What kind of wood does Taylor Guitars use?

Taylor’s layered wood options include layered sapele, rosewood, koa and walnut. All layered wood Taylor guitars feature a solid-wood soundboard, which means the sound of the guitar will improve as it ages.

What is tropical mahogany?

Mahogany is a straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas and part of the pantropical chinaberry family, Meliaceae.

Is Koa wood better than mahogany?

Mahogany is IMO better for solo playing because it is mellow and and can get lost in the mix. Koa cuts through a little better and can stand up to partner that is playing rosewood which they all seem to play these days.

Are Taylor Guitars solid wood?

The Taylor line progresses from our layered wood models to those featuring all-solid wood construction. Layered wood provides strength and durability, and since these guitars are less expensive to produce, they are offered at our most budget-friendly price.

Why do older guitars sound better?

Wood loses structure over time as water-soluble sugars that make up the wood’s cell walls (cellulose, lignin, and hemicellulose) break down. This causes the wood to become lighter and more resonant, affecting the wood’s ability to hold moisture relative to humidity.

Why is mahogany good for guitars?

Because the overall tone of mahogany as a tonewood can be a deeper, warmer tone, it balances the sound of the acoustic guitar out, giving it the more balanced sound and tone. Mahogany seems to provide a more resonant tone, that is able to sustain longer.

How big is the Grand Symphony Taylor guitar?

Grand Symphony. Body Length: 20″ / Body Width: 16 1/4″ / Body Depth: 4 5/8″. Rich and robust, the GS yields lots of volume and dynamic range. Designed by Bob Taylor in 2006.

What’s the name of the new Taylor acoustic guitar?

Now there’s a new Grand on the block: the Grand Symphony, or GS, Series. The Taylor GS Series is another step in the quest for the perfect acoustic, and it’s a big one. The GS Series also significantly alters previous notions about what a Taylor acoustic is supposed to be.

How did the Grand Symphony guitar get its name?

As the use of the name Grand indicates, the Grand Symphony Series was inspired by Taylor’s popular Grand Auditorium guitar. But the resemblance is only passing. While the upper bout on both guitars is nearly the same width, a higher, wider waist changes the length of the bouts on the GS Series.

What kind of wood does a Taylor guitar use?

The hardwood top produces strong fundamentals with clarity and focus. Sourced from city trees in need of removal, Urban Ash produces midrange power and balance comparable to Honduran mahogany. The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.