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Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium C14ce Whitepearl Burst Catch Event # 22 With Case

SKU 04TAY172
by Taylor
Original price $ 5,499.00 - Original price $ 5,499.00
Original price
$ 5,499.00
$ 5,499.00 - $ 5,499.00
Current price $ 5,499.00

At this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, Taylor put on an unforgettable dealer event on the rooftop of a hotel, showing a set of extremely limited and special guitars, known as the Catch Event.  Here, dozens of one-of-a-kind Taylor guitars were displayed.  We had the opportunity to participate and were fortunate to score a few guitars - this is one of them.

Truetone is proud to present this Taylor Custom Grand Auditorium.  An amazing example of what the expert luthiers at Taylor can do, this guitar  features back and sides of AA-grade flamed Big Leaf maple, completed with a hand-selected Lutz spruce top.  Other custom appointments for this build include a single-ring paua rosette with a bound soundhole, Hawaiian koa body binding, West African Crelicam ebony fretboard binding, polished bronze tuners, Artist fretboard inlays in green abalone, and a full-body gloss finish with a translucent white color treatment.  This color, Whitepearl Burst, is unlike anything we've seen before.

To simplify all that, this is a truly unique guitar with amazing appointments that makes it beyond special.  Full specs are below.  Be sure to zoom in on the photos to see the exquisiteness and intricacy of this carefully handcrafted work.  

Featuring Taylor's proprietary V-Class bracing, this guitar allows the soundboard to flex naturally while providing increased rigidity along the center. This technology increases volume and sustain, while creating a precise response from the soundboard. Resulting sounds are full, consistent and harmonious along the fretboard. V-Class represents a new design platform, adaptable to different body styles and capable of infusing each with its own sonic identity.  Additionally, the guitar is equipped with ES2 electronics (with Taylor Sense), for the best, "truest" tone possible when plugged in.  

Big Leaf maple's uncommon use as a top wood invokes an earthy, rich sound that's still "tight", akin to parlor guitars and vintage recordings. It captures and amplifies the player's style and technique into a signature sound. Figured maple adds striking visuals to its bold tone.

Lutz, a hybrid of Sitka and White spruce, grows in microclimates between them. Its properties can be superior to either species alone. It blends characteristics from Sitka, White spruce, and Engelmann spruce, plus Adirondack spruce's power. This creates strong volume, projection and tonal richness.

The Neo-tropical Mahogany neck has Taylor's Standard Carve neck profile and a 25-1/2" scale length. The neck is topped with a West African Crelicam Ebony fretboard.  It's incredibly smooth and easy to play, just as you'd expect from a Taylor like this.  

Obviously this is a special guitar - and one that you haven't seen the exact likes of before.  It includes a deluxe hardshell case.  Come to Truetone Music to experience it today, or order right here for it to be expertly packed and safely shipped to your home.

  • Serial: 1207113020
  • Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
  • Bracing System: V-Class Bracing
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Color: Translucent White
  • Electronics: ES2 (Taylorsense)
  • Case / Bag: Brown Taylor Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Top Wood: Lutz Spruce
  • Back / Side Wood: Big Leaf Maple
  • Rosette: Paua Single Ring, Bound Sound Hole
  • Back Configuration: 2-Piece, No Wedge
  • Body Binding: Hawaiian Koa
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Back / Side Finish: Gloss
  • Neck Wood: Hard rock Maple
  • Fretboard Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Nut Width 1-3/4"
  • Neck Profile: Standard Carve
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Backstrap: None
  • Peghead: Type Paddle
  • Peghead Veneer Wood: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlay: Mother-of-Pearl / Green Abalone Artist
  • Fretboard Binding: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Peghead Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Nut & Saddle: Black TUSQ Nut, White Micarta Saddle
  • Saddle Bridge Pins: Gone
  • Tuners: Taylor Polished Bronze with Polished Bronze Buttons
  • Strap Pin: Black
  • End Pin: Black