and sensuous midrange. Instruments made with koa tops and bodies have a tendency to "open up" through aging, handling, and playing. The GSce's all-koa Grand Symphony body is an update to Taylor's sleek Grand Auditorium style with a higher waist and larger lower bout for better power and projection. The master grade koa gives the GSce piano-like bass, a three-dimensional midrange, a clear top end, and responsive dynamics that are up for whatever style you play: from folksy fingerpicking to full-on strumming.

Taylor Expression System 2 electronics deliver superior sound onstage

Artists who play plugged in will appreciate the natural-sounding Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) electronics onboard the GSce. This system features a three-section proprietary pickup located behind the guitar's saddle for clear and accurate sound reproduction. A master volume control and a pair of tone controls let you tweak your sound and output from the stage, and a discreet phase switch helps you squelch feedback before it starts. For a natural plugged-in tone you can count on, Sweetwater guitarists are happy to recommend Taylor ES2 electronics.

Taylor Limited-edition Grand Symphony Master Grade Koa 12-string Guitar Features:
  • One-of-a-kind custom Taylor 12-string acoustic-electric
  • Powerful 12-string sound for folk, classic rock, blues, and psychedelia
  • Master grade koa top, back, and sides provide a sweet top end and striking look
  • Tropical mahogany neck glides through the hand
  • Venetian cutaway provides access to upper frets
  • Ebony fretboard responds accurately to nuanced playing styles
  • Matching ebony headstock veneer and bridge
  • Mother-of-pearl and abalone Cindy inlays on the headstock, fingerboard, and bridge
  • Behind-saddle pickup with balanced output for clean and natural amplification
  • ES2 electronics lets you control volume, tone, and feedback from the stage
Experience the 12-string sound like never before with this koa Grand Symphony 12-string from Taylor!

Additional Media

Acoustic Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Series Custom
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 12
Body Shape Grand Symphony
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural Koa
Top Wood Master Grade Koa
Back & Sides Wood Master Grade Koa
Body Bracing Standard III Bracing with Relief Rout
Neck Wood Tropical Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl/Abalone "Cindy"
Number of Frets 20
Tuning Machines Gotoh Gold
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone/Bone
Nut Width 1.875"
Electronics Expression System 2
Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Lights
Case Included Deluxe Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number Custom GS-12

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this product.
Write your review
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Taylor, Taylor 12-string Acoustic Guitars, Taylor Acoustic / Electric Guitars