We love a good 12-string, so for this NAMM-exclusive guitar, we went big with a big-bodied Grand Orchestra and a wood pairing that churns out plenty of sonic horsepower: a Lutz spruce top and Tasmanian blackwood back and sides.
Blackwood is a beautifully focused tonewood, delivering a punchy midrange colored by a dash of extra treble power. Those traits sing with extra volume and richness thanks to the Lutz spruce top. Despite the big voice, the Grand Orchestra body and tonewood selection reveal impressive clarity and tonal balance, and respond readily to a light touch to give players tremendous dynamic range.
The rich voice is matched by a vibrant aesthetic treatment, featuring a honey sunburst top, shaded edgeburst back, sides and neck, and all-satin finish. Other stylish touches include a Gothic Diamonds fretboard inlay in Italian acrylic, faux tortoise shell binding, a three-ring rosette, nickel tuners, and Taylor ES2 electronics. In looks and sound, this guitar will command attention.