It’s hard to name that one person who’s never played a guitar, or at least, wanted to. Hobbyists and occasional guitar players are in abundance, but those handful who are in dire need of a good acoustic guitar will certainly like what we’ve prepared.
- Solid Western red cedar Top :
- Solid Tropical American mahogany
- Satin with Gloss Top :
Taylor GS5 Grand Symphony Acoustic Guitar goes well with artists who like a well-balanced tone, nice dynamic range and a healthy serving of overtones and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Thanks to Grand Symphony body with expanded physical dimensions, including slight wider waist and a bigger lower bout; the fullness, volume and sustain can be achieved With a slightly larger footprint than the Grand Auditorium, the Grand Symphony yields a slightly more potent and dynamic all-around sound. Players can expect deeper bass, thicker trebles, and increased volume and low-end sustain, all without disrupting the tonal balance and clarity of the guitar.
GS5 is furnished with western red cedar as top wood. Hailing from Western North America; Cedar is less dense than spruce, and that softness typically translates into a sense of sonic warmth. Players with a lighter touch sound wonderful on a cedar-top guitar, fingerstyle players especially when that lighter touch will be amplified in bright and clear sound.
Well that’s about the top, about body woods?
Acoustic guitars in general tend to live in the midrange portion of the sound spectrum. So its essential sonic profile is well represented in the midrange frequencies and Mahogany is known for its meaty midrange character, featuring a strong fundamental focus often described as “punchy” or “woody”. Hence, Central/ South American Mahogany is wielded to this guitar as body wood.
Most of the Guitar players who know what they want—and what they don’t; often customize their instruments to their taste. And a pickup is definitely in their customized list. Keeping that in mind; Taylor GS5 ships without a stock pickup.
This is a Non-cutaway guitar. If you don’t plan to play in the upper register, or simply prefer the symmetrical hourglass contours of a guitar, a non-cutaway model is a great option.
Cedar’s warmth, mahogany’s midrange overtones, and the full-bodied GS shape together commits a tone that is rich with character and dynamic range.
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