GT Urban Ash

Taylor Grand Theatre GT Urban Ash Acoustic Guitar

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The scaled-down GT body shape offers a host of musical benefits, with a compact frame that serves up a bold, powerful voice.

  • The GT Urban Ash boasts back and sides of responsibly sourced Urban Ash, which offers a tonal response similar to high-quality mahogany. Together with a solid spruce top, this model generates a warm, punchy midrange with crisp trebles and surprising low-end presence thanks to the interior C-Class bracing. Topped off with clean appointments such as Pinnacle inlays, a three-ring koa rosette and our Urban Sienna color treatment for the back and sides, the GT Urban Ash also includes an AeroCase for reliable protection at one-third the weight of a hardshell case.

    • Sitka Spruce Top
    • Urban Ash Back and Sides
    • Tropical Mahogany Neck
    • Eucalyptus Fretboard
    • No Electronics
    • Aerocase Case

    Body Length: 18-½” / Body Width: 15” / Body Depth: 3-¾”

    The latest body shape innovation from Taylor blends the comfortable, accessible feel of a small-bodied guitar with a big, warm acoustic tone that belies its compact frame.

    Sits between the GS Mini and Grand Concert in terms of size and scale length

    Shorter scale reduces string tension for a slinky, relaxed feel on the fretting hand

    Warm, rich low-end response with pristine highs and punchy mids

    Designed from the ground up to provide a fun, inspiring acoustic experience for players of all styles and skill levels, the Taylor GT responds to a growing desire among acoustic players for a smaller-bodied, all-solid-wood guitar that can stand up and perform musically alongside full-size guitars. Inside, proprietary C-Class bracing architecture, a cantilevered, asymmetrical design informed by our patented V-Class bracing, articulates the soundboard in a unique way to coax a level of low-end warmth not typically possible from a small-bodied acoustic, along with impressive volume and sustain.

    To encourage a more relaxed playing experience, the GT was designed with a scale length of 24-⅛”, which approximates the easier feel of a full-size guitar tuned down a half step from standard. This makes holding notes and chords much easier, helping bring the musical benefits of this affordable all-solid-wood guitar to an audience that includes players of all levels of ability. The choice of scale length makes GT guitars feel as though they're strung with lighter, .11-gauge strings while still delivering the tonal power of a heavier string on a larger guitar. The fret spacing has also been reduced with the scale length, creating the effect of bringing your hands closer together and making the guitar easier to play. Whether you're looking for a new all-purpose guitar with the power and resonance of solid woods or you need a more portable acoustic that doesn't compromise on sound or feel, the GT is a surefire hit.

     

    Urban Ash

    Sourced from city trees in need of removal, Urban Ash produces midrange power and balance comparable to Honduran mahogany.

    Origin: Southern California Urban Settings

    Our use of Urban Ash, also known as Shamel or evergreen ash, reflects Taylor's commitment to finding more sustainable, responsible ways to source tonewoods from within our local region. This ash is supplied by West Coast Arborists, Inc., a company that provides tree maintenance and management services to cities across California. Trees that eventually need to be removed due to age, safety concerns and other factors traditionally have had very little end-of-life market value. Our use of Urban Ash can create more value for these trees and support efforts to re-green city infrastructure.

    Tonally, Urban Ash's properties-comparable to high-quality Honduran mahogany-make it a strong contender as a high-grade guitar wood of the future. With its focused, fundamental-strong voice, it produces clean notes mostly free of ringing overtones-the note you play is the note you'll hear. This makes it supremely adaptable to the particular style of the player. Compared to the “swamp” ash used by electric guitar makers, this species is heavier, denser and more resonant, but not nearly as heavy as the Northern ash used for baseball bats.

    Goes Well With: Fingerstyle players seeking an articulate sound unclouded by overtones, or generalists looking for an all-purpose sound that can be molded to perform across genres and styles. It's also a versatile tonewood option for singer-songwriters and players looking to cut through a mix with a group of musicians.

    Sitka Spruce

    The most commonly used wood for guitar tops, Sitka generates a broad dynamic range and accommodates numerous playing styles, from aggressive strumming to fingerpicking.

    Origin: Northwestern North America (Coastal Rainforests of Alaska and Canada)

    As a guitar soundboard, or top, Sitka spruce is the tonewood standard of the modern era. It's used on 85-90 percent of the guitars that Taylor makes. Its combination of strength and elasticity translates into a broad dynamic range, yielding crisp articulation and allowing for everything from aggressive strumming and flatpicking to fingerpicking. Sitka spruce is Bob Taylor's personal favorite for an all-around great guitar.

    Goes Well With: All styles of guitars and players.

    No Electronics

    Whether you're an acoustic purist or simply don't need a pickup, we've got you covered.

    We respect guitar players who know what they want-and what they don't. Most Taylor models that come standard with acoustic electronics can be ordered without them. Just contact your local Taylor dealer and they'll make it happen. The good news is that if you ever change your mind, our Service department can install a pickup. We will say that if you're on the fence about it, or think you don't need one right now, it's nice to have-you never know when you might want to do some home recording or play that open mic night and cross it off your bucket list.

  • Highlights

    • Scale Length 24-1/8"
    • Pickguard Tortoise
    • Tuners Taylor Nickel Mini
    • Strings Phosphor Bronze Light
    • Body Width 15”
    • Nut & Saddle Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
    • Truss Rod Cover Black Plastic
    • Number of Frets 20
    • Case Aerocase
    • Body Length 18-½”
    • Body Depth 4-¼”

    Body

    • Binding Edge Treatment None
    • Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
    • Rosette Size Three Ring
    • Back/Side Finish Matte
    • Backstrap Wood None
    • Stain/Sunburst Urban Sienna
    • Armrest No
    • Top Finish Matte
    • Backstrap Finish None
    • Bridge Inlay None
    • Armrest Binding None
    • Rosette Material Hawaiian Koa
    • Wedge None

    Neck

    • Neck Width 1-23/32"
    • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment None
    • Type of Neck Joint Scarf
    • Fretboard Wood Eucalyptus
    • Heel Length 3-1/4"
    • Fretboard Inlay 15"
    • Heel Cap Binding Black
    • Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
    • Neck Finish Matte

    Peghead

    • Peghead Finish Matte
    • Peghead Type Standard
    • Headstock Overlay Eucalyptus
    • Peghead Logo Italian Acrylic
    • Peghead Binding None
    • Peghead Inlay None

    Other

    • Bridge Pins Black Plastic
    • Fingerboard Ext None
    • Buttons Nickel
    • Edge Trim None
    * Models are subject to change without notice.

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