Taylor Guitars is releasing a new acoustic body shape called the Grand Theater. Known as the Taylor GT, the company’s latest body shape introduces a new category of acoustic guitar in size, feel and sound.

Made in Taylor’s California factory, the GT’s modern proportions sit between the size of Taylor’s compact GS Mini and the Grand Concert, the smallest of Taylor’s full-size body shapes. The GT also touts Taylor’s new C-Class bracing architecture and is the latest model in the company’s lineup to utilize responsibly sourced Urban Ash, harvested from end-of-life trees in California’s urban canopy.

More and more players are drawn to the playing comfort of smaller acoustic guitars but don’t want to sacrifice tone. This idea spurred Taylor master guitar designer Andy Powers to develop a new guitar that delivers on both fronts — combining the inviting playability of a compact instrument with the rich voice of a full-size, solid-wood guitar.

“It felt like a whole other size category was hidden from existence,” said Powers. “I wanted to make something that was big enough to sound good, yet small enough to take comfort and playability to a fun new level.”

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