Originally designed as a 35th Anniversary model, this massive sounding Baritone is a uniquely voiced instrument that should appeal to many types of players. Start off with the big and loud Grand Symphony body shape, then add the classic wood pairing of Sitka spruce and Indian rosewood, and top it off with a 27″ scale length tuned from B to B and you get a lush sonic cocktail!! This guitar also features rosewood binding, an abalone rosette, mother of pearl diamond fretboard inlays, a Venetian cutaway and the ES pickup system to make the guitar gig ready.
Taylor’s standard low profile neck shape makes it very easy to get used to the longer scale length. Within minutes, the only way I could tell I was playing a Baritone guitar was from the deep meaty tones it was producing. This guitar is usually strung with Elixir .016-.070 strings, but players that find B tuning too low or are looking for an alternative timbre could use a medium .013-.056 gauge and tune D to D. The longer scale length maintains normal string tension when tuned a full note lower. Then slap a capo on the second fret and you have standard tuning again. Now that’s versatility!
Some Baritone guitars have a tendency to sound a bit muddy or too dark when tuned so low, but the wood pairing and body design on this model provides huge low notes that still maintain clarity and definition. Whether you are a first time Baritone user or you spend a lot of time off in the deep end, this guitar is a must play!!
* Grand Symphony Body
* Sitka spruce top
* Indian rosewood sides and back
* Mahogany neck
* Ebony fretboard
* 27″ scale length
* Tuned: B E A D F# B
* 1 3/4″ nut width
* Low profile neck shape
* Mother of pearl diamond fretboard inlay
* Abalone rosette
* Rosewood binding
* Venetian cutaway
* Taylor Expression system pickup
* Hardshell case