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❌SOLD❌ Taylor GS Custom Venetian Cutaway Maple, 2012


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The Taylor GS Custom presented the larger Grand Symphony body with a number of options – here, a Venetian rounded cutaway and a spectacular set of flame maple! The GS line first appeared in 2006 and has turned into the Grand Symphony.

Here we’re looking at a Taylor GS Custom, or Custom GS, dating to December 20, 2012 and in very good, clean condition. This guitar sports a Sitka Spruce top, vividly flamed Maple for the back and sides, Maple again for the fingerboard, and Ebony for the bridge, head plate and bound fingerboard. The fingerboard carries a custom triangle inlay set.

For hardware, excellent Gotoh 510 tuners in a gold finish are at the head, and a Taylor Expression System II set is installed to an endpin jack and Taylor’s eminently sensible battery storage.

This guitar is in very good, clean condition with almost no wear. It plays well and has a full, rich, powerful voice.

The original hard shell Taylor case is included.

Taylor on the Taylor Grand Symphony, or GS line:

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 with a rich, piano-like bass, strong midrange, and thick trebles. Strong volume when strumming or flatpicking, and responsive clarity with a light attack.

The Grand Symphony shape joined the line in 2006 and delivers a rich, powerful acoustic voice. Think of it as a Grand Auditorium with a turbo boost, thanks to expanded physical dimensions, including a slightly wider waist and a bigger lower bout. Strummers and pickers with a driving attack will love the fullness, volume and sustain.

Yet for such a robust voice, the GS is also clear and responsive to fast picking runs or a light fingerstyle touch, so if you’re a dynamic player, this shape is a true contender. And the big voice doesn’t come at the expense of balance. The piano-like bass, meaty midrange, and thick, shimmering highs blend seamlessly.

These traits also make the GS a great vehicle for 12-Strings. If you like a lush, potent guitar tone that has the horsepower to compete with other acoustic cannons out there, the GS shape is a worthy choice.

With a slightly larger footprint than the Grand Auditorium, the GS 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.”


Price: $2,500.00 CAD
  • Model: GS Custom Venetian Cutaway
  • Year: 2012
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 1112202088 - decodes to Dec 20 2012
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 27/08/2019

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 5.06lbs 2.3kg
  • Scale Length: 647.7mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 45mm 1.77in
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