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Taylor GT 811 Grand Theater Acoustic Guitar (1209241001)

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$2,799.00
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GT 811
One of the first GT guitars to be released in the context of an existing series, the GT 811 blends the dazzling sparkle and warmth of Indian rosewood with the unmatched playability of the GT's comfortably compact frame. With its shorter body and scale length, the GT's proportions are smaller than the Grand Concert but larger than the GS Mini, finding a sweet spot where comfort meets rich, solid-wood tone. The superstar tonewood pairing of Indian rosewood back & sides with a Sitka spruce top delivers all the clarity and balance you'd expect from a full-size rosewood guitar, while its smaller footprint and shorter scale (24-1/8") provide a slinkier feel that makes complex chords or arpeggio formations easier to hold. Under the hood, the GT 811 reflects Taylor's envelope pushing design approach - the tone-enhancing benefits of V-Class bracing have been adapted into a new pattern that provides similar increases in volume and sustain for the GT's smaller frame. Called C-Class bracing, this interior architecture boosts the response in the bass range, yielding warmth and presence that a guitar of this size typically can't produce. This model is appointed to match its counterparts in the 800 Series, featuring maple binding with black purfling accents, a single-ring abalone rosette, a thin 4.5-mil gloss finish on the entire body, and mother-of-pearl fretboard and peghead inlays in Taylor's Element pattern. The GT 811 ships in Taylor's exclusive AeroCase, whose ultra-lightweight construction and padded walls provides ample protection.

FEATURES

  • Grand Theater Body Shape: Compact yet gifted with a bold voice, the GT’s scaled-down frame offers surprising tonal power and texture.
  • Sitka Spruce Top: The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
  • Indian Rosewood Back & Sides: The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.


SPECIFICATIONS

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Scale Length: 24-1/8"
  • Nut & Saddle: Black Tusq Nut, Micarta Saddle
  • Bracing: C-Class
  • Truss Rod Cover: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Pickguard: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: Taylor Nickel Mini
  • Case: AeroCase
  • Brand of Strings: Elixir Phosphor Bronze Light
  • Body Length: 18-1/2"
  • Body Width: 15"
  • Body Depth: 3-3/4"
BODY
  • Binding/Edge Treatment: Rock Maple
  • Top Finish: Gloss 4.5
  • Back Config: 2-Piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Finish: None
  • Rosette Size: Single Ring
  • Bridge Inlay: None
  • Back/Side Finish: Gloss 4.5
  • Armrest Binding: None
  • Backstrap Wood: None
  • Rosette Mat.: Abalone
  • Stain/Sunburst: None
  • Wedge: None
  • Armrest: No
NECK
  • Neck Width: 1-23/32"
  • Fretboard Inlay: Element
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment: None
  • Heel Cap Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint: Scarf
  • Neck/Heel: Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Heel Length: 3-1/4"
PEGHEAD
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Binding: None
  • Peghead Type: Standard
  • Peghead Purfling: None
  • Headstock Overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Peghead Inlay: Element
  • Peghead Logo: Taylor Mother of Pearl
OTHER
  • Bridge Pins: West African Ebony with Green Abalone Dots
  • Buttons: Smoked Nickel
  • Fingerboard Ext.: None
  • Edge Trim: Maple/Indian Rosewood