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Taylor Custom Shop Grand Orchestra AA Quilt Maple/Bearclaw Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar (SN:1105236123)


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You are looking at a Taylor Custom Shop Grand Orchestra AA Quilt Maple/Bearclaw Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar, serial number 1105236123. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase.

Sam Ash Music is pleased to introduce a set of five exquisite, unique custom-built acoustic-electrics from Taylor Guitars. In March 2016, the Sam Ash guitar team, including Sammy Ash (COO), John Conley (Guitar Buyer/Product Manager), Ben Ash (Regional Manager) and Danielle Shapiro (Copywriter/Product Specialist), set out to El Cajon, California to the Taylor factory and hand-selected extraordinary tonewoods from Andy Powers' personal wood library to create the ultimate set of fine custom instruments for the Sam Ash Guitars of Distinction collection. The members of the Sam Ash team were honored to have private access to some of the most exclusive tonewoods ever available. The Sam Ash team, all of whom are guitar players themselves, went through numerous sets of tonewoods until they found five sets that were truly exceptional. Once the tonewoods were selected, the Sam Ash team spent many weeks deliberating and meticulously selecting every fine detail of each instrument. From body shapes, neck carves and bracings to visual touches including inlays, bindings and rosettes, all of the appointments the Sam Ash team decided on were selected to complement each instrument, both sonically and visually.

We believe that this exclusive set of custom guitars will cover any sound, any playing style and any desire that a true collector and player would want as a centerpiece of their guitar collection. Each guitar in this custom collection comes complete with hardshell case and a signed copy of Bob Taylor's book, Guitar Lessons: A Life's Journey Turning Passion into Business. Each book has been personally signed by Bob Taylor himself and Taylor master luthier Andy Powers.

What master luthier Andy Powers has to say about this guitar:
"This guitar is all about drama. The super responsive GO body shape, built here with a Florentine cutaway is a hugely dynamic presence. The quilted maple and bearclaw Sitka spruce add their own subplot to this guitar's visual story line. The most immediately grabbing aspect is the transparent black finish punctuated with the curly maple armrest and trimmings. It's an arresting stage guitar, with a sonic complexity to back up its commanding presence."

This Custom Shop Grand Orchestra showcases one of the most popular guitar tonewoods of all time: maple. Dressed in a transparent black gloss finish that accentuates the grains of the strikingly figured hand-selected tonewoods, this Custom Shop Grand Orchestra is made using AA quilt maple back and sides along with a spruce top that boasts a heavy bearclaw figure—both selected by the Sam Ash guitar team from Andy Powers' private wood stash. The Sam Ash team also decided to pair these tonewoods with the larger Grand Orchestra body to balance out maple's naturally crisp, clear, focused and bright voice with more tonal depth, especially on the low-end. The Florentine cutaway featured on this Grand Orchestra further enhances the distinctive look of this custom beauty, and the Taylor Expression 2 electronics amplifies the natural acoustic voice when you're plugged in.

Danielle, John, Sammy and Ben wanted this Grand Orchestra to stand out in a crowd, so the team chose all-maple appointments which really pop on this trans black-finished guitar. The top, back, neck and headstock are all bound with figured maple, and the back of the headstock features a gloss-finished figured maple backstrap. A figured maple backstrip separates the beautifully-grained two-piece back, and the ebony headstock veneer, fingerboard and bridge are also all inlaid with figured maple. The premium Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuning machines provide exceptional performance while the black knobs complete the look.

Get your Taylor Custom Shop Grand Orchestra AA Quilt Maple/Bearclaw Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45-day return policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Signed Book


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Body Size/Shape Grand Orchestra
Body Wood AA Quilt Maple
Top Bearclaw Spruce
Bracing Adirondack Grand Orchestra Bracing
Cutaway Florentine
Top/Body Finish Gloss Transparent Black
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape Standard Carve
Neck Finish Gloss Transparent Black
Scale Length 25-1/2"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Bridge Type Ebony
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuning Machines Gotoh 510
Electronics Taylor Expression System 2
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Model Custom Shop Grand Orchestra AA Quilt Maple/Bearclaw Spruce Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts and labor for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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