Up for sale, a 2020 Taylor Grand Concert Custom TF in near-mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This finely crafted Taylor features top-notch tonewoods and an exceptional eye for detail, with Adirondack spruce bracing on the sinker redwood top, extremely visually dynamic cocobolo back and sides, and a mahogany neck capped with an ebony fretboard.
The slightly smaller (15” lower bout width) body shape of the Grand Concert design offers unparalleled balance and string-to-string evenness, making this shape notably well-suited to fingerstyle playing, with the inherent glassy articulation of the ebony fretboard. The sinker redwood top, sourced from old-growth redwood logs reclaimed from Northern California rivers, has a bold, brilliant response with warm overtones and great projection. Described by Taylor as “cedar on steroids,” it’s a rich-yet-articulate sound, with ample sparkling trebles and a natural openness to the sound that has a touch of smooth growl. The Expression System 2 electronics faithfully capture the natural qualities of the instrument, featuring Taylor’s proprietary “behind-the-saddle” pickup placement with three uniquely-positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured, and can be dialed in for any stage or studio setting at Taylor’s custom-designed “Professional Audio”-grade preamp with Volume, Bass and Treble knobs. Weighing 4lbs 4oz, this Taylor benefits from a professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with easy-playing action and accurate intonation.
The mahogany neck has a medium soft V-shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820” deep at the 1st fret and .905” at the 9th. The ebony fretboard is framed by flame Hawaiian koa purfling, and the stock slender fretwire is practically perfect, with just a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-4. This Taylor plays cleanly up the 24 7/8“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod, and the nut measures 1 3/4“ in width. The peghead sports a cocobolo veneer, and the Taylor Slot Head gold tuning machines turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.
The ebony bridge is fitted with a tall compensated saddle, and the top and back are framed by flamed Hawaiian koa, with a matching Hawaiian koa rosette that accents the rich, dark grain of the sinker redwood top. The cocobolo back and sides are jaw-dropping cuts with dynamic, bookmatched grain, and there's barely a mark on the body. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile is similarly pristine.
The original Taylor-branded hardshell case with red plush interior is included, along with the spec sheet.