This is a Taylor Custom 2016 Winter NAMM Built To Order (BTO) Grand Symphony acoustic guitar crafted from extremely exotic European flamed maple with a Lutz spruce top. The sound of this instrument is sublime and must be heard to be fully appreciated!
It is one of only four in the world!
Taylor Guitars was allowed to purchase a very small batch of figured European maple stock. From our research we believe this very exclusive wood originates from Norway. Only very small amounts are allowed to be exported from the EU every year and most of it goes to the high-end furniture industry. Based on our investigation, we believe Taylor was able to fashion a total of eight acoustic guitars, four Grand Auditorium models and four of the larger Grand Symphony models.
This particular guitar with Serial Number 1107206133 was placed on display by Taylor Guitars in their Winter 2016 NAMM booth. It was then placed in storage. We acquired it directly from Taylor. It is in brand new, mint factory condition and has only been played a handful of times. The sides, back, neck, and top are dyed a charcoal black. The binding is all natural flamed Koa, including the design around the sound hole as well as the back of the head. You won't find a more beautiful acoustic guitar!
Solid Lutz spruce top
Solid European flamed maple back and sides with curly maple wedge
Adirondack CV bracing with Taylor's relief rout
Flamed Koa top binding
Flamed Koa fretboard binding
Flamed Koa backstrap and heel cap
Segmented Boxwood and Koa rosette with Koa bound soundhole
Mother of peal Taylor peghead logo on Ebony headstock veneer
Koa/Boxwood "Solitaires" fretboard inlays
Gotoh 510 antique silver and gold tuners
Gloss Trans-Black finish
Taylor Expression System II
Notes - This guitar is being offered exclusively through D&S Fine Goods by David's Guitar Vault, a 5-Star customer rated collectible guitar dealer in Atlanta, Ga. Visit them at www.davidsguitarvault.com.
In-Home Audition - All of our guitars come with a three day in-home auditioning period. Simply purchase the guitar you'd like to try and audition it in your home, with your amp(s), for up to three days from the delivery date. If you decide, for any reason, you don't like the piece, return it to us. If returned in the EXACT SAME CONDITION as received, we will refund the instrument's price, excluding shipping.
Shipping - We only ship guitars within the United States unless specifically requested by the purchaser. For international shipments, or to Alaska & Hawaii, the purchaser is responsible for all shipping fees. Ground shipping within the continental (lower 48) United States is included in the purchase price. In all but the most undo circumstances, orders placed before 12:00pm EST will ship that day.