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Gear review: new Taylor GTe electro-acoustic guitar lives up to its slogan

IIt was a fairly easy decision to make when I was asked to review the new Taylor Guitar GTe (Grand Theater). In a nutshell: this is the biggest, newest, smallest and biggest guitar that I have had the opportunity to play. It’s just a smaller guitar that was designed after the Grand Orchestra model: not a mini, not a three-quarter, not a junior; just a smaller, more comfortable guitar that doesn’t compromise on sound.

I’ve gotten to know this Taylor GTe well over the past two weeks, and now I’m spoiled. Taylor introduced this guitar with the tagline, “Smaller size. Bigger sound. Serious fun. This guitar lives up to their demand. Let’s take a look at some of its features.

Taylor GTe acoustic-electric guitars

Smaller size.

As an experienced musician and teacher, this guitar disturbs your mind. It’s almost exactly the same as a standard, but it’s a 24-1 / 8 “scale and it’s so easy to play. The interesting thing about this guitar is that Andy Powers, the Taylor’s master builder, designed everything in proportion to the smallest waistline.The elegance and size of the neck is so comfortable to play.

Bigger sound.

As I mentioned, I’ve gotten to know this Taylor GTe over the past couple of weeks, and I am absolutely spoiled when I plug into an amp or try out other electro-acoustic guitars. Its phenomenal monster sound, both acoustically and technically, and it’s by far the easiest and best to use and manage quickly. As a solo artist being able to throw your gear and do a soundcheck is important, and in that regard this guitar has given me the best experience I have ever had.

Known for its revolutionary Class V bracing, the GTe features a new and unique bracing system called Class C bracing, which is an asymmetrical pattern designed by Powers that emphasizes the lower frequencies allowing for a beautiful bass. range, like Neil Young’s gritty bass! Check out my video review of the GTe, where I talk about the bass of this sweet little guitar.

The GTe is equipped with the Taylor ES2 pickup which in my opinion is perfection. The woods used in the construction of this guitar are beautiful and create such a warm sound; Sitka spruce top and Shamel ash (Urban Ash) on the sides and back. As part of its Urban Timber Initiative, Taylor recently partnered with West Coast Arborists (WCA) Inc. to purchase timber from end-of-life trees removed from sites in Southern California. The ash used on this model has a similar tone to mahogany, which is probably why I love this guitar so much. I am a huge fan of mahogany acoustic guitars.

Another unique and responsibly sourced wood used on this model is found on the fingerboard, which is eucalyptus which has been smoked to give it a darker shade. One of the things I admire about Taylor Guitars is their commitment to responsible sourcing practices.

Overall the action is perfect, the string placement is extremely comfortable, the neck is smooth and sleek, and the sound is like a cannon !! BOOM, huge, thank you and good night!

Serious fun.

The Taylor GTe guitar rocked my world because I prefer woods, tone, depth, balance, and body styles to plugins and tech. It is simply beauty and comfort at its best.

As a guitar teacher I would recommend this guitar to anyone; its cost is worth every strum.

Price: $ 1,599.00


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