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A Look at the Taylor Custom African Ebony GA BTO Acoustic Guitar

A Stunning Custom Taylor Acoustic

If a Taylor Acoustic is on your list, you need to take a look at the Taylor African Ebony. We work very closely with Taylor Guitars, and this special instrument is a Custom "BTO" (Build To Order) 12-fret Grand Auditorium.

This guitar is absolutely stunning with an African Ebony back and sides along with a Sitka Spruce top.  

The exotic wood pairing is equally matched with fine details that make this guitar shine; a beautiful soundhole rosette,  neck inlays, satin gold tuners and satin Shaded Edge Burst finish give this a guitar a vintage vibe. 

This guitar really sings with a great low and mid-range response and has the wonderful playability and responsiveness that Taylor guitars are known for.

Taylor Custom African Ebony AcousticTaylor Custom African Ebony Acoustic SideTaylor Custom African Ebony Acoustic Back

For the Taylor Guitar fan or anyone who appreciates an instrument that stands out in both aesthetics and playability, the Taylor BTO Custom African Ebony is worth a look. 

What is a Grand Auditorium?

The Grand Auditorium body shape is slightly smaller than a dreadnought (Body Length: 20" / Body Width: 16" / Body Depth: 4 5/8") and is a great choice for the multipurpose guitarist. Whether you are a flatpicker or a fingerstylist, the "GA" size guitar will be a great fit. 

"The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing." -Taylor.com

Why a 12 Fret?

One of the most compelling reasons to pick up a 12-fret guitar is playability. As opposed to connecting to the body at the 14th fret as many acoustics do, the "12-fret" meets the body at the 12th fret. This equates to a shorter scale length (the length between the nut of the guitar and the bridge) of 24 7/8". A shorter scale length makes forming chords and fretting the guitar is a bit easier as compared a more standard 25 1/2" 14-fret that Taylor produces. 

The Taylor Custom African Ebony is a "bucket-list" caliber guitar that offers the tone, looks, and playability that only Taylor can offer. 

To find your dream Taylor guitar, come in or call us at (406) 587-4761.


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