"This stunning Grand Auditorium from our new Builder’s Edition collection features Hawaiian koa back and sides paired with a torrefied Sitka spruce top. The guitar was inspired by our groundbreaking V-Class bracing, which boosts the volume evenly across the tonal spectrum, increases the sustain, and improves the natural intonation of the guitar by creating a more orderly response from the soundboard.
The result is a more harmonious relationship between the notes you play, helping chords sing with cohesive beauty. Another design emphasis of Builder’s Edition is enhanced playing comfort in the form of ergonomic new body contours." ~Taylor Guitars
What do we think? A stunning success in all regards. We've sold a couple of these guitars already, and the response and projection created by the tone woods and V-Class bracing makes this a slam dunk for Taylor players wedded to the comfy Grand Auditorium shape. The silent satin finish and beveled cutaway make it easy on the eyes as well.