Taylor GTe Urban Ash
GTe Urban Ash
An exciting new entry into the world of acoustic-electric guitars, the GTe Urban Ash debuts a new body shape that’s sure to inspire players of all skill levels with its compact frame, accommodating feel, and robust acoustic voice. The GT (Grand Theater) features a scaled-down body that echoes the jumbo curves of our Grand Orchestra shape, with its dimensions reduced to create a remarkably approachable feel. The innovation extends to the GT’s interior architecture, built on a new asymmetrical bracing design called C-Class bracing. This new sonic structure brings the tonal benefits of V-Class bracing to the smaller GT body shape, producing more volume and longer sustain while also bolstering the GT’s bass response to surprising levels of low-end power from a smaller guitar.
This model takes its name from the solid Urban Ash that composes its back and sides, which serve up a rich, shimmering midrange accented by pristine highs. Visually, the GT is appointed with modest details such as a three-ring koa rosette and Pinnacle inlays in Italian acrylic, preserving its accessible price point and clean aesthetic. A super-thin, water-based matte finish, paired with an Urban Sienna stain for the back and sides, reflects a dusky, alluring visual character, preserving the wood’s visual texture and allowing the player to feel the grain through the finish. Onboard ES2 electronics provide quick plug-and-play functionality when you need amplified sound. This model includes a sturdy, lightweight AeroCase™ for easy, safe transport.
- Taylor GT Shapes
Compact yet gifted with a bold voice, the GT’s scaled-down frame offers surprising tonal power and texture.
- Sitka Spruce Top Woods
The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.
- Urban Ash Body Woods
Sourced from city trees in need of removal, Urban Ash produces midrange power and balance comparable to Honduran mahogany.
- Expression System® 2 Electronics
The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.
You've Never Played an Acoustic Like This
A new addition to Taylor's line up, the Grand Theater body shape provides a supremely comfortable playing experience. But this small-bodied acoustic sounds anything but small. It's cutting-edge C-Class bracing pattern gives it a full and robust bass response and the power to punch well above its weight class. The GT gets its voice from a solid Sitka spruce top paired with solid Urban sh back and sides. Reclaimed from Southern California's bustling metropolis, Urban Ash delivers a sweet tone that's reminiscent of mahogany. As much as your ears will like the sound of the guitar, your fingers will delight at the 24-1/8-inch scale length. The lower string tension makes the strings feel light and pliable, which is perfect for fingerstyle, cowboy chords, and the occasional solo. Packing heavyweight power into a lightweight and comfortable body, the Taylor GT is sure to impress you with its sound and feel.
Meet the Grand Theater
The GT debuts Taylor's newest body shape: the Grand Theater. Sized between the uber-comfortable GS Mini and Taylor's classic Grand Concert body style, the Grand Theater offers the perfect blend of power and comfort. It's capable of a full-sized guitar's acoustic performance with the comfortable playability of a travel-sized guitar. It has a 24-1/8-inch scale length that gives the strings a softened feel akin to playing down-tuned with a capo on the first fret. You'll love the feel of the body and the sprightly playing experience. Whether it becomes your go-to stage companion, studio workhorse, or favorite daily driver, the GT is ready for a lifetime of playing.
C-Class bracing coaxes a big sound out of a small body
If you ask Taylor Master Builder Andy Powers, a guitar is only as good as its bracing pattern. And with the limited size of the GT, a new bracing pattern is required to help it reach its full sonic potential. This small guitar introduces C-Class bracing, a proprietary bracing pattern developed to bring out a surprisingly robust bass response despite its size. C-Class bracing uses an asymmetrical, cantilevered design that strikes the perfect balance between stiffness and flexibility. Like Taylor's groundbreaking V-Class architecture, the GT's C-Class bracing increases sustain, improves volume, enhances projection, and sharpens intonation. When you hear it for the first time, you won't believe that a guitar this small can sound so big.
Urban Ash makes its return
One of the most recent tonewoods to be added to the Taylor lineup, Urban Ash debuted on the 324ce Builder's Edition in early 2020. Making its return, this tonewood comes from Shamel ash trees growing in urban areas of Southern California. They grow extremely quickly, reaching heights of more than 40 feet in just 20 years, making Urban Ash readily available and more renewable than just about any other hardwood. Plus, Taylor told guitar players that Urban Ash shares many tonal properties with Honduran mahogany. It's highly resonant, charming in the midrange, and has an exceptionally clear top end. One thing's for sure: Your new Taylor GT's Urban Ash back and sides will provide you with a lush tone you'll hear each time you strum it.
- A small-bodied acoustic made with sustainable materials
- Grand Theater body shape is inviting and comfortable
- C-Class bracing facilitates a strong bass response while increasing sustain
- Urban Ash back and sides produce a cheery tone with mahogany-like warmth
- Sitka spruce top enhances note articulation
- Eucalyptus fingerboard provides the snappiness of ebony in an eco-friendly package
- Condensed scale length softens string feel for an agile performance