Select European Spruce Top, AA Walnut Back & Sides, Adirondack Bracing, Venetian Cutaway, ES2 Electronics
This is an outstanding example of what the Taylor Custom Shop can do. They have paired a select European Spruce Top with AA Walnut Back & Sides to create an amazing instrument. We first strummed this and thought "Wow, this is what a Taylor is supposed to sound like!" It has that ring, the lush overtones, fantastic balance, volume, and it is insanely fun and easy to play. We were very specific in wanting "X" bracing with this build as we thought the wood combo would prove perfect for Taylors classic bracing pattern. The balance is truly outstanding on this guitar. And there really is not much compression on her either. She gets loud...and I mean really really loud. We played hard and this would handle any large dreadnaught we put her against. The clarity of notes are fantastic for soloing as well. The walnut has a punctuated and clear tone while the European spruce adds the lushness to the sound. There really is a joy in playing this instrument and simply learning what different tonal options she can create.